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All owner/vendors payments to maintain eligibility to the Racing Post Yealring Bonus must be made by December 15, 2009



Maintaining eligibility - December 15 deadline

IN ORDER to maintain eligibility for the Racing Post Yearling Bonus scheme, all owners' payments of £250/€285 must be made by December 15, 2009.

Racing Post Yearling Bonus Logo   PICTURE: Racing Post 

Why you should maintain eligibility

Due to the massive support of vendors, approximately 4,190 yearlings -85 per cent of those that were offered at public auction this year - were initially made eligible for the scheme, meaning that a total prize fund of £2.6million is expected. 

Therefore, at least 150 maidens in Britain, 50 in Ireland and another 50 worldwide will carry a £10,000 bonus to the winner.

The 'bonus maidens' will be split proportionately over all distance categories and classes while another ten per cent of the British and Ireland allocation will be attached to three-year-old maidens in 2011.

As any trainer will tell you, you have to be in it to win it, so please don't miss out and keep your purchased yearling eligible.

How to maintain eligibility
It is very easy to keep your yearling eligible. Simply complete

the owner form which can be downloaded to the left and instruct Weatherbys UK to deduct £250/€285 per yearling from your Weatherbys bank account (or complete the electronic transfer of funds/send a cheque).


All enquiries can be made by emailing scheme co-ordinator Kerry Murphy on

To check for eligibilty
Over 85 per cent of yearlings purchased at a sale since August 1, 2009, in Britain and Ireland were initially made eligible for the Bonus Scheme.

If their catalogue page is showing the Racing Post Yearling Bonus Scheme logo they are eligible, unless announced otherwise at the time of the sale.

In addition, some late registrations were made subsequent to catalogues going to print - so if you want to check whether your yearling is eligible for the scheme contact Kerry Murphy on the email address above or call Weatherbys racing division on (+44) 01933 440077.

A list of bonus maidens will be available shortly.





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