April 4, 2018 |
The TBA’s 3-2-1 Point to Point Bonus will once again take place at three end-of-season bumpers run under rules on licenses racecourses. The initiative was introduced as part of the TBA’s work to improve race opportunities for mares and ensure the diversity of the breed is protected and gives the opportunity to win a bonus of up to £3,000.
The bonus operates on a sliding scale with the highest placed mare in each of the bonus races receiving a £1,000 bonus, a further £1,000 if she is British bred and another £1,000 if she is owned by a TBA members.
The first of this year’s bonus races was held at Exeter on April, 24, and will be followed by another at Aintree Racecourse on May, 18 and at Stratford on June, 7.
Robert Waley-Cohen, Chairman of the TBA’s NH committee commented ‘The domestic NH breeding industry is producing top quality thoroughbreds and we hope that by improving opportunities within Point-to-Pointing more British bred horses will rise through Point-to-Pointing to the highest levels of NH racing’.