More than 4,000 yearlings had been registered for the Plus 10 bonus scheme to the end of June, marking year-on-year growth of 17%. When these yearlings commence racing in 2016, £10,000/€12,500 Plus 10 bonuses will feature on approximately 550 two and three-year-old races in Britain and Ireland.

Already, owners and breeders of Plus 10-qualified two-year-olds have claimed £1.25 million in bonus prize-money. This has been spread across 84 different owners. With yearling registration now closed for 2014 foals, breeders are encouraged to turn their attention to the 2015 foal crop, ensuring eligible foals are registered by August 31.

British and Irish breeders who wish for their foal to be a part of Plus 10 must pay the foal registration of £150/€187.50 by that date by completing a registration form downloadable from

Plus 10 Committee Chairman, Julian Richmond-Watson, said: “We brought forward the registration deadline for foals and yearlings in 2015 to ensure all Plus 10 horses sold in the ring will be flagged as such, which will provide significant advantages to buyers chasing future bonus winners and ensuring breeders receive a quick return on their investment into the scheme.”