Racehorse Cubes

Multi-purpose Racing Cubes for horses in full training

DESIGNED FOR:

  • National Hunt and Flat horses in full work/training, as well as Point-to-Pointers
  • Traditional cereal-based Racehorse Cubes for energy efficiency
  • Highly concentrated for horses requiring additional energy

FEATURES & BENEFITS:

  • Traditional Racehorse Cubes using modern supplementation
  • BMC™ (Buffered Mineral Complex) for gastric health and bone development
  • Chelated minerals for improved absorption
  • Vistacell Live Yeast for increased nutrient digestibility

Saracen Racehorse Cubes have been formulated using the most up-to-date research and ingredient technology available to meet the specific nutritional needs that are placed on the modern athlete. They are designed with energy efficiency in mind to provide a highly concentrated ration for racehorses in full work.

Saracen Racehorse Cubes provide a blend of cereals, oil and readily digestible fibre to meet the energy needs of horses in full work. This traditional blend combined with modern supplements creates a highly palatable and effective multi-purpose feed. Designed with high quality protein sources, carefully balanced vitamin and minerals plus digestive supplements, Saracen Racehorse Cubes maximise athletic performance and recovery for a consistency throughout the season.

Ingredients

  • Barley
  • Wheatfeed
  • Oats
  • Soya Hulls
  • Soya Bean Meal
  • Sunflower Seed Meal
  • Dried Sugar Beet Pulp
  • Molasses
  • Soya Oil
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Maerl (calcareous marine algae)
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Calcined Magnesite
  • Lysine

Nutrition

Ingredient Quantity
Protein 14%
Oil 4.5%
Fibre 10.5%
Digestible Energy 12.3 MJ
Starch 25%
Calcium 1.1%
Phosphorus 0.55%
Selenium 0.55 mg/kg
Vitamin A 12,000 iu/kg
Vitamin D 1,200 iu/kg
Vitamin E 350 iu/kg
Vitamin C 220 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%.

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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