Tattersalls Renews £250,000 Tattersalls Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus for Craven Breeze Up Sale
Owners of two-year-olds bought at the 2024 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale will once again be rewarded with the lucrative £250,000 Tattersalls Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus, which has been won by outstanding Group 1 winning two-year-olds VANDEEK and NATIVE TRAIL since its inception.
The £250,000 Tattersalls Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus will offer a £125,000 bonus for the first Craven Breeze Up winner of any of the six two-year-old races at this year’s Royal Meeting, with £100,000 being paid to the owner and £25,000 to the vendor of the horse. An additional £125,000 bonus, with the same £100,000/£25,000 split, will also be paid to the first Craven Breeze Up winner of any of the 15 European Group 1 races open to two-year-olds, including the all-age Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York and the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp.
The bonus was won in 2023 by VANDEEK, the 625,000 guineas co-sale topper at last year’s Craven Breeze Up Sale when offered by Glending Stables. Unbeaten in four starts for KHK Racing and Simon & Ed Crisford, the striking son of HAVANA GREY followed up his win in the Group 1 Prix Morny with a two and a quarter length romp in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes to be crowned the highest rated two-year-old trained in Britain.
The Craven Breeze Up Sale has produced the highest rated British trained two-year-old in two of the last three years, with VANDEEK following in the footsteps of European Champion Two-Year-Old NATIVE TRAIL who won the inaugural £125,000 Tattersalls Craven Group 1 Bonus in 2021. The Charlie Appleby-trained colt was a 210,000 guineas purchase by Godolphin from Oak Tree Farm at the 2021 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale and went on to claim a Classic victory in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas, before retiring to Godolphin’s Kildangan Stud.
Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented:
“The £250,000 Tattersalls Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus reinforces our commitment to rewarding owners with multiple bonuses in addition to our ever popular £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus, which has seen more than £8 million in bonus prize money paid to owners since the scheme’s inception. That the Craven Group 1 Bonus has been won twice in three years is testament to the outstanding quality on offer year after year at the Craven Breeze Up Sale which once again in 2023 produced more Group and Listed winners than any other European breeze up sale.”
The 2024 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale will take place April 15th - 17th, with all two-year-olds breezing on the morning of Monday 15th April on the Jockey Club Estates’ watered gallop at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse.
£250,000 Tattersalls Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus Qualifying Races
ROYAL ASCOT RACES FOR TWO-YEAR-OLDS
- Group 2 Coventry Stakes
- Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes
- Group 2 Norfolk Stakes
- Group 3 Albany Stakes
- Listed Chesham Stakes
- Listed Windsor Castle Stakes
UK GROUP 1 RACES FOR TWO-YEAR-OLDS
- Nunthorpe Stakes
- Cheveley Park Stakes
- Middle Park Stakes
- Fillies’ Mile
- Dewhurst Stakes
- Futurity Trophy
IRELAND GROUP 1 RACES FOR TWO-YEAR-OLDS
- Phoenix Stakes
- Moyglare Stud Stakes
- National Stakes
FRANCE GROUP 1 RACES FOR TWO-YEAR-OLDS
- Prix Morny
- Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp
- Prix Marcel Boussac
- Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère
- Critérium International
- Critérium de Saint-Cloud