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A second yearling bonus cheque for Bilko Pak's owners


Second yearling bonus for Middleham Park

THE Middleham Park racing syndicates became the first owners to land a second Racing Post Yearling Bonus thanks to Bilko Pak's victory at Windsor yesterday, which was a fourth bonus win for trainer Richard Hannon and agent Peter Doyle.

Middleham Park also collected a £10,000 bonus when Jamesway, trained by Richard Fahey, won at Southwell last month, and its syndicate head Tim Palin said after last night's success: "We knew that both the yearling and breeze-up bonuses would entice new owners into Middle Park Racing and so it has proved.

Bilko Park cost us €25,000 as a yearling (bought at Goffs, consigned by Coneen Stud) and we have just won £13,480 (including the winner's prize-money) so we have gone a long way to covering that. We are using the bonus culture to spend a little bit more on our horses than we would otherwise."

Palin added that the £5,000 Racing Post Breeze-Up bonus on offer to winning graduates of the major breeze-up sales had prompted him to form a 'Richard Fahey Breeze-Up syndicate' to buy at this year's remaining juvenile sales, starting at Doncaster tomorrow." We may also start a similar syndicate for Richard Hannon," he said.

Middleham Park , which also owns jumps horses including Grand National fancy Backstage, was the second owner  to win a breeze-up bonus last year when Novay Essjay won at Ripon in May. This year an eligible two-year-old can win up to two breeze-up bonuses, each worth £5,000.




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