ANYONE sending a mare to the Ballylinch Stud stallion Fascinating Rock this year will receive an extra bonus.

All registered breeders of foals by Fascinating Rock that are conceived in 2018 will be eligible for a bonus scheme that could see any one breeder pocket up to €185,000. The first 10 maiden winners by the sire will be guaranteed €10,000 each.

This bonus scheme will then pay out for the first listed winner (€25,000), first group winner (€50,000) and the first Group 1 winner (€100,000).

Maurice Regan of Newtown Anner Stud, who bred and raced Fascinating Rock, commented: “I’m delighted to work with Ballylinch Stud in promoting Fascinating Rock, my favourite horse. I’m already looking forward to signing the cheque!”

All enquiries to Mark Byrne of Ballylinch Stud (