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Thursday
Aug022012

CURTAIN COMES DOWN ON SA HORSERACING SEASON 2011-2012

Happy Archer, Anton Marcus and Sean Tarry

Happy Archer - Gold Bracelet (Gr2) - Jockey Anton Marcus and Trainer Sean Tarry
(Photo : Gold Circle)

"And that's a wrap as they say in the movies!"

As the curtain comes down on the 2011/2012 South African Horseracing Season, it has certainly been an exciting finish and right down to the wire for the Jockeys' Championship.

Congratulations to Anton Marcus whose two winners at Kenilworth Tuesday just allowed him to beat young rider Gavin Lerena by one point to secure the National Jockey's Championship for the third successive year. Gavin has been champion apprentice in the past and there is no doubt that he will be back to challenge the older, more experienced Anton Marcus in the future. He only just missed out this time and he had a setback when he was laid off for some time with a broken tibia!

Vuma-powered trainer Sean Tarry has had a phenomenal season to finish second on the Trainers log, behind champion trainer Mike de Kock. Our Congratulations to all the connections of both yards! In every instance the trainers are backed up by a superb team and it is to them that most of the credit is due!

Sean and owner Chris van Niekerk completed the season with a treble on Saturday, with The Hangman winning the Grade 1 Premiers Champion Stakes, Happy Archer winning the Grade 2 Gold Bracelet and Heavy Metal winning the Listed Darley Arabian. A great end to a super season!

The Champion Breeders title has also been hard fought again this year, with some very close moments. However, Vuma founders, Summerhill Stud, managed to pull away from nearest rivals, Klawervlei Stud, to secure their eighth consecutive National Breeders title; this is a record for any stud farm to maintain. It is surely testament to the questioning and challenging mindset at Summerhill that continually reviews their methods and explores ways of doing this differently. Having started out following "modern" farming and feeding methods, one of the turning points for Summerhill was adopting natural bio-farming on their pastures and manufacturing a superior, nutrient dense concentrate in the form of Vuma Horse Feed.

The pundits will tell you that this has resulted in a better horse for the sales ring and the stats will tell you that these horses, on average, run more often and for longer.

Vodacom Durban July runner-up, Smanjemanje, is a case in point. One of only three five-year-olds in the race, this was his 40th run for stakes of over R1.5 Million and he was only beaten half a length by the three-year-old Pomodoro.

So, if you are looking for longevity and staying power, we say start as you mean to go on - with the best!

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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

Monday
Jul092012

VUMA-POWERED POMODORO WINS VODACOM DURBAN JULY THRILLER

VODACOM DURBAN JULY (Grade 1)
Greyville, Turf, 2200m
7 July 2012

Trainer Sean Tarry saddled the winner of South Africa's most famous race on Saturday, when the Vuma-powered Pomodoro ran out a storming winner of the R3 million G1 Vodacom Durban July over 2200m at Greyville. It was a first win in the race for both Sean and leading owner, Chris van Niekerk.

The July victory was the cherry on the top of a magnificent season enjoyed by Sean and Chris, the latter having been one of the Tarry yard's most loyal and stalwart supporters. Saturday's victory was all the more poignant, with Pomodoro being one of three July runners for Chris. The victory was made so much sweeter by the fact, that Pomodoro was also bred by Chris.

Pomodoro also benefitted from a magnificent ride from former champion jockey, Piere "Striker" Strydom. Strydom was winning the July for the third time (he won previously on London News and Trademark), and he made full use of his experience and guile to win a race, in which many fancied contenders went missing.

Pomodoro himself is a horse who clearly thrives on a fight. Having gallantly gotten up previously to share the spoils in the G1 SA Derby with Royal Bencher, the colt showed similar reserves of courage to win South Africa's top race, when outfighting some tough older rivals.

Quickening up well when coming into the home straight, Pomodoro was headed by rank outside Smanjemanje in the final 100m, but fought back bravely to nab the eventual runner up by a short head.

In a tight finish, there was 2.75 lengths separating the first eight home - with Sean's other two July runners, Gold Onyx and Whiteline Fever, running seventh and eighth respectively.

Long well regarded by Sean, Pomodoro was found to be suffering from a shoulder problem following his run in the Daily News 2000. However, the colt thrived after the race, and was spot on coming into the July, but unfortunately drew widest of all, in barrier 20.

The second son of Jet Master to win the July, the three-year-old Pomodoro has secured himself in the lineup for Equus Honours next month. He has won four feature races this year, two of which were G1, and he was also desperately unlucky not to win a fifth - when narrowly touched off in the G1 SA Classic.

Pomodoro, now a six time winner, is also another feather in the cap of his dam Golden Apple - who was also trained by Sean!

Golden Apple, a daughter of champion broodmare sire Northern Guest, was a talented racemare, who won the G2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas. She has also duplicated this success at stud, with her seven registered foals to date having included six winners and four black type performers. Golden Apple's previous high-class performers include the G2 winner Golden Chariot, winner of the Astrapak 1900. Dead-heating seems to run in the family - as not only did Pomodoro dead heat in the SA Derby, but his half-brother, Golden Chariot, shared the spoils in the G2 Astrapak 1900 of 2011. Golden Apple has surely thrown her name into the hat for Equus Broodmare of the Year!

It is remarkable to think that Pomodoro began his career last August, and less than one year on, he has captured a Derby as well as South Africa's greatest and most beloved horserace.

Vuma congratulates owner Chris van Niekerk and the entire Sean Tarry Racing Team... we love to feed your champions.

Extracts from Sean Tarry Racing

vuma horse feed south africa

www.vumafeed.co.za

AFRICA'S FINEST HORSEFEEDS

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

Monday
Jan232012

THE CAPE PREMIER YEARLING SALE AND J&B MET 2012

Cape Town

Cape Town
(Photo : Cape Town Tourism)

It's sizzling in the City!

Cape Town may be in temperate climes but the racing action this next week is really heating things up!

The CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale starts off on Thursday the 26th of January through Friday the 27th with a very strong catalogue of very well bred and well-related yearlings on offer. There is a lot of depth across the 350 lot book and it is bound to attract a strong buying market. We expect to see some exceptional horses and some record-breaking prices!

To view the catalogue:

http://www.capethoroughbredsales.com/lots/view_by_catalogue/1/Cape-Premier-Yearling-Sale-Book-1

Saturday the 28th of January brings the running of the J&B Met! As always, it is the place to be on the last Saturday of January. The field could be quite open except for the presence of sparkling jewel, Igugu! The champion filly has run second only twice in her career and it will be thrilling to see if she can once again hold off the boys, as she did in the Vodacom Durban July!

J&B MET (Grade 1)
Kenilworth, Turf, 2000m
28 January 2012

FINAL FIELD

N0 Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 BRAVURA 60.0 113 12 A Marcus Joey Ramsden
2 THE APACHE 59.5 114 11 R Danielson Gavin van Zyl
3 TALES OF BRAVERY 58.0 113 15 M Byleveld Vaughan Marshall
4 ILSANPIETRO (BRZ) 58.0 111 2 W Marwing Mike de Kock
5 LION IN WINTER 58.0 109 3 G Hatt Joey Ramsden
6 SMANJEMANJE 58.0 108 9 * G van Niekerk Tyrone Zackey
7 CASK 58.0 107 6 tba Stephen Page
8 FABIANI 58.0 107 14 S Cormack Glen Kotzen
9 SUPER STORM 58.0 104 13 K Neisius Mike Bass
10 CHESALON 57.5 110 16 K Teetan Mike Bass
11 RUN FOR IT 57.5 106 4 B Fayd'Herbe Justin Snaith
12 IGUGU (AUS) 57.0 117 7 A Delpech Mike de Kock
13 EMERALD COVE 57.0 106 1 F Coetzee Justin Snaith
14 BEACH BEAUTY 55.0 108 5 A Forbes Dennis Drier
15 GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) 54.0 117 8 P Strydom Justin Snaith
16 ASTRO NEWS 52.0 107 10 R Fourie Greg Ennion

www.jbmet.co.za

Thursday
Apr222010

SUMMERHILL NATIONAL SALES YEARLINGS EXCEPTIONAL

charles laird emperors palace national yearling sale

Charles Laird viewing the Summerhill yearlings at Block A
(Photo : Summerhill Stud/TBA/Jean Stanley)

"GREAT EXPECTATIONS"

The title of a Classic book but the feeling that the Vuma and Summerhill teams have as the National Yearling Sales get underway.

The Summerhill draft of yearlings has settled in to the TBA complex at Germiston and are strutting their stuff as they get viewed by prospective buyers.

These  are proud and anxious moments for us knowing that they are on the brink of their racing careers and willing them to be successful in every way.

Apart from their impeccable handling and rearing, from a Vuma perspective we know that they have had the best foundations possible. The nutrient dense Vuma Vigour will have ensured that from conception to weaning they have received the best nutrients from their mothers and once weaned, they have had the best possible foundations for optimal growth and development.

The proof is in the pudding, as they say, and the Summerhill draft is exceptional.

It’s an exciting weekend ahead as the sales start at 6pm on Friday evening and then SA Derby Day takes centre stage on Saturday. Among the contenders for the main race are graduates of the Summerhill paddocks, sold at the Ready to Run sales, including Pierre Jourdan, Smanjemanje and Nyakatho and you can be assured that we will be there to see them lead the field home!

 

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Wednesday
Nov252009

READY TO RUN A ROUSING SUCCESS

havasha win at clairwood 30 august

 Havasha
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Ready to Run towards the Summer Cup?

Well the dust has settled and the 2009 draft of Ready to Run horses have been sold and are on their way to their new lives. Some are heading back to Summerhill to take it easy for a while longer before they get down to the real business of racing.

The sale on 8 November exceeded expectations by achieving a growth of 9.5% overall and the top lots sold were 2 Galileo fillies sold for R2.1 Million and R1 Million respectively by Summerhill.

As the feed suppliers of the Summerhill draft, the Vuma team watched with pride as these young horses were put through their paces everyday, walked twice and taken out of their stables numerous times to be viewed by prospective buyers. In the sales ring they impressed, as the figures show, and we look forward to taking them into their racing careers.

These strong foundations are vital, so it is with great anticipation that we await Saturday’s Sansui Summer Cup day, especially with four graduates of last year’s sale competing in the Grade 2 Dingaans. Two Kahal colts, Havasha (trained by Mike de Kock) and Smanjemanje will be up against two Labeeb colts in the form of Khethani and Nyakatho.

The two sires will be up against each other again when the Mike de Kock trained Fisani (Kahal) meets Hypatia (Labeeb) in the Grade 3 Fillies Mile.

All in all Saturday will see the Vuma and Summerhill teams focused on racing at Turffontein.

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