Clearly chuffed by Aunty Kym's victory, Lamb was then reminded that she had just earned $3,000 cash courtesy of the recently introduced Breeders Challenge Nominators Bonus.
"I didn't realise I was entitled to the bonus until after the race so it was a big surprise," said Lamb.
"As a breeder the bills add up paying for registrations and futurities so to be entitled to a $3000 bonus really helps. It's a good initiative for breeders."
The Breeders Challenge Nominators Bonus, which came into effect for this season's 2yo crop, provides for a $3,000 cash bonus to the nominator/breeder for a horse's first "C" class win of the season. The Nominators Bonus also includes a cash return to the nominator/breeder for Group 1 victories.
Aunty Kym also earned her connections a $2,500 Breeders Challenge Owners Bonus Certificate in addition to the $5,100 in first prizemoney making her debut victory worth $10,600 in total to all concerned. Not a bad day's work on a balmy afternoon in the Central West.
The full terms and conditions for the NSW Breeders Challenge, including the Nominators Bonus, can be found at http://www.hrnsw.com.au/assets/files/Breeding/140129%202013-14%20NSW%20BC%20Conditions%20V6%20-%20Final.pdf
The feature event on the bumper card - the Banjo Paterson Cup - was taken out by thetrained Marty Bee who has proved to be a bargain buy for owner Rod Smith.
In winning Marty Bee broke the 2240m track record rating 1:58.4 whilst popular grey mare Laaganoosh broke the 1880m track record when she rated 1:59.1 earlier in the day.
Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |