The All-Weather Championships will run from Tuesday, October 22nd 2019 to
Good Friday, April 10th 2020 inclusive.
The All-Weather Championship Finals Day will take place at Lingfield Park on
Good Friday, April 10th 2020, featuring the 6 Championship Category Finals.
The Total Prize Fund on the day is £1 Million. Five Championship races are worth
£150,000 with the Middle Distance Championship worth £200,000. The seventh
race is an Apprentice Handicap worth £50,000. This race will be subject to the
same eligibility that governs the All-Weather Finals.
The 6 All-Weather Championship Categories are;
. Fillies & Mares
. Middle Distance
There are two ways for a horse to qualify for an All-Weather Championship Final
Either a horse must run a minimum of three times on the All-Weather Surfaces in
Great Britain, Ireland or France (or twice if it has also run at least once on dirt at
Meydan) during the Qualifying period which runs between October 22nd 2019
and April 3rd 2020 (inclusive) and be rated high enough to ’make the cut’ in a
Championship Race by order of its Official BHA Rating, or:
A horse can win a specific ‘FAST TRACK QUALIFIER’ which will qualify for FREE
and GUARANTEED entry into the Final of that FAST TRACK QUALIFIER category.
There will be 4 ‘FAST TRACK QUALIFIER’ races for each Championship Finals race.
In the event of a dead-heat in a ’FAST TRACK QUALIFIER’ the Free and Guaranteed
entry will be given to all winning horses in that race. In the event of disqualification
of the winner of a qualifier, the horse which is officially promoted to first place will
be awarded the ’FAST TRACK WINNER’ entry. In the event of a Fast Track
Qualifying Winner winning more than 1 Fast Track Qualifier, the horse that finishes
2nd will not receive an automatic place in the respective Final. A horse must have
won a FAST TRACK QUALIFIER in order to claim the Qualifying place in the Final.
Any horse qualifying for a guaranteed place in more than one of the Finals, by
winning a Fast Track Qualifier within more than one category, may be entered in
each of the respective Finals for which they are qualified, but will only be able to
be declared (at the 48-hour declaration stage) for one of the Finals.
The provisional ‘FAST TRACK QUALIFYING’ RACES for AWC VII are:
22 Oct 2019 Newcastle 6f Conditions
07 Dec 2019 Wolverhampton 6f Conditions
20 Jan 2020 Kempton Park 6f Conditions
29 Feb 2019 Lingfield Park 7f Listed (Spring Cup)
16 Nov 2019 Lingfield Park 6f Listed (Golden Rose)
08 Jan 2020 Newcastle 5f Conditions
01 Feb 2020 Lingfield Park 6f Listed (Cleves)
03 Mar 2020 Chantilly 6f Prix Anabaa
20 Nov 2019 Kempton Park 8f Listed (Hyde)
08 Jan 2020 Newcastle 8f Conditions
15 Feb 2020 Cagnes-Sur-Mer 8f Listed (Saonois)
07 Mar 2020 Wolverhampton 7f Listed (Lady Wulfruna)
Fillies & Mares Category
31 Oct 2019 Lingfield Park 8f Listed (Fleur De Lys)
01 Nov 2019 Dundalk 8f Listed (Cooley)
03 Jan 2020 Wolverhampton 7f Conditions
13 Feb 2020 Chelmsford City 8f Conditions
14 Dec 2019 Newcastle 16f Conditions
13 Jan 2020 Wolverhampton 16f Conditions
16 Feb 2020 Kempton Park 16f Conditions
07 Mar 2020 Chelmsford City 16f Conditions
Middle Distance Category
16 Nov 2019 Lingfield Park 10f Listed (Churchill)
28 Nov 2019 Deauville 10f Listed (Lyphard)
01 Feb 2020 Lingfield Park 10f Listed (Winter Derby Trial)
22 Feb 2020 Lingfield Park 10f Group 3 (Winter Derby)
In the event of two or more horses being rated the same for a place in the
Championship Final Races, the places in the Championship Final will be awarded
based on the following tie-breaking count-back rules:
. No. of wins in the qualifying period
. No. of 2nd’s in the qualifying period
. No. of 3rd’s in the qualifying period
. No. of 4th’s in the qualifying period
. Random Ballot
Entry for the Championship Final races will be at the normal 6-day entry system
with 48-hour decs.
NB: The Official BHA Rating of entrants on the day and time of entry will be used
to determine the finalists.
A reserve system will operate for the 6 Championship Final races in the same way
that they currently operate for other notable races in Britain. Two reserves will be
selected for each Final race.
In addition, a prize presentation will be made to the All-Weather Champions in each
of the following categories, which will be based solely on the number of winners:
. Champion All-Weather Jockey
. Champion All-Weather Trainer
. Champion All-Weather Owner
. Champion Apprentice Jockey
. Winning Most All-Weather Horse
In addition to the awards above, the horse who wins the most prize money in
Britain during the period will become the ‘All-Weather Horse of the Year’.
Updates on standings and full rules governing the All-Weather Championships
(including Jockey, Trainer, Owner etc Awards) can be found at