Two hugely important deadlines are looming on Tuesday, September 30th. It is the deadline for nominating fillies to the next ITBA NH Fillies Scheme and owners/breeders of fillies should contact the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association (045-877543 or www.itba.ie) before then. Fillies must be unraced under rules of racing and be three years or older. Bonuses of up to €15,000 can be earned by a filly. The fee for a non-sales filly is €200 and for a sales filly €150, and is a one-off payment.