Go Racing In Yorkshire have partnered up with leading Yorkshire equine supplier, mcivors.co.uk going in search for the next wonder horse in Yorkshire and it looks a fantastic initiative for the sport.
Simply, the new project coming to racing will be offering £100,000 to be shared with the owner, trainer, jockey and yard of the first horse to win at all nine Yorkshire racecourses between Saturday 26th March 2022, the start of the flat turf season, and Sunday 31st December 2023.
The competition will be open to all racehorse trainers across the country and both flat and jump races will be included in the event.
The nine qualifying Yorkshire courses will be; Beverley, Catterick, Doncaster, Pontefract, Redcar, Ripon, Thirsk, Wetherby and York.
In addition to the £100,000 bonus, McClarrons Sport, who brokered the deal, Wm McIvor & Son and Go Racing In Yorkshire will combine to donate £5,000 to Racing Welfare should the challenge be completed.
John Sanderson, acting Chairman of Go Racing In Yorkshire said: “This feat has not been achieved in Yorkshire before and while it’s a significant challenge, we believe this is possible – in 2020, Main Point, trained by David Pipe, won at nine different courses in 11 months. £100,000 is a great incentive to encourage owners and trainers to run their horses at the Yorkshire tracks. We are thrilled to launch this exciting and unique initiative where hopefully a remarkable sporting story will unfold across nine racecourses resulting in the crowning of the first Yorkshire Wonder Horse.”
The race to be the first Yorkshire Wonder Horse starts next month and full details, including terms and conditions can be found on the Go Racing In Yorkshire website HERE.