2013 Bay Horse
FOUR STARZZZ SHARK – SLIP SLOP SLAP – PERFECT ART
1:48.8 – $529,710
2018 Victorian Horse of the Year
2013 Bay Horse – 16 Hands
Pay on 42 day positive test **Colonial Stallion Rebate of $500 Eligible: NSW Breeders Challenge, Breeders Crown, Bathurst Gold Crown, True Blue Bonus (Owner) & NSW Breeders Challenge Bonuses (Owner & Breeder), Vicbred*, QBred*, WABred*, TASBred* & Southern Cross*. ( * please check full eligibility conditions with respective states). NSW FOALS ELIGIBLE FOR $9,500 & OTHER FOALS $6,500 IN BONUSES PLUS PRIZEMONEY (for 1st win in NSW)
A powerful bay horse, Jilliby Kung Fu is the fastest son of former champion pacer Four Starzzz Shark (1:47.8) Four Starzzz Shark who has also sired the likes of Lennytheshark (1:49.2), the Horse of the Year and Grand Circuit champion, and the millionaire mare Frith. On his dam’s side Jilliby Kung Fu comes from a family which has made a real impact on the Australian breeding scene. His dam Slip Slop Slap has left eight winners from nine foals of racing age including six in 2:00 or better and progeny earnings of $840,000.
By Perfect Art, Slip Slop Slap is a half-sister to the Victoria Gold Chalice winner Lombo Mondoluce 2:00.4 ($145,675), being out of the top racemare and Oaks winner Slaps 2:00.2 ($142,344), by Tuapeka Knight from the American-bred mare Tabella Ace, the dam of three $100,000 earners including Riwaka Rocket (1:56). This is the family of the champion racemare Jadah Rose (1:49.6) and the top pacers Guaranteed and Pacifico Dream.
Jilliby Kung Fu had only 34 starts as a two, three and four-year-old, winning 16 times and being 12 times placed and running up a stake score of $529,710 – an average of $15,580 per start. But for his injury in a paddock accident as a five-year-old, there would have been no doubt that Jilliby Kung Fu would have been one of the stars of Grand Circuit racing.
Jilliby Kung Fu, who commenced his career as a two-year-old in the 2015/16 season, won five races that term including the Group 2 $50,000 APG Consolation Final in a 1:55.6 rate and a heat and semi-final of the Vicbred Super Series. As a three-year-old he won the Group 1 $120,000 Vicbred Final in 1:55 and was beaten a head by Our Little General when runner-up in the $190,000 Breeders Crown Final and second in a Victoria Derby heat.
Jilliby Kung Fu was the top stake earning four-year-old of 2018 racing against a vintage crop. Among his five successes at four were the $200,000 Chariots Of Fire, defeating Let It Ride and Atomic Red in a race equalling record 1:48.8, the $100,000 Victorian 4YO Bonanza after sitting parked throughout in 1:51.9 and a semi-final of the Vicbred Super Series. He also finished a head second in 1:46.9 to My Field Marshal in the fastest ever Miracle Mile as a 4YO.
As 2yo won cons Australian Pacing Gold (Gr.2), ht & semi Vicbred Super Series (4th in final (Gr.1)), Ballarat Rising Star; 2nd Vic Sapling Stakes; 3rd Vic Premiere Stakes, Vic Youthful Stakes. As 3yo won ht & final Vicbred Super Series (Gr.1); 2nd Australasian Breeders Crown (Gr.1); 3rd Vic The Graduate. As 4yo won NSW Chariots Of Fire (Gr.1), Vic Bonanza (Gr.1), semi Vicbred Super Series; 2nd NSW Miracle Mile (Gr.1), Vicbred Super Series (Gr.1)
The ULTIMATE crosses for Jilliby Kung Fu are:
Dams by For A Reason, Aces N Sevens, Bettors Delight, Blissfull Hall, Cammibest, Famous Forever, Hurrikane Kingcole, Ifihadyourluck, Major In Art, Million Dollar Cam, Passmaster Hanover, Santanna Blue Chip, Village Jolt & Washington VC Grand Dams by Art Major, Cams Card Chark, Perfect Art, Astreos, Cambest, Dream Away, Fake Left, Modern Art, Presidential Ball & Sportswriter.
Dams with the above and following stallions and dams in their pedigrees: Cam Fella, On The Road Again, Artsplace, Tuapeka Knight, Most Happy Fella, BGS Bunny, Abercrombie, Nihilator, Rodine Hanover & Smooth Fella.
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