Kuda Representation Reaches New High
While there are four horses in the 11-strong Cape Met field who are insured by Kuda, there are another 33 such runners on the card throughout the day. It marks a continuation of the significant growth that Kuda is making in the equine industry and a record for a single day’s representation.
The Bloodstock Product manager at Kuda, Jo Campher, sees it as a sign of the increasing faith that clients are showing in terms of insuring their horses. “We have a total of 37 runners on the day, with representation in each of the 12 races on the card,” she said. “I believe that shows we are doing things right and we are living up to the highest standards that we set.
“Owning racehorses is expensive and as such with all expensive things, the insurance thereof is of paramount importance. At Kuda we have a rich DNA when it comes to the equine industry and we have a hard-working team committed to providing the best options for owners when it comes to covering their horse racing assets,” Campher said.
“Unfortunately, racehorses, just like other horses, are as prone to unexpected and sudden health issues and illnesses as humans, as much as we don’t necessarily like to have to talk about it. But at Kuda we have a strong equine and horse racing element and we pride ourselves on delivering a service that is as good as you will find anywhere in the world.
“There are some of us who have small stakes percentages ourselves in horses because we love the industry and the thrill of racehorse ownership. There’s a Centenary Club syndicate that owns the Bass Racing-trained filly Nippy Winter for instance. There are 100 shares in the filly (she runs in the final race on Saturday’s programme) and yes, she is insured by Kuda as well. It’s just for peace of mind and also knowing that, in the unfortunate event of something going wrong, that an owner’s equine interest is covered,” Campher, who owns one of those shares and was there to lead her in when she won her maiden, added. Those who are superstitious and look for pointers on big days such as this Saturday’s Met meeting, might want to include some Kuda-insured runners in their bets and calculations, because they have a number of fancied runners under their umbrella.
They insure the current favourites in three races – Rio Querari (Gr1 Cape Flying Championship, as well as second favourite Real Gone Kid), Kommetdieding (Gr1 Cape Town Met) and the afore-mentioned Nippy Winter in the 12th race. Those punters looking for omens could well have a field day!
For owners wanting to chat to Jo about what Kuda has to offer, she’ll be at Kenilworth on Saturday too.
The 37 Kuda-insured horses across the card:
Race 1: Everglades
Race 2: Captive Moon, Futurismo, Gentleman Joe, Naushon
Race 3: Double Charge, Kalahari Ferrari, What a Bolt
Race 4: Look for Hounds
Race 5: Street Outlaw, Cliff Top, Cousin Casey
Race 6: Zapatillas, Senso Unico, Master Redoute
Race 7: Rio Querari, Kasimir, Real Gone Kid, Bereave, Pleasedtomeetyou, True to Life, Hello Winter Hello, African Rain
Race 8: Chansonette
Race 9: Do It Again, Kommetdieding, Second Base, Puerto Manzano
Race 10: Crome Yellow, Anse Lazio
Race 11: Izapha, Paper Trail, Sun Dazed, Tout A Fait, Poltergeist
Race 12: Nippy Winter, Lillybelle