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.
Homebred filly, BILLESDON BROOK makes history in the 1,000 Guineas
The first classic of the year for fillies, the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas will for many prove to be the most memorable, with Billesdon Brook becoming the highest priced winner in the history of the race.
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.