A new £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus has been unveiled by Tattersalls ahead of its Craven Breeze-Up Sale in Newmarket.
Two-year-olds bought at this year’s sale on April 12-14 are in line to win bonuses of £125,000 should they become the first graduate to go on to win any of the six juvenile races at the Royal meeting and/or any of the 15 European Group 1 races open to two-year-olds, including the all-age Nunthorpe Stakes at York and Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp.
A share of £100,000 will be paid to the winning owner while the vendor will receive £25,000.
The bonus will run alongside the popular £15,000 Craven Breeze-Up Bonus scheme.
Commenting on the new £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
“The new £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus reinforces our commitment not only to the flagship Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale, but also to rewarding owners in as many innovative ways as we can. The £15,000 Craven Breeze Up Bonus immediately captured the imagination of owners and trainers and the new £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus further enhances the appeal of a sale which annually produces a consistent flow of high class precocious Royal Ascot two-year-olds as well as Group 1 performers throughout the year. The multiple bonuses will reward numerous owners and in addition, the prospect of an owner winning a £15,000 Craven Breeze Up Bonus, followed by the £125,000 Royal Ascot Bonus and ultimately the £125,000 Group 1 Bonus is also very real.”
Endorsing the new £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus, trainer Richard Hannon added;
“We have bought some serious two-year-olds from the Craven Breeze Up with Peter and Ross Doyle over the years and the combination of the new £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus with the £15,000 Craven Breeze Up Bonus will make it a compelling prospect for our owners. Mehmas springs to mind, although we will have to do better this time. He finished second in the Coventry at Royal Ascot, second in the Group 1 National Stakes and third in the Group 1 Middle Park!”