Apr 30, 2015

The team at Vermair Racing were happy to see the filly they selected at the Ready To Run sale impress at the recent Waipa trials when winning her heat comfortably. 

After laying out $60,000 at the sales for the daughter from the last crop of Volksraad, Vermair opened the opportunity to the public and offered a few shares in the filly. She was well responded to and a group of owners from all over Australasia came together to race her. It didn't take long to show she was going to give the group a thrill when she showed she had promise when extending nicely under minimal pressure to win over 850m in the fastest time of the day for 2yo's over that distance. 

"She has shown she is worth looking after and will now go to the paddock for 6 weeks" said racing manager Hamish Chapman. "We took a punt on her, she is the first foal from an un-raced mare but she is a very imposing style of horse and we backed ourselves on type."

The Group1 1000 Guineas at Riccarton over Cup Week looks a ideal target should she live up to promise in the Spring.

"Without getting to far ahead of ourselves she looks like she could have a nice race in her and black type is definitely her target. We have done the right thing by her long term and Lance has done a great job with her." You can view a reply of her trial by following the link and then clicking on heat 9. -  Waipa Trials - Heat 9

Vermair Racing are also offering shares in a yearling filly by Shocking, who sired his first winner with a 2yo from his first crop winning in Australia last week. The ownership group in the filly on offer already includes Black Caps legends Dan Vettori and Vermair director Brendon McCullum.

"She's a lovely filly that we secured for a bargain price, she is a half sister to a stakes winner and is currently being broken in. Reports so far have been glowing and with the ownership group developing the way it is we will certainly have some fun with her" There are only a couple of shares remaining and details can be found on the Vermair Racing website,