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Weatherbys ITBA National Hunt Fillies Bonus Scheme

Weatherbys ITBA NH Fillies Bonus Scheme

The ITBA NH Committee established its highly successful self-help scheme in 2013, one of the main objectives was to enhance the prices of fillies at store sales and encourage breeders to return their fillies in training. The ITBA scheme pays out a bonus of €5,000 to any eligible filly who win their Mares only maiden bumper, maiden hurdle and beginners’ steeplechase. Therefore, each filly has the opportunity to win €15,000 without deduction on top of the prize money.

Now in its tenth year of existence and having rewarded fillies’ owners with over €3 million in bonuses, Irish bred fillies that wins her first bonus from 1st January 2024 will be rewarded with an additional €2500, bringing their initial bonus to €7500. This move will further support our increasingly strong broodmare band and our owner/breeders that choose to race their fillies.

In 2018, the scheme was extended to include a number of Mares only H’Cap Hurdles for fillies that did not win their maiden.

The scheme also supports the Connolly’s RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Race Series.

To date we have paid out over € 3,000,000 in bonuses to winning owners.

We take applications for the Weatherbys ITBA NH Fillies Bonus once a year. The closing date each year is 30th September and we will receive applications up to that date. To make a filly eligible she has to fill the following criteria:

  • She must be 3YO+
  • Unraced at the Racecourse at Closing date
  • €200 paid to the ITBA before the Closing date

Should you have any questions or queries relating to this scheme, please contact Danielle Deveney @ ITBA HQ on 045 877543 or follow the link below...

What is the Weatherbys ITBA NH Fillies Bonus Scheme.pdf

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