Vow and Declare’s victory in last week’s Melbourne Cup is a major coup for Australian trainer Danny O’Brien, as well as Irish equine science company Plusvital, who supported the colt’s training with the world’s first nutrigenomic supplement for horses, EnerGene-Q10.
Scientifically proven to provide more efficient use of energy in horses, Plusvital EnerGene-Q10 contains CoQ10, which aids in delaying the onset of fatigue and improves recovery following intense exercise. Published research from scientists at University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin has shown that EnerGene-Q10 is particular beneficially to staying types (T:Ts) like Vow and Declare.
Plusvital has been a leader in equine nutrition since its formation in 1975, growing out of Ireland’s world-famous racing and sport horse tradition. The company now exports to over 30 countries and continues to focus innovative nutraceuticals to support some of the most successful riders and trainers across the globe, including Irish International event rider Cathal Daniels, Group-winning trainer Johnny Murtagh and owner, breeder and trainer Jim Bolger. Fresh from his Melbourne Cup win, Danny O’Brien commented on the benefits of using Plusvital EnerGene-Q10 in Vow and Declare’s preparation for the race: “He’s definitely got a great motor. His recovery and his lactates are the best that we’ve seen.”
Plusvital’s General Manager for Nutraceuticals Ciara Watt also added: “Congratulations to Danny O’Brien and all winning connections on a fantastic success in the Melbourne Cup. What a week for Plusvital with EnerGene-Q10 powering Vow and Declare to victory.”
With an on-going multi-million euro genomic and nutrition research program, Plusvital has also made a number of exciting new additions to its range of scientifically-based supplements recently. The Plusvital range can be purchased directly or through a number of selected local suppliers as displayed here.