Husson filly launches Queensland Fillies Incentive

Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland has announced Miss Husson is the first winner of the Queensland Fillies Sales Bonus Incentive.

Miss Husson, a daughter of Vinery sire Husson (Arg), took out the $85,000 Andrew Bensley QTIS 3YO Hcp (2020m) at Doomben on Saturday.  Her connections collected $56,500 thanks to the QTIS bonus, as well as the newly introduced $5,000 Queensland Fillies Sales Bonus Incentive (QFSBI).

Miss Husson has really hit her straps this season.  Her prizemoney is edging towards the $100,000 mark and trainer Bruce Hill is thrilled with the $5,000 credit the filly collected on Saturday.

“Most of my horses come from the March QTIS sale so this is just fantastic,” Hill said.  “QTIS is a great scheme, we definitely need it and the Fillies Bonus Incentive will just be another big help for the industry here.”

Hill is looking forward to selecting a nice Queensland filly to add to his stable.  “I’ve had a quite a bit of luck with Queensland bred fillies, I find them competitive and they win races so this is a nice little Christmas bonus.”

Scott Darby also received a $5,000 sale credit as the majority owner of Celestial Dragon.

Celestial Dragon made it back to back wins when he took out the $85,000 QTIS Racing Retro 2YO Hcp (1110m) at Doomben on Saturday.  “I will definitely take up that prize,” Darby said.  “It’s a sensational bonus for me as I have more success with fillies than colts and I think the QTIS sale is fantastic.

“I’m always very active at the March sale and I think this Fillies Bonus is just another great initiative that will add to its appeal.”

Celestial Dragon is by Lyndhurst Stud dtallion Hidden Dragon and his owners have now collected over $113,000 in prizemoney.  He is undefeated after two starts and will line up in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic.

TBQA President Basil Nolan congratulated both winners and said here are still plenty of chances to win a Fillies Bonus before the big Magic Millions Carnival.

There are 11 Fillies Sales Bonus Incentive races scheduled between now and January 10 and a further 9 QFSBI races to be held until the end of January.

The $125,000 Queensland Fillies Sales Bonus Incentive is a partnership between the TBQA, Racing Queensland and Magic Millions and is designed to encourage buyers to purchase a filly at the Magic Millions March QTIS Sale.