Ilka, a practising vet, was an assistant trainer in the US and apprentice jockey in Germany prior to graduating from vet school in 2009. She gained invaluable experience 'breaking' youngstock when working under Monty Roberts. After having completed an internship in equine diagnostics imaging she gives our sales consulting profound 'insight'.
[Pictured at her yard with the bay filly All Dolled Up at the heart of the syndicate Ilka showed off a stunning dress and jacket from Newmarket ladies fashion boutique Martha V and bespoke jewellery from Cambridge jeweller Cellini. Ilka's Luis Civit outfit from Martha V (perfect for a Ladies Day at £642) was enhanced by a beautiful Cellini pendant comprising an 18 carat gold diamond-set loop with freshwater pearl and 18 carat white Franco gold chain (collectively valued at £2,445) plus a bracelet with two rows of freshwater pearls and 18 carat white gold box clasp priced at £1,675]
Ladies' Only Racing Syndicate
A Passport to the Parade Ring
Discerning ladies with a yen for the parade ring are invited to join Newmarket's first ladies' racing syndicate - complete with a flying filly running in the silks of their choice.
That's the offer from dynamic lady trainer Ilka Gansera-Leveque.
At the heart of Ilka's syndicate offer is All Dolled Up, a beautiful bay filly with a star on her forehead by Group One and classic winning miler Aussie Rules, a breeding line with huge flat race winning potential.
"Imagine standing in the paddock on Ladies Day in your finest clothes, watching your very own racehorse get ready to run in your own special colours," says Ilka, who sent out two winners with her first two runners when she started training in August 2012. "Imagine hearing the commentator calling out a name you have chosen and just enjoying a great day out with friends. I can promise a serious amount of fun."
Syndicate members can visit Ilka's training yard, go up onto Newmarket's historic gallops to see the filly work, enjoy lunch at the Jockey Club rooms afterwards and have something very different to share with friends.
There are other bonuses such as discounted organised visits to Newmarket’s world famous National Horse Racing Museum and the National Stud and spa treatment at the Bedford Lodge Hotel.
And the price for this unrivalled passport to the parade ring? Just £95 per share per month, with 20 shares available, said fee to cover / include all daily costs for training, supplements, heath fees, farrier, vet and medications.
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Ilka has secured All Dolled Up for a two year lease from her breeder and concludes: "She is from a dam line I know well from my native Germany. I have high hopes for her." Ilka successfully completed her British Trainer's Course in 2012.
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