Bonus Races and Qualifiers

There are a number of schemes designed to incentivise owners by offering enhanced prize-money and bonuses. We have a full rundown of those on offer here. Please refer to each scheme's website or the Racing Calendar for updates and full information.

 

Bath Sprint and Stayers series

Bath Summer Stayers’ Series

All horses which Start in these races, as defined in the Rules of Racing, will be eligible to enter THE BATH SUMMER STAYERS' SERIES FINAL to be run over 1m 6f at Bath on September 11th, 2022. In the event of the abandonment of this qualifying race, any horse which has been declared to run in this race , or any horse entered to run in this race if the time of the abandonment was prior to the declaration stage, will be qualified to enter the Final. Any horse which has been eliminated from this qualifying race will also be eligible, subject to the Rules of Racing, to enter the Final.

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Elimination and Balloting Procedures (contained in the Race Administration Code) for the purposes of this race, such that a horse will gain protection from elimination by obtaining points throughout the series. Points will be awarded in each qualifier as follows: Winner-10 points, 2nd-8 points, 3rd-6 points, 4th-4 points, 5th-2 points, 6th-1 point. Points will also be awarded under the Bath Frequent Runner Scheme. Horses that Start in three Qualifiers at Bath during 2020 will be awarded 9 points. These 9 points will be in addition to any points that a horse may gain from the qualifying races. The horse obtaining the highest number of points will be afforded the greatest protection from elimination. In the event of two or more horses being entered for the Final with the same number of points, the horse allotted the lowest weight will be eliminated first. If two or more such horses have the same weight, their position in the elimination sequence will be allocated by random ballot.

Bath Summer Stayers' Series

         

Date

Racecourse

Race Title

Age

Class

Surface

Distance

24/05/2022

BATH

Handicap

4+

6

Turf

1m 6f

22/06/2022

BATH

Handicap

3+

5

Turf

1m 5f 11y

29/06/2022

BATH

Handicap

3+

6

Turf

1m 3f 137y

06/07/2022

BATH

Handicap

4+

6

Turf

1m 5f 11y

12/07/2022

BATH

Handicap

3+

6

Turf

1m 3f 137y

12/07/2022

BATH

Handicap

3+

6

Turf

1m 6f

20/07/2022

BATH

Handicap

4+

6

Turf

1m 6f

29/07/2022

BATH

Handicap

3+

6

Turf

1m 3f 137y

13/08/2022

BATH

Handicap

4+

6

Turf

1m 5f 11y

17/08/2022

BATH

Handicap

4+

5

Turf

1m 5f 11y

31/08/2022

BATH

Handicap

3+

6

Turf

1m 5f 11y

11/09/2022

BATH

FINAL (HANDICAP)

3+

2

Turf

1m 6f

       

 

Bath Summer Sprint Series

All horses which Start in these races, as defined in the Rules of Racing, will be eligible to enter THE BATH SUMMER SPRINT SERIES FINAL to be run over 5f 160y at Bath on September 11th, 2022. In the event of the abandonment of this qualifying race, any horse which has been declared to run in this race, or any horse entered to run in this race if the time of the abandonment was prior to the declaration stage, will be qualified to enter the Final. Any horse which has been eliminated from this qualifying race will also be eligible, subject to the Rules of Racing, to enter the Final.

 

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Elimination and Balloting Procedures (contained in the Race Administration Code) for the purposes of this race, such that a horse will gain protection from elimination by obtaining points throughout the series. Points will be awarded in each qualifier as follows: Winner-10 points, 2nd-8 points, 3rd-6 points, 4th-4 points, 5th-2 points, 6th-1 point. Points will also be awarded under the Bath Frequent Runner Scheme. Horses that Start in three Qualifiers at Bath during 2020 will be awarded 9 points. These 9 points will be in addition to any points that a horse may gain from the qualifying races. The horse obtaining the highest number of points will be afforded the greatest protection from elimination. In the event of two or more horses being entered for the Final with the same number of points, the horse allotted the lowest weight will be eliminated first. If two or more such horses have the same weight, their position in the elimination sequence will be allocated by random ballot. 

Bath Summer Sprint Series

         

Date

Racecourse

Race Title

Age

Class

Surface

Distance

24/05/2022

BATH

Handicap

3+

6

Turf

5f 10y

22/06/2022

BATH

Handicap

3+

5

Turf

5f 10y

29/06/2022

BATH

Handicap

4+

6

Turf

5f 160y

06/07/2022

BATH

Handicap

3

6

Turf

5f 10y

20/07/2022

BATH

Handicap

3+

6

Turf

5f 160y

29/07/2022

BATH

Handicap

3

6

Turf

5f 160y

13/08/2022

BATH

Handicap

4+

5

Turf

5f 160y

13/08/2022

BATH

Handicap

3

5

Turf

5f 10y

17/08/2022

BATH

Handicap

3+

6

Turf

5f 10y

31/08/2022

BATH

Handicap

3+

6

Turf

5f 160y

11/09/2022

BATH

FINAL (HANDICAP)

3+

2

Turf

5f 160y

EBF Races

The European Breeders’ Fund (EBF) supports enhanced prize-money throughout Europe.  Nominated horses can enter EBF races throughout their entire racing career.  The majority of maiden two-year-old races in Great Britain, Ireland, France, and Germany are programmed for EBF-eligible horses.

Great British Bonus

Great British Bonus (GBB) is a prize scheme for the breeders and owners of British-bred Flat and Jumps horses that successfully race in Great Britain. Owners, breeders and the winning connections of each horse can win up to £20,000 per eligible race.

The scheme is open to GB-bred fillies and mares on both the Flat and over the Jumps who qualify under the following categories:

  • 100% GBB - up to £20,000 bonus. Foals born in GB, sired by stallions standing in GB.
  • 50% GBB - up to £10,000 bonus. Foals born in GB, sired by stallions standing abroad.

For More information or to register go to: greatbritishbonus.co.uk

Hamilton Park 2yo Series

All horses which Start in these races at Hamilton Park, as defined in the Rules of Racing, will be eligible to enter the Hamilton Park 2-Y-O Series Final (Nursery Handicap), to be run over six furlongs at Hamilton Park on August 31st, 2022 In the event of an abandonment of a qualifying race, any horse which had been Declared to Run in that race if the time of the abandonment was prior to the declaration stage, will be qualified to enter the Final.

 

Date

Distance

Sex

Race Type

Other

13/05/2022

5f

Open

 Novice

N/A

25/05/2022

5f

Open

Restricted Maiden

Band C

02/06/2022

6f

Open

Restricted Novice

Band D

08/06/2022

5f

Open

 Restricted Novice

Band D

15/06/2022

5f

Open

Restricted Novice

Band C

15/06/2022

6f

Open

 Maiden

N/A

23/06/2022

5f

Fillies’

Restricted Maiden

Band C

28/06/2022

6f

Open

 Maiden

N/A

09/07/2022

5f

Open

Restricted Novice

Band C

14/07/2022

5f

Open

Nursery

0-80

15/07/2022

6f

Open

Restricted Maiden

Band A

17/08/2022

6f

Open

Restricted Maiden

Band C

 

* Final will be a 6f Class 2 Nursery held on 31st August

Jockey Club Grassroots Series

The Jockey Club’s Grassroots Series provides opportunities for horses operating below the highest level to compete for substantial prize money and is a series that has been well supported in previous years.

This year, prize money values for each final have been boosted to £30,000; Finals Day will take place at Nottingham on 28 September. As was the case in 2021, there is a Staying Handicap Series as well as the Sprint, Middle Distance and Nursery Handicap Series.

In addition there will also be a Mile Series, again the final of this series will be worth £30,000.

All the qualifiers are either Class 4, Class 5 or Class 6 races with the finals open to all qualifiers.

Qualification for the respective finals requires horses to have run in a minimum of one qualification race throughout the season, of which there are at least 16 staged across Jockey Club Racecourses in each series (80 qualifiers in total).

 

 

London Qualifying Series

The London Qualifying Series’ at Kempton Park this year will have two new categories.

  • London Stayers’ Series, which culminates with an Open Final on Wednesday 7th December for £80,000.
  • London Sprint Series, culminating with an Open Final on Wednesday 9th November for £80,000.

The introduction of these two new series complements the current successful London Mile and London Middle Distance versions, the finals of which are also worth £80,000.

London Middle Distance Qualifiers

Date

Racecourse

Race No

Race Type

Age

Class

Sex

Distance

02/02/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60501

Handicap

4+

4

A

10F +219Y

23/02/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60771

Middle Distance

4+

4

A

10F +219Y

18/04/2022

KEMPTON PARK

61592

Middle Distance

4+

2

A

10F +219Y

18/05/2022

KEMPTON PARK

62601

Middle Distance

4+

3

A

11F +219Y

08/06/2022

KEMPTON PARK

63387

Middle Distance

4+

6

A

10F +219Y

22/06/2022

KEMPTON PARK

63921

Middle Distance

4+

4

A

10F +219Y

06/07/2022

KEMPTON PARK

64454

Middle Distance

3+

5

A

10F +219Y

10/08/2022

KEMPTON PARK

65872

Middle Distance

3+

5

A

10F +219Y

24/08/2022

KEMPTON PARK

66411

Middle Distance

3O

3

A

10F +219Y

 

(Further qualifiers will be added once the programme for the remainder of the year has been published)

London Mile Series

All horses which Start in these races, as defined in the Rules of Racing, will be eligible to enter THE LONDON MILE HANDICAP STAKES (LONDON MILE SERIES FINAL) to be run over about One Mile at Kempton Park on 3 September, 2022, with a Total Race Value of £80,000. In the event of the abandonment of this qualifying race, any horse which has been declared to run in this race, or any horse entered to run in this race if the time of the abandonment was prior to the declaration stage, will be qualified to enter the Final. Any horse which has been eliminated from this qualifying race will also be eligible, subject to the Rules of Racing, to enter the Final.

 

London Mile Series Qualifiers

Date

Racecourse

Race No

Age

Class

Race Type

Sex

Distance

29/01/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60474

3O

5

Handicap

A

8F

06/02/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60571

4+

2

Handicap

A

8F

06/02/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60573

4+

4

Handicap

A

8F

16/02/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60692

4+

4

Handicap

A

8F

16/02/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60694

4+

5

Handicap

F

8F

23/02/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60772

4+

4

Handicap

A

8F

16/03/2022

KEMPTON PARK

61093

4+

4

Handicap

A

8F

30/03/2022

KEMPTON PARK

61221

4+

2

Handicap

A

8F

06/04/2022

KEMPTON PARK

61341

4+

4

Handicap

A

8F

18/05/2022

KEMPTON PARK

62602

4+

4

Handicap

A

8F

18/05/2022

KEMPTON PARK

62605

3O

5

Handicap

A

8F

01/06/2022

KEMPTON PARK

63112

3+

4

Handicap

F

8F

22/06/2022

KEMPTON PARK

63922

3+

4

Handicap

A

8F

29/06/2022

KEMPTON PARK

64183

4+

4

Handicap

A

8F

06/07/2022

KEMPTON PARK

64456

3O

6

Handicap

A

8F

16/08/2022

KEMPTON PARK

66151

3O

4

Handicap

A

8F

17/08/2022

KEMPTON PARK

66161

3+

4

Handicap

A

8F

24/08/2022

KEMPTON PARK

66413

3O

5

Handicap

A

8F

 

(Full list of qualifiers)

London Sprint Series

All horses which Start in these races, as defined in the Rules of Racing, will be eligible to enter THE LONDON SPRINT HANDICAP STAKES (LONDON SPRINT SERIES FINAL) to be run over about Six Furlongs at Kempton Park on 9 November, 2022, with a Total Race Value of £80,000. In the event of the abandonment of this qualifying race, any horse which has been declared to run in this race, or any horse entered to run in this race if the time of the abandonment was prior to the declaration stage, will be qualified to enter the Final. Any horse which has been eliminated from this qualifying race will also be eligible, subject to the Rules of Racing, to enter the Final.

London Sprint Series Qualifiers

Date

Racecourse

Race No

Age

Class

Race Type

Sex

Distance

16/02/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60691

4+

2

Handicap

A

6F

23/02/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60773

3O

4

Handicap

A

6F

23/02/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60775

4+

5

Handicap

A

6F

09/03/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60972

4+

4

Handicap

A

6F

09/03/2022

KEMPTON PARK

60974

3O

5

Handicap

F

6F

16/03/2022

KEMPTON PARK

61092

4+

3

Handicap

A

6F

26/03/2022

KEMPTON PARK

61163

4+

2

Handicap

A

6F

08/04/2022

KEMPTON PARK

61381

3O

4

Handicap

A

6F

18/04/2022

KEMPTON PARK

61594

4+

2

Handicap

A

6F

08/06/2022

KEMPTON PARK

63382

3O

4

Handicap

A

6F

08/06/2022

KEMPTON PARK

63385

4+

5

Handicap

F

6F

29/06/2022

KEMPTON PARK

64184

4+

5

Handicap

A

6F

29/06/2022

KEMPTON PARK

64185

3O

5

Handicap

A

6F

02/08/2022

KEMPTON PARK

65531

3+

2

Handicap

A

6F

16/08/2022

KEMPTON PARK

66153

3+

4

Handicap

A

6F

(Full list of qualifiers)

London Stayers’ Series

All horses which Start in these races, as defined in the Rules of Racing, will be eligible to enter THE LONDON STAYERS’ HANDICAP STAKES (LONDON STAYERS’ SERIES FINAL) to be run over about One Mile at Kempton Park on 7 December, 2022, with a Total Race Value of £80,000. In the event of the abandonment of this qualifying race, any horse which has been declared to run in this race, or any horse entered to run in this race if the time of the abandonment was prior to the declaration stage, will be qualified to enter the Final. Any horse which has been eliminated from this qualifying race will also be eligible, subject to the Rules of Racing, to enter the Final.

 

London Stayers’ Series Qualifiers

Date

Racecourse

Race No

Age

Class

Race Type

Sex

Distance

16/03/2022

KEMPTON PARK

61091

4+

3

Handicap

A

15F +218Y

26/03/2022

KEMPTON PARK

61162

4+

2

Handicap

A

15F +218Y

08/04/2022

KEMPTON PARK

61382

4+

5

Handicap

A

15F +218Y

01/06/2022

KEMPTON PARK

63115

4+

5

Handicap

A

15F +218Y

29/06/2022

KEMPTON PARK

64182

4+

4

Handicap

A

15F +218Y

06/07/2022

KEMPTON PARK

64451

4+

3

Handicap

A

15F +218Y

03/08/2022

KEMPTON PARK

65543

3+

4

Handicap

A

15F +218Y

 

(Further qualifiers will be added once the programme for the remainder of the year has been published)

Redcar Straight Mile Series

All horses which Start in these races at Redcar, as defined in the Rules of Racing, will be eligible to enter THE REDCAR STRAIGHT MILE SERIES FINAL (Handicap Stakes) to be run over the Straight Mile distance at Redcar Racecourse on Saturday, October 1st, 2022. In the event of an abandonment of a qualifying race, any horse which had been Declared to Run in that race , or any horse entered to run in that race if the time of abandonment was prior to the declaration stage, will be qualified to enter the Final. Any horse which has been eliminated from a qualifier will also be eligible, subject to the Rules of Racing, to enter the Final. It should be noted that qualifying to be able to enter the Final does not guarantee a horse a place in the Final.

Date

Distance

Age

Sex

Class

04/04/2022

1m

3YO

Open

6

16/05/2022

1m

3YO+

Fillies

5

17/06/2022

1m

3YO+

Open

3

27/07/2022

1m

3YO

Open

3

06/08/2022

1m

3YO+

Open

4

27/08/2022

1m

3YO+

Open

4

13/09/2022

1m

3YO+

Open

4

 

*Final to be run at Redcar on 1st October

Sky Bet Sunday Series

SKYBET SERIES RETURNS WITH OWNER BONUS
 

The Sky Bet Sunday Series returns even bigger and better this year, with the organisers revealing that an additional £250,000 of bonuses and prizes will be on offer for jockeys, apprentices, trainers, owners, and stable staff.

That’s on top of the bumper £1.2m of prize money already on offer across the six fixtures which are all shown in their entirety on a late Sunday afternoon slot on terrestrial television on ITV4, as well as Racing TV.

The bonuses and prizes linking the Sky Bet Sunday Series include:

  • £100,000 to the owner of the first horse to win three races in the Series
  • £100,000 to the first jockey to ride seven winners in the Series
  • £25,000 to the first trainer to train seven winners in the Series
  • Stable Staff prizes to the three leading stables with guaranteed prizes of £10,000 (1st), £3,000 (2nd) and £2,000 (3rd), based on points from winners, seconds, thirds and runners
  • Prize for winning apprentice (based on most wins/places in the Series), including a 12-month sponsorship from Sporting Life (worth £5k) and Media training/internship with Racing TV
  • Enhanced Best Turned Out: £250 per race (split for 1st, 2nd and 3rd) for all races in the Series

The Sky Bet Sunday Series is open to all trainers who have horses eligible for the race conditions and the six seven-race Sunday cards comprise:

  • 8th May – Hamilton Park
  • 22nd May – York
  • 5th June – Musselburgh
  • 19th June – Pontefract
  • 7th August – Haydock Park
  • 21st August – Sandown Park

Sales Races

Sales races are specific races which are confined to horses purchased at a particular auction.  The conditions for each vary, but a common feature is that entries for these races generally close several months before they take place, usually before a horse’s ability is known, and the entry fees are generally high.

The race conditions will set out the forfeit stages where connections have to either opt-out of the race to avoid any more charges, or stay in and pay the next entry stage.

Although prize-money on offer is high and offers rich rewards for prize-winners, the sponsor’s contribution is generally low, with almost all the prize-money contributed by owners’ entry fees. 

Tattersalls Breeze Up Bonus

TATTERSALLS RENEWS CRAVEN BREEZE UP SALE ROYAL ASCOT GROUP 1 BONUS

Owners of two-year-olds bought at the 2022 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale will once again be rewarded with multiple bonuses as Tattersalls will offer the £250,000 Tattersalls Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus for the second year running. This is in addition to the lucrative £15,000 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Bonus scheme.

The £250,000 Tattersalls Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus will offer a £125,000 bonus for the first Craven Breeze Up winner of any of the six two-year-old races at this year’s Royal Meeting, with £100,000 being paid to the owner and £25,000 to the vendor of the horse.

An additional £125,000 bonus, with the same £100,000/£25,000 split, will also be paid to the first Craven Breeze Up winner of any of the 15 European Group 1 races open to two-year-olds, including the all-age Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York and the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp.

European Champion Two-Year-Old NATIVE TRAIL won the inaugural £125,000 Tattersalls Craven Group 1 Bonus last year when producing a dominant performance in the Group 1 National Stakes at the Curragh.