Poet's Prince (GB)
- Western House Novice Auction Stks, Ayr
The Mark Johnston-trained POET’S PRINCE became the 56th winner of a £25,000 October Book 1 Bonus when taking out the Western House Novice Auction Stakes at Ayr and collecting a total of £29,269 when prize money of £4,269 is added. POET’S PRINCE was purchased at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale for just 28,000 guineas by Mark Johnston Racing from the draft of Houghton Bloodstock. He is the second £25,000 Book 1 Bonus winner for trainer Johnston this year following on from NYALETI, who was subsequently second in the Group 2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes. Johnston has now won four £25,000 Book 1 Bonus races since the scheme’s inception last year. POET’S PRINCE is a son of POET’S VOICE out of the multiple Listed winning sprinter PALACE AFFAIR who remarkably has had two £25,000 Book 1 Bonus winners, with POET’S VOICE’S own-sister POET’S PRINCESS winning one last year. The Tattersalls October £25,000 Book 1 Bonus is only for horses bought at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, that takes place from October 3 - 5.