October 9, 2017 |
Three-year-old filly Peach Melba won the TBA £25,000 Bonus at the finale of the 2017 EBF Breeders’ Fillies Series on Saturday afternoon at Newmarket Racecourse.
The home-bred daughter of Dream Ahead secured the bonus when landing the mile handicap at the Suffolk track – having previously qualified through her win in a series’ race at Lingfield Park in August.
Lowther Racing, who own and bred Peach Melba, now have £25,000 to spend on a stallion nomination in either the 2018 or 2019 breeding season (subject to terms & conditions).
Trainer Mark Johnston commented after the race: “The owners are breeders and they were actually thinking of retiring the filly in the middle of the season. I said well let’s not retire her until she stops earning her keep which she did very nicely today and she has also earned her place with a really nice stallion in the next year and that couldn’t have been better. She really deserves it as she is a decent filly, a model of consistency and I am sure she will make a great broodmare.”