TBS owners enjoy holiday bonuses

Owners, nominators and trainers of horses qualified for the Thoroughbred Bonus Scheme have enjoyed rich holiday pickings, collecting $64,125 since 23 December. That's on top of the increased base prizemoney which has kicked in this season, following the introduction of reduced taxation on betting.
Three A bonuses, worth $10,950 to each winner, have been struck, by two-year-olds Jacob at Ellerslie on Boxing Day and Emily Jane, who led home a TBS trifecta at Woodville on 6 January; and three-year-old Triplebank, from G1 winner It's My Sin, on 23 December at Awapuni. The A bonus was an especially good Christmas present for Don Walker who keeps all of the winner's share of the bonus, as Jacob's owner, breeder and trainer.

O'Reilly and Stravinsky have done best of the sires represented on the TBS holiday winners' list to date, with their progeny earning total bonuses of $16,425 and $4725 respectively.

So far this season a total of $319,800 TBS prizemoney has been won, distributed across the three age-groups as follows:

2yos - $72,300
3yos - $140,400
4yos - $107,100 |

So far the Thoroughbred Bonus Scheme has rewarded 34 individual winners, 32 runners-up and 38 third placegetters.

Eight TBS bonus races are scheduled for the remainder of January, at Te Rapa tomorrow, then Avondale, Trentham, Gore ("A" Bonus race) Rotorua and Riccarton Park.

Saturday 23 December
Race 6 A Bonus
1st Triplebank (3g O'Reilly – It's My Sin) $10,950
3rd Needuask (3g Howbaddouwantit – Sky Mist) $1350

Boxing Day
Race 3 A Bonus
1st Jacob (2g Shinko King – My City Girl) $10,950
2nd Morgalicious (2f Stravinsky – Mine D'Or) $2700

Wednesday 27 December
Race 2 B Bonus
3rd Victory Snap (3g Centaine – Snap) $675

Thursday 28 December
Race 6 B Bonus
3rd Bluff (3f Sandtrap – Oyster) $675

Friday 29 December
Race 2 B Bonus
1st Royal Ambition (2f Royal Academy – Ambitious) $5475
2nd Mr Composed (2c Stravinsky – Elita) $1350

Tuesday 2 January
Race 2 B Bonus
1st Kirra Sand (4m O'Reilly – Plentiful) $5475

Race 7 B Bonus
2nd Candy Sweet (3f Hunza Court – Piquant) $1350

Saturday 6 January
Race 2 A Bonus
1st Emily Jane (2f Black Minnaloushe – Royal Dragon) $10,950
2nd Just Diamonds (2f No Excuse Needed – Trinket Box) $2700
3rd Enchanted (2f Volksraad – Obsessed) $1350
This is the fifth TBS trifecta achieved by the three currently eligible crops to date.

Wednesday 10 January
Race 4 B Bonus
2nd Sanqueeta (3f Faltaat – Madison Girl) $1350
3rd Harmony Em (3f Stravinsky – Hairini) $675

Saturday 12 January
Race 2 B Bonus
1st Crossyourheart (2f Show A Heart – Red Century) $5475
3rd Sircross (2c Cape Cross – Contra Aid) $675

- Susan Archer


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