Victor and Lila Peters purchased the Moorooduc property on the Mornington Peninsula in the early 1960's and named it after their first racehorse Fulmen. Fulmen had a successful racing career winning a total of 8 stakes races including the Adelaide and Brisbane Cups in 1967. Fulmen retired to Fulmen Park and spent the remainder of his years there.
Originally Fulmen Park was purchased by Victor and Lila Peters solely to agist their own racehorses. During that time they went on to have many more successful racehorses, the most famous being Taj Rossi who in 1973 won the Cox Plate, Victoria Derby, George Adams (now Emirates Stakes), Sandown Guineas, Ascot Vale Stakes and the Moonee Valley Stakes. Taj Rossi went on to stand at stud at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky (USA) before returning to Australia to stand at Tarunga Stud in Scone (NSW). Taj Rossi's Australian progeny went on to win 14 stakes races, including two Group 1 races.
In the early 1980's Lee Powell took on the position of manager of Fulmen Park. By the early 1990's Lee had persuaded Victor and Lila Peters to convert Fulmen Park into a commercial thoroughbred agistment establishment. The business grew rapidly as Lee established a reputation for excellence throughout the thoroughbred industry. Fulmen Park has always maintained an outstanding quality of care which is demonstrated by the exceptional condition of horses when they leave.
Victor Peters died in 1997 and the overall management of Fulmen Park was taken over by his daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Bryan Gurry. The Gurry family has also been very involved in racing for many years.
‘Fulmen‘ with Victor Peters (Left) and breeder Seaton Otway (Right).
‘Taj Rossi‘ winning the 1973 VRC Victoria Derby G1 with Roy Higgins onboard and led in by Lila & Vic Peters.