Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 5:44AM
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JJ The Jet Plane wins the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint

JJ The Jet Plane - Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint
(Photo : HKJC

"Fueled by VUMA"

Vuma champion JJ the Jet Plane will be returning to South Africa as soon as possible. In a letter received from Team JJ, Natalie Houdalakis writes : 

"Dear All,

It is with a very heavy heart that we have to make the following announcement.

JJ has unfortunately suffered an injury at track work in Dubai, whilst preparing for the Krisflyer International Sprint in May. He has suffered a core lesion of his medial lower suspensory of his near fore leg. Although not life threatening or permanently career ending, it is however serious enough to put an end to his International Campaign.

The entire JJ team, Lucky and owners, Hennie Du Preez, Coenie Strydom and Thea Boyens are all devastated with the news and are still in a state of disbelief. However, as you all know, racing can be a very cruel game and one learns to take the lows along with the highs. And our Champ has given us more highs than most experience in a lifetime!

We have decided that in the best interest of JJ's welfare, he is to return home to SA as soon as possible, where we can hopefully nurture him back to full health once again.

We would like to take this opportunity in thanking each and every one of you for your continued support of this marvellous race horse. He not only belongs to us but to all South African Racing fans and along the way, he has managed to capture the hearts of many fans abroad too.


Our condolences to all the connections on such a massive disappointment. JJ has certainly brought us all a lot of excitement and great memories and has helped to fly the SA flag high on the International Racing stage.

The Vuma team looks forward to welcoming our Champion home!

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