ARC All-Weather £1,000,000 Bonus Scheme Winners Summary


09 April 2023

In its inaugural year, the ARC £1,000,000 All-Weather Bonus scheme has run from 18 October 2022, throughout the winter, and culminated on Good Friday, 7 April 2023.

The bonus has consisted of both a Horse of The Month and Horse of The Year competition, along with a bonus for the top Jockey and Apprentice Jockey at ARC’s four All-Weather Racecourses. 

Points for the Horse of the Month and Horse of the Year competitions have been awarded to horses that have finished in the first five on any of their first three runs in any monthly period at Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Southwell or Wolverhampton Racecourses.

The Horse of the Month competition offered a total of £30,000 a month in prizes in October/November, December and January. The prize pot doubled in February and March/April to £70,000.There was also a prize pot of £10,000 per month paid to the staff connected to the stables of the horses in the top three places.

The Horse of the Year competition offered a £100,000 first prize, won by Walking On Clouds, trained by Grant Tuer. A total of £700,000 will be paid down to 20th place, with the horse in that position earning a £10,000 bonus.

A summary of all of the winners across the ARC All-Weather £1,000,000 Bonus is below. The final standings in both the Horse of the Month and Horse of the Year competitions were decided on countback down to number of 5th placed finishes, wherever two or more horses were tied on points. 

ARC All-Weather Horse of The Month winners:

March & April (£70,000 total)

PositionHorseTrainerOwnerTotal Horse Prize
1st=SAUSALITOGary MooreThe Southstand Syndicate£30,000
1st=KISS MY FACEBrian EllisonDan Gilbert and Andrew Bruce£30,000
3rd=ATHMADRuth CarrRJH Limited and Ruth Carr£5,000
3rd=TOM TULLIVERScott DixonSouthwell Racing Club£5,000

February (£70,000 total)

PositionHorseTrainerOwnerTotal Horse Prize
1stBUXTED TOOIan WilliamsBuxted Partnership£               40,000 
2nd =INAAMJohn ButlerPower Geneva Ltd£               10,000 
2nd =SICARIOMick ApplebyJohn Joseph Gerrard£               10,000 
2nd =LOCAL BAYTony CarrollN Sfrantzis£               10,000 

January (£35,000 total)

PositionHorseTrainerOwnerTotal Horse Prize
1st =BROUGHTONS FLAREMark LoughnaneMrs C Loughnane£                 5,833 
1st =WAR IN HEAVENMichael ApplebyMr Matthew Taylor£                 5,833 
1st =TENNESSEE DREAMCharles HillsMildmay Racing & Aura (Gas) Holdings Ltd£                 5,833 
1st =COLORS OF FREEDOMArchie WatsonTaylor's Bloodstock Ltd£                 5,833 
1st =COMEDIAN LEADERGay KellewayWolfpack X & Gay Kelleway£                 5,833 
1st =GLORIOUS ANGELGrant TuerNick Bradley Racing 23£                 5,833 

December (£35,000 total)

PositionHorseTrainerOwnerTotal Horse Prize
1st =VICTORY MARCHSeb SpencerMagna Carter Bloodstock£               15,000 
1st =DREAM HARDERIan WilliamsNationwide Racing£               15,000 
3rd =BUSBYPhilip KirbyThe Busby Partnership£                 2,500 
3rd =ZEALOTMichael ApplebyThe Horse Watchers 1£                 2,500 

October & November (£35,000 total)

PositionHorseTrainerOwnerTotal Horse Prize
1st =QUEEN OF IPANEMAGeorge BougheyPaul Watson and Partner£15,000
1st =BOBBY JOE LEGRuth CarrAngela Clark£15,000
3rdCLOCH NUAStella BarclayTony & Bev Culhane£5,000

ARC All-Weather Horse of The Year:

Full standings for the Horse of The Year are listed below with prize money paid out from 1st position down to 20th.

1Walking On Clouds (IRE)Moment Of MadnessGrant Tuer4854201£100,000
2Man On A Mission (GB)Miss K. SquanceP. Charalambous & J. Clutterbuck4544211£75,000
3Starshiba (GB)The Horse Watchers 7David O'Meara4142320£50,000
4Victory March (IRE)Magna Carter BloodstockSeb Spencer3842212£47,500
5Justcallmepete (GB)Peter Clarke Racing PartnersJames Evans3842131£45,000
6Dubai Jeanius (IRE)Mrs H. Lloyd-HerringtonMichael Herrington3552010£42,500
7Fly The Nest (IRE)Mr B. J. MillenTony Carroll3535000£40,000
8Glorious Charmer (GB)Mrs H. Lloyd-HerringtonMichael Herrington3533210£37,500
9Pockley (GB)J & R WinningLinda Perratt3533202£35,000
10Kraken Power (IRE)Mr Paul StewartJim Goldie3524211£32,500
11Johnny Boom (IRE)Dan Gilbert and Andrew BruceShaun Lycett3443002£30,000
12Dream Harder (IRE)Mr Paul FarrellIan Williams3440321£27,500
13Wadacre Grace (GB)Wadacre StudCharlie Johnston3424121£25,000
T14Bellagio Man (IRE)Paul Musson & Antony BrittainAntony Brittain3423222£21,250
T14Visibility (IRE)Paul J Dixon Mr J Wylam & Mrs C J WylamScott Dixon3423222£21,250
16Bobby Joe Leg (GB)Mrs Angela ClarkRuth Carr3332220£18,000
17Nellie French (IRE)Mrs Sylvia ScottKatie Scott3322330£16,000
18Zealot (GB)The Horse Watchers 1Michael Appleby3151010£14,000
19Rockley Point (GB)The Vintage FlyersKatie Scott3121502£12,000
20Anif (IRE)Stuart Herrington & Peter ForsterMichael Herrington3120433£10,000

ARC All-Weather Bonus – Top Jockeys

As part of the ARC £1,000,000 All-Weather Bonus scheme, the top Jockey and Apprentice Jockey, by wins, at each of the four ARC all-weather racecourses will receive a bonus of £7,000 and £3,000 respectively.

 JockeyWins Apprentice JockeyWins
Lingfield ParkLuke Morris18 Billy Loughnane9
NewcastlePaul Mulrennan19 Billy Loughnane7
SouthwellJason Hart20 Oliver Stammers5
WolverhamptonKevin Stott23 Billy Loughnane18

All-Weather Championships Champion Trainer

After another stellar season on the All-Weather which consisted of 60 winners, Mick Appleby landed a seventh All-Weather Trainers Championship title and receives £10,000.

Once again, the Rutland-based trainer displayed his talent for improving horses from other yards, with the likes of multiple winners War In Heaven, Zealot and Win Win Power all shining examples of this. 

All-Weather Championships Champion Jockeys

An All-Weather Jockeys’ Championships and All-Weather Apprentice Jockeys’ Championship have comprised part of the £1,000,000 All-Weather bonus as well.

Daniel Muscutt was crowned Champion All-Weather Jockey and will receive the Great British Racing sponsored £10,000 prize for the 73 winners he has steered to victory during the Winter, with Kevin Stott collecting the £5,000 runners up prize.

Billy Loughnane was awarded £4,000 after being confirmed the winningmost apprentice jockey throughout the All-Weather season after his 41 winners, with runner up Ryan Sexton collecting £1,000.

All-Weather Championships Champion Owners

Another fine season once again saw Godolphin crowned All-Weather Champion Owners, a title that they have held concurrently since Season 2 of the All-Weather Championships. Godolphin representative Philip Robinson collected the cheque and trophy on behalf of Godolphin at Newcastle Racecourse on Good Friday, 7 April.

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