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Tuesday
Jan252011

THE INAUGURAL CAPE PREMIER YEARLING SALE

J J The Jet Plane South AFrican Racehorse

J J The Jet Plane - Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (Gr1)
(Photo : Hong Kong Jockey Club)

"Will you be where it's all at?"

The place to be for the next five days is the Mother City!

Cape Town is always full of exciting things to do but never more so than the next five days as the inaugural Cape Premier Yearling Sale gets underway at the International Convention Centre near the Waterfront. Wednesday 26th January is the first viewing day at the sales ground, with the sale itself kicking off on Thursday 27th at 4pm, until 9pm and continuing at the same times the following day.

Saturday sees the 129th running of the R2,5 Million J&B Met Grade 1 which promises to be a cracker, with the stalwart Pocket Power in his swansong appearance, against, among the field, his three stable mates as well as a strong hand from Mike de Kock, including Mother Russia, winner of the recent L'Ormarins Queen's Plate.

This new sale is bound to be very interesting with a strong catalogue, well represented by most of the top Cape Studs and a sprinkling from KZN. With the massive international interest in our SA bred horses, generated by the performances abroad of the likes of J J the Jet Plane, River Jetez, Jay Peg, Imbongi and Zanzamar, we can look forward to more than a few bids from international buyers!

Added to the reputation of our South African horses is the sheer value that they offer when compared to the purchase prices of yearlings bought at sales across the globe. Training costs are also less than elsewhere and no one really needs an excuse to visit our magnificent country!

We wish all of our Vuma clients  well and look forward to their continued successes! The Vuma team will be there in support, proudly South African and proud to feed your Champions!

www.capepremiersale.co.za

 

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Thursday
Feb042010

BEST WISHES FOR BASIL

basil marcus and desert linksBasil Marcus and Desert Links
(Photo : Summerhill Stud)

BASIL MARCUS HEADS FOR SINGAPORE

Popular trainer, client and friend of Vuma and Summerhill, Basil Marcus, is launching his training career in Singapore. He has just ended the Cape season with a string of wins; among them a treble, including the Cape Breeders Club Jamaica Handicap on Saturday 16 January, the same day that his Singapore-bound horses left Cape Town, and two on J&B Met day!

Basil started training in 2003 shortly after hanging up his boots, having ridden more than 3000 winners and having been seven-time champion jockey in Hong Kong. Basil has been training in Cape Town where he had more than 120 horses in his string and was consistently among the leading trainers. The yard will continue to operate with the remaining horses, while Basil is in Singapore.

His major training successes, include winning the G1 Cape Guineas and the G1 Cape Derby with Jay Peg, who went on to win the 2008 Singapore Airlines International Cup and the 2008 Dubai Duty Free, trained by Herman Brown. Basil also trained the Summerhill-bred Desert Links, winner of the G1 Canon Gold Cup in 2008. Desert Links will return to his care after finishing third in the Group 1 Singapore Gold Cup in November when prepared by David Hill.

Basil was granted his licence by the Singapore Turf Club in June 2009 and will be based in the new stable complex at Kranji racecourse. The first thirty two horses left Cape Town on 16 January and are settled in Singapore, in preparation for the upcoming season. The string includes Ready to Run graduate Trafalgar Legacy, by Rock of Gibraltar and we look forward to watching their success.

The Vuma team wishes Basil every success in his new chapter – We love to feed your Champions!

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