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Six Saturday yearling bonus payouts

THERE were six Racing Post Yearling Bonus winners on Saturday, each netting their owners £10,000 for their maiden race wins.

King Ferdinand got the ball rolling at Chester when the
three-year-old won a three-year-old 6f maiden at 2.25pm.

He was sold by Catridge Farm Stud to Will Edmeades for £40,000 at the DBS Premier Yearling sale. He is owned by Thurloe Thoroughbred XXVII and trained by Andrew Balding.

Also at Chester, Moonville overturned hotpot Tortoni to scoop the bonus on his second start. The son of Clodovil was a £22,000 buy at the same sale and is trained by Richard Fahey.

At Goodwood, Dick Turpin's owner John Manley collected the bonus when Trumpet Major won the EBF-sponsored juvenile maiden.

Like Dick Turpin, he is by Arakan, and cost €20,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling sale. He was bred by John Cullinan and bought through agent Peter Doyle.

York winner Brocklebank is a son of Diamond Green from his second crop, conceived at Ballyhane Stud in Ireland, also home of Arakan. Brocklebank was sold by Grove Stud to Stephen Hillen for €10,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling sale.

At Newbury's evening meeting, Poetic Dancer, a daughter of Byron, earned more than her sales price when adding £10,000 to the £2,914.20 in prize-money. She cost just 5,000gns as a yearling at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling sale when offered by Trickledown Stud.

Finally, Foxtrot Hotel, also at Newbury repeated the trick for the Foxtrot Racing Partnership VI. Trained by Peter Winkworth, the Majestic Missile gelding was bred by Camogue Stud and cost Highflyer Bloodstock 11,000gns at Tattersalls October Book 3.




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