Plus 10 is an industry-funded bonus scheme for British and Irish Flat thoroughbred owners and breeders. Qualified two and three-year-old horses can win a £8,000 (€10,000) bonus on top of race prize money.
The Plus 10 bonus scheme which operates across more than 800 races in Britain and Ireland and has paid out over 1,700 bonuses totalling nearly £17.5 million pounds since its inception, will not be open for foal registrations for horses born in 2019, with the last bonus races being run in 2021.
This is because British funding for the scheme ceases in 2021. As Plus 10 is a joint scheme with Ireland, the scheme will close entirely in both countries.
Funding for 2018 born horses is already allocated and the Plus 10 bonus scheme will continue to cover races across Britain and Ireland for eligible horses already registered for Plus 10 through to 2021.
The bonus is shared between a horse’s registered owner, the payers of the scheme’s first two registration stages – typically the breeder and in some cases pinhooker – and trainer, jockey and stable staff.
Each year, more than £7.5 million in bonus prize money will be made available across more than 750 races in Britain and Ireland.
WHAT RACES ARE INCLUDED IN PLUS 10?
RACES IN BRITAIN:
- 2YO: All Class 2, 3 and 4 Maiden, Novice and Conditions and Class 5 Fillies Only Maiden and Novice races*.
- 3YO: All Class 2, 3 and 4 Maiden and Conditions, Class 5 Fillies Only Maiden races* and Class 5 maiden and conditions races over a race distance of 11f and further.
*Subject to the total prize fund being less than £100,000
RACES IN IRELAND:
- 2YO: 100 bonuses available on all two-year-old, non-black-type races rolled over until all 100 bonuses are won.
- 3YO: Unclaimed two-year-old bonuses applied to three-year-old winners of Maiden races from the beginning of the next year, until all are won.
Plus 10 is funded by a combination of registration fees from owners and breeders, in addition to funding from the Horserace Betting Levy Board, British Horseracing Authority, Horse Racing Ireland, Goffs, Goffs UK and Tattersalls.
Where all three registrations stages have been paid, the full £8,000 (€10,000) will be paid out to winning connections. Horses which are part entered into Plus 10 can win a share of bonus prize money, regardless of whether a horse has been fully qualified for the scheme.
The bonus payments will be as follows: £1,000 (€1,250) paid to foal registrant where only the Foal Registration has been paid and £2,000 (€2,500), split equally between foal registrant and yearling registrant, where only the Foal and Yearling Registrations have been paid. Horses are able to win one bonus only.
Registration & bonuses
KEY DATES AND PAYMENTS:
Each registration stage must be paid by its stipulated deadline in order for a horse to remain eligible:
- Owner Registration – due by 28 February in the two-year-old year, cost £300/€375
- Breeze-Up Purchases:
Two week allowance for new owners to pay Owner Registration from date of purchase
Note: The rate of exchange is set at £1:€1.25. Advance registration payments are permitted. Payment may be made in sterling or euros. Details of payment options are included in the registration forms.