News for March 2015

UAE Derby win for equinITy trained Mubtaahij...

As previously mentioned Mike de Kock has had the use of several of equinITy’s prototype devices to assist with the preparation of his Dubai World Cup runners. The night could not have gone better with a tantalising win in the UAE Derby from Mubtaahij, who came off a fast pace to win by a massive 8 lengths. He has been improving all year and has really relished Meydan’s new dirt surface, a fact that has been evident through his equinITy generated data. Having secured his place in the Kentucky Derby through his Dubai victory Mubtaahij is now being targeted at America’s ‘Run for the Roses’ at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.

Mike de Kock says of equinITy:

Having used the equinITy system for a number of years I am delighted that the stride monitoring and live streaming components are now available. Access to accurate speed, heart rate and stride data via equinITy allows me to make decisions based on scientific facts as well as my instinct.

I was thrilled with Mubtaahij’s win in the UAE Derby on Dubai World Cup night. We used the new equinITy device on him in the build up to the Derby, which was a great help. Not only did he look amazing physically, but his data backed up exactly what I was seeing in front of me. His work showed that he could cruise at a high speed with a long stride length allowing him to conserve energy and thus quicken off a strong pace, which is exactly what he did on the big night.”

equinITy Down Under...

March began in a sunnier climate for Michael Naughton and Tim Jones, who made the journey to Australia to research the market there with a view to expanding equinITy’s customer base even further afield. With time of the essence it was decided to focus attention for this visit on Melbourne and Sydney. Time spent at the Yearling Sales at Inglis’s Oaklands Sale Complex proved the perfect stimulus towards numerous appointments with trainers within Victoria from Ballarat to Mornington via Flemington and Caulfield. Arrival in New South Wales coincided with racing at Randwick and visits to the training centres there, at Warwick Farm and at Rosehill. An acceptance of the importance of the role of technology in racehorse training was coupled with a real enthusiasm for the equinITy system’s simplicity and interactivity to make this a very rewarding and encouraging trip.



The Perfect Start...

The season started perfectly for equinITy’s youngest trainer Michael O’Callaghan, who has been making quite a name for himself in Ireland as the next big thing. Michael’s first season in 2014 was marked by a number of impressive winners, a theme that looks set to continue in 2015 in light of  an early two year old winner in the shape of State of Emergency, a colt by Dandy Man, who showed real guts and determination to win the first two year old race of the season at the Curragh. 2015 had already started well with confirmation that top owners Qatar Bloodstock would be joining Michael’s roster of owners. Check out April’s edition of Thoroughbred Owner Breeder where a really informative article about Michael can be found.