Peach Melba, the headline horse from this years’ EBF Breeders’ Fillies Series, has been retired to commence her stud career at Mickley Stud. The daughter of Dream Ahead has been the model of consistency, only finishing out of the placings once in her 15 starts this season and winning five times, including a Listed win in the Grosser Preis des Gestut Haus Zoppenbroich in Hannover.
Enable makes history at the Breeders’ Cup
Enable made history at the Breeders Cup on Saturday when she became the first horse to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Breeders’ Cup Turf in the same year, going where the likes of Dancing Brave, Sakhee, Golden Horn and Found could not.
Just three weeks after her memorable second win in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the four year old filly saw off fellow European filly Magical to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf by three-quarters of a length. The race was only her third of the season following an injury which put her on the sidelines for most the flat season, making her win even more impressive.
The daughter of Nathaniel, who was bred by Juddmonte Farms has become the Queen of Eupoean racing after winning the Oaks, Irish Oaks, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and winning the Arc in both 2017 and 2018.
After the race, John Gosden commented
“She was wonderful. She had a hard race and as usual she showed enormous courage to go and win. I’m just delighted for her owner and breeder, Prince Khalid, who is such a great supporter of the Breeders’ Cup.”
In 2015 the British Horseracing Authority conducted a review into the fillies and mares race programme in Great Britain to better understand the profile of fillies in training, the race opportunities available to them and their ability to compete with colts over the last decade.