Performance nutrition for the winning racehorse . . . On today’s racetrack, seconds mean the difference between 1st place and “also ran”. Equine athletes must have high-quality nutrition, scientifically formulated to give the race-ready edge that will allow them to move ahead of the competition. Race Ready® Sweet Feed from Purina® does exactly that. Purina® Race Ready® Horse Feed provides the calories required for top speed and endurance from three different energy sources: fats, fibers and soluble carbohydrates. A highly digestible, energy-dense feed, Purina® Race Ready® Horse Feed maximizes performance while minimizing the opportunity for digestive upset.
Feed Form: Mixed Grains and Extruded Nuggets
Recommended For: High performance horses needing speed and endurance.
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Patented, high fat, extruded particle that contains a proprietary blend of vegetable oils, flax seed and rice brand for an optimal fatty acid profile.
Balanced to supply the optimum levels of all nutrients required by the racehorse. No supplemental vitamins, minerals, energy sources or oils needed.
Three Energy Sources
Features a blend of fat, fermentable fiber and soluble carbohydrates for equine athletes that need to perform at their very best over the entire length of an event.
Vitamins and Minerals
Provides 100% of the required nutrients for horses when fed as directed* so no additional supplements are necessary. *Based on “Nutrient Requirements of Horses Sixth Revised Edition – 2007” published by the National Research Council.
Fortified to Speed Recovery
Added Thiamin enhances energy metabolism. Increased Vitamin E, a strong antioxidant, helps exercising horses maintain muscle health and performance. Supplemental iron helps optimize red blood cell production and function.
High Palatability Enhances Intake
High molasses and vegetable oil content make this the sweet feed that will satisfy even the picky eater in your stable. Unique particle size, shape and texture mean less sorting for improved intake. High-fat extruded particles are formulated specifically for the athletic horse.
Energy-Dense for Speed and Endurance
Energy-dense formulation allows you to feed less, reducing the risk of digestive upset while enhancing performance at all distances. Vegetable oil is a key energy source allowing horses to maintain blood glucose levels for improved performance and endurance over long distances. Oil and fiber energy sources help reduce the accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles to diminish soreness and improve recovery time after exercise.
Feed with Hay or Pasture
Purina® Race Ready® Horse Feed is designed to be fed with hay and/or pasture.
Feed Guard® Nutrition System
The FeedGuard® Nutrition System is one of the industry’s most innovative and exacting quality assurance programs. FeedGuard®Nutrition System can help deliver the trust, quality and performance that horse professional demand every day.
Start with the amounts given for the weight and class of horse. After observing the horse, the amount fed may be increased or decreased by 10% to maintain the desired body condition. Changes in the rate of feeding should not exceed one pound per day for each horse. Always feed a minimum of 1% of body weight of good quality, clean hay or pasture. Salt should always be fed free-choice to all horses.
- WEIGHT OF HORSE IN POUNDS -
Performance & Breeding - Amount to feed in lbs/day
Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture
Race Ready® Horse Feed (lbs/day)*
Very Heavy Work
*1 pound of feed = 1 quart of feed
Do not feed free-choice
Feed at regular times (at least twice daily). When feeding rates exceed 1% of body weight, three daily feedings are preferred
Any feed changes should be made gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days
Changes in the rate of feeding should not exceed one pound per day for each horse
Feed along with at least 1-1.5% of horse’s body weight of good quality hay or the equivalent in pasture to make a complete ration
Have plenty of fresh, clean water available at all times
Prevent the rapid eating by the horse of any feed stuffs
Store feed in a dry, well-ventilated area protected from rodents and insects
Do not feed moldy or insect-infested feed to animals as it may cause illness or death
This product to be fed to the animal species as directed on the label
In addition to nutritional care and consultation, be sure to make regular veterinary checkups and farrier appointments part of your horse wellness program