Backworth Stud: Luxardo Wins Maiden By Five

Backworth Stud: Luxardo Wins Maiden By Five

Luxardo, winning his maiden by five lengths at Scottsville. Image: Gold Circle Backworth-bred Luxardo, by Mogok(USA) out of Absolut Star by Salaadim(USA), stormed to a convincing five length win over 1000m at Scottsville Saturday, under a confident ride from jockey Keagan de Melo for trainers Herman Brown and Frank Robinson.

The grey 3-year-old colt, who is a half-brother to the well performed Aquavit, had five previous starts comprising 3 fourths and 2 seconds.

Aquavit is a four-time winner both in South Africa and Mauritius, placing six times.

This dam-line is bursting with Bold-Black Type, including
Gr 2 SA Oaks winner Seven Stars, Hot Seven, The Seventh Star, Alpha Centauri, ARCSA Champion Two Year Old Colt Gold Flier, Gr 1 Gold Challenge winner Successful Bidder and Gr 1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship winner Trust Antonia, to name but a few from a succesful family.

Luxardo is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2011 Suncoast Casino KZN Yearling Sale.

Luxardo at the 2011 KZN Yearling Sale, with Keith Russon. Image: Candiese Marnewick We also had a second at Borrowdale with Diamantaire, by Var(USA) out of Jewel of Hanui(NZ) by Bigstone(IRE), for trainer Alyson Wright, in the Gweru Tote Merit Rated 62 Handicap over 1100m, jockey Francois Herholdt up.

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