RACING LEAGUE 2024 - UPDATED 23RD MAY 2024

 

 

RACING LEAGUE 2024

The following Flat fixtures will form Racing League 2024:

25 July - Great Yarmouth

01 August - Wolverhampton (AWT)

08 August - Chepstow

15 August - Windsor

22 August - Newcastle (AWT)

29 August - Southwell (AWT)

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Rules of Racing for Racing League, such that the following will apply:

  1. Only horse in training with trainers registered to Racing League will be permitted to enter any race at the above fixtures.
  2. Horses will represent one of 7 Horses registered to Racing League will not be confined to Racing League and will be permitted to enter other races during the duration of Racing League.
  3. Races will be restricted to a maximum of 14 runners and each team will be represented by a maximum of two runners in each race - except at Wolverhampton where races will be restricted to 13 runners and each team will alternate to be represented by 1 runner in one of the 7
  4. Each team has nominated jockeys, who will ride exclusively for that team at Racing League fixtures. Jockeys have been selected and registered to Racing League on Saturday, 23 March, A team may be permitted to add a jockey to their team for that fixture or fixtures for which their nominated jockeys are unavailable. Applications to add a jockey are made by the Team Manager to Racing League.
  5. Horse and jockey selection for each race will be made by the Team Entries and declarations should be made via the Racing Admin website, www2.racingadmin.co.uk, by the Trainer or their representative of each horse in the usual way. Similarly, the declaration of the jockey will remain the responsibility of the horse's Trainer or their representative.
  6. In the event that more than two horses from the same team are declared for a Racing League race, elimination shall occur in the following order
  7. +1/+2 Horses
  8. Horses running from outside the handicap
  • Horses that achieved the worst finishing position in their latest Flat race
  1. Horses that achieve the worst finishing position in their penultimate Flat race (and so on if necessary)

 

 

 

  1. In the event two horses are unable to be separated by the above, a random ballot will be used
  2. Each fixture will consist of seven handicap races, ranging from Class 2 to Class 4 with distances from 5f.
  3. All races with a rating band are open to horses rated +1/+2 above the top figure of the relevant rating band.
  4. Race reserves will not operate for Racing
  5. Prize money for all Racing League races will be paid to winning connections as Racing League is responsible for the bonus payments for the winning team.
  6. BHA will publish a list of registered trainers and jockeys on the Racing Admin website, www2.racingadmin.co.uk, for each team. Trainers can contact Racing League for how to register horses and

The Sponsorship Code has been modified and the following special conditions will apply:

  1. While Trainers, Jockeys and horses can be associated with only one Racing Team for the duration of the competition, Owners may have horses in more than one Racing Team. All Owners of participating horses agree that jockeys will wear the colours of the Racing Team for which their horses are running.
  2. The Sponsorship Framework for Racehorse Owners (SFRO) will not apply to the 2024 Racing League series. Owners' sponsorship sites, and any other sites approved by the Authority including, but not limited to, number cloths, will be sold by Racing League to enhance the returns for participants. For the avoidance of doubt, existing Owner's sponsorship cannot be worn during the 2024 Racing League
  3. The Jockey Sponsorship Code of Conduct will remain in force, save for a modification to require all Jockeys to keep the neck and coccyx sites blank with any current sponsorships worn on the thigh sites. Should any jockeys have issues with this requirement they should notify Racing League via emailing:

teams@ racingleague.uk

  1. Each Owner and Trainer declaring a horse to run at the 48-hour declaration stage, and any jockey booked for a ride, will be deemed to have accepted these

 

For further details of Racing League, including the scoring system and up-to- date information on the league, please refer to www.racingleague.uk

THE BETFRED DERBY FESTIVAL 2024 - UPDATED 23TH MAY 2024

 

 

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

  1. With regards to the chest and collar branding sites on an owner’s silks, Betfred have exercised exclusivity in two of the fifteen races scheduled to take place during the 2024 Betfred Derby Festival. These are:

           The Betfred Oaks, 4.30pm Friday 31st May

           The Betfred Derby, 4.30pm Saturday 1st June

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

  1. Betfred will make sponsorship payments of £300.00 plus VAT to all Owners who have runners in the above two races.

 

  1. The Meeting sponsor has agreed to forego the exclusivity option in relation to the other thirteen races. Betfred may provide attendant's jackets or gilets for runners in other races at the Meeting, which are encouraged to be worn, provided the logo of any SFRO registered sponsor is still displayed on at least one of the other designated branding sites.

 

  1. With regards to the Jockey Breeches, Betfred has exclusive sponsorship rights under the Jockey Sponsorship Code of Conduct and has elected to exercise this option in six races. Branded breeches will be supplied by the sponsor for use in: 
  2. The Betfred British EBF Woodcote Stakes, 2.00pm Friday 31st May
  3. The Betfred Handicap Stakes, 2.35pm Friday 31st May
  4. The Betfred Oaks, 4.30pm Friday 31st May
  5. The Betfred Diomed Stakes, 2.35pm Saturday 1st Jun
  6. The Betfred 3 Year Old “Dash” Handicap, 3.10pm Saturday 1st June
  7. The Betfred Derby, 4.30pm Saturday 1st June

 

Jockeys will be permitted to display their sponsorship logos, in accordance with the respective Code of Conduct, in all other races.

 

  1. Betfred will provide branded attendants’ jackets for the following races sponsored by them which must be worn, unless agreed between Epsom Downs, Betfred and an Agreed Partner:

           The Betfred Oaks, 4.30pm Friday 31st May

           The Betfred Derby, 4.30pm Saturday 1st June

CURRAGH - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH 2024 - UPDATED 29TH APRIL 2024

 

 

CURRAGH

Saturday, September 28th

 

80781    THE GOFFS MILLION

 

Owners and trainers are advised of the following alterations to the above race:

 

€2,000 to enter on May 1st.

€2,000 extra unless forfeit be declared by noon on July 24th.

€1000 extra unless forfeit be declared by noon on September 24th.

DRAW FOR THE 200th RUNNING OF THE CHESTER CUP (Class 2 Heritage Handicap) - UPDATED 11TH APRIL 2024

 

 

DRAW FOR THE 200th RUNNING OF THE CHESTER CUP (Class 2 Heritage Handicap)

 

Owners and trainers should be aware that a random draw for stalls positions will take place at Chester Racecourse on Wednesday, May 8th. Connections will not be required to attend the racecourse and a BHA representative will oversee proceedings.

 

The draw will be covered live on Sky Sports Racing and will be completed by 12pm.

 

 

LEOPARDSTOWN SUNDAY, MAY 12TH 2024 - UPDATED 10TH APRIL 2024

 

 

LEOPARDSTOWN

Sunday, May 12th

 

80723    THE PORSCHE IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER IRELAND AMETHYST STAKES (Group 3)

 

Owners and trainers are advised of the following alterations to the above race:

Total Race Value €52,500

Winner will receive €31,500
(Penalty Value: €30,975)
Second will receive €10,500
Third will receive €5,250
Fourth will receive €2,625
Fifth will receive €1,575
Sixth will receive €1,050

€315 to enter on April 17th

€210 extra if forfeit not declared by May 7th

or €5,250 if entered by May 7th

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT RACING IN GERMANY - UPDATED 10TH APRIL 2024

 

 

The notice below has been sent by Deutscher Galopp.

Due to new regulations by the German tax and finance governmental departments Deutscher Galopp e.V. needs for every horse which is entered to German races from now on the following details of the owner:

  • Name of the owner
  • Date of birth
  • Full postal address
  • Telephone/E-Mail
  • Racing colours

If a horse is owned by more than one person, a company, a syndicate or anything else we need the above mentioned details of the person who is the authorized representative for those ownerships.

If we have these dates not latest at the declaration to run stage, in the worst case the horse cannot take part at the race.

ALTERATIONS SINCE THE PUBLICATION OF THE PROGRAMME BOOK - UPDATED 10TH APRIL 2024

 

 

Owners and trainers are advised of the following alterations since the publication of Volume 2 of The Programme Book:

 

FLAT

 

YORK – Friday, May 17th

42557 THE IRISH THOROUGHBRED MARKETING HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 3) is now for three yrs old only, Rated 71-90 (also open to such horses rated 91 and 92; such horses rated 70 and below are also eligible

Previously, for three yrs old only, Rated 76-95 (also open to such horses rated 96 and 97; such horses rated 75 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions)

CHURCHILL DOWNS “WILD CARD” SCHEME - UPDATED MARCH 13TH 2024

 

 

CHURCHILL DOWNS “WILD CARD” SCHEME

 

A “wild card” scheme for races in Britain and USA will operate in 2024.

 

“Wild Card” Entries for USA-Based Horses in British Pattern Races

A runner from each of two turf contests staged at the 150th Kentucky Derby Meeting at Churchill Downs in May will receive a “wild card” entry for the two Classics staged at Epsom Downs four weeks later – the Betfred Derby and Betfred Oaks. 

For three-year-old fillies, a runner from the Edgewood Stakes, (Grade 2, 1m 0.5f, $500,000), run on Kentucky Oaks Day (Friday 3rd May, 2024) will receive an entry and a travel incentive to run in the Betfred Oaks (Group 1, 1m 4f, £500,000) at Epsom Downs on Ladies Friday 31 May, 2024.

Similarly for three-year-old colts, a runner from the American Turf Stakes, (Grade 2, 1m 0.5f. $500,000), run on Kentucky Derby Day (Saturday 4th May), will receive an entry and a travel incentive to run in The Betfred Derby Epsom Downs (Group 1, 1m 4f, £1,500,000) on Saturday, 1 June, 2024.

Two races at the 150th Kentucky Derby meeting will also offer ‘wild card’ entries for three races at Royal Ascot. A runner from the Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes, (Grade 2, 3yo+, 5.5f, $500,000), run on Kentucky Derby Day, will receive an entry and a travel incentive to run in the King Charles III Stakes (Group 1, 3yo+ 5f, £650,000) at Royal Ascot on Tuesday 18 June, 2024. 

A runner from the Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes, (Group 1, 4yo+, 1m1f $1,000,000), run on Kentucky Derby Day, will receive an entry and a travel incentive to run in either of the Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1, 4yo+. 1m, £750,000, Tuesday, 18 June, 2024 or the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1, 4yo+, 1m2f, £1,000,000, Wednesday, 19 June, 2024 at Royal Ascot.

“Wild Card” Entries for British-based Horses in USA Races

In return for the above incentives for USA-based runners, a runner from both the 2024  Queen Anne Stakes and the 2024 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot will receive an entry and a travel incentive to run in the Colonial Downs’ Arlington Million Stakes (Group 1, 3yo+, 1m2f, $1,000,000) in mid-August.

In addition, a runner from the 2024 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket’s July Festival (Group 1, 3yo+ fillies & mares, 1m, £275,000, Friday 12, July, 2024) will also receive an entry and travel incentive to run in the Beverly D Stakes (Grade 1, 3yo+ fillies & mares, 1m 1.5f, $500,000) on the same day as the Colonial Downs Arlington Million. 

Winners of the above races will receive an invitation to run in the corresponding races across the Atlantic. In the event that the winners aren’t able to take up that invitation, racecourses may then also invite placed horses. The elimination procedures in these races will remain unchanged.

It should be noted, that, having received the “wild card” entry, connections will be required to pay subsequent scratching and confirmation fees.

For additional information on the 150th Kentucky Derby please visit www.Derby150.com 

THE RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL April 11th, 12th, 13th April 2024 ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS IN THE EVENT OF ABANDONMENT AT THE RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL 2043 (AINTREE) - UPDATED MARCH 13TH 2024

 

 

THE RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL

April 11th, 12th, 13th April 2024

ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS IN THE EVENT OF ABANDONMENT AT THE RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL 2043 (AINTREE)

In the event of abandonment, the programme will be revised to allow the rescheduling of races. If necessary, the Meeting will be extended to include any such dates as determined at the time by the British Horseracing Authority.

 

OWNERS’ AND JOCKEYS’ BRANDING SITES AND ATTENDANTS’ CLOTHING

Further to the British Horseracing Authority’s decision to allow the sponsors to have the option of exclusive access to all the owners and jockeys’ branding sites and attendants’ clothing for races at The Randox Grand National Festival 2024, the sponsors, Aintree Racecourse, the Racehorse Owners’ Association and the Professional Jockeys’ Association have reached agreement for this option to apply in all races.

 

  1. The sponsors have exercised the exclusivity option in all 21 (twenty-one) races scheduled to take place during The 2024 Randox Grand National Festival. These are (subject to change):-

 

Thursday - April 11th

(i)   The Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 1)                                                    1:45pm

(ii)  The Boodles Anniversary 4-y-o Juvenile Hurdle (Class 1) (Grade 1)                                       2:20pm

(iii) The Aintree Bowl Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 1)                                                               2:55pm

(iv) The William Hill Aintree Hurdle (Class 1) (Grade 1)                                                                  3:30pm

(v)  The Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase (Class 2)                                           4:05pm

(vi) The Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 3)                           4:40pm

(vii) The Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race (Class 1) (Grade 2)              5:15pm

 

Friday - April 12th

(i)   The Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 1)                                                     1:45pm

(ii)  The William Hill Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 1) (Premier Handicap)                                   2:20pm

(iii) The Trustatrader Top Novices’ Hurdle (Class 1) (Grade 1)                                                      2:55pm

(iv) The My Pension Expert Melling Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 1)                                       3:30pm

(v)  The Randox Supports Race Against Dementia Topham Handicap

Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Premier Handicap)                                                                                4:05pm

(vi) The Cavani Sartorial Menswear Sefton Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 1) (Grade 1)                4:40pm

(vii) The Lydiate Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2)

        (Cond’ Jockeys’ and Amateur Riders’ Race)                                                                          5.15pm

 

Saturday - April 13th

(i) The Bridle Road Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 1) (Premier Handicap)                                    1.20pm

(ii) The Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 1) (Grade 1)                                               1.55pm

(iii) The William Hill Freebooter Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Premier Handicap)              2.30pm

(iv)  The JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle Race (Class 1) (Grade 1)                                                    3.05pm

(v) The Randox Grand National Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Premier Handicap)             4.00pm

(vi) The  EFT Systems Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1)(Grade 1)                                 5.00pm

(vii) The Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National

Hunt Flat Race (Class 1) (Grade 2)                                                                                                  5.35pm

 

 

Branding Options/Display

  1. (i) For all races during The 2024 Randox Grand National Festival, the sponsors will display their logo on Owners’ silks, Jockeys’ branding sites and attendants’ clothing. All logos will be supplied by the sponsors. In addition, for The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase the sponsor will provide a branded paddock sheet/rug.

 

(ii) Where branded items are not provided by Randox all branding sites MUST be left clear, or covered, to comply with the Sponsorship Code of Conduct.

 

Sponsorship payments to Owners and Jockeys

  1. The sponsors will pay the Owners of horses, who display the sponsors’ logo on Owners’ silks and paddock sheet/rug, taking part in the Randox Grand National £1,250, plus VAT, where applicable, each.

 

In the other 20 (twenty) races, a sponsorship payment of £210, plus VAT, where applicable, will be made to each Owner who displays the sponsor’s logo. It is possible that in one race the sponsors will allow logos promoting a local charity to be worn instead of their own. If this is the case, the sponsorship payment will still be made to Owners.

 

  1. Subject to the Rules of Racing, the sponsors will make a payment of £221.28, plus VAT, where applicable, per ride to each Jockey who displays the sponsor’s logo.

 

  1. Owners wishing to make further enquiries about these arrangements please contact Sulekha Varma, Clerk of the Course, on 07715 640525.

WINCANTON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17th AMENDED RACE DISTANCE - UPDATED 31ST JANUARY 2024

 

 

WINCANTON

Saturday, February 17th

 

31023 THE JENNINGSBET CHRISTCHURCH HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4)

(For The Harry and John Dufosee Memorial Cup)

 

Owners and trainers are advised that the distance of the above race has been amended since publication in the Racing Calendar.  The distance is now –

about TWO MILES (1m 7f 149yds)

CLASS 5 JUMP HANDICAPS -UPDATED 12TH SEPTEMBER 2023

 

 

CLASS 5 JUMP HANDICAPS

 

The BHA's Racing Committee has agreed to the permanent removal of the +1/+2 system for all Class 5 Jump Handicaps only.

 

This change comes into effect from 1 October 2023 and follows a trial of the removal of the +1/+2 system in all Handicap Jump races during the Summer Jump racing period. Please note that the +1/+2 system will remain in place for all other race classes.

 

The decision to permanently remove the +1/+2 system for all Class 5 Jump Handicaps follows a review of the data during the trial, which has demonstrated the intended improvements in race competitiveness and supports the permanent removal of +1/+2 in all Class 5 Jump handicaps.

 

Those Class 5 Jump Handicap races that have already been published in the Racing Calendar up to 8 October 2023 with +1/+2 in the race conditions will be altered to have such conditions removed.

 

A list of those races is as follows:

 

02/10/23: 23923, 23924, 23926

 

03/10/23: 23936, 23945, 23946, 23947

04/10/23: 23953, 23955

 

06/10/23: 23986, 23987, 23974, 23975, 23977

 

07/10/23: 23995, 23996

 

08/10/23: 24007, 24016, 24017

 

For further information please contact the BHA Racing Department on 0207 152 0050 or via racing@britishhorseracing.com.

 

 

FFOS LAS STEEPLECHASE START- UPDATED 23RD JUNE 2023

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FFOS LAS STEEPLECHASE START

 

Owners and trainers are advised that Ffos Las have altered the following start with immediate effect.  The Safety Factors remains unchanged.   

 

Start                                                               

Steeplechase

2m 5f 110yds                          Replaces 2m 4f 199yds                                                                      

SAFETY FACTOR UPDATES - UPDATED 12TH MAY 2023

 

 

CARLISLE SAFETY FACTOR

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Carlisle will use the following temporary safety factor for their meeting on June 1st.  The permanent Safety Factor is in brackets.

 

Start                                        Safety Factor                               

abt 5f                                                  14 (17)                                                                 

 

CHEPSTOW SAFETY FACTOR

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Chepstow will use the following temporary safety factor for their meetings taking place between May 16th and September 4th.  The permanent Safety Factor is in brackets.

 

Start                                        Safety Factor                               

1m abt 4f                                           10 (17)                                                                 

 

SALISBURY SAFETY FACTORS

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Salisbury will use the following temporary safety factors for their meetings taking place between May 18th and May 27th.  The permanent Safety Factors are in brackets.

 

Start                                        Safety Factor             

5f                                             12 (16)

abt 6f                                       12 (16)

6f abt 213yds                           12 (16)

abt 8f                                       12 (16)

1m 1f 201yds                           12 (14)

1m 4f abt 5yds                         12 (14)

1m 6f abt 44yds                       12 (14)

 

 

 

SANDOWN PARK STEEPLE CHASE STARTS - UPDATED JANUARY 18TH 2023

 

 

SANDOWN PARK STEEPLE CHASE STARTS

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Sandown Park have amended the following Steeple Chase Starts with immediate effect.  The Safety Factors are unchanged.

 

Steeple Chase Start                                             

1m 7f 99yds (Previously 1m 7f 119yds)                          

 

3m 4f 146yds (Previously 3m 4f 166yds)

CHELTENHAM SAFETY FACTORS -UPDATED JANUARY 4TH 2023

 

 

CHELTENHAM SAFETY FACTORS

 

Further to a report from the Clerk of the Course and the Inspector of Courses, Cheltenham will use the following Safety Factors for their fixtures in December and January. The Safety Factors are as shown -

 

Hurdle Start – New Course                       Normal Safety Factor         Novice Safety Factor

2m about 1f (2m 179yds)                             18                                           16                                                 

2m about 4 1/2f (2m 4f 56yds)                     18                                           16                                       

2m about 5 1/2f (2m 5f 103yds)                   18                                           16                                      

about 3m (2m 7f 213yds)                             18                                           16

 

NEWCASTLE NEW JUMP START - UPDATE JANUARY 4TH 2023

 

 

NEWCASTLE NEW JUMP START

 

Owners and trainers are advised that Newcastle have introduced the following new start with immediate effect.  The Safety Factors are as shown.     

 

                                                                                   

Hurdle Start                                       Normal Safety Factor           Novice Safety Factor

2m abt 1f (2m 190yds)                      18                                            16

                                   

SEDGEFIELD SAFETY FACTORS - UPDATED 5TH DECEMBER 2022

 

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Sedgefield will use the following temporary safety factors for their meetings taking place between November 22nd and April 14th, 2023.  The permanent Safety Factors are in brackets.

 

Start                                        Normal Safety Factor             Novice Safety Factor

 

STEEPLECHASE                              

2m abt 1f                                       12 (14)                                                  10 (12)                                 

2m abt 3 ½f (2m 3f 65yds)            12 (14)                                                  10 (12)

2m abt 5f (2m 5f 28yds)                12 (14)                                                  10 (12)

3m 2f 202yds                                 12 (14)                                                  10 (12)

3m abt 5f (3m 5f 48yds)                12 (14)                                                  10 (12)

 

HURDLE                                         

2m abt 1f (2m 178yds)                   12 (14)                                                  10 (12)

2m abt 2f (2m 2f 33yds)                 12 (14)                                                  10 (12)

2m abt 4f (2m 3f 188yds)               12 (14)                                                  10 (12)

2m abt 5f (2m 5f 34yds)                 12 (14)                                                  10 (12)

3m abt 3f (3m 3f 9yds)                   12 (14)                                                  10 (12)

 

NHFR                                              

2m abt 1f (2m 178yds)                   10 (12)

 

 

2024 DERBY – EPSOM DOWNS RACECOURSE - UPDATED 5TH DECEMBER 2022

 

 

Please note that there will be no Yearling Entry Stage this December for the 2024 Derby. Instead, the entry structure is likely to mirror that in place for the 2022 Derby, with an initial entry stage in February 2024. Further information regarding the prize fund and entry stages for the 2024 Derby will be available via the usual process and publications next year and in 2024, including the Flat Pattern Book and Programme Book.

 

NOTTINGHAM SAFETY FACTORS -UPDATED 27TH SEPTEMBER 2022

 

NOTTINGHAM SAFETY FACTORS

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Nottingham will use the following permanent safety factor with immediate effect. The previous Safety Factor is in brackets.

 

Start                                                                Safety Factor

ONE MILE about 75 YARDS (8f abt 75yds)       15 (17)

 

Racecourse Stabling Capacities

The following Stabling Capacities apply at each course:

Racecourse Stabling Capacity
AINTREE 159
ASCOT 175
AYR 174
BANGOR 84
BATH 120
BEVERLEY 111
BRIGHTON 100
CARLISLE 97
CARTMEL 75
CATTERICK 116
CHELMSFORD 125
CHELTENHAM 299
CHEPSTOW 106
CHESTER 138
DONCASTER 147
EPSOM 109
EXETER 89
FAKENHAM 70
FFOS LAS 120
FOLKESTONE 93
FONTWELL 90
GOODWOOD 130
GT LEIGHS 125
HAMILTON 102
HAYDOCK 124
HEREFORD 90
HEXHAM 93
HUNTINGDON 99
KELSO 93
KEMPTON 117
LEICESTER 106
LINGFIELD 105
LUDLOW 98
MKT RASEN 87
MUS'BURGH 101
N. ABBOT 80
NEWBURY 120
NEWCASTLE 124
NEWMARKET 100
NOTTINGHAM 122
PERTH 100
PLUMPTON 76
PONTEFRACT 113
REDCAR 141
RIPON 100
SALISBURY 110
SANDOWN 110
SEDGEFIELD 116
SOUTHWELL 110
STRATFORD 88
TAUNTON 90
THIRSK 102
TOWCESTER 85
UTTOXETER 102
WARWICK 117
WETHERBY 91
W'HAMPTON 103
WINCANTON 94
WINDSOR 114
WORCESTER 89
YARMOUTH 120
YORK 160

The below table outlines each racecourse's policy, where known, on providing accommodation to travelling stable staff under the age of 18 and includes any exceptions and restricts and additional information.

Please contact the racecourse directly if you have any queries or concerns.

Please note this information was collated prior to COVID-19 Protocols.

Course Accepts Under 18's Details
Aintree Yes with restrictions Excluding all days of the Grand National meeting
Ascot No  
Ayr No  
Bangor    
Bath Yes U18's will be accommodated where possible in single accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. On busy meetings single accommodation may not be possible and therefore U18’s will not be accepted. It is imperative that the overnight booking form details whether U18’s will be in attendance and the Racecourse will be in touch with the trainer should they be unable to provide suitable accommodation, the form to be sent in good time to allow the Racecourse to respond to any requests.
Beverley No  
Brighton    
Carlisle No  
Cartmel No  
Catterick Yes with restrictions With restrictions on busier meetings
Chelmsford City Yes with restrictions Accommodation for stable staff aged 16-17 cannot be guaranteed without prior booking and must be highlighted to the racecourses whenever It may be applicable.  A request made on the day of racing will not be deliverable.
Cheltenham Yes with restrictions Excluding the November Meeting and The Festival 
Chepstow Yes U18’s will be accommodated, where possible, in single accommodation. This may be affected by busy meetings and advanced booking will be vital. On the overnight booking form the Racecourse will ask whether U18’s will be in attendance and the Racecourse will be in touch with the trainer if they are unable to provide suitable accommodation.
Chester No  
Doncaster Yes with restrictions U18’s will be accommodated, where possible, in single accommodation. Availability will be impacted at Doncaster’s Lincoln, St Leger Festival, October Futurity and the November Handicap meetings and potentially other busy meetings, when single accommodation may not be possible and therefore Doncaster will be unable to accept U18’s. Doncaster views it imperative that overnight booking forms are completed and details whether U18’s will be in attendance included so that the Racecourse can contact the trainer should Doncaster be unable to provide suitable accommodation. Forms must be sent in good time to allow the Racecourse to respond to any requests.
Epsom Downs Yes with restrictions Excluding Derby Festival 
Exeter No  
Fakenham No  
Ffos Las Yes with restrictions U18's will be accommodated where possible in single accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. . Availability may be affected by busy meetings/festivals where single accommodation may not be possible and therefore U18’s will not be accepted. Overnight booking form detailing whether U18’s will be in attendance must be submitted as early as possible, so that the Racecourse will be in touch with the trainer should we be unable to provide suitable accommodation.
Fontwell    
Goodwood No  
Hamilton No  
Haydock No  
Hereford Yes  
Hexham No  
Huntingdon Yes  
Kelso No  
Kempton Yes  
Leicester No  
Lingfield Yes U18’s will be accommodated in single accommodation (ensuite) within the stable lodge accommodation. This may be affected by busy meetings/festivals where single accommodation may not be possible when the 19 stable lodge rooms are full, however, they would then use the Marriott Hotel onsite as individual rooms for stable staff. It is imperative that the overnight booking form details whether U18’s will be in attendance, and that the form to be sent in good time to allow Lingfield Park to respond to any requests.
Ludlow Yes  
Market Rasen No  
Musselburgh No  
Newbury    
Newcastle Yes with restrictions U18's will be accommodated where possible in single accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. Shared facilities will be provided on busy meetings and festivals where  single accommodation will not be available on site but may be able to arrange hotels locally. It is imperative that the overnight booking form details whether U18’s will be in attendance. They will be in touch with any trainer should it not be possible to provide suitable accommodation. These forms MUST be sent in good time to allow us to respond to any requests.
Newmarket No  
Newton Abbot    
Nottingham Yes  
Perth No  
Plumpton No  
Pontefract No  
Redcar No  
Ripon No  
Salisbury No  
Sandown Yes  
Sedgefield Yes  
Southwell Yes with restrictions Southwell has a hostel with En-suite twin or Double-bedded rooms. Southwell will accommodate, where possible U18’s in single accommodation. This ability will be impacted at  busy meetings, when single accommodation may not be possible and therefore Southwell will be unable to accept U18’s. Southwell views it imperative that overnight booking forms are completed and details whether U18’s will be in attendance included so that the Racecourse can contact the trainer should Southwell be unable to provide suitable accommodation. Also  the forms must be sent in good time to allow the Racecourse to respond to any requests.
Stratford No  
Taunton No  
Thirsk    
Uttoxeter Yes with restrictions Uttoxeter Racecourse does not have on site accommodation and so arranges accommodation locally. Where possible, U18s will be accommodated in single ensuite rooms. The availability of such rooms may be affected by busy meetings and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. It is imperative when booking overnight accommodation to state whether U18s will be in attendance and that the form is sent in good time to allow the Racecourse to respond to any requests. The Racecourse will be in touch with the trainer should suitable accommodation be unavailable.
Warwick Yes  
Wetherby No  
Wincanton Yes  
Windsor Yes  
Wolverhampton Yes with restrictions Under 18’s will be offered single accommodation where available but during periods of high demand staff may be required to share a room with someone of the same sex from their own yard. In this situation under 18’s will not be able to stay and trainers who have booked will be advised accordingly. Accommodation must be booked by email no later than noon the day prior to racing to fcameron@wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk. Trainers are requested to state whether any staff are under 18 years.    
Worcester Yes There is no onsite accommodation at Worcester. Wherever possible, one local Hotel is used where single accommodation (en-suite) is booked. It is essential the Racecourse has prior warning if U18’s are in attendance in case single rooms are not available.
Yarmouth Yes with restrictions U18's will be accommodated where possible in single accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. The festival in September is the only meeting where some have to double up.
York No  

2021 SAFETY RELATED DISPENSATIONS

Aintree  
Dispensation: BHAGI 3.4 para 9
  For the Grand National Meeting only, the gap between the running rails in front of the stands and advertising hoardings is less than 1 metre wide.
Dispensation: BHAGI 8.4
  For the Grand National race only, the number of horses exceeds the Safety Factor of the parade ring
Beverley  
Dispensation: BHAGI 11.2 para 17
  No ambulance at the 2 mile start
Cartmel   
Dispensation: BHAGI 3.2 20
  No service track - additional Medical & Veterinary services provided
Cheltenham:  
Dispensation: BHAGI 3.4 para 9
  The gap between the running rail (from the round course intersection to the winning post) and advertising hoardings is less that 1 metre wide.
Chester  
Dispensation: BHAGI 3.8 para 7
  To improve alignment, stalls are positioned in centre of track in races of more than one circuit.
Epsom  
Dispensation: BHAGI 8.4 para 6
  The Winners Enclosure accommodates the winner only; the placed horses unsaddle on the course.
Fontwell  
Dispensation:  BHAGI 3.4 para 8(b)
  Backboard behind the 2m 3f steeplechase start is less than the usual 6ft 6ins height for integrity camera purposes.
Hexham  
Dispensation: BHAGI 3.5 para 1 
  The last fence is less than thirty feet wide.
Kelso  
Dispensation: BHAGI 11
  RMO to attend 2m shute start in place of Ambulance
Newmarket July  
Dispensation: BHAGI 3.4 para 8(b) 
  There are no backboards at the end of the chutes.
Newcastle  
Dispensation: BHAGI 3.4 para 4
  no marker poles for the 2 mile start
Sandown  
Dispensation: BHAGI 3.5 para 18
  Fence 2 has no lead in wing
Stratford  
Dispensation: BHAGI 3.5 para 18
  Shorter lead in on water jump
Dispensation: BHAGI 8.4 3. a)
  Metal inner rail in parade ring