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.
Lets Hear it for the Girls!
What a great season for the fillies! With so many memorable moments including ENABLE being awarded the Cartier Horse of the Year, WINX extending her unbeaten record to 22 races and the average price of fillies increasing from 2016 at every yearling sale held in the UK.
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.