Grant Pritchard-Gordon

GBB Reaches £500,000 Mark

Ten weeks after its launch, the Great British Bonus (GBB) scheme for British-bred fillies and mares has now paid out £500,000. The scheme, which benefits owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys and stable staff, has recorded 29 winners since May. "The Great British Bonus has had an unbelievable start," said scheme manager Grant Pritchard-Gordon. "British racing and breeding is going through an incredibly difficult period as a result of Covid-19, and this scheme is giving the industry much-needed support. We're on target to hit the £1 million barrier in the next few...

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TBA Launches Great British Bonus

A new bonus scheme which amalgamates elements of Plus 10 and the National Hunt Mare Owners' Prize Scheme (MOPS) has been launched by the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) for British-bred Flat and jumps fillies and mares. Offering multiple bonuses of up to £20,000 per eligible race, the Great British Bonus (GBB) has been devised with the aim "to increase the number of British-bred horses in racing and, so, safeguard the future of British breeding". Devised by the TBA, the scheme's launch was delayed from March owing to racing being suspended...

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Juddmonte's Enduring Transatlantic Legacy

   In Part II of a two-part series, John Berry looks at Juddmonte's lasting influences from the late 80s through to the present on the 40th anniversary weekend of Prince Khalid Abdullah's first Classic win with Known Fact in the 2000 Guineas. Click here for Part I. When the mighty Dancing Brave (Lyphard) retired to stud, his brilliant 1986 G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe triumph shining like a beacon in the collective consciousness, it was generally felt that Prince Khalid Abdullah had probably reached the pinnacle of his ownership...

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