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Mitavite Join Forces With Allwood Stud Farm, 2018 SA Yearling Sale

09 January 2018 | Gary Crocker, Chairman, Allwood Stud Farm 2018 SA Yearling Sale Committee

The management team at Mitavite have been impressed with the concept and commitment of SA BOTRA, HRSA and HARNESSBRED.COM  in setting up what many people believe to be Australia’s greatest value race series, THE ALLWOOD.

The sale which will take place at the Magic Millions Sales Complex, Morphettville, SA on Sunday, 11 February 2018 has the potential to massively change Harness Racing as we know it in this country.

It’s astonishing to think, that just 74 yearlings will have the opportunity to race for $120,000 in prizemoney when they are 2YO’S plus a 3YO series that will be very exciting and will have a high level of prizemoney that many local and interstate owners will have the opportunity to benefit from.

Let’s not forget the State of Origin 3YO series, which has race stakes north of $70,000 for just the 16 fillies that walk into the ring in SA on 11 February 2018  plus the additional 18 fillies from the Shepparton Harness Racing Club (SHRC).

This very prestigious event that’s jointly hosted by the SHRC and HRSA will have two $10,000 heats, one to be hosted at Shepparton and the other in South Australia.

They intend to grow this partnership with SHRC and who knows just how big this race series can get.

When we contacted a Mitavite representative today, they said:

“With all the excitement and positive incentives the Allwood Stud SA Yearling Sale is bringing to the table for owners all over Australia, we just had to get on board”.

The representative went on to say, “ We also wanted to bring something very significant for the breeders who work so hard for years producing these elite yearlings. So the best presented Colt and Filly in the sale will be each awarded a $500 Mitavite voucher for the breeder/consignor”.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with this very progressive and great supporter of Harness Racing please see below.

Since Mitavite’s inception in 1987, our principle driver has been to provide premium equine nutrition for horses in all disciplines and activities. Although Mitavite feeds are the predominant choice of Australian trainers in both harness and thoroughbred racing and we take great pride in the success of trainers such as Chris Waller, Peter Moody and Robert Heathcote and our elite equestrians, it is in the area of aged horse nutrition that we get the most satisfaction and reward.

Over 15 years ago we introduced the then revolutionary feed to the Australian market – Gumnuts. Gumnuts is a fully steam extruded premium feed containing high levels of highly digestible, horse perfect protein and energy, coupled with vitamins, minerals and the pro-biotic Protexin.

Over the years we have received a staggering number of letters, emails and phone calls from owners of much loved oldies who have directly credited Gumnuts with extending or improving the quality of their horses’ lives. For us, this is the ultimate reward and a source of immense satisfaction for our nutritionists and sales team alike. Although there are now many imitators in this segment of the market Gumnuts still sets the standard and remains the market leader in this category.

The horse feed market is very competitive with many brands competing for market share. We are often asked to explain how Mitavite feeds are different from our competitors. Of course there are many nutritional and manufacturing differences that make Mitavite feeds unique, however probably where the difference is most apparent and noticeable to a horse owner is in the formulation of our amino acid (protein) profiles and the effect that this has on a horses BMI, growth, performance and recovery after strenuous exercise.

By increasing carbohydrates in the diet it is easy to add fat cover and indeed many rations do this well. What is more difficult is to formulate a ration to optimise the development and replenishment of all body tissues, including lean muscle and sound bone. The success of our feeds can be seen equally in youngstock, race horses, sport and leisure horses and, of course, our older equine friends.

The 2018 Allwood Stud Farm Yearling Sale catalogue is now available. View it here or contact Harness Racing SA on (08) 82852899 or via email for a copy to be posted to you.

Don't miss the 2018 Allwood Stud Farm Yearling Sale being held on Sunday 11 February, Magic Millions Complex, Morphettville SA.