Bonnington: A super series that has whet our appetites

19 September 2023
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The defining feature of futurity series like the Vicbred, which was staged at Melton Park on Saturday night, is that they fortify hope in the future.

There’s certainly an argument, a powerful argument, that the preponderance of prizemoney funnelled toward age-restricted racing warps our priorities in fundamental ways.

Indeed, it often feels like the "college" version of racing has superseded its "NBA" equivalent.

On the flipside, however, massive Group 1 programmes like the Super Series and Breeders Crown also serve to whet our appetites for what may lie ahead.

Essentially, the Vicbred serves two purposes.

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