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Ready To Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud
(Photo : Gareth du Plessis)

The Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale
TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
6 November 2011

It was a great day out as the annual gallops for the Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale took place last Friday at Summerhill Stud. 150 two year olds showed their paces to a fairly revered audience, made up of trainers, owners and horse enthusiasts.

The judging panel made up of stalwarts such as Mike de Kock, Michael Roberts, Graeme Hawkins and Dean Kannemeyer had a tough time selecting their best horses on the day but there were one or two definite favourites. What remains to be seen is who will have picked the best horse. Only Joey Ramsden had Horse of the Year, Igugu, in his list last year, so it certainly is no easy task.

From a Vuma perspective, we are always thrilled to see the Summerhill draft, fed and raised as they are on Vuma Vigour 15% and Vuma Upstart 14%. These strong foundations produce true champions and we love to follow their successes on the track!

Click below to read Nico Kritsiotis' commentary on the gallops and to see what the panel selected as their best picks:

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South African Jockey Academy Race Day

 south african jockey academy race day

 Maxine and John Cronin, Craig Burke, Natalie Faasen, Sandy Wilson, Catherine Hartley and Grant Davison
(Photo : Vuma Feeds) 

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The South African Jockey Academy (SAJA) was established over 50 years ago and is situated at Summerveld in KwaZulu Natal. It is the only institution of its kind in Africa that trains and educates apprentice jockeys for the national and international horseracing industry. Champion jockeys that have trained at the Academy include Michael ‘Muis’ Roberts, Basil Marcus, Jeff Lloyd, Felix Coetzee, Mark Khan and Douglas Whyte to name but a few. Well known and highly acclaimed worldwide, this sports academy has an excellent reputation of producing top jockeys and boasts a rich history.

As part of their fund raising and promotions initiatives, the SAJA held a race day at Turffontein racecourse in August. Vuma was proud to be there supporting the education and training of our future champion jockeys.

Following their riding careers many of these stars, like Michael Roberts and Basil Marcus, go on to become great trainers and we are proud to continue our association with them by feeding the horses that they train.

Vuma – Proud supporters of our current and future champions!

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The South African Jockey Academy 

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