Tattersalls to Amend Book 1 Bonus Race Eligibility Following BHA Changes

October Book 1 Graduate SHALAA (Copyright Edward Whitaker)
October Book 1 Graduate SHALAA (Copyright Edward Whitaker)

Following the BHA announcement of changes to the two year old Flat Novice and Maiden Race programme in the first half of 2016, Tattersalls Marketing Director Jimmy George has outlined necessary amendments which will be made to the new £25,000 Tattersalls October Book 1 Bonus scheme:

“The BHA changes to the two year old Flat Novice and Maiden race programme obviously complicate the new £25,000 Tattersalls October 'Book 1 Bonus', which is essentially a very simple incentive scheme, but nevertheless it is our intention that the number of eligible races will remain exactly the same. Any Class 2, 3, or 4 two year old maiden which has been reclassified as a Class 2, 3, or 4 Novice race will be 'Book 1 Bonus' eligible. Existing Class 2, 3, or 4 Novice races will not, however, be added to the scheme. Naturally as the October 'Book 1 Bonus' was designed specifically for maiden races, no eligible two year old can win more than one bonus payment, as stipulated in the terms and conditions which are printed in the catalogue for Book 1 of the recent Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

“Between Britain and Ireland there will be approximately 300 two year old races which owners of October Book 1 yearlings can target and this should remain the same. Full details of the reclassified races will be circulated to all concerned as soon as possible and we are looking forward to distributing these incredibly lucrative bonuses in 2016.”

Book 1 of the 2015 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale that took place October 6 – 8 featured the only yearlings eligible for the all-new £25,000 Tattersalls October ‘Book 1 Bonus’ which offers a £25,000 bonus to any October Book 1 graduate who wins a Class 2, 3 or 4 Maiden or eligible Class 2, 3 or 4 Novice race in Great Britain or an ‘Open’ 2YO Maiden in Ireland.