ITBA bonus plan boost for fillies
The Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (ITBA) has announced the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at boosting National Hunt fillies.
The ITBA NH Fillies' Bonus Scheme is an industry self-help initiative with the principal aim of encouraging greater participation from National Hunt-bred fillies and mares on the racetrack.
The scheme will add a €5,000 bonus to the winning owner of as many National Hunt fillies' maiden races as possible programmed in Ireland, commencing in January 2014.
It is open to fillies entered in sales as well as non-sales fillies.
Vendors of all lots must pay a €50 contribution towards the scheme as part of their entry fee in the following sales: Goffs Land Rover; Tattersalls Ireland Derby and August National Hunt and the Goresbridge July thoroughbred sale. Purchasers of fillies at these sales must pay €150 to secure eligibility by September 30, 2013.
Vendors of colts and geldings must pay a contribution of €25 towards the scheme as part of their entry fee in all other National Hunt sales of untried stock from foals to four-year-olds. To secure eligibility for non-sales fillies, owners must pay €200 directly to the ITBA by September 30, 2013.
For more information, contact the ITBA headquarters at Kill, Co Kildare on 045 877543 or go to www.itba.ie