Ulundi


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Ulundi

(ˈjuːlʊndɪ)
n
(Placename) a town in South Africa: the traditional Zulu capital of KwaZulu-Natal
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Prince Buthelezi, in an interview in the Sunday Telegraph, said: "They had lots of interesting Zulu artefacts in their museum, including a headdress which belonged to King Cetshwayo from when they conquered Ulundi and burned down his palace.
Five of the seven 10f races since 2002 have been won by four-year-olds although the first winner, seven-year-old Ulundi and last year five-year-old Supaseus bucked the trend, But following the four-yearolds, running against more heavily campaigned horses, has also been a key to succeeding in the place market also.
"Ulundi's victory at Royal Ascot three years ago was the biggest win for me on the Flat but this is a great number two," said Webber.
"Ulundi's win at Royal Ascot was my number one success on the Flat, but this is a useful second."
Durham businessman Dennis Slack has spent 30 years collecting a mass of material relating to the 1879 Zulu war battles of Isandlwana, where half of Lord Chelmsford's British force was destroyed, Rorke's Drift and Ulundi, where the Zulus were defeated by concentrated British firepower.
One of the sculptures he made during this time - and still to be seen in Ulundi, capital of Zululand - is a bronze of the famous Zulu leader Chief Buthelezi.
Paul Webber runs Ulundi, who was fourth in the Arlington Million last season, while Clive Brittain's Warrsan and David Elsworth's Pawn Broker complete the line-up.
ULUNDI is reported to be in good form after his reappearance in the betfair.com Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown on Tuesday night.
They mowed down Zulus in hundreds at Ulundi in 1879, massacred Egyptians at Tel-el-Kebir in 1882, where the sound they made was likened to tearing calico, and were employed by the American expeditionary force in Cuba in 1898.
He was just touched off by Thundering Surf in the Duke Of Edinburgh before being beaten only three lengths when seventh to Ulundi in an equally competitive Wolferton Stakes.
PAUL WEBBER has targeted Hong Kong's International meeting in December for Ulundi after he produced a superb performance under Richard Hughes to finish fourth in the Arlington Million in Chicago on Saturday night.