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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 7 - PRIZES AND SETTLING OF ACCOUNTS - (F)115 to (F)131


128D. - Plus 10 Bonus Scheme

128D.1 The connections of an Eligible Horse which wins a Categorised Race qualify to receive a Plus 10 Bonus if (and only if) the horse has been accepted for registration by the time of the race under the Plus 10 Bonus Scheme on an application made under Rule 128D.3.1 and the registration fees set out in Rule 128D.3.2 have been paid. Full details of the Plus 10 Bonus Scheme can be found in the Plus 10 Guide and the Plus 10 FAQs.
128D.2.1 For the purposes of this Manual and the Scheme, and subject to Rule 128D.2.4, an Eligible Horse is defined as the following:

128D.2.1.1 the progeny of a stallion domiciled in Great Britain or Ireland; or
128D.2.1.2 the produce of a mare domiciled in Great Britain or Ireland which is registered in, and for which returns are made to, the General Stud Book Office.

128D.2.2 A stallion domiciled in Great Britain or Ireland is a stallion that is recorded in the General Stud Book as standing in Great Britain or Ireland at the time of the covering.
128D.2.3 A domiciled mare must remain based in Great Britain or Ireland, other than for periods of temporary travel abroad for covering lasting no longer than a continuous period of nine months, in the calendar year prior to the year of foaling.
128D.2.4 Eligibility for the purposes of Rule 128D.2.1 can be verified by the Racing Calendar Office. The Authority, in agreement with Horseracing Ireland ("HRI"), shall make a determination on any dispute as to eligibility and that determination shall be final.
128D.3.1Once an Eligible Horse is registered with the accompanying registration fee at each and all of following three separate stages:

128D.3.1.1 Foal Registration,
128D.3.1.2 Yearling Registration, and
128D.3.1.3 Owner Registration

it shall be a Qualified Horse.

128D.3.2 Once an Eligible Horse is registered with the accompanying registration fee at the Foal Registration stage, it shall be a Part-Qualified Horse.

128D.3.3 The registration dates and registration fees are set by the Authority from time to time.
128D.3.4 If the qualification process is not completed no fees will be refunded. No fees will be refunded in the event of death or permanent injury of an Eligible, Qualified or Part-Qualified Horse.
128D.3.5 For the purposes of this Manual and the Scheme, the Authority will publicise what a Categorised Race is in the race conditions of each race in the Racing Calendar and on the Racing Administration Internet Site. The Irish races will be selected by HRI and advertised accordingly.
128D.4.1 A Qualified Horse or a Part-Qualified Horse will be eligible to win a maximum of one bonus prize in Great Britain or Ireland, irrespective of where the horse is bred or trained.
128D.4.2 A Qualified Horse which wins a Categorised Race will be entitled to a bonus as published by the Authority from time to time, and shall be split as follows:

128D.4.2.1 Person who paid the foal registration - 10%
128D.4.2.2 Person who paid the yearling registration - 10%
128D.4.2.3 Owner of the winner - 75%
128D.4.2.4 Trainer of the winner - 2.5%
128D.4.2.5 Jockey of the winner - 1.5%
128D.4.2.6 Stable of the winner - 1%

128D.4.3 A Part-Qualified Horse which wins a Categorised Race will be entitled to a portion of the bonus that a Qualified Horse would be entitled to under Rule 128D.4.2, which shall be paid as follows:

128D4.3.1 Person who paid the foal registration 10% of the full bonus
128D4.3.2 Person who paid the yearling registration (if applicable) 10% of the full bonu.

128D.4.4 A Part-Qualified horse or a Qualified horse can only win one bonus prize in its lifetime. In the event a Part-Qualified horse or a Qualified horse wins a second bonus race, no bonus will be payable.
128D.4.5. All bonuses are payable in pounds sterling and bonuses won in Ireland will be subject to the rate of exchange as set at the start of each scheme year.
128D.4.6 In the event of a dead heat, bonuses will be paid in full to both Qualified and/or Part-Qualified Horses (if applicable) as if they had won the race.
128D.4.7 A bonus due to a trainer, jockey or stable not based in Britain or Ireland shall instead be made to the Owner of the Qualified Horse.
128D.4.8 The Authority will make reasonable attempts to make payment in accordance with this Rule. Any payments which are not able to be made shall be retained.
128D.5 In the event of any dispute in connection with the Plus 10 Bonus Scheme, the decision of the Authority (for horses run in races under the Rules of Racing) or HRI (for horses run in races run under the HRI Directives) will be final.
128D.6 The Authority may terminate the Plus 10 Bonus Scheme at any time, and in such event, no further bonuses will be made.