Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus Scheme Celebrates 200th Winner & £5,000,000 in Bonus Prize Money

The Kevin Ryan-trained DARVEL winning the 200th £25,000 October Book 1 Bonus
The Kevin Ryan-trained DARVEL winning the 200th £25,000 October Book 1 Bonus

The Kevin Ryan trained DARVEL’s impressive win in the 6 furlong Novice Stakes at Ayr was also a significant milestone as the colt became the 200th winner of a £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus. The immensely popular scheme has now paid out a remarkable £5,000,000 in bonus prize money to owners of yearlings purchased at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and trainer Kevin Ryan was quick to applaud the scheme saying;

“DARVEL was very professional today and is another smart October Book 1 horse for Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum. Our owners love the Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonuses for obvious reasons and it is the yearling sale we specifically target. We have now won eight £25,000 bonuses, and we will be back at Book 1 in October looking for more.”

GLOBAL APPLAUSE, the first ever £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus winner in 2016, was purchased for 78,000 guineas and set the tone for much of the success that has followed, with owners at every level of the market being richly rewarded. Of the two hundred Book 1 Bonus winners, more than half have been purchased for less than 150,000 guineas and 31 for 50,000 guineas or under, while successful owners have included syndicates such as Alpha Racing, Chelsea Thoroughbreds, Heart of the South Racing, Highclere Thoroughbreds, Kennett Valley Thoroughbreds, Middleham Park Racing, Nick Bradley Racing and Thurloe Thoroughbreds.

The £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus has also developed an illustrious roll of honour in its short history, including Group 1 winners FAIRYLAND, JAPAN, LINE OF DUTY and PALACE PIER. The fourteen winners so far in 2020, led by the exciting Listed winners FRENETIC and UBETTABELIEVEIT and the Group 2 Coventry Stakes runner-up QAADER, look certain to add to the list of top-class performers.

Commenting on the success of the £25,000 October Book 1 Bonus Scheme, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented:

“Two hundred winners and £5,000,000 in extra prize money is quite a milestone and we would like to congratulate every single winner of a £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus. Never have opportunities to win significant prize money been more important to owners in Britain and Ireland and we look forward to welcoming them all back to Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale this Autumn."