Large number of entries for October Book 1 bonus scheme
The first year of the scheme saw £1,050,000 awarded to owners
The second year of the Tattersalls October Book 1 bonus scheme has attracted 425 entries, all of whom stand to win a £25,000 bonus should they win one of approximately 300 qualifying maiden and novice two-year-old races in Britain and Ireland.
The 425 entries represent 86 per cent of the lots offered at the 2016 renewal of Tattersalls' flagship yearling sale.
The first year of the Book 1 bonus scheme saw £1,050,000 in bonuses distributed to the owners of 42 maiden and novice winners in Britain and Ireland, the first of which was won by the Ed Dunlop-trained Global Applause.
Dunlop said: "Global Applause’s owner Johnny Hon bought one yearling at the October Book 1 Sale in 2015. He won over £30,000 for winning his maiden and because of the bonus specifically targeted the Book 1 last year. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: the Book 1 bonus is a fantastic incentive."
Edmond Mahony, chairman of Tattersalls, said: "The start of the turf Flat season is not far away and we are enormously looking forward to another year of rich rewards for owners who bought at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale."