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The second year of the £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus scheme has attracted an impressive 425 entries, all of which stand to win a £25,000 bonus should they win one of approximately 300 qualifying Maiden and Novice two year old races in Britain and Ireland.

Year one of the lucrative Book 1 Bonus scheme saw a massive £1,050,000 in bonuses distributed to the owners of 42 maiden and novice winners in Britain and Ireland, the first of which was won by the Ed Dunlop trained GLOBAL APPLAUSE. Reflecting on the impact of the Book 1 Bonus, Dunlop said;

“GLOBAL APPLAUSE’s owner Johnny Hon bought one yearling at October Book 1 in 2015. He won over £30,000 for winning his maiden and because of the Bonus specifically targeted Book 1 last year. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: the Book 1 Bonus is a fantastic incentive."

The 425 entries represent 86% of lots offered at the 2016 renewal of Europe’s premier yearling sale and there will be a total of approximately 300 qualifying two year old maiden and novice races in Britain and Ireland.

Commenting on the number of entries for the £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;

“We were confident that the £25,000 October Book 1 Bonus would quickly capture the imagination of owners and trainers and the huge number of entries reflects the overwhelmingly positive response to the scheme. 86% of lots offered at last year’s October Book 1 have entered and each one of them stands to win from around £30,000 up to as much as £70,000 for winning a qualifying Maiden or Novice race. A key part of the scheme’s popularity is that it rewards owners at every level of the market. 21 of last year’s 42 Book 1 Bonus winners were purchased for 100,000 guineas or less and 13 of those were bought for between 28,000 and 50,000 guineas." 

Expanding further on the £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus scheme, Mahony added;

“Owners and trainers should note that owing to more changes made in February by the BHA to the two year old Flat Novice and Maiden race programme we have, by necessity, made amendments to the original conditions outlined in the catalogue for Book 1 of the 2016 October Yearling Sale. Almost certainly the number of Book 1 Bonus eligible races will increase as a result of the BHA changes, but it is important that participants are aware of the amendments and the full conditions are on our website,  The start of the turf Flat season is not far away and we are enormously looking forward to another year of rich rewards for owners who bought at Book 1of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale."

Full details of the 425 entries in the £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus Scheme, as well as the qualifying races, can be found on the Tattersalls website.


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