Entries in Past Master (2)

Monday
Jun132011

VODACOM DURBAN JULY WINTER FEVER

Click above to watch Vuma-fed Big City Life winning the 2009 Vodacom Durban July
(Footage : Tellytrack)

Vodacom Durban July (Grade 1)
Greyville, Turf, 2200m
2 July 2011

Right now, there is more than a chill in the air and winter's frosty fingers are gripping most parts of the country. Apart from being a fierce reminder that we are in the middle of our South African winter it also the harbinger of Africa's Biggest Horseracing event - the Vodacom Durban July!

Just three weeks away, this year's Right Royal Affair is set to once again, test the country's top horses against each other. Some of the main contenders for the big race include J&B Met winner Past Master, Triple Tiara winning filly, Igugu, as well as the Summerhill-bred Pierre Jordaan.

Bearing in mind that Igugu and Pierre Jordaan both grew up on the strong foundations of Vuma Feed, there will be more than a passing interest in their results.

With things hotting up for the big day, the KZN winter season has got off to a blistering start for some of our current Vuma customers. Trainer Sean Tarry has just saddled the winner of the Lonsdale Stirrup Cup, Vertical Takeoff, who also lines up in the July field while trainer Glen Kotzen who saddled Princess Victoria to win the Allan Robertson Championship, has entered 2009 July winner Big City Life in this year's main event.

At whatever level one participates, July day is set to be an epic event with the who's who lining up on the track and off.

For all our Vuma customers, they know that when it matters most, Vuma is always there and come the first Saturday in July, we will be there in every way - Will you?

Horses are our passion and we love to feed your Champions!

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Friday
Feb042011

SA HORSERACING : AN ENDING AND A BEGINNING IN CAPE TOWN

Pocket Power

Pocket Power
(Photo : Tracy Robertson / Mike Bass Racing)

THE J&B MET AND THE CAPE PREMIER YEARLING SALE

Saturday's J&B Met saw the farewell parade for South Africa's favourite horse, Pocket Power! The 8-year-old gelding was officially retired to go and relax in Constantia after running 8th in the J&B Met. An emotional day for all his connections, particularly the Mike Bass stable, the son of Jet Master will long be remembered for his three Horse of the Year titles, incredible four Queen's Plate victories, three Met wins, as well as the dead-heat win in the 2008 Vodacom Durban July. The Vuma team wishes "Pocket" well.

The winner of the J&B Met was another son of Jet Master, Past Master, trained by Darryl Hodgson and owned by Hassan Adams - what a great and well deserved feat! This was Jet Master's fifth consecutive win in the J&B Met as a sire.

And in case anyone thought that Jet Master had not done enough for one weekend, he was also the leading sire at the inaugural Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

The sale kicked off last Thursday evening with a poignant video showing snippets of all our International, South African-bred winners to over 2000 people at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. From London News and Victory Moon to Gypsey's Warning and JJ the Jet Plane, they showcased the Proudly South African brand, while Mango Groove's Claire Johnston opened proceedings with her song "Special Star" and the South African anthem. Officially opening the sale before the first lot was sold was Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille.

As reported on the Bloodstock South Africa website: "The Cape Premier Yearling Sale ended on a high note Friday night. The inaugural two day sale sold 214 of the 270 yearlings that went through the ring (20 yearlings were withdrawn). The yearlings sold for an aggregate of R87,900,000.
The average price was R410,748, which was remarkable considering it was the first sale of it's kind.

Leading buyer was Form Bloodstock. They purchased 16 yearlings for an aggregate of R8,970,000. Second leading buyer was Singapore based trainer Pat Shaw. Shaw bought five yearlings for an aggregate of R7,250,000. Leading sire at the sale was Jet Master. The four times champion sire sold 21 yearlings for an aggregate of R15,585,000. Jet Master was also leading sire by average, with his yearlings averaging R742,143. Other stallions to sell well were Captain Al, Trippi, Silvano and Western Winter.

A great culmination of the Cape Summer season – Congratulations to all concerned from the Choice of Champions!

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