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J J The Jet Plane at work

J J The Jet Plane
(Image : HKJC / T&L Racing)

Betting World Cape Flying Championship (Grade 1)
Kennilworth, Turf, 1000m
21 January 2012

Vuma Champion, J J The Jet Plane, makes his return to South African racing this weekend after returning injured from Dubai in the middle of last year.

JJ has been back in training at the Vaal, with the Lucky and Natalie Houdalakis team who have nursed their champ back to full health. He will line up with the rest of the field in the Grade 1 Cape Flying Championship, over 1000 metres on Saturday the 21st January at Kenilworth.

The field of six includes the Mike Bass-trained What a Winter and the exceptional Var filly, Val de Ra for the Durban based Dennis Drier yard.

We look forward to a very exciting race!

Kenilworth, Turf, 1000m
21 January 2012
# Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 J J THE JET PLANE 60.0 122 3 B Fayd'Herbe Lucky Houdalakis
2 WHAT A WINTER 60.0 117 6 K Neisius Mike Bass
3 COPPER PARADE 60.0 108 4 G Hatt Joey Ramsden
4 CAPTAIN'S SECRET 60.0 107 5 M Byleveld Mike Bass
5 RABATTACHE 60.0 107 2 R Fourie Glen Puller
6 VAL DE RA 57.5 111 1 A Forbes Dennis Drier


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KZN Racing Awards
(Vuma Horsefeeds) 


There hasn't been an awards ceremony in the past decade where we've played truant. You name it, Vuma's been right there among the silverware, alongside our customers.

At the KZN Racing Awards, it was no different, except this time it was a vote for the future. Both the Juvenile Champions know the taste of Africa's finest. And for the umpteenth time, the Breeder of the Year owes its ongoing success to its affiliations with us.

As we've said before, when the chips are down, we'll be right alongside.

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There were some stirring performances at Scottsville's "Festival of Speed" on Saturday.
Even a few surprises.

What wasn't surprising though, was the outcome of the Group Ones. Not to us, at any rate.
And not to those whose horses know the taste of Africa's finest horsefeed.

As we've so often said, when the chips are down and the questions are being asked,
Vuma won't let you down.

Just ask Sean Tarry, Dennis Drier and Lucky Houdalakis.

vuma horsefeeds Soon to be manufactured for consumption in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

Contact Catherine Hartley 083 640 1155 for details.



Emphatic Mercury Sprint victory for Our Giant

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Please click above to enlarge Our Giant's winning photos
(Photos : Gold Circle)

Our Giant - Our Hero


We are always thrilled when our Vuma-fed horses do well and we took special pride watching a gutsy little horse race past the rest of the field in the Mercury Sprint yesterday.

Just 15 days ago the Charles Laird-trained Our Giant was contesting the Vodacom Durban July over 2200m and yesterday, over a distance of 1200m, the classy five-year-old demolished the Gr1 Mercury Sprint field, taking victory by a convincing 4.25 lengths.

Tab Online reports that Our Giant, who was the best weighted runner in the field, sat a couple of lengths off pacemaker Fort Beluga on the inside. Once Anton Marcus asked the gelding for an effort, the 11-time winner just lengthened his stride to win in a canter. Sharks Bay, who had to battle for a way through, kept on to claim second spot, with Extinct another 1.75-lengths back in third.

“We always thought he was in with a shout,” said Anton Marcus after the race. “He was coming back from a 2200m so I didn’t want to pressurise him so I didn’t push him early.”

Anton Marcus revealed that he has always had a soft spot for the son of Giant’s Causeway. “I’m very excited. Winning with this horse is one of the highlights of my season. He’s very special to us. Everybody involved must take credit, especially the head groom.”

Prior to the Mercury Sprint, Charles Laird had said that Our Giant’s mission would probably be the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate over 1600m at Kenilworth in January, a race in which he finished second to Pocket Power earlier this year. “It is very difficult to find a race for him as he always keeps bumping into Pocket Power and he has shown he can’t beat Pocket Power who has beaten him three times. He’s won his only 1200m run and he’s a top horse. But he is going to have a long, long holiday and his mission after that will probably be the Queen’s Plate,’’ said Charles Laird.

Our Giant’s emphatic victory in the Gr1 Mercury Sprint has pushed his earnings past the R3.1-million mark and his race record reflects 12 wins and 12 places from 29 starts.

Once again when the call went out, Vuma was there! Congratulations to all the winning connections and to the second placed, Dennis Drier-trained Sharks Bay. We are proud to feed your Champions.

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