A total of 19 owner’s prize money bonuses will be offered by Weatherbys Racing Bank for qualifying races in 2019, Weatherbys announced on Thursday. Beginning at Huntingdon on Friday, the fixtures are split between seven Flat and 12 National Hunt races with £500 in additional prize money available to eligible owners. To qualify, owners must hold a new Weatherbys Racing Plus account which offers additional benefits and discounts including the option to have a debit card, and a 20% discount off the Weatherbys owner’s VAT return service. The full schedule of eligible fixtures are: Market Rasen (Jan. 17), Leicester (Feb. 14), Aintree (Apr. 5), Windsor (May 13), Thirsk (June 11), Bath (Aug. 21), Goodwood (Aug. 25), Ffos Las (Aug. 29), Doncaster (Sept. 12), Redcar (Sept. 17), Warwick (Sept. 24), Uttoxeter (Oct. 18), Newton Abbot (Oct. 31), Hexham (Nov. 8), Fakenham (Nov. 19), Newcastle (Nov. 30) and Wincanton (Dec. 5).
“Through speaking with our clients there is clearly a demand for a more comprehensive banking service for their racing and bloodstock activities,” said Senior Manager Louise Norman. “It’s great that we can now offer this with the Racing Plus account, and equally exciting that we are offering the additional prize money incentives across a broad spectrum of race types.”