Armidale bred Need A Queen today become First Season sire Needs Further 4th individual winner at Launceston.
After starting well, Need A Queen found the lead from her inside barrier. She was headed by Wordsmith filly My Biddy at the top of the straight but found plenty under the riding of apprentice Chris Graham to win by a nose.
She is trained by John Blacker at Longford.
Need A Queen is from the wonderful producing mare Queens Own who also produced former star Tasmanian mare Lady Lynette.
Needs Further has produced from his first crop winners Pateena Arena (dual listed winner), II Regalo, Jubilance and today Need A Queen.
Needs Further now moves to 3rd on the Leading Australia 1st Season Sires by Wins for 2016-17 Season with seven wins.
He stands for $5,500 in 2017.