Filly No Illusion
Filly by Man of Illusion - Keltrissimo
A two-year-old filly, with big ears, well grown, broken-in, with a light educational preparation behind her is ideal for people that are looking to buy a share and experience the thrill of racing a thoroughbred in Victoria.
With more than $160million up for grabs in the new racing season that commences August 1st, 2012 in Victoria, the state that this filly will be trained in by Peter White. And, with 63% of the allocated funding going into country events this filly will allow anyone that this thinking about buying a share in a racehorse the perfect opportunity to experience that thrill.
Racing for excellent prizemoney is complimented with Victoria's Owners’ Gold Card and all of its amazing benefits, which includes; members’ ticketing; mounting yard passes; access to owners’ car park; complimentary racebooks and designated hospitality areas!
Inspected by respected Bloodstock Agent, John Ford, whom was impressed with the filly noting the bay was an athletic type, with good bone and general conformation!
Not enough? The dam of this filly, Keltrissimo is a winning daughter of Keltrice, a stakes-winner of five races that include the Group 1 VRC Lightning Handicap. A proven producer Keltrissimo is the dam of Baby Esme (eight wins), Prussian Power (four wins), Esmes Boy (three wins) and Tricky Boy (placed).
As a young child instead of getting a bike for his birthday present, Peter Whites' parents gave him a pony and so began the love affair with the horse. After all, White's father was a bush trainer and like many sons, White found himself working and riding as a youngster.
Based at Mornington, White quietly points out he does have two horses in his stable that have had more than 100-starts. That's a tribute to his care and patience and after that is what it's all about - those short two or three minutes on the track, owners get their hearts racing, and, the horse gets its chance to perform.
White, best known for his 'war-horse', Jungle Ruler, whom he purchased for just $25,000 out of the Magic Millions sale in 2005 from the Newhaven Park draft, now boasting earnings of more than $800,000 Jungle Ruler is a favourite with punters when the track is wet and often leaves his rivals in his wake as the son of Lion Hunter loves ploughing through the mud with his ears pricked.
Racehorses have been a constant throughout White's life moving to Sydney as a young man to study veterinary science, a course he didn't complete. White had a permit to train at Randwick, in the late 70's, when he then took over the running of the Captain Cook Hotel. At that time White had in training another grey named Tulip Town.
That horse won races in Perth and Sydney, and, Melbourne. "I took Tulip Town to Melbourne in the spring of 1980 and he won the Mercedes-Benz Cup on Caulfield Cup day. We took him to Perth and back to Sydney and he won races, but we ended up settling back in Melbourne that year," White said.
"I had a few in work myself and spent a bit of time helping out other trainers. I used to clock horses for Tony Vasil when he started out."
When Whites' stepson Alex Macpherson decided he'd like to try his hand at training, he began the searching for a property and found a prime spot at Mornington racecourse. But after only a short stint at Mornington, Macpherson set up his own base at nearby Tuerong, leaving White with a ready-made property and an excuse to get back into the game.
Having enjoyed success with his small team, White's profile has grown in recent times thanks to the deeds of prolific country winners Escape Artist, Baby Esme and, of course, Jungle Ruler.
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