Great British Bonus Scheme

GBB Passes £5-Million Mark

The impressive Sandown novice victory of Emily Upjohn (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) on Friday not only saw the Gosden-trained filly's odds slashed for the G1 Cazoo Oaks but also pushed the pay-out for the Great British Bonus Scheme (GBB) past £5 million. The scheme, which rewards connections of British-bred fillies and mares, was launched in May 2020 and features bonuses of up to £20,0000 for eligible horses, who are able to compete for more than one bonus. The bonuses are split 65% for owners, 20% to breeders, 7.5% to...

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Sunday Deadline For Great British Bonus

Sunday marks the final registration deadline for this year's crop of 2-year-old fillies to be signed up to the Great British Bonus. The scheme has already paid out more than £1.7 million in bonuses to over 110 individual winners since its launch 10 months ago. These include bonuses of £60,000 to those involved with the Bryan Smart-trained treble winner Blackberry (GB) (Brazen Beau {Aus}) on the Flat and Anythingforlove (GB) (Black Sam Bellamy {Ire}), who is owned by a 20-strong syndicate, for her three wins over hurdles this season.  A...

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Great British Bonus Scheme Reaches £1M Milestone

The Great British Bonus scheme has paid out the sum of £1 million in bonuses after just five months being active. A total of 63 winners have earned bonuses up to £20,000 so far, with six multiple winners already. Registration for 2019 fillies has closed, but the deadline for the 2020 filly foal registrations will close on Oct. 31, 2020. For more information on the GBB scheme and to register, please go to www.greatbritishbonus.co.uk or contact Grant Prichard-Gordon at [email protected] "We are thrilled to have broken the magic million-pound barrier...

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GBB Registration Deadline Extended for 2020 Filly Foals

The registration deadline for the Great British Bonus Scheme has been extended for 2020 filly foals to Oct. 31, 2020. This extension was made due to complications caused by COVID-19 and issues with the Animal Health Trust. For fillies born in 2019, the final registration date remains Aug. 31, 2020, to ensure that eligibility for all sales yearling fillies is completed before the various yearling auctions. For more information on the Great British Bonus or to register your filly foal, please go to www.greatbritishbonus.co.uk.

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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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