|The South Australia
Breeders' Incentive Scheme (SABIS) reached another milestone late last week then the total
bonuses paid out to connections passed the $5 million barrier.
SABIS' manager David Bridgland said the win of a SABIS qualified runner at the
transferred meeting at Gawler on Friday was enough to break the mark.
"The win by Simonde at Gawler last Friday brought up
the 5,000,000th SABIS bonus dollar since the first SABIS race at Victoria Park on
September 13, 1997," Bridgland said.
"Simonde was bred and is raced by Ian Barton, a great
supporter of SABIS and South Australian racing in general."
The SABIS scheme pays out rich reward to the connections of
qualified runners in two and three-year-old events around South Australia.
Bridgland said the future of SABIS was very positive with
the most recent intake of youngsters being a record.
"Congratulations to all breeders, owners, trainers and
riders that have collected SABIS bonuses to date," Bridgland added.
"With the rise in bonuses soon to be implemented, the
$10 million will be up before we know it," he added.