British EBF Breeders' Series Returns


14 May 2018

The British EBF Breeders’ Series of Fillies’ Handicaps kicked off its third year on Saturday 12th May 2018 at Ascot with the EBF “Breeders’ Series” Fillies’ Handicap Stakes.

Traditionally the first race of the series this Class 2 contest over a mile is the most valuable lead up race at £45,000 bar the program’s culmination at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile on 6th October where each of the four finales are worth £50,000.

This group of races was masterminded by the BHA for the 2016 season to provide progressive opportunities for three-year-old and up fillies that fall just under Listed Class.  With over £300,000 of British EBF investment, the 20-race series is now worth in excess of £625,000 for the 2018 flat season with distance categories ranging from six to 12 furlongs.

Inevitably, the races have provided stepping-stones for some fillies to black type performances. The 2017 series produced EARTHA KITT (Pivotal) who won her EBF Breeders’ Series handicap at York in June easily before moving on to run third in the Gr.3 Summer Stakes at the same track and win the Listed EBF Boadicea Stakes at Newmarket at the end of the season.  MELODIC MOTION (Nathaniel) won her EBF Breeders’ Series Handicap at Goodwood in May; she went on to be runner up in the Gr.2 Park Hill Stakes during Doncaster’s St Leger Festival.

Other notable graduates of the 2017 series include Listed winners TITI MAKFI (Makfi), BILLESDON BESS (Dick Turpin) and TISBUTADREAM (Dream Ahead).

Further races in the British EBF Breeders’ Series 2018:

12 May 2018Ascot28f£45,000
19 May 2018Doncaster310f£20,000
20 May 2018Ripon36f£20,000
24 May 2018Goodwood312f£20,000
15 June 2018York26f£30,000
29 June 2018Chester310f£20,000
13 July 2018Ascot312f£20,000
20 July 2018Newmarket36f£20,000
21 July 2018Newbury28f£30,000
01 August 2018Goodwood210f£30,000
16 August 2018Sailsbury212f£30,000
01 September 2018Lingfield38f£20,000
08 September 2018Haydock210f£30,000
08 September 2018Ascot28f£30,000
12 September 2018Doncaster 212f£30,000
20 September 2018Pontefract26f£30,000
06 October 2018Newmarket26f£50,000
06 October 2018Newmarket210f£50,000
06 October 2018Newmarket28f£50,000
06 October 2018Newmarket212f£50,000

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