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Golden Bonus won

CARLOS Laffon-Parias became the first lucky buyer eligible for the €10,000 Newsells Golden Bonus when his golden ticket was drawn out of the hat on Wednesday following last week's Arqana August Sale.

Potential buyers were sent a golden ticket by the Royston-based operation three weeks ago, which, if they go on to buy one of the stud's yearlings, makes them eligible to win a €10,000 bonus.

Laffon-Parias' purchase was lot 70, a Monsun half-sister to Prix du Jockey-Club runner-up Best Name for whom he paid €450,000. She will go on to earn an extra €10,000 for her connections should she go on to win a qualifying race for the Racing Post Bonus Scheme or a ‘Class B' race in France.

"I really hope that Carlos succeeds in winning our Golden Bonus," said Julian Dollar, general manager of Newsells Park Stud. "The Monsun filly he purchased was lovely, is bred on a very successful cross and is of course a half sister to the very talented Best Name, so he has a great chance."

He added: "I would like to thank him as well as Jeremy Brummit, John Ferguson, Demi O'Byrne, Angus Gold, Ghislain Bozo, Cedric Boutin and Paul Nataf, who purchased our other horses, as well as those others that bid on our horses without success."

Topped by a daughter of Kingmambo who was knocked down for €600,000 to John Ferguson, Newsells Park ended the Arqana August Sale as the leading British vendor byaverage with four or more sold, selling nine of 12 yearlings offered for a total of €2,257,000 and average of €250,778.

Next week's DBS St Leger Sale, where Newsells Park will consign seven yearlings, offers the nextchance to become eligible for the Golden Bonus.

Buyers are reminded to bring their golden ticket or register their interest with Newsells at the sales when viewing the stud's consignment for a chance to become eligible for the bonus.

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