2012 Racing Post Yearling Bonus Scheme
Terms and Conditions
The 2012 Racing Post Yearling Bonus Scheme is operated subject to the Terms and Conditions set out below.
All Vendors and Purchasers/Owners are deemed to have read and understood these conditions and agree to be bound by them.
1.1 Auctioneers means the Sales Companies conducting the relevant sales, namely Brightwells Ltd., Doncaster Bloodstock Sales Ltd., Goffs Bloodstock Sales Ltd.,
Goresbridge Horse Sales., Tattersalls Ltd. and Tattersalls (Ireland) Ltd.
1.2 Qualifying Sale means any sale at which Yearlings are offered, held by any Auctioneer as defined at clause 1.1 hereof between 1 August 2012 and 10
1.3 The Relevant Horse Racing Authority means the recognised horse racing authority in the country where the qualifying race takes place.
1.4 Owner means the registered owner of each horse eligible for the Scheme as recorded at the time of racing with the Relevant Horse Racing Authority.
1.5 Purchase Price is the price at which the lot was knocked down by the Auctioneers in the ring or the price at which the horse was sold privately after the sale
plus V.A.T and commission as applicable.
1.6 Purchaser means the highest bidder to whom a lot is knocked down by the Auctioneers or who purchases the lot privately after the sale.
1.7 Scheme means the 2012 Racing Post Yearling Bonus Scheme, outlined below.
1.8 Yearling Bonus Fund means monies collected from Vendors, Purchasers, and Owners to be disbursed amongst Winning Owners.
1.9 Trustees means the trustees of the Scheme.
1.10 Scheme Committee means the committee nominated to direct the Scheme.
1.11 Scheme Administrator means the organisation (being initially Weatherbys) appointed for the administration of the Scheme by the Trustees.
1.12 Vendor means the person, partnership or corporation named on the sale entry form as the owner of each lot, provided however where an owner is not
named on the entry form the person who entered the horse for sale on behalf of the owner shall be deemed to be the Vendor.
1.13 Race means eligible selected 2 year old race or 3 year old race as agreed by the Scheme Administrator and defined by the Relevant Horse Racing Authority
in the country where the race has taken place.
1.14 Time shall mean Greenwich Mean Time.
1.15 Win means the horse is adjudged the winner of a Race by a Relevant Horse Racing Authority.
2.1 All Vendors at Qualifying Sales in the UK and Ireland are invited to participate in the Scheme by the Trustees.
2.2 To confer eligibility to the Scheme on any horse, the Vendor must pay to the Scheme Administrator £200 for that horse, which payment must be
accompanied by a registration form including an irrevocable instruction made by the signatory authorising the Auctioneer to pay to the Scheme Administrator a
further £200 from the sales proceeds. Registration forms and first payment to reach the Scheme Administrator no later than 5pm on 6 July 2012 for DBS
Premier and St Leger Festival Sales and no later than 5pm on 16 July 2012 for Tattersalls 1-3, Goffs Orby and Tattersalls Ireland Sept Sales. For other qualifying
sales the relevant payment and signed registration form must be received before the closing date of the relevant Qualifying Sale. Where the registration
payments are made via a Weatherbys Bank or BHA Invoice account, settlement of the payment must be made within 30 days of the registration. Where payment
is not received within the time limit horses will not be eligible for the Scheme. By making the payment the Vendor confirms that it will be bound by these Terms
2.3 The Scheme Administrator will produce a list of horses potentially eligible for the Scheme as soon as practicable after 16 July 2012 once cleared funds in
respect of the payments set out at 2.2 above have been received along with updates as required. Eligibility for the Scheme will be announced by the Auctioneers,
and non-eligibility for those horses stated as eligible for the Scheme in the catalogue will be announced by the Auctioneers. It is a condition of eligibility for the
Scheme that a horse has been catalogued.
2.4 The Auctioneers shall contribute and pay to the Scheme Administrator £25 for each eligible yearling catalogued, except those yearlings that are withdrawn
from the sale and in addition, £25 for each eligible yearling sold. Where a yearling is offered at more than one sale the Auctioneer conducting the first in time
sale shall pay the Auctioneers’ contribution to the Scheme Administrator relating to that yearling.
2.5 The payments specified at Clauses 2.2 and 2.4 are non-refundable upon payment to the Scheme Administrator save as set out in Clause 2.6.
2.6 In the event that a Vendor has paid the fee as specified at Clause 2.2 to confer eligibility for the Scheme on any horse and should that horse be refused entry
to any Qualifying Sale then in that event the fee shall be refunded to the Vendor.
2.7 Subject to clause 2.10 below, any lot declared as eligible for the Scheme by the Scheme Administrator and which is unsold or bought in on the day of a
Qualifying Sale remains eligible for the Scheme provided that the sales entry fee, commission, interest and any other fees have been paid to the Auctioneer.
2.8 Subject to clause 2.10 below, any lot declared as eligible for the Scheme by the Scheme Administrator which is withdrawn from a Qualifying Sale remains
eligible for the Scheme provided that a veterinary certificate to the Auctioneer’s satisfaction is lodged, in addition to the sales entry fee and any other relevant
fee being paid to the Auctioneer.
2.9 Subject to clause 2.10 below, any lot declared as eligible for the Scheme by the Scheme Administrator which is returned under the Auctioneer’s conditions of
sale, remains eligible for the Scheme provided that the sales entry fee, and any other relevant fee has been paid to the Auctioneer.
2.10 In the event of clauses 2.7, 2.8 and 2.9 being relevant the Vendor shall pay to the Scheme Administrator either: - £550 not later than 17 December 2012;
or - £1250 between 17 December 2012 and 15 March 2013; to maintain eligibility for the Scheme.
2.11 Notwithstanding clauses 1.2 and 2.2 where a yearling is catalogued after 1 December 2012 a Purchaser/Owner or a Vendor of an unsold or withdrawn lot
shall have 14 days from the day of the sale to pay the Owner payment of £350 or the second Vendor payment plus the Owner payment totalling £550. After 14
days have passed but until 15 March 2013 the Owner payment shall be £1000 and the second Vendor payment plus the Owner payment shall total £1250.
2.12 Each Auctioneer must provide to the Scheme Administrator in writing a list of all catalogued yearlings for which they do not receive the second stage
2.13 If, for any reason the Scheme does not go ahead after 2012 Vendor registration fees have been paid, all monies will be refunded.
2.14 Any yearling catalogued in a Qualifying Sale which is previously offered for sale after 1 July 2012 at any sale outside the United Kingdom or Ireland shall
not be eligible for the Scheme.
3.1 Except as set out in clauses 2.11 to maintain eligibility for the Scheme after purchase the Purchaser/Owner of a horse nominated to the Yearling Bonus
Scheme shall pay to the Scheme Administrator either: - £350 not later than 17 December 2012; or - £1000 between 18 December 2012 and 15 March 2013.
3.2 Scheme eligibility attaches to the eligible horse providing that all relevant fees are paid in advance of the payment deadlines outlined in these Terms and
Conditions and that change of ownership details are notified to the Scheme Administrator.
3.3 The Yearling Bonus shall be used, until expended, to offer a bonus of £10,000 (or equivalent in currencies other than £ sterling) to winning Owners on the
occasion of their horse’s first Win (the “Yearling Bonus”). The number of races will relate to the proportion of horses eligible for the Scheme in each racing
jurisdiction and as determined by the scheme administrators, will be distributed by the Scheme Administrator as follows: UK - The Yearling Bonus will be paid to
the Winning Owner of selected 2 year old maiden races decided in conjunction with the British Horseracing Authority run between 1 March 2013 and 31
December 2013 and selected 3 year old maiden races in 2014 until the fund is expended. Selected races will be publicised in advance. Ireland - The Yearling
Bonus will be paid to the Winning Owner of selected 2 year old maiden races decided in conjunction with Horse Racing Ireland run between 1 March 2013 and
31 December 2013 and selected 3 year old maiden races in 2014 until the fund is expended. Selected races will be publicised in advance. Rest of the World –
The Yearling Bonus will be paid to the Winning Owner of selected 2 year old maiden races decided in conjunction with each Relevant Horse Racing Authority
run between 1 March 2013 and 31 December 2013 until the fund allocated to each nation on the basis of the proportion of horses registered in the scheme is
expended. Selected races will be publicised in advance.
3.4 In the event of any dispute as to the status of a race, or in relation to any of these Terms and Conditions such dispute shall be referred to Arbitration. The
Arbitrator shall be appointed by the Trustees and shall have all the powers provided for an Arbitrator in The Arbitration Act 1996. Any decisions made by the
Arbitrator shall be final and binding on all parties.
3.5 In the case of horses Winning a race outside Great Britain and Ireland, a Yearling Bonus payment will only be made where a claim for payment has been
received by the Scheme Administrator, on the prescribed form, no later than 14 days after the race in question. Prescribed forms will be available from the
Scheme Administrator, www.yearlingbonus.com or Weatherbys on 01933 440077.
3.6 No horse can Win more than one Yearling Bonus.
3.7 Payment will be made to the Winning Owner, as registered with a Relevant Horse Racing Authority at the time of the race in question. In the case of a horse
owned jointly by more than one party, payment will be made in accordance with the Owners’ instructions to their Relevant Horse Racing Authority in respect of
prize money payments. The timing of the payment will normally be 28 days after the race in question, but at the Scheme Administrator's absolute discretion.
3.8 No lot is deemed eligible for the Scheme until the Auctioneers have been paid the purchase price in full, together with relevant commission, interest and any
other fees. In the event of the full purchase price with relevant commission, interest and any other fees not having been paid to the Auctioneers the Owner shall
have 14 days from the start time of the Race Won to pay all monies owed to the Auctioneers in full. If full payment is not received, no Yearling Bonus shall be
paid to the Owner and Scheme eligibility shall be forfeited without refund.
3.9 The Scheme shall operate on a first in Time basis and shall terminate on the last day of December 2013 or on the date that the fund is paid out in full,
whichever date shall first occur.
3.10 In the event that two horses which are eligible for the Scheme dead heat in a particular qualifying race they are both deemed to be Winners and shall each
receive the Yearling Bonus, always provided that there are sufficient funds available. In the event of a dead heat where there are insufficient funds to pay each
Winner their bonus, but monies remain in the account, then the money remaining in the fund shall be shared equally between those horses. Any eligible horse
that Wins after the fund has expired cannot claim the bonus payment.
3.11 In the event that more than one horse who is eligible for the Scheme should Win on the same date when there are insufficient funds to pay each winner
their bonus the horse which Wins first in Time shall take the entire bonus.
3.12 The Scheme shall be administered by the Scheme Administrator at the direction of the Scheme Committee. Should any dispute arise between any Vendor,
Purchaser, or Owner, the Scheme Committee’s decision shall be binding on all parties. The Scheme Committee reserve the right to change, amend or vary at any
time, without notice, any detail, arrangement or condition pertaining to this incentive and eligibility for the Scheme and shall not incur any liability for any loss,
damage, or expense howsoever arising which may be incurred by any Vendor, Purchaser, Owner or other interested party arising in any way whatsoever from
their participation or involvement in this Scheme. In particular the Auctioneers and the Scheme Administrator shall not in any circumstances be liable for any
consequential loss incurred by any party.
Breeze Up Sales
4.1 For Scheme eligible horses nominated to recognised Breeze-Up Sales in 2013 in the UK and Ireland the £350 final stage will be charged to the Purchaser by
the sales company. This is at the option of the purchaser and confirmation will need to be made by the use of a ‘tick box’ on the Purchase Confirmation Form at
the time of purchase.
4.2 Alternatively the purchaser has 21 days to make the £350 payment direct to the Yearling Bonus Scheme to complete eligibility for the bonus scheme (if the
horse is entered in a qualifying maiden race during the 21 days preceding the sale the £350 payment must be made before entry or the horse will not be
4.3 Vendors that have retained Scheme eligible yearlings that are intended for a GB/Ire breeze up sale must pay the second stage £200 or €230 due direct to the
Yearling Bonus Scheme by 17 December 2012.
4.4 Where a yearling is subsequently not entered/accepted for a GB/Ire Breeze up sale vendors will be refunded the second stage payment on application to the
Yearling Bonus Scheme.
4.5 Where a scheme eligible breeze up entry is withdrawn or not sold after cataloguing; the final stage payment of £350 can be made direct to the Yearling
Bonus Scheme within 21 days of the sale to complete eligibility.
4.6 GB/IRE Breeze-Up entries that were catalogued as yearlings but not nominated to the Yearling Bonus Scheme cannot be subsequently nominated to the
4.7 Scheme eligible horses entered in a breeze up sale outside of GB or Ireland must be made fully eligible by December 17th 2012 to remain in the scheme.
4.8 Only sales companies that participate in the Yearling Bonus Scheme are allowed to use the RPYBS logo.
4.9 No horse shall be eligible for the scheme if any vendor or purchaser/owner payments have not been met within the relevant timescale.
5 These Terms and Conditions are to be construed and shall take effect in accordance with English Law and the English Courts shall, unless the Trustees elect
otherwise, have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine any action arising thereunder. The Auctioneers may enforce the terms of this agreement subject to
and in accordance with the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.