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All eyes on The Curragh as Post Bonus returns

SEVEN horses set to run at the Curragh on Sunday could land their connections the first Racing Post Yearling Bonus payout of 2011.

The self-help initiative by vendors and sales companies offers a £10,000 windfall on top of prize-money to eligible horses bought at yearling sales in Britain and Ireland.

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Half of the field for this year's first two-year-old race in Britain and Ireland, the Tally Ho Stud European Breeders Fund Maiden, are eligible for the bonus. They are Lost City, a Richard Fahey-trained son of Elusive City owned by Sir Alex Ferguson and Jack Hanson; Pinkisthecolour, a Kevin Prendergast-trained and owned daughter of first-season sire Red Clubs; and Tough As Nails, the son of another freshman sire in Dark Angel and trained by Michael Mulvany for his father Larry.

Later on the card new ground could be broken when four of the 20 entries for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden over 1m compete to become the first ever three-year-old winner of the Yearling Bonus. So that slower-maturinghorses were not excluded from the first year's scheme, around 10 per cent
of the bonus races were to be for three-year-old maidens this season.

The four three-year-olds going for the bonus are Hisabaat, Revolutionary Road, Seavelvet and Via Del Corso.

Visit yearlingbonus.com for all the latest news and information on the scheme.

 

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