Entries in Pierre Jourdan (6)

Wednesday
Jul042012

IT'S VODACOM DURBAN JULY TIME!

Vodacom Durban July 2012

Vodacom Durban July
7 July 2012

"Winter Fever – it's contagious!"

With the Vodacom Duban July less than a week away, all eyes turn to Greyville in Durban.

The usual July fever has everyone abuzz and the gallops, while showcasing each horse, gave very little away in terms of who is certain to win on the day.

Vuma-bred stalwart Pierre Jourdan lines up for the Gary Alexander yard, in the main event again, after just being defeated by champion filly Igugu last year, while the Brett Crawford-trained three-year-old Dynasty colt, Jackson, looks to be most people's starting favourite. Of the fillies, the diminutive grey Ilha Bela and strong stayer Gorogonsa line up for the Mike de Kock / Mary Slack Trainer / Owner combination and, as we know, they are always a force to be reckoned with.

Vuma-powered trainer, Sean Tarry, has three runners in Pomodoro, Gold Onyx and Whiteline Fever, all good colts who should be strong contenders on the day.

2003 July winner, Dynasty has two other representatives in the race, apart from Jackson. These include the Colin Scott-trained Sage Throne and the filly Beach Beauty for Dennis Drier.

All 20 runners are great horses and of course the Vuma team does have certain favourites but we will be there to shout them all safely home on the day!

For more information, please visit :

www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za

Friday
Nov112011

A SUCCESSFUL READY TO RUN WEEKEND!

Ready To Run Sale - TBA Sales Complex

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale 2011 - TBA Sales Complex
(Photo : Catherine Hartley)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE 2011

Last Sunday saw the Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale end on a very positive note with averages up from last year. This is very encouraging to the racing industry, considering the tough economic times that we are living in. However, as Summerhill Stud's Mick Goss says there will still be big races to be won and the pure passion that we all have for horses will keep us optimistic and positive!

See : for more http://blog.summerhill.co.za/blog/2011/11/7/hail-south-africa.html

Congratulations must go to the Gary Alexander Racing team and all the connections as the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile was won by the Summerhill-bred Pierre Jourdan!

PJ, as he is affectionately known, is a real horse for the people; sold at the 2008 Emperors Ready to Run Sale for R60,000, Pierre Jourdan has now gone on to win R4,475,675 in stakes.

Pierre Jourdan even has his own Facebook Page!!... CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to all the Champions from the Feed of Champions!

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www.vumafeed.co.za

AFRICA'S FINEST HORSEFEEDS

For more information contact :
Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
Email: catherine@vumafeed.co.za

Friday
Jul082011

WHAT A VODACOM DURBAN JULY WEEK - WHAT A WINTER!

Happy Archer wins the Garden Provence Stakes

Happy Archer (AUS) - Garden Provence Stakes (Grade 1)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

Vodacom Durban July
2 July 2011

This past week has seen some incredible highs and some devastating lows. With the Galileo filly, Igugu, winning the Vodacom Durban July and highlighting her dominance of this past racing season, closely followed by Pierre Jourdan, it really puts a feather in the cap of Champion Breeders Summerhill Stud.

Igugu was imported from Australia as a yearling and Pierre Jourdan was born and bred on the farm but both were grown and prepped for the Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale (albeit a year apart) on Vuma Horse Feed.

Summerhill Stud is the original home of Vuma and they will be the first to tell you that the formulation and feeding of Vuma Feeds was the turning point in their campaign to become the nation's leading breeder. Summerhill-bred horses are known to run more often and for for longer due to their exceptional foundations and superior nutrition.

Our congratulations to Summerhill and all the connections of the winning horses, particularly Sean Tarry and Messrs Nathan and Nestadt for Happy Archer's win in the Grade 1 Garden Province Stakes, as well as to Glen Kotzen and the owners of Princess Victoria for her win in the Grade 1 Golden Slipper.

Also, to the Kotzen team and the Deacons, our sincerest condolences on the loss of Big City Life; he was Big in every way and will be sorely missed.

Following July day, the Vuma team attended the Winter School at the Al Maktoum School of Management Excellence and were privileged to hear some leading lights speaking on various topics related to our Equine Industry - fascinating and inspiring!

Not ones to let the grass grow under our feet, we'll certainly be putting their ideas into practise, so watch this space!

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!

vuma horsefeed africa

www.vumafeed.co.za

AFRICA'S FINEST HORSEFEEDS

For more information contact :
Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
Email: catherine@vumafeed.co.za

Tuesday
Oct122010

WHAT GIVES SUMMERHILL STUD THE EDGE?

summerhill ready to run gallops
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud
(Photo : Summerhill Stud)

"Practice Makes Perfect"

Friday 15th October sees the running of the Ready to Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud; a showcase of potential which enables buyers to select their top picks at the sale to be held on Sunday 7 November, in Germiston.

Highlighting the value of the Ready to Run sale were the weekend graded wins of Pierre Jourdan and the filly Igugu, both graduates in the past two years. The stats will also tell you that the graduates of the Summerhill pastures are hardy and run more often for more stakes, keeping Summerhill at the head of the pack on the breeder's log.

What gives them the edge you may ask? As the founder of Vuma Horse Feeds, Summerhill knows the value of a superior stud feed formulated to ensure correct growth and lay down strong bone from the very beginning, even while still in utero.

Vuma Vigour, together with Vuma Vitality, forms the backbone of the stud feed. Vuma Vigour has the correct balance of vitamins and minerals, with superior inclusions to ensure optimal absorption of nutrients, particularly Calcium, at all critical growth stages.

Nutrition is essential in maximizing bone density. Skeletal growth is rapid during the first 12 months and it is at this time that bone, cartilage and tendon are being deposited and strengthened. The benefits of good levels of vitamin A, vitamin E and biotin are irrefutable in stud rations, and there is evidence to suggest that vitamin C is important in the development of healthy collagen and is essential to the production of connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, cartilage).

Protein is never as important to the horse as it is at this time. A horse, at any stage, has no requirement for a "percentage" of protein, but rather a certain mass of protein per day. The precentage protein feed supplied should be calculated by the requirement in grams divided by the amount of feed to be supplied. Since the intake of young horses is low, it follows that the "percentage" protein of young stock feeds will be relatively high.

In addition, quality of protein is important, thus the amino acid profile of the feed is critical and the quality of the individual nutrients included in the feed is important.

Skeletal growth occurs faster that weight gain. At 6 months of age bone mineralization is 68% complete. Dietary mineral supplementation along with careful management and training programs will result in improved bone density and in turn, improved skeletal durability. Young horses will stay training longer without the problems that bone injuries can cause.

The Kentucky growth chart below is a useful guideline against which to measure growing foals.

Kentucky Standard Growth Data (TB)

Month Kentucky STD ADG (kg/day) Body Weight Std (kg) Height Std (mm)
1 1.675 75 1072
2 1.49 115 1160
3 1.25 150 1215
4 1.19 180 1243
5 1.09 210 1290
6 1.0 230 1324
7 0.75 265 1350
8 0.75 280 1376
9 0.7 290 1411
10 0.5 310 1411
11 0.525 320 1430
12 0.3 330 1438
13 0.3 340 1456
14 0.3 355 1468
15 0.425 375 1475
16 0.875 395 1494
17 0.8 415 1513
18 0.625 425 1520
19 0.55

20 0.65

21 0.5

 

Vuma Vigour

  • 15% Protein whole grain, "muesli feed" with oats, extruded maize, whole sunflower, soya, Lucerne, bran and platinum class vitamin and mineral pack.
  • Biotin and lysine are specified at the higher end of the recommended spectrum to ensure healthy hoof growth and ensure an optimum amino acid profile.
  • Added vitamin C ensures healthy development of collagen and optimal absorption of calcium.
  • Vuma Vigour is recommended for mares in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, weanlings, yearlings ad young horses (up to ¾ years) in light medium work.

Vuma Vitality

  • 12% Protein, whole grain "muesli feed" with oats, extruded maize, whole sunflower, soya, Lucerne, bran, and the industry's no. 1 vitamin and mineral pack.

Recommended for stud horses, barren mares, mares in 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy, and very suitable for spelling horses.

vuma horsefeed africa

AFRICA'S FINEST HORSEFEEDS

For more information contact :
Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
Email: catherine@vumafeed.co.za

www.vumafeed.co.za

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