|Backworth-bred Raise The Bar Adds To Impressive Race Record|
The Backworth-bred 5-year-old mare, Raise The Bar (SAF) (Goldkeeper (USA) – Moving On Up (SAF)), won the Computaform Express Conditions Plate (F&M) over 1450m on the Vaal sand Monday before Christmas under jockey Randall Simons.
Our congratulations go to owner Mr John Koumides as well as to trainer Paul Matchett and his team.
This win takes Raise The Bar’s career record to 7 wins and 13 places from 30 starts, with earnings of R594,375
Raise The Bar’s second dam is Gr 3 Champagne Stakes winner Eternal Dancer. Raise The Bar is a half-sister to two winners with Cape Town Princess (by Miesque’s Approval(USA)) and Step It Up (by Wind Rush(USA)). Her half-brother Lucky Break, by Muhtafal(USA), sold for R650 000 at the 2012 Emperor’s Palace National Yearling Sale.
The dam-line includes the likes of Gr 1 winner Tyson and Gr 3 winner Chattaronga.