OWNERS of fillies or mares that race in Friday's Queen Of The Valley Matchmaker at Muswellbrook will have access to the most exciting list of stallions ever offered for the event.
Widden Stud, Vinery Stud and Kingstar Farm have all offered nominations to some of their standing stallions for 2020 with the first three placegetters in the race able to access the list on a "first past the post" allocation.
"This concept has been available for many years at Muswellbrook Race Club and has always proven to be very popular," general manager Duane Dowell said.
"The winning connections will get the first choice, then second place the next pick and so on.
"The small change this year is that some studs have offered multiple choices for their allocation so there is an even greater selection."
The stallions on offer include Unite And Conquer, Bull Point or Lord Of The Sky (Kingstar), Star Turn (Vinery) and Supido, Stratum Star, Your Song or Outreach (Widden).
The feature race is a Benchmark 66 Handicap over 1280m for fillies and mares.
Last year's winner was the Kim Waugh-trained Belle de Vega.
Several local trainers have nominated for the race with Troy O'Neile nominating Cassy's Sister, Geoff O'Brien Snipex Abaa and Cody Morgan The First Day of May.
- Due to the recent rainfall the state of Quirindi racetrack has been deemed as unsuitable for racing. And with a lack of suitable alternative venues around the Hunter & North West region, the decision has been made to abandon Tuesday's Quirindi race meeting.