Current British Horseracing Authority Notices:

(Updated May 23rd 2019)

 

  • Scratching Deadline Reminder
  • Epsom - Friday, May 31st 2019 - The Investec Oaks (Class 1) (Group 1)
  • Amateur Rider Races
  • The All-Weather Championships 2018/2019 (AWC VI) Rules For Horsemen
  • Bank Holiday Arrangements
  • Epsom - Saturday, June 1st 2019 - The Investec Derby (Class 1) (Group 1)
  • Carlisle - Wednesday, June 26th 2019 - The Carlisle Bell Consolation Race Handicap Stakes (Class 4)
  • Entry Notice
  • Newcastle - Saturday, June 29th 2019 - The Betfred Northumberland Vase Handicap Stakes (Class 2) ( Consolation Race for The Northumberland Plate)
  • 2018/19 Point-To-Point Fixtures
  • Northern Lights Series
  • 48 Hour Declarations
  • New Handicap Qualification Criteria
  • Races Permitted To Divide

SCRATCHING DEADLINE REMINDER

 

Owners and Trainers are reminded that the next scratching deadline for the 2019
Investec Oaks and the 2019 Investec Derby are as follows:


EPSOM DOWNS

Friday, May 31st


THE INVESTEC OAKS (CLASS 1) (Group 1)
Scratch by noon on Thursday, May 16th or pay £2,500


Saturday, June 1st
THE INVESTEC DERBY (CLASS 1) (Group 1)
Scratch by noon on Tuesday, May 21st or pay £3,400
except second entries which will pay £11,250 extra if not scratched by Noon on Tuesday, May 21st 

 

EPSOM DOWNS - FRIDAY, MAY 31ST - THE INVESTEC OAKS (CLASS 1) (Group 1)

 

EPSOM DOWNS
Investec Derby Festival, 2019

FIRST DAY.- Friday, May 31st

13031 THE INVESTEC OAKS (CLASS 1) (Group 1)


This race will be restricted to 20 runners plus two reserves.


The two reserves will be nominated as R21 and R22.


The British Horseracing Authority will modify the Rules of Racing as a consequence
of providing two reserves for the Investec Oaks (Group 1).


The procedure for the allocation and operation of the reserves protocol will be as
detailed in the BHA notices, under Conditions for Entry on the BHA Racing
Administration Internet site www2.racingadmin.co.uk.


Trainers are reminded of the provisions of Schedule (F)7 which require that they
must notify the Racing Calendar Office immediately when the decision has been
made not to run. This will maximise the list of runners.


The British Horseracing Authority has modified Rule (F)92, Rule (F)102 and Rule
(F)103 of the Rules of Racing for the purposes of this race.


Elimination from this race, if necessary, will be as provided for by Part D of
Schedule (F)8 of the Rules of Racing.


Trainers of those horses which are likely to be subject to potential elimination are
requested to consider in advance whether they wish their horse to stand as a
reserve in the event of it being eliminated. 

The entire stake will be reimbursed for any horse which is eliminated, or is a
reserve but which subsequently fails to obtain the opportunity to run. The Epsom
Downs Racecourse Executive will reimburse reasonable expenses to cover the
cost of transporting any horse designated as a reserve which does not subsequently
obtain the opportunity to run.


A 48 hour declaration to run deadline will apply to this race. Declarations to run
for this race must be made by 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29th. In the event
of any non-runners being declared to the Racing Calendar Office before 1.00 p.m.
on Thursday, May 30th, the reserves will take their place in accordance with the
procedures set out in the published notice.

AMATEUR RIDER RACES

AMATEUR RIDER RACES

Please note that for races that require AJA membership, the rider must become a member prior to 1pm on the day of declarations. 

THE ALL-WEATHER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018/2019 (AWC VI) RULES FOR HORSEMEN

The All-Weather Championships will run from Tuesday, October 23rd 2018 - Good Friday, April 19th 2019 inclusive.


The All Weather Championship Finals Day will take place at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 19th 2019, 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;


  3 Year Old
  Sprint
.    Mile
  Marathon
.    Fillies & Mares
  Middle Distance

There are two ways for a horse to qualify for an All-Weather Championship Final Race:


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 23rd 2018 and April 12th 2019 (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 VI are: 

3-y-o Final

23 Oct 2018        Newcastle                 6f Conditions
08 Dec 2018       Wolverhampton         6f Conditions
04 Jan 2019       Kempton Park            6f Conditions
20 Feb 2019       Newcastle                  6f Conditions


Sprint Final

17 Nov 2018       Lingfield Park           6f Listed (Golden Rose)
22 Jan 2019       Newcastle                 5f Conditions
02 Feb 2019       Lingfield Park           6f Listed (Cleves)
tbc Mar 2019      Chantilly                   6f Prix Anabaa


Mile Final

21 Nov 2018      Kempton Park          8f Listed (Hyde)
11 Jan 2019       Dundalk                   8f Conditions
tbc Feb 2019     Cagnes-Sur-Mer      8f Listed (Saonois)
09 Mar 2019      Wolverhampton       7f Listed (Lady Wulfruna)


Fillies & Mares Final

01 Nov 2018      Lingfield Park          8f Listed (Fleur De Lys)
02 Jan 2019      Wolverhampton       7f Conditions
07 Feb 2019      Chelmsford City      8f Conditions
01 Mar 2019      Dundalk                  7f Conditions


Marathon Final

15 Dec 2018       Newcastle             16f Conditions
14 Jan 2019       Wolverhampton     16f Conditions
16 Feb 2019       Kempton Park       16f Conditions
07 Mar 2019      Chelmsford City     16f Conditions 

 

Middle Distance Final

17 Nov 2018     Lingfield Park          10f Listed (Churchill)
29 Nov 2018     Deauville                 10f Listed (Lyphard)
02 Feb 2019     Lingfield Park          10f Listed (Winter Derby Trial)
23 Feb 2019     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
www.awchampionships.co.uk 

BANK HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS

 

The British Horseracing Authority Office in London will be closed on Monday,
May 27th.


Weatherbys main Telephone Switchboard at Wellingborough will be closed on
Monday, May 27th.


The Racing Operations Department at Wellingborough will be open for the
receipt of Entries and Declarations from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on Saturday, May
25th, Sunday, May 26th, and Monday, May 27th.


There will be no special arrangements for the closing of entries for racing on
Monday, May 27th. 

EPSOM DOWNS - SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST 2019 - THE INVESTEC DERBY (CLASS 1) (Group 1)

 

EPSOM DOWNS

Investec Derby Festival, 2019
SECOND DAY.- Saturday, June 1st

10006 THE INVESTEC DERBY (CLASS 1) (Group 1)

 

This race will be restricted to 20 runners plus two reserves.
The two reserves will be nominated as R21 and R22.


The British Horseracing Authority will modify the Rules of Racing as a consequence
of providing two reserves for the Investec Derby (Group 1).


The procedure for the allocation and operation of the reserves protocol will be as
detailed in the BHA notices, under Conditions for Entry on the BHA Racing
Administration Internet site www2.racingadmin.co.uk.


Trainers are reminded of the provisions of Schedule (F)7 which require that they
must notify the Racing Calendar Office immediately when the decision has been
made not to run. This will maximise the list of runners.


The British Horseracing Authority has modified Rule (F)92, Rule (F)102 and Rule
(F)103 of the Rules of Racing for the purposes of this race.


Elimination from this race, if necessary, will be as provided for by Part D of
Schedule (F)8 of the Rules of Racing.


Trainers of those horses which are likely to be subject to potential elimination are
requested to consider in advance whether they wish their horse to stand as a
reserve in the event of it being eliminated.


The entire stake will be reimbursed for any horse which is eliminated, or is a
reserve but which subsequently fails to obtain the opportunity to run. The Epsom
Downs Racecourse Executive will reimburse reasonable expenses to cover the
cost of transporting any horse designated as a reserve which does not subsequently
obtain the opportunity to run.


A 48 hour declaration to run deadline will apply to this race. Declarations to run for this race
must be made by 10.00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30th. In the event of any non-runners being
declared to the Racing Calendar Office before 1.00 p.m. on Friday, May 31st, the reserves
will take their place in accordance with the procedures set out in the published notice. 

 

THE INVESTEC DERBY (CLASS 1) (Group 1)
The British Horseracing Authority has granted permission for a special draw to take place at Epsom Downs Racecourse to allocate stalls positions after declarations have been confirmed. Horses will be allocated stalls by random ballot under the supervision of a British Horseracing Authority official.


Please note, trainers or their representatives WILL NOT be required to attend the draw.

 

 

 

INVESTEC DERBY FESTIVAL 2019


Further to the British Horseracing Authority’s decision to allow the current
Sponsor and Agreed Partner(s) of the Investec Derby Festival exclusive rights to
all sponsorship branding sites for all races at this meeting, Epsom Downs
Racecourse, the British Horseracing Authority and Investec have reached
agreement for the option to apply in the following manner:


1.     Investec have exercised the exclusivity option in three of the fourteen races
        sponsored by them, scheduled to take place during the 2019 Investec Derby
        Festival. These are:
I.      Investec Coronation Cup 3.10 p.m. Friday, May 31st
II.     Investec Oaks 4.30 p.m. Friday, May 31st
III.    Investec Derby 4.30 p.m. Saturday, June1st


       In these three races, all SFRO branding sites must be free of Owners
       Sponsors’ logos, unless an Agreed Partner of Investec and Epsom Downs,
       and the same requirements shall also apply to Jockeys Sponsors’ logos.


2.   Investec will make sponsorship payments of £300.00 (plus VAT where
      applicable) to those Owners who have to remove or cover any existing
      Owners Sponsors’ logos from branding sites in the above three races.


3.   Investec will provide branded attendants’ jackets for all fourteen races which
      must be worn, unless agreed between Epsom Downs, Investec and an
      Agreed Partner With the exception of attendants’ clothing, Investec have
      agreed to forego the exclusivity option in relation to the other eleven
      scheduled races sponsored by them in the 2019 Investec Derby Festival.
      Therefore in these races Owners must display their own Sponsors’ logos on
      at least one of the remaining SFRO branding sites in accordance with the
      respective Code of Conduct. Similarly, Jockeys will be permitted to display
      their sponsorship logos, in accordance with the respective Code of Conduct,
      in all other races.

 

CARLISLE - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26TH 2019 - THE CARLISLE BELL CONSOLATION RACE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4)

 

CARLISLE

Third June Meeting, 2019
Wednesday, June 26th

13934 THE CARLISLE BELL CONSOLATION RACE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4)

1.    Trainers are reminded that declarations to run for the Carlisle Bell Handicap
       Stakes (Class 4) on Wednesday, June 26th must be made by 10.00 a.m. on
       Monday, June 24th.


2.    Entries for the Carlisle Bell Consolation Race Handicap Stakes (Class 4) will
       be restricted to those horses which were declared to run at the 48 hour
       declaration stage but which were eliminated from the 2019 AGMA
       Stablemate Carlisle Bell Handicap Stakes (Class 4).


3.   At the 48 hour declaration stage for the AGMA Stablemate Carlisle Bell
      Handicap Stakes (Class 4), owners of horses which are being declared to
      run, but which are liable to elimination, will be offered the option to run in
      the Carlisle Bell Consolation Race Handicap Stakes (Class 4).


4.   Owners whose horses are eliminated from the AGMA Stablemate Carlisle
      Bell Handicap Stakes (Class 4) and who have expressed a wish not to run in
      the Carlisle Bell Consolation Race Handicap Stakes (Class 4) will have their
      stake returned under the provisions of Rule (F)110. However, owners whose
      horses are eliminated from the AGMA Stablemate Carlisle Bell Handicap
      Stakes (Class 4) and who have expressed a wish to run in the Carlisle Bell
      Consolation Race Handicap Stakes (Class 4) will automatically be charged a
      stake fee of £57 for the latter race, but will have their stake for the AGMA
      Stablemate Carlisle Bell Handicap Stakes (Class 4) returned as above.


5.   Weights for the Carlisle Bell Consolation Race Handicap Stakes (Class 4) will
      be allocated using the same handicap ratings as used for the AGMA
      Stablemate Carlisle Bell Handicap Stakes (Class 4). In addition, the penalty
      structure for the Carlisle Bell Handicap Stakes (Class 4) will also apply for the
     Carlisle Bell Consolation Race Handicap Stakes (Class 4).


6.   Eight runners or more must be declared for the Carlisle Bell Consolation
      Race Handicap Stakes (Class 4), or the race may be cancelled.


7.  If a horse is to run in a hood, blinkers, visor, eyeshield, eyecover, sheepskin
     cheek pieces or a tongue strap, the declaration made at the time fixed for
     the 48 hour declaration stage for the AGMA Stablemate Carlisle Bell
     Handicap Stakes (Class 4) will also apply for the Carlisle Bell Consolation
     Race Handicap Stakes (Class 4).

ENTRY NOTICE

Owners and trainers are reminded that the Racing Calendar Office must be provided with 10 days notice, in writing, in advance of making an entry in a
Handicap, or any other rating related race, both Flat and National Hunt, for a horse which has been permanently imported into Britain having been racing
abroad (Ireland excluded).
See Rule (F)79 for exact details.

NEWCASTLE - SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH 2019 - THE BETFRED NORTHUMBERLAND VASE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) (Consolation Race for The Northumberland Plate)

 

NEWCASTLE
Northumberland Plate (AWT) Meeting, 2019
THIRD DAY.- Saturday June 29th


64012 THE BETFRED NORTHUMBERLAND VASE HANDICAP STAKES
(CLASS 2) (Consolation Race for The Northumberland Plate) 

 

1.   Trainers are reminded that declarations to run for the Northumberland Plate
      Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap) on Saturday, June 29th must
      be made by 10.00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27th.


2.   Entries for the Betfred Northumberland Vase Handicap Stakes (Class 2)
      (Consolation Race for The Northumberland Plate) will be restricted to those
      horses which were declared to run at the 48 hour declaration stage but
      which were eliminated from the 2019 Northumberland Plate Handicap
      Stakes (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap).


3.    At the 48 hour declaration stage for the Northumberland Plate Handicap
       Stakes (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap), owners of horses which are being
       declared to run, but which are liable to elimination, will be offered the option
       to run in the Betfred Northumberland Vase Handicap Stakes (Class 2)
      (Consolation Race for The Northumberland Plate).


4.    Owners whose horses are eliminated from the Northumberland Plate
       Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap) and who have expressed a
       wish not to run in the Betfred Northumberland Vase Handicap Stakes (Class
       2) (Consolation Race for The Northumberland Plate) will have their stake
       returned under the provision of Rule (F)110. However, owners whose
       horses are eliminated from the Northumberland Plate Handicap Stakes
       (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap) and who have expressed a wish to run in the
       Betfred Northumberland Vase Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (Consolation Race
       for The Northumberland Plate) will automatically be charged a stake fee of
       £375 for the latter race, but will have their stake for the Northumberland
       Plate Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap) returned as above.


5.   Weights for the Betfred Northumberland Vase Handicap Stakes (Class 2)
      (Consolation Race for The Northumberland Plate) will be allocated using the
      same handicap ratings as used for the Northumberland Plate Handicap
      Stakes (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap). In addition, the penalty structure for
      the Northumberland Plate Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap)
      will also apply for the Betfred Northumberland Vase Handicap Stakes (Class 2)
      (Consolation Race for The Northumberland Plate).


6.   Eight runners or more must be declared for the Betfred Northumberland
      Vase Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (Consolation Race for The Northumberland
      Plate), or the race may be cancelled.

7.    If a horse is to run in a hood, blinkers, visor, eyeshield, eyecover, sheepskin
       cheek pieces or a tongue strap, the declaration made at the time fixed for
       the 48 hour declaration stage for the Northumberland Plate Handicap Stakes
       (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap) will also apply for the Betfred Northumberland
       Vase Handicap Stakes (Class 2) (Consolation Race for The Northumberland Plate).

2018/19 POINT-TO-POINT FIXTURES

 

2018


November 18th (Sunday)
Silverton & Mid Devon Hunts at Buckfastleigh

November 24th (Saturday)
North Hereford at Eaton Farm

November 25th (Sunday)
Vine & Craven at Barbury Racecourse
Curre & Llangibby at Howick

December 2nd (Sunday)
Border at Hexham
Cambridge University United Hunts Club at Cottenham
Hursley Hambledon at Larkhill

December 9th (Sunday)
Carmarthenshire at Ffos Las
Cornwall Hunt Club at Wadebridge

December 16th (Sunday)
Atherstone at Clifton-on-Dunsmore
Barbury International Racing Club at Barbury Racecourse
Ratcheugh Racing Club at Alnwick

December 28th (Friday)
Harkaway Club at Chaddesley Corbett

December 30th (Sunday)
Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Club at Cottenham 

 

2019 

 

January 6th (Sunday)
West Percy at Alnwick
Larkhill Racing Club at Larkhill

January 13th (Sunday)
Dunston Harriers at Ampton
North Cornwall at Wadebridge
Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Club at Sheriff Hutton

January 26th (Saturday)
Royal Artillery at Larkhill

January 27th (Sunday)
Heythrop at Cocklebarrow
Jedforest at Friars Haugh
Midlands Area Club at Thorpe Lodge
North Norfolk Harriers at Higham
Tiverton Foxhounds at Chipley Park

February 2nd (Saturday)
Thurlow at Horseheath
February 3rd (Sunday)
Percy at Alnwick
South Dorset at Milborne St Andrew

February 9th (Saturday)
Cambridge University Draghounds at Cottenham

February 10th (Sunday)
Vine & Craven at Barbury Racecourse
Albrighton & Woodland North at Chaddesley Corbett
Sinnington at Duncombe Park
Western at Wadebridge

February 16th (Saturday)
Brocklesby at Brocklesby Park

February 17th (Sunday)
Curre & Llangibby at Howick
South Pool Harriers at Buckfastleigh
Combined Services at Larkhill
Sir W. W. Wynn’s at Bangor-on-Dee
South East Hunts Club at Charing

February 24th (Sunday)
East Cornwall at Great Trethew
Cottesmore at Garthorpe
Tynedale at Corbridge
Waveney Harriers at Higham
West of Yore at Askham Bryan College
Countryside Alliance Club (Wessex) at Badbury Rings
Ross Harriers at Monmouth Showground

March 2nd (Saturday)
Cumberland Farmers at Dalston
Duke of Beaufort at Didmarton

March 3rd (Sunday)
Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace at Horseheath
East Devon at Bishops Court
Derwent at Charm Park
Mid Surrey Farmers Draghounds at Godstone

March 9th (Saturday)
Kingston Blount Racing Club at Kingston Blount

March 10th (Sunday)
College Valley & North Northumberland at Alnwick
Holderness at Dalton Park
Suffolk at Ampton
Blackmore & Sparkford Vale at Charlton Horethorne
Flint & Denbigh at Bangor-on-Dee

March 16th (Saturday)
Hurworth at Hutton Rudby
Crawley & Horsham at Parham
Quantock Staghounds at Cothelstone

March 17th (Sunday)
Brecon & Talybont at Llanfrynach
Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers at Buckfastleigh
Duke of Buccleuch at Friars Haugh
High Easter Racing Club at High Easter
Oakley at Brafield
New Forest at Larkhill

March 23rd (Saturday)
Badsworth & Bramham Moor at Askham Bryan College
Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire and Eglinton at Overton
V.W.H. at Siddington
Wilton at Milborne St Andrew

March 24th (Sunday)
Belvoir at Garthorpe
Teme Valley & United Pack at Brampton Bryan
Lamerton at Kilworthy
Mendip Farmers at Ston Easton
Old Surrey, Burstow & West Kent at Penshurst

March 30th (Saturday)
Avon Vale at Larkhill
Berwickshire at Friars Haugh
Monmouthshire at Monmouth Showground
Puckeridge at Horseheath

March 31st (Sunday)
Kimblewick at Kingston Blount
Ledbury at Maisemore Park
Cotley at Cotley
Middleton at Sheriff Hutton

April 6th (Saturday)
Essex with Farmers & Union at High Easter
North Warwickshire Club at Mollington
Staintondale at Charm Park

April 7th (Sunday)
Andoversford Races (Cotswold) at Andoversford
Cheshire Forest at Tabley
Morpeth at Tranwell
North Ledbury at Hereford Racecourse
Pytchley at Guilsborough
Southdown & Eridge at Godstone
Tedworth at Barbury Racecourse
Portman at Badbury Rings
Spooners & West Dartmoor at Cherrybrook

April 13th (Saturday)
Llangeinor Pentyrch at Pyle
Ludlow at Bitterley
Bedale at Hornby Castle
Old Surrey, Burstow & West Kent at Penshurst

April 14th (Sunday)
Bicester with Whaddon Chase at Edgcote
Cotswold Vale Farmers at Maisemore Park
South Wold at Revesby Park
West Norfolk at Fakenham
Seavington at Littlewindsor

April 20th (Saturday)
Fife at Balcormo Mains
Glamorgan at Bonvilston
Kimblewick at Kimble
South & West Wilts at Larkhill
Worcestershire at Chaddesley Corbett
Ashford Valley Tickham at Charing
Dartmoor at Flete Park
Essex & Suffolk at Higham
North Staffordshire at Sandon
Woodland Pytchley at Dingley

April 21st (Sunday)
Cleveland at Witton Castle

April 22nd (Monday)
Old Berkshire at Lockinge
South Notts at Thorpe Lodge
South Shropshire at Eyton-on-Severn
Aldington Races (EK with WS) at Aldington
Four Burrow at Trebudannon
North Cotswold at Paxford
South Pembrokeshire at Lydstep
Taunton Vale Foxhounds & Harriers at Kingston St Mary

April 27th (Saturday)
Berkeley at Woodford
Chiddingfold, Leconfield & Cowdray at Parham
Eggesford at Upcott Cross

April 28th (Sunday)
York & Ainsty at Easingwold
Farmers Bloodhounds at Edgcote
Knightwick Races (Clifton-on-Teme) at Knightwick
Lauderdale at Mosshouses
Quorn at Garthorpe
Tivyside at Lydstep
Axe Vale at Stafford Cross

May 4th (Saturday)
Pendle Forest & Craven at Heslaker
Modbury Harriers at Flete Park
Ystrad Taf Fechan at Bonvilston

May 5th (Sunday)
Radnor & West Hereford at Cold Harbour
Devon & Somerset Staghounds at Holnicote
Fernie at Dingley

May 6th (Monday)
Banwen P2P Club at Llwynddu Glais
Enfield Chace with Cambridgeshire at Northaw
North Shropshire at Eyton-on-Severn
Warwickshire at Mollington
Cattistock at Littlewindsor
Stevenstone at Vauterhill
Zetland at Witton Castle

May 11th (Saturday)
Gelligaer Farmers at Lower Machen
Wheatland at Chaddesley Corbett
Minehead Harriers & West Somerset at Holnicote
Surrey Union at Peper Harow

May 12th (Sunday)
Bilsdale at Easingwold
Kimblewick at Kingston Blount
Melton Hunt Club at Garthorpe
Four Burrow at Trebudannon

May 15th (Wednesday)
Weston & Banwell Harriers at Cothelstone

May 18th (Saturday)
Haydon at Hexham
Golden Valley at Bredwardine

May 19th (Sunday)
Grafton at Edgcote
Knutsford Races Club at Tabley
Dulverton West at Bratton Down

May 25th (Saturday)
Fitzwilliam (Milton) at Dingley
Tredegar Farmers at Lower Machen

May 26th (Sunday)
Berks & Bucks Draghounds at Kingston Blount
South Durham at Sedgefield
West Somerset Vale at Cothelstone

May 27th (Monday)
Albrighton & Woodland South at Chaddesley Corbett
South Tetcott at Upcott Cross

June 1st (Saturday)
Meynell & South Staffs at Garthorpe
Pembrokeshire at Trecoed

June 2nd (Sunday)
Exmoor at Bratton Down

June 9th (Sunday)
Tiverton Staghounds at Bratton Down

June 15th (Saturday)
Torrington Farmers at Umberleigh

NORTHERN LIGHTS SERIES

 

 NORTHERN LIGHTS SERIES

 (*Update to the notice published in The Racing Calendar of Thursday,
December 5th, March 22nd and July 5th)


The British Horseracing Authority is pleased to announce details of the 2017/18
Northern Lights Series, designed to provide greater opportunities for mid-tier
jump horses at Northern racecourses.


100 qualifying races will be held at 14 jump racecourses, north of and including
Doncaster Racecourse. The qualifiers will start on December 14th, 2017,
culminating in a valuable Finals day, which will be held at Carlisle Racecourse on
December 2nd, 2018.


The five Series and corresponding £35,000 Finals are:
3m Handicap Chase Series
2½m Handicap Chase Series
2m Handicap Hurdle Series
3m Handicap Hurdle Series
2½m Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Series


Qualification


There will be 20 Qualifiers in each series. The Finals will be Class 2 Handicaps
with a top weight of 11st 12lb equating to a rating of 125 at entry. Any horses
rated above 125 at entry will still be permitted to run but must carry the extra
weight equating to their rating. Full details will be included in the race conditions
of the Finals.


The series are not confined exclusively to horses who are trained in the North, but
any horse wanting to take part in the finals at Carlisle will be required to run in at least
two qualifying races, including being placed in the first eight on at least one occasion.


The qualifiers in each series are listed below:


3m Handicap Chase Series
14/12/2017 Newcastle 0-120
28/12/2017 Catterick 0-110
02/01/2018 Ayr 0-120
12/01/2018 Sedgefield 0-110
16/01/2018 Ayr 0-120
23/01/2018 Wetherby 0-110
02/02/2018 Catterick 0-105
08/02/2018 Doncaster 0-120
14/02/2018 Musselburgh 0-105
20/02/2018 Wetherby 0-115
26/02/2018 Ayr 0-120
06/03/2018 Newcastle 0-120
31/03/2018 Carlisle 0-105
14/04/2018 Newcastle 0-120
05/05/2018 Hexham 0-120
17/05/2018 Perth 0-120
17/09/2018 Hexham 0-120
13/10/2018 Hexham 0-110
29/10/2018 Ayr 0-105
03/11/2018 Wetherby 0-120
17/11/2018 Wetherby 0-120


2½m Handicap Chase Series
15/12/2017 Doncaster 0-120
26/12/2017 Sedgefield 0-115
01/01/2018 Catterick 0-120
13/01/2018 Wetherby 0-120
19/01/2018 Musselburgh 0-110
31/01/2018 Ayr 0-115
06/02/2018 Sedgefield 0-120
19/02/2018 Carlisle 0-120
27/02/2018 Catterick 0-115
02/03/2018 Doncaster 0-120
08/03/2018 Carlisle 0-120
17/03/2018 Newcastle 0-110
07/04/2018 Kelso 0-120

15/04/2018 Newcastle 0-120
23/04/2018 Sedgefield 0-120
15/05/2018 Sedgefield 0-115
26/05/2018 Cartmel 0-110
06/09/2018 Sedgefield 0-120
19/09/2018 Kelso 0-100
02/10/2018 Sedgefield 0-120
05/10/2018 Hexham 0-105
21/10/2018 Sedgefield 0-105
03/11/2018 Ayr 0-115
12/11/2018 Carlisle 0-120


2m Handicap Hurdle Series
26/12/2017 Wetherby 0-115
29/12/2017 Kelso 0-120
01/01/2018 Catterick Bridge 0-110
06/01/2018 Newcastle 0-120
12/01/2018 Sedgefield 0-120
20/01/2018 Haydock Park 0-115
25/01/2018 Kelso 0-115
03/02/2018 Musselburgh 0-115
12/02/2018 Catterick Bridge 0-115
19/02/2018 Carlisle 0-115
06/03/2018 Newcastle 0-110
20/03/2018 Wetherby 0-120
16/04//2018 Kelso 0-120
26/04/2018 Perth 0-105
30/05/2018 Cartmel 0-120
16/06/2018 Hexham 0-110
17/09/2018 Hexham 0-110
27/09/2018 Perth 0-120
18/10/2018 Carlisle 0-110
27/10/2018 Kelso 0-115
04/11/2018 Carlisle 0-110
07/11/2018 Musselburgh 0-120
21/11/2018 Hexham 0-120


3m Handicap Hurdle Series
19/12/2017 Catterick Bridge 0-120
29/12/2017 Kelso 0-115
02/01/2018 Ayr 0-115
15/01/2018 Ayr 0-120
19/01/2018 Musselburgh 0-110
26/01/2018 Doncaster 0-120
30/01/2018 Newcastle 0-110
13/02/2018 Ayr 0-120
19/02/2018 Carlisle 0-105
27/02/2018 Catterick Bridge 0-110
09/03/2018 Ayr 0-120
21/03/2018 Haydock Park 0-110
16/04/2018 Kelso 0-120
25/04/2018 Perth 0-105
12/05/2018 Hexham 0-105
03/06/2018 Perth 0-120
10/09/2018 Perth 0-115
27/10/2018 Kelso 0-115
07/11/2018 Musselburgh 0-120
08/11/2018 Sedgefield 0-110
23/11/2018 Catterick Bridge 0-115


2½m Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Series
15/12/2017 Doncaster 0-120
29/12/2017 Doncaster 0-120
05/01/2018 Wetherby 0-120
09/01/2018 Doncaster 0-120
15/01/2018 Ayr 0-120
28/01/2018 Sedgefield 0-100
31/01/2018 Ayr 0-100
05/02/2018 Newcastle 0-120
28/02/2018 Musselburgh 0-105
04/03/2018 Sedgefield 0-120
10/03/2018 Ayr 0-120
31/03/2018 Carlisle 0-105
25/04/2018 Perth 0-120
16/05/2018 Perth 0-105
18/05/2018 Aintree 0-120
15/06/2018 Aintree 0-120
21/07/2018 Cartmel 0-115
25/08/2018 Cartmel 0-120
05/10/2018 Hexham 0-110
01/11/2018 Sedgefield 0-110
12/11/2018 Carlisle 0-120
14/11/2018 Ayr 0-120 

 

48 HOUR DECLARATIONS

 

Owners and trainers are advised that declarations to run and declarations of
riders for all races taking place on a Sunday must be made on the previous Friday.


Similarly, declarations to run and declarations of riders for all Flat Races will take
place 2 days prior to running.


Declarations to run and declarations of riders for all Grade 1 non Novice Steeple
Chases and Hurdle Races and non Juvenile Hurdle Races will also take place
2 days prior to running.


In addition, Grade 3 Steeple Chase and Hurdle Race Handicaps and such other
races as may be permitted by the British Horseracing Authority MAY have 48
hour declarations, at the option of the Racecourse Executive.


The specific dates and times for declarations are contained in the final
programmes for the meetings and races concerned in the Races to Close
section of The Racing Calendar. 

 

 

NEW HANDICAP QUALIFICATION CRITERIA

Owners and Trainers are advised that with effect from January 1st, 2018, no horse
trained in Great Britain may run in a Handicap unless the Handicapper is prepared
to allot a rating and


.      it has run at least three times in a flat race in Great Britain and/or Ireland, or
.      it has won twice in a flat race in Great Britain and/or Ireland with at least one
       of the wins being in Great Britain.


Any horse that was previously eligible for a handicap rating but which does
not now meet the new qualification criteria will be required to meet the new
qualification criteria detailed above before becoming eligible for a handicap
rating in 2018.

 

 

 

 

RACES PERMITTED TO DIVIDE

 

 

RACES PERMITTED TO DIVIDE


Owners and trainers are advised that the following racecourses have opted out of
dividing races for the period January to April.


Bath                                                 Newton Abbot
Brighton                                           Plumpton
Chepstow                                        Sedgefield
Doncaster                                        Southwell
Ffos Las                                          Taunton
Fontwell                                           Uttoxeter
Hereford                                          Windsor
Hexham                                          Wolverhampton
Lingfield                                          Worcester
Newcastle                                       Yarmouth