Hong Kong Horse Wins Santa Anita Sprint Championship on KER-Formulated FeedBy Kentucky Equine Research · October 6, 2014
Rich Tapestry, a six-year-old Irish-bred gelding, nosed out Breeders’ Cup winner Goldencents to win the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) at Santa Anita. The horse is owned by four racing enthusiasts in Hong Kong, where he trains and races.
The gelding claimed a spot in history by becoming only the second horse from Hong Kong to compete in the U.S. and the first to win there. In addition to the purse of $180,000, Rich Tapestry earned a guaranteed start in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint to be held at Santa Anita in early November.
The win marked the 200th victory for trainer Michael Chang, who kept the horse in racing condition in spite of the long trip from Hong Kong and several days of quarantine after reaching the U.S. Aiding in the effort was the Australian office of Kentucky Equine Research (KER) which arranged for a shipment of E-Clipse feed to Santa Anita so that Rich Tapestry could continue on his regular nutritional program after leaving Hong Kong.
Formulated by KER, E-Clipse provides energy from a medley of ingredients chosen specifically for their nutritional contributions. Steam-flaked oats and barley provide highly digestible starch, while vegetable oil and beet pulp boost the energy content with fat and fermentable fiber. In addition, E-Clipse contains a state-of-the-art fermentation blend that combines three different yeast cultures specifically selected for enhancing digestibility of various nutrients. E-Clipse also contains natural vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, to ensure proper muscle function and aid in tissue recovery after exercise. Combined with high-quality forage, E-Clipse is an excellent choice for racehorses in heavy training.