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Yearlings @ Goffs

What they're saying about the Yearling Bonus



"This is another example of the bloodstock industry working together in these challenging times and I've little doubt that it will be of great benefit at the sales this autumn. We're very supportive of the bonus at Goffs and DBS, and look forward to launching it at the DBS St Leger Sale.

"In particular, I hope the bonus will persuade pinhookers buying for the breeze-ups that there is no need to travel across the Atlantic to buy horses."
Henry Beeby, chief executive of Goffs and managing director of DBS

"This is an excellent initiative which will boost interest in the yearlings that are nominated for the bonus. It should be a win-win scheme for vendors and purchasers alike. The Racing Post is delighted to lend its support to what is a great example of self-help by the bloodstock industry.

"Prize-money levels determine the degree to which the average owner can afford to buy a horse. Anyone buying a yearling nominated to the scheme will know that their chances of earning a fair return have been increased."
Alan Byrne, chief executive and editor in chief, Racing Post

Philip Freedman

"We're extremely grateful to the various bodies which have helped financially to get this scheme to where it is today.

"It shows an enormous amount of goodwill from all parties in England and Ireland, and great determination to help owners who will be buying later this year and vendors who will have yearlings to sell."
Philip Freedman, chairman, Racing Post Yearling Bonus

"It is a very positive development and we'll certainly offer what support we can through ITM and our own race planning area.The general consensus is that the breeze-up bonus achieved its objectives and I applaud those who were involved in getting the Racing Post Yearling Bonus off the ground."
Brian Kavanagh, chief executive, Horse Racing Ireland






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