The new Breeders’ Bonus scheme that commenced on 17 January this year is proving to be a real winner amongst breeders who have won a race at Addington.
Furthermore, and what is good news for Breeders, the initiative will continue for the 2014-15 season.
Fifteen New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) race meetings have been held between January and June, with 97 bonuses paid out at a total of $48,500.
Kiely Buttell, Executive Manager of the New Zealand Standardbred Breeders’ Association (NZSBA), commented that 35 new members have joined the Association since January and that can be put down to the new bonus scheme.
“At only $89.95 for an annual subscription and the chance to earn $500 each time your horse wins, many breeders have taken advantage of the opportunity. Both The Met and the NZSBA have received excellent feedback and jointly we are delighted to reward members’ efforts in breeding winning racehorses.”
“Moving forward to the new season and to be eligible for the bonus, you will need to be a fully paid up member by 31 August 2014. That’s the only difference in conditions from last season.”
The scheme is open to any member of the NZSBA who breeds the winner of a totalisator race held at an NZMTC meeting at Addington Raceway, subject to conditions. They will be eligible for a $500 bonus payment.
Full terms and conditions are available at www.addington.co.nz or www.harnessracing.co.nz
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