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Race 13®

Internationally Available, High-Energy Mix for High Performance Nutrition


  • Horses in full work and racing to maintain ‘racefit’ condition
  • Very effective for compact body types
  • Maximising athletic ability by using a variety of different energy sources to match a racehorse’s energy requirements.


  • BMC® (Buffered Mineral Complex) for gastric health and bone development
  • Chelated minerals for improved absorption
  • Vistacell Live Yeast for increased nutrient digestibility
  • Natural Vitamin E for increased antioxidant support

Race 13® is the most internationally available racing feed, offered in 30 different countries. The choice of the world’s leading trainers, Race 13 is the benchmark for equine racing performance nutrition.

Race 13 is a high energy sweetfeed, formulated to maintain the equine athlete with a physical as well as a mental edge during the rigours of a strenuous racing campaign. It is designed for horses in full work, and racing. It will ‘harden’ a horse in training and maintain racefit condition. It is particularly effective for sprinters, and works especially well on horses with a more compact body type.

Race 13 is essentially formulated to make the best use of the horse’s natural athletic ability. The feed is designed to maintain a competitive advantage by using a variety of different energy sources to match a racehorse’s energy requirements. These come in the form of fat, carbohydrate and ‘super fibres’, in a highly palatable formulation, that allows the muscle a mixture of energy sources to draw from. It contains a blend of premium cereal grains, sugar beet pulp and soya oil, and is fortified with Saracen’s Stamm 30® supplement for nutrient continuity.


  • Crushed Oats
  • Maize Flakes
  • Dried Sugar Beet Pulp
  • Molasses
  • Soya Bean Meal (GM Soya)
  • Soya Flakes (GM Soya)
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Sunflower Seed Meal
  • Maerl (calcareous marine algae)
  • Wheat
  • Soya Oil (GM Soya)
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Wheatfeed
  • Mixture of Flavouring Compounds


Ingredient Quantity
Protein 13.0%
Oil 6.0%
Fibre 7.0%
Digestible Energy 13.0 MJ
Starch 28.0%
Calcium 1.10%
Phosphorus 0.60%
Selenium 0.6 mg/kg
Vitamin A 14,000 iu/kg
Vitamin D 1,400 iu/kg
Vitamin E 280 iu/kg
Vitamin E (natural) 70 iu/kg
Vitamin C 200 mg/kg

The feeding rates are offered as a guideline. If you would like to discuss your horse's individual requirements, please contact a member of our Nutrition Team on 01622 718487 or call the Thoroughbred Office on 01488 73456.

Feed Body weight Frequency
1.2 - 1.45 kg per 100 kg of bodyweight Daily
Feeding requirements will vary subject to individual needs, level of work, body condition and feed management practices. To discuss the needs of your yard, please contact one of our Thoroughbred Specialists who will be able to tailor a feeding plan, taking into consideration all aspects of the diet, from forage sources to feeds and supplements.

BMC® (Buffered Mineral Complex) is a natural mineral source that is high in bioavailable minerals including calcium, magnesium, boron, silicone, iodine, zinc, and manganese. BMC® is used in all of the specialist feeds in our racing range following extensive research by Kentucky Equine Research (KER) into the positive effects on digestive health and bone development.

BMC® and Bone Development
Research into racehorses in training supplemented with Triacton, a supplement containing BMC® plus other key vitamins, was proven effective at increasing bone density after just 90 days of supplementation. Feeding Triacton increased the density of the dorsal cortex of the cannon bone by three-fold whilst also doubling bone thickness and increasing bone area.

BMC® and Digestive Health
BMC® has a high buffering capacity making it an important supplement, particularly for horses in training and those undergoing sales prep where hard feed intake increases and forage intake decreases. Horses in training or in prep are more likely to suffer from gastric ulceration, but BMC® is proven to double the buffering capacity of the stomach after feeding. BMC® is present in every meal of all Saracen Thoroughbred Specialist Feeds.

The prevalence of ulcers is understandably high for horses in training, which results in frequent use of omeprazole. Researchers found that omeprazole reduced calcium digestibility in mature horses by nearly 18%, but did not affect the digestibility of other nutrients. Horses routinely receiving omeprazole should have their calcium intake reviewed and may benefit from a marine-derived calcium source, which is more digestible than calcium carbonate.

BMC® also supports hindgut health through buffering acidity found within the hindgut. As thoroughbred diets require a higher intake of hard feed to meet elevated nutrient requirements, the risk for hindgut acidosis is higher. Changes in hindgut pH negatively affect the bacteria that reside in the hindgut and are responsible for digestion. Through helping to maintain the optimum pH for beneficial bacteria BMC® supports digestive function. BMC® is proven to increase the buffering capacity of the hindgut by 54%.

Natural Vitamin E as found in pasture has a high level of bioavailability. Natural vitamin E, also available as Nano-E™ in liquid format, is used in Saracen’s Specialist Thoroughbred Feeds to improve the overall efficacy of Vitamin E in the diet. The combination of synthetic and natural vitamin E enhances the dietary effect of this important vitamin. Benefits of vitamin E include antioxidant capacity, immune function, and reduced muscle soreness.

Vistacell live yeast is a proven and effective yeast specifically studied in equines. Saracen Horse Feeds contain the recommended daily intake of Vistacell yeast proven to increase digestion of both protein and fibre. The markers ADF and NDF relate to various fibrous components found within the plant cells of both grains and forages. Increasing digestion of protein and fibre directly benefits the health and performance of all horses in training.

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