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First 3yo bonus winner at Leicester

2011-03-31

Sand Owl became the first 3yo winner of a Yearling Bonus today at Leicester, justifying favouritism to win nicely. Owned by a partnership of three including Stuart Jones and footballer Joey Barton, Barton said "we thought she could win a maiden so we told Pete to find a yearling bonus race and we're delighted she's won - it's job done so far. It's a great scheme and it does give you an incentive to go back to the sales".
The bonus bandwagon rolls on to Dundalk and Musselburgh tomorrow.