Commencing on 1st March 2013, mares which win in Western Australia earn for their owners an amount equivalent to 10% of the winning stake which is credited against the mare and which can be claimed back when the mare eventually retires to stud.
The 10% Epona Mares Bonus is in addition to the winning stake and mares can earn up to $5,000 each in Epona credits.
Since 1st March 2013 winning mares in Western Australia have generated more that $260,000 in Epona Credits which in effect means that in winning stakes alone these successful race mares have won more than $2.6 million.
The Epona Mares Bonus Scheme had an immediate impact on prices for fillies at the 2013 Western Australian Yearling Sale where the fillies actually averaged more than the colts.
The 2014 Gloucester Standardbreds Western Australian Yearling Sale will be held on Sunday 23rd February commencing at 1:00pm and of the 113 lots in the catalogue 53 are fillies.
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