Entries in Computaform Sprint (2)

Sunday
Apr082012

CHILLS AND EQUESTRIAN THRILLS

Stud Farm in Autumn
The seasons are changing...
(Photo : Gareth du Plessis)

Warming up for Winter!

With a sudden gust and very little warning we seem to be well into autumn and heading for winter!

The days have been considerably cooler and all our horse blankets have been hastily taken out of their mothballs!

With winter almost upon us, now is also the time to reassess your feeding programme and make sure that you have stocked up on hay and Lucerne for the winter as, within another 6 weeks, pasture grazing will be greatly reduced as the first frosts hit us.

Bear in mind that horses use energy to keep warm, so if they sleep out, they will require more feed, preferably in the form of good quality roughage to maintain their body-weight.

Moving from chills to thrills, the Nissan Easter Festival is on at the Kyalami Equestrian Park and we wish all our Vuma clients a great weekend's competition.

The end of the month sees the Midfeeds-sponsored show at Maple Ridge and Vuma will be there too, to support our competitors.

Over the same weekend, from the 27th - 29th of April, the Bloodstock South Africa National Yearling Sales will be held at the TBA Sales Complex in Germiston. Most of the horses will start arriving around the 19th to settle in and will be ready for viewing. The catalogue is made up of some very nice individuals, so is well worth some close inspection.

Saturday the 28th of April sees the culmination of the Highveld Autumn season with the running of the SA Derby and SA Oaks on Champion's Day at Turffontein racecourse. This is always a great day out with some very exciting racing, including the President's Champions Challenge, the Computaform Sprint and the Gold Bowl.

So although winter is on the way, April holds a lot in store for us to keep the chills at bay!

Friday
Jul152011

THE JET PLANE HAS LANDED!

J J The Jet Plane - Johannesburg Quarantine
J J The Jet Plane - Johannesburg Quarantine
(Photo : Natalie Houdalakis - T&L Racing Stables)

J J The Jet Plane - R12 Million in Worldwide Earnings

Vuma Champion, J J The Jet Plane touched down in Johannesburg last week from Dubai. He is currently in the quarantine facility for the next 5 weeks and we are delighted to have him back on South African soil!

With JJ in quarantine is the new addition to the Summerhill stallion ranks, Bankable, who is a very exciting stallion prospect, following his exceptional career of 8 wins for earnings of more than R22 million.

JJ is a true South African hero, and a real illustration of the exceptional thrills that can be experienced in horse racing.

His exploits here and abroad, in Hong Kong and Dubai, show that four friends with R70,000 to spend and some luck and perseverance can take on the world and win!

JJ was bought at the National Two-Year-Old Sale in 2006 and went on to win over R12 million in races across the globe, including the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (Gr1), the Al Quoz Sprint (Gr2) on Dubai World Cup night as well as the local Computaform Sprint (Gr1), the Mercury Sprint (Gr1) (twice) and Golden Horse Casino Sprint (Gr1) (twice).

Unfortunately his suspensory ligament injury has meant that his international career has been cut short but luckily for us, he has returned home and we are thrilled to have him back in the Vuma fold.

Welcome home JJ!

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