|The Australian Easter
Yearling Sale in Sydney next month has been dealt a blow after the decision of Bhima's
Geoff and Beryl White to withdraw their seven well bred yearlings.
William Inglis & Son's Marketing Manager Melissa O'Gorman said
last night that the White's made a decision a few weeks ago to withdraw their draft.
"We were told of their decision about three weeks
ago," O'Gorman told Cyberhorse.
"It is a shame as there were some well bred horses in
their draft this year," she said referring to a group by leading sires Danehill,
Woodman, Marscay, Thunder Gulch and Danzero.
"The White's have decided they wanted to retain their
horses and race them themselves."
"I guess the fact it's the last crop of Marscay could
also be a major factor," O'Gorman added.
Bhima's Greg White, the son of Geoff and Beryl, said a
decision was made a couple of months ago.
"It was the day before Yippyio was put down,"
A major reason behind the decision was the fact that the
connections of the horses were keen to race their horses.
"Mum and Dad as well as Jack (Denham, the White's
trainer) are all in their 70s now and we have experience a bit of a lean trot in the past
few seasons and for the time being we will be retaining the horses," White said.
"It's also the last crop of Marscay and we have
decided to keep seven youngsters by him as well."
"Let's just hope we are able to fill the void left by
three good horses which we've lost in the last couple of months," White said.
Bhima had planned to sell a select draft which included a
full sister to Danglissa, a Thunder Gulch colt from Triscay (making him a half to La
Baraka), a Danehill colt and the Marscay half brother to Dandify and Manner Hill from the
brilliant mare Mannerism.