Current British Horseracing Authority Notices:

 

  • Racecourse Licences - Safety Related Dispensations 2018
  • Racecourse Licences - Safety Related Dispensations 2017
  • Distances/Starts
  • Safety Factors
  • Racecourse Stabling Capacity

 

 

RACECOURSE LICENCES - SAFETY RELATED DISPENSATIONS 2018

The following safety related dispensations, from the British Horseracing Authority
General Instructions specified, have been granted by the British Horseracing
Authority on the 2018 Licences:


Racecourse                                 British Horseracing Authority General Instruction


Ayr                                              6.2 Para 1 (a)


                                                    Accredited Category C race planner/Clerk of the Course by
                                                    01/04/2018

 

Bath                                             3.2 Para 9


                                                    2018 Agronomist Report to be carried out and provided by
                                                    20/03/2018


Brighton                                       3.2 Para 18


                                                     The mats do not sit well on Wilson Avenue road crossing;
                                                     this is due to the metal plates on the edge of the crossing
                                                     that the bollards go into, to stop people driving on the
                                                     track on non- race days. There needs to be a better
                                                     system so the mats can be bedded in better. Replace
                                                     bollards with gates by 10/04/2018


Chelmsford City                            The continuing validity of this Racecourse Licence is
                                                     subject to the terms and conditions of the Deed agreed
                                                     between BHA and Great Leighs Estates Limited on 12th
                                                    June 2014. On-going


Chepstow                                      7.1 Para 1


                                                     Resurface flat walk around area and stable entrance
                                                     surface by 01/05/2018


Fontwell                                        Level dips in ground on top bend by 01/08/2018


Hereford                                        3.2 Para 11 (b)


                                                      Install new watering system to allow application of 12mm
                                                      of water in 24 hours by 01/08/2018


Lingfield                                        12.2 Para 2


                                                      Seal the floor of the Veterinary Treatment Box with a
                                                      continuous rubber surface by 01/05/2018

 

Newcastle                                       7.1 Para 1


                                                       Resurface Concrete/Tarmac walkways in Stable Yard by
                                                       07/04/2018


Stratford                                          3.2 Para 11 (viii)


                                                       Purchase Einbock/Opico or equivalent grass harrows by
                                                       01/03/2018


Towcester                                        Rule (F) 114


                                                       Deposit all Prize Money with Weatherbys seven days
                                                       ahead of each fixture On-going

Uttoxeter                                          7.1 Para 1


                                                        Reduce stable yard surface slippage by 01/09/2018


Warwick                                           3.2 Para 13


                                                        Improve drainage in back straight by 01/08/2018


Wolverhampton                                8.4 Para 3


                                                        Replace centre surface covering in parade ring by 01/09/2018


                                                        7.1 Para 1


                                                        Reduce stable yard surface slippage by 01/09/2018

 

Windsor                                            7.1 Para 1


                                                         Drain and man hole covers need attention in stable yard,


                                                         7.1 Para 7 (c)


                                                         Fasteners for top stable doors need improving,


                                                         8.4 Paras 6 & 9


                                                         Extend winners enclosure, improve drainage in winners
                                                         enclosure and rubberise concrete path in winners
                                                         enclosure all by 01/04/2018

 

Racecourse Licences - Safety Related Dispensations 2018

 

 

 

RACECOURSE LICENCES - SAFETY RELATED DISPENSATIONS 2017

The following safety related dispensations, from the British Horseracing Authority General Instructions specified, have been granted by the British Horseracing Authority on the 2017 Licences:

Racecourse British Horseracing Authority General Instruction

 

Aintree

3.4 para 9
  The gap between the running rail and any advertising hoardings must be as wide as it can be without affecting safety factors but in any event such gap must be at least 1 metre wide.
  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.
Cheltenham 3.4 para 9
  The gap between the running rail and any advertising hoardings must be as wide as it can be without affecting safety factors but in any event such gap must be at least 1 metre wide.
  The gap between the running rail (from the round course intersection to the winning post) and advertising hoardings is less than 1 metre wide.
Chester 3.8 para 7
  For safety in long races on round courses, Starting Stalls are to be positioned on the inside of the track if the Starting Stalls can be removed from either side.
  To improve alignment, stalls are positioned in the centre of the track in races of more than one circuit.
Epsom 8.4 para 6
  The Winners Enclosure must be capable of accommodating at least three and preferably four horse. It must be surrounded by either a double safety rail or adequate cladding to the ground level.
  The Winners Enclosure accommodates the winner only; the placed horses unsaddle on the course.
Fontwell Park 3.4 para 8(b)
  A "backboard" at the end of every shute. "Backboards" must be 6f 6ins high and span the width of the shute.
  The "backboard" behind the 2m 3f steeplechase start is less than 6ft 6ins high for integrity camera purposes.
Newmarket 3.4 para 8(b)
  A "backboard" at the end of every shute. "Backboards" must be 6f 6ins high and span the width of the shute.
  There are no "backboards" at the end of the shutes.
Towcester 3.4 para 8(c)
  A plastic wing "return" (18t long and 6ft 6ins high) down both sides of the back of all shutes.
  There is only room for one wing return at the 2 mile start.

Racecourse Licences - Safety Related Dispensations 2017

 

 

 

DISTANCES/STARTS

 (Updated 23rd October, 2018)

 

 

MUSSELBURGH JUMP STARTS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Musselburgh have altered the following Steeple Chase and Hurdle starts with
immediate effect. The safety factors remain unchanged.


                                                                                                              Normal                                                   Novice
Steeple Chase Start                                                                            Safety Factor                                        Safety Factor
2M Abt 4½F (2m 4f 68yds)                                                                   14                                                            13
Replaces 2M Abt 4F (2m 3f 193yds) 

 


                                                                                                              Normal                                                    Novice
Hurdle Start                                                                                         Safety Factor                                          Safety Factor
2M Abt 4F (2m 3f 171yds)                                                                  15                                                              14
Replaces 2M Abt 3½F (2m 3f 81yds)

 

 

 

 

UTTOXETER JUMP START


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Uttoxeter have altered the following Jump start with immediate effect. The safety
factors remain unchanged.


Steeple Chase Start
Abt 3m                                        Replaces 3m 2yds

 

 

KEMPTON PARK AWT NHF STARTS

Further to a report from the Clerk of the Course and the Inspector of Courses,
Kempton Park have introduced the following new All-Weather National Hunt Flat
race starts with immediate effect. The Safety Factors are as shown.


Start                            Safety Factor
AWT NHF                    Normal                Novice
2m                               16                        14
2m 2f                           16                        14

 

 

AYR HURDLE RACE DISTANCE                    NEW


Further to a report from the Clerk of the Course and the Inspector of Courses,
Ayr have altered the following race distance with immediate effect. The Safety
Factor remains unaltered.


Hurdle Start


2m 3½f (2m 3f 110 yds)            Replaces 2m abt 3f (2m 3f)

 

 

 

SOUTHWELL NEW FLAT AWT START                              


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Southwell have introduced the following new Flat AWT start with immediate
effect.


Flat Start                       Safety Factor


2m 2f and 98yds                    14

 

 

 

LINGFIELD PARK JUMP DISTANCE                   


Owners and trainers are advised that Lingfield Park have altered the following
Steeple Chase Start with immediate effect. The Safety Factor remains unaltered.


Steeple Chase


Start


3m abt 5f (3m 4f 178yds) Replaces 3m 4f

 

 

 

SAFETY FACTORS

(UPDATED 3RD JULY 2019)

 

 

THIRSK TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Thirsk
will use the following temporary safety factors with effect from Wednesday,
July 3rd until Friday, July 26th, inclusive. The permanent Safety Factors are in brackets.

 


Start                                                                   Safety Factor
Abt 7f                                                                  14  (16)

 

 


YORK TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTOR

 


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, York
will use the following temporary safety factor with effect from Saturday,
June 29th until Saturday, October 12th, inclusive. The permanent Safety Factor is in brackets.

 


Start                                                                   Safety Factor
1m abt 177yds                                                    16 (22)

 

 

 

NEWBURY TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Newbury will use the following temporary safety factors with effect from
Thursday, June 13th until Saturday, August 17th, inclusive. The permanent Safety Factors are in brackets.

 

Start                                                                          Safety  Factor
1m abt 1f 16                                                              (20)
1m abt 2f 16                                                              (20)
1m abt 3f 16                                                              (20)
1m abt 4f 16                                                              (20)
1m 5f abt 61yds 16                                                   (20)

 

 

 

BATH SAFETY FACTOR


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


Start                                                                                       Safety Factor
about ONE MILE (abt 8f)                                                        14 (16)

 

 

PONTEFRACT TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Pontefract will use the following temporary Safety Factors with effect from
Friday, May 24th until Tuesday, July 9th, inclusive. The permanent Safety
Factors are in brackets.


Start                                                                                      Safety Factor
about FIVE FURLONGS (5f abt 3yds)                                  16 (17)
about SIX FURLONGS (abt 6f)                                             16 (17)
TWO MILES about ONE FURLONG (17f abt 27yds)            13 (17)
TWO MILES about TWO FURLONGS (18f abt 2yds)           13 (17)

 

 

SALISBURY TEMPORARY 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 meeting on
Saturday, May 25th only. The permanent Safety Factors are in brackets.


Start                                                                               Safety Factor
FIVE FURLONGS (5f)                                                    14
(18)
about SIX FURLONGS (abt 6f)                                     14
(18)

 

 

WINDSOR TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTOR


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Windsor will use the following temporary Safety Factor with effect from Monday,
May 20th until Monday, June 3rd, inclusive. The permanent Safety Factor is in
brackets.


Start                                                                               Safety Factor
about SIX FURLONGS (6f abt 12yds)                          13
(16)

 

 

 

BEVERLEY TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Beverley will use the following temporary safety factors with effect from Tuesday,
May 14th until Tuesday, September 24th, inclusive. The permanent Safety
Factors are in brackets.


Start                                                                     Safety Factor
7f abt 96yds                                                        14 (16)
1m abt 100yds                                                    15 (17)

 

 

 

CHESTER TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Chester will use the following temporary safety factors with effect from Saturday,
June 15th until Saturday, September 28th inclusive, to allow dolling out. The
permanent Safety Factors are in brackets


Start                                                                                                             Safety Factor
about FIVE FURLONGS (5f abt 15yds)                                                         14 (15)
FIVE FURLONGS about 110 YARDS (5f abt 110yds)                                   14 (15)
about SIX FURLONGS (6f abt 17yds)                                                           14 (16)
about SEVEN FURLONGS (7f abt 1yd)                                                        14 (14)
SEVEN FURLONGS about 127 YARDS (7f abt 127yds)                              14 (17)
ONE MILE, TWO FURLONGS about 70 YARDS (10f abt 70yds)                 14 (15)
ONE MILE, FOUR FURLONGS about 63 YARDS (12f abt 63yds)               14 (16)
ONE MILE, FIVE FURLONGS about 84 YARDS (13f abt 84yds)                 14 (15)
ONE MILE, SIX FURLONGS about 87 YARDS                                            14 (16)
about TWO MILES (15f abt 196yds)                                                             14 (17)

 

 

 

CHESTER TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Chester will use the following temporary Safety Factors for their meeting on
Saturday, May 25th only. The permanent Safety Factors are in brackets.


Start                                                                         Safety Factor
6f abt 17yds                                                               12  (16)
7f abt 127yds                                                             12  (16)
1m 2f abt 70yds                                                         12  (17)
1m 4f abt 63yds                                                         12  (16)
1m 5f abt 84yds                                                         12  (15)

 


MUSSELBURGH SAFETY FACTORS

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Musselburgh will use the following safety factors with immediate effect.


Start                                                                         Safety Factor
5f abt 1yd                                                                  14
1m 5f abt 216yds                                                      14

 

 

SANDOWN PARK TEMPORARY FLAT SAFETY FACTOR

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Sandown
Park will use the following temporary Safety Factor for their meeting on Friday,
April 26th only, to allow dolling out. The permanent Safety Factor is in brackets.


Start                                                                         Safety Factor
abt 1m                                                                       14   (17)

 

 


SALISBURY SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Salisbury will use the following permanent safety factors with immediate effect.


Start                                                                          Safety Factor
5f                                                                               18
abt 6f                                                                         18
6f abt 213yds                                                            18
abt 1m                                                                       16
1m 1f abt 201yds                                                      14
1m 4f abt 5yds                                                          14
1m 6f abt 44yds                                                        14 

 

 

CARTMEL SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Cartmel have permanently reduced the following safety factors with immediate
effect. The previous Safety Factors are in brackets.


Steeple Chase
Start                                        Normal Safety Factor    Novice Safety Factor
2m abt 1½ f (2m 1f 61yds)      14 (16)                             12 (14)
2m abt 5f (2m 5f 34yds)          14 (15)                             12 (13)
3m abt 1½ f (3m 1f 107yds)    14 (16)                             12 (14)
3m abt 5½ f (3m 5f 80yds)      14 (15)                             12 (13)

 

 


THIRSK SAFETY FACTORS


Further to a report from the Clerk of the Course and the Inspector of Courses,
Thirsk will use the following Safety Factors with immediate effect until further notice.


Start                                   Safety Factor
Abt 7f (abt 7f)                     16
Abt 1m (7f abt 218yds)      16  

 

  

 

BEVERLEY TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Beverley will revert to normal Safety Factors for the following starts with
immediate effect.


Start                                                             Safety Factor
7f abt 96yds                                                 16
1m abt 100yds                                             17

 

 

 

 

THIRSK TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTORS


Further to a report from the Clerk of the Course and the Inspector of Courses,
Thirsk will use the following temporary Safety Factor with immediate effect until
further notice to allow dolling out. The permanent Safety Factor is in brackets.


Start                                                                                          Safety Factor
Abt 7f                                                                                         14 (16)

 

 

PONTEFRACT SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Pontefract will revert to normal Safety Factors for the following starts with
immediate effect.


Start                                                               Safety Factor
Abt 5f (5f abt 3yds)                                         17
Abt 6f (abt 6f)                                                  17
2m abt 1f (17f abt 27yds)                                17
2m abt 2f (18f abt 2yds)                                  17

 

 


SALISBURY TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Salisbury will use the following temporary Safety Factors with immediate effect.
The permanent Safety Factors are in brackets.


Start                                                                           Safety Factor
FIVE FURLONGS (5f)                                                14 (18)
about SIX FURLONGS (abt 6f)                                  14 (18)
about SEVEN FURLONGS (6f abt 213yds)               14 (18)
about ONE MILE (abt 8f)                                            14 (16)

 

 

 

 

HEXHAM SAFETY FACTOR


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Hexham have reduced the following Novice Safety Factor with immediate effect.
The previous safety factor is in brackets.


Chase
Start                                Normal Safety Factor                   Novice Safety Factor
2m abt 4f (2m 4f 15yds)  14                                                    12 (13)

 

YORK SAFETY FACTOR


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, York
have reduced the following safety factor with immediate effect. The previous
Safety Factor is in brackets.


Start                                                                                     Safety Factor
ONE MILE ABOUT 177 YARDS (8f abt 177yds)                  16 (20)

 

 

 


CARTMEL SAFETY FACTORS

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Catmel have reduced the following safety factors with immediate effect. The
previous Safety Factors are in brackets.


Hurdle
Start                                                            Normal Safety Factor                             Novice Safety Factor
2m abt 1f (2m 1f 46yds)                                  14 (16)                                                         12 (14)
2m abt 6f (2m 6f 31yds)                                  14 (16)                                                         12 (14)
3m abt 1½f (3m 1f 83yds)                               14 (16)                                                         12 (14)


THIRSK SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Thirsk
will revert to normal Safety Factors for the following start with immediate effect.

Start                                                           Safety Factor
Abt 7f                                                          16

 

 

 

 

LEICESTER FLAT SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Leicester
will revert to normal Safety Factors for the following start with immediate effect.


Start                                                     Safety Factor
1m abt 53yds                                       14

 

 

EPSOM SAFETY FACTOR


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

Start                                                                                  Safety Factor

ONE MILE about 113 YARDS (8f 113yds)                        18 (20)

 

 

HEXHAM SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Hexham have reduced the following Safety Factors with immediate effect. The
previous safety factors are in brackets.


Chase
Start                                                                                 Normal Safety Factor                               Novice Safety Factor      
2m abt 4f (2m 4f 15yds)                                                  14 (16)                                                        13 (15)

 

 

 

PONTEFRACT TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Pontefract will use the following temporary Safety Factors until further notice, to
allow dolling out. The permanent Safety Factors are in brackets.


Start                                                                             Safety Factor


Abt 5f (5f abt 3yds)                                                       16 (17)
Abt 6f (abt 6f)                                                                16 (17)
2m abt 1f (17f abt 27yds)                                              13 (17)
2m abt 2f (18f abt 2yds)                                                13 (17)

 

 

THIRSK TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTOR


Further to a report from the Clerk of the Course and the Inspector of Courses,
the following temporary Safety Factor will apply with immediate effect until
further notice to allow rail moves. The permanent Safety Factor is in brackets.


Start                                                                                    Safety Factor
abt 7f                                                                                   14 (16)

 

BATH SAFETY FACTORS


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Bath
have reduced the following safety factors with immediate effect. The previous
Safety Factors are in brackets.


Start                                                                                  Safety Factor


about FIVE FURLONGS (5f abt 10yds)                            17 (20)
TWO MILES about ONE FURLONG (17f abt 24yds)       17 (20)

 

 

NEWBURY NEW FLAT START

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Newbury have introduced the following new Flat start with immediate effect.

Flat Start                                                                          Safety Factor
2m 110yds                                                                        18

 

THIRSK SAFETY FACTORS

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Thirsk
will revert to normal Safety Factors for the following start with immediate effect.

Start                                                                                 Safety Factor
Abt 7f                                                                               16

 

 

 

HAMILTON PARK SAFETY FACTORS

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Hamilton Park has reduced the following safety factor with immediate effect. The
previous Safety Factor is in brackets.

Start                                                          Safety Factor
about SIX FURLONGS (6f abt 6yds)         15 (16)

 

 

 

BATH SAFETY FACTORS

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Bath
have reduced the following safety factors with immediate effect. The previous
Safety Factors are in brackets.

Start                                                                                                                         Safety Factor
ONE MILE, TWO FURLONGS about 37 YARDS (10f abt 37yds)                            14 (16)
ONE MILE THREE FURLONGS abt 137 YARDS (11f abt 137yds)                         14 (16)

 

HAMILTON PARK TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTORS                 


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Hamilton Park will use the following temporary safety factors with immediate
effect, until the end of the flat season, to allow dolling out. The permanent Safety
Factors are in brackets.


Start                                Safety Factor


5f and 7yds                          10 (15)
6f and 6yds                          10 (16)
1m 4f abt 15yds                   10 (15)

  

 

 

MUSSELBURGH SAFETY FACTOR            


Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Musselburgh have increased the following permanent safety factors with
immediate effect. The previous Safety Factor is in brackets.


Steeplechase


Start                                               Normal Safety Factor


4m abt 1f (4m 176yds)                             16 (14)

 

 

PLUMPTON SAFETY FACTORS

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,
Plumpton will use the following Safety Factors with immediate effect. The
previous Safety Factors are in brackets.


Steeple
Start                                                 Normal Safety Factor                Novice Safety Factor
2m abt 1f (2m 214yds)                                  15 (14)                                        13 (14)
2m abt 3½f (2m 3f 164yds)                           15 (14)                                        13 (14)
3m abt 1½f (3m 1f 152yds)                           15 (14)                                        13 (14)
3m abt 4½f (3m 4f 102yds)                           15 (14)                                        13 (14)


Hurdle
Start                                                  Normal Safety Factor                Novice Safety Factor
abt 2m (1m 7f 195yds)                                  15 (14)                                         13 (14)
2m abt 1½f (2m 1f 164yds)                           15 (14)                                         13 (14)
2m abt 4½f (2m 4f 114yds)                           15 (14)                                         13 (14)
3m abt 1f (3m 217yds)                                  15 (14)                                         13 (14) 

 

RACECOURSE STABLING CAPACITY

 (Updated  January, 14th 2019)

 

RACECOURSE STABLING CAPACITY - NEWCASTLE


Following a report from the Managing Executive of the Racecourse, the Stabling
Capacity for the following course is now as follows.


Newcastle 124

 

 

RACECOURSE STABLING CAPACITY - BANGOR


Following a report from the Managing Executive of the Racecourse, the Stabling
Capacity for the following course has been reduced as follows.


Bangor 84 

 

RACECOURSE STABLING CAPACITY - WORCESTER


Following a report from the Managing Executive of the Racecourse, the Stabling
Capacity for the following course has been increased as follows.


Worcester 89 

 

 

 

RACECOURSE STABLING CAPACITY - WORCESTER


Following a report from the Managing Executive of the Racecourse, the Stabling
Capacity for the following course has been reduced as follows, until further
notice.


Worcester         79

 

 

RACECOURSE STABLING CAPACITY - LEICESTER

Following a report from the Managing Executive of the Racecourse, the Stabling
Capacity for the following course has been reduced as follows, until further
notice.

Leicester          106 

 

RACECOURSE STABLING CAPACITY - GREAT YARMOUTH

 

Following a report from the Managing Executive of the Racecourse, the Stabling
Capacity for the following course is now as shown below.


Great Yarmouth          120

 

 

 

RACECOURSE STABLING CAPACITY - HUNTINGDON


Following a report from the Managing Executive of the Racecourse, the Stabling
Capacity for the following course has been reduced as follows.


Huntingdon                  99

 

   

 

"Stabling Capacity" is the total number of racecourse stables in the secure stable yard available to runners on a specified raceday, as notified by the Racecourse Managing Executive. These figures will be used to calculate Field Size Limits which may need to be applied to a race, in accordance with the provisions of Schedule (F)16 of the Rules of Racing. The figures published below are those which will apply at each racecourse, and may be subject to variation in accordance with the General Instructions. Unless otherwise directed by the British Horseracing Authority, the final total number of declared runners on any one day shall not exceed the Stabling Capacity.

Changes appear in bold italic

Course

Stabling Capacity

Aintree

159

Ascot

175

Ayr

174

Bangor-on-Dee

85

Bath

120

Beverley

111

Brighton

100

Carlisle

98

Cartmel

75

Catterick Bridge

116

Cheltenham

299

Chepstow

106

Chester

138

Doncaster

147

Epsom Downs

109

Exeter

89

Fakenham

70

Ffos Las

120

Folkestone

93

Fontwell Park

90

Goodwood

130

Great Leighs

125

Hamilton Park

102

Haydock Park

124

Hereford

90

Hexham

93

Huntingdon

99

Kelso

93

Kempton Park

117

Leicester

108

Lingfield Park

105

Ludlow

100

Market Rasen

87

Musselburgh

101

Newbury

120

Newcastle

135

*Newmarket

100

Newton Abbot

80

Nottingham

122

Perth

100

Plumpton

76

Pontefract

113

Redcar

141

Ripon

103

Salisbury

112

Sandown Park

110

Sedgefield

116

Southwell

110

Stratford-on-Avon

88

Taunton

90

Thirsk

102

Towcester

85

Uttoxeter

102

Warwick

117

Wetherby

91

Wincanton

94

Windsor

114

Wolverhampton

103

Worcester

94

Yarmouth

120

York

160

 

* Field Size Limits, other than the normal Safety Factors/Maximum Figures, will not operate at Newmarket. Because of the unique situation at this racecourse, bespoke arrangements will apply at all meetings, and there will be no obligation for those who pay Newmarket Heath Tax to use the stables in the racecourse stable yard. The Stabling Capacity figure indicated is therefore given for information only.

Attention is drawn to the following extracts from the Rules of Racing:-

23. A Trainer
23.1 must maintain adequate security measures
   
  23.1.1 in his yard,
  23.1.2 in transit,
  23.1.3 on the racecourse, and
  23.1.4 in official racecourse stables;
 
23.2 must ensure that his employees are properly briefed in their duties of guarding his horses whilst in transit and at the racecourse; and
23.3 must not engage casual labour to assist him in attending to his horses on a racecourse.
32.1 This Rule applies to any horse which
 
  32.1.1 has been declared to run under Rule (F)89, and
  32.1.2 has not been notified as a non-runner under that Part of that Manual.
 
32.2 Unless the Authority directs otherwise, the horse must be stabled in the official racecourse stables not less than 45 minutes before the advertised time of the race in which the horse is due to run.
32.3 The Stewards may decide not to take Disciplinary Action against a Trainer who fails to comply with Paragraph 32.2 if he satisfies them that the failure was due to circumstances which they consider to be acceptable.
32.4 Where a horse under the care or control of a Trainer is stabled in official racecourse stables on a day when it is not due to race, the Trainer is liable to Disciplinary Action if he or his representative
   
  32.4.1 is requested to remove the horse from the stables, and
  32.4.2 fails to do so by 10.00 a.m. on the day in question.
39.1 A Trainer must produce the appropriate identity document in order to enter any official racecourse stable.
39.2 Appropriate documents for the purpose of Paragraph 39.1 are
 
  39.2.1 in the case of a Licensed Trainer or Permitted Trainer, the identity card issued to him by the Authority on the grant of his licence or permit,
  39.2.2 in the case of any other Trainer, such document as the Authority may direct.
 
39.3 A Licensed Trainer or Permitted Trainer is liable to a financial penalty if he is unable to produce his identity card to enter official racecourse stables and he is, as a result, issued by a Stable Security Officer with an authorisation to enter.
39.4 A fee is payable for the replacement of a lost identity card and the amount of the appropriate fee is specified in Schedule (A)1.
39.5 Any Trainer who enters official racecourse stables must comply with any directions given to him by the Authority and must also ensure the compliance of any stable employee of his who enters the stables.
40.1 A Trainer may apply to the Authority for an identity card and validity pass in respect of any stable employee whose name is entered on the Register of Stable Employee Names.
40.2 The Trainer must keep the card and the pass in his possession at all times apart from when the stable employee is likely to be required to produce them in order to enter an official racecourse stable.
40.3 An identity card is valid until
 
  40.3.1 the renewal date for the photograph (see the Prescribed form for details), or
  40.3.2 the card is lost.
 
40.4 A validity pass expires
 
  40.4.1 if issued in January or February of any year, at the end of February in the next year following; and
  40.4.2 otherwise
  40.4.2.1 at the end of February immediately following the date of issue, and
  40.4.2.2 if the pass is renewed, at the end of February in each following year.
 
40.5 A Trainer is liable to pay a financial penalty if any of his stable employees
 
  40.5.1 is unable to produce the identity card and validity pass to gain admission to official racecourse stables, and
  40.5.2 is, as a result, issued by a Stable Security Officer with an authorisation to enter.
 
40.6 Authorisation under Paragraph 40.5.2 will not be issued to a stable employee unless the Stable Security Officer is satisfied that he is employed by the Trainer.
40.7 An application under this Rule for the issue of an identity card and validity pass, or for its renewal or replacement
 
  40.7.1 must be made using the Prescribed form, and
  40.7.2 must be signed by the trainer or his Authorised Agent.
 
40.8 A fee is payable for
 
  40.8.1 the initial issue of the identity card and the validity pass,
  40.8.2 any renewal of the card or the pass, and
  40.8.3 any replacement of the card or the pass.
 
and the amount of the appropriate fee is specified in Schedule (A)1.
40.9 Where an application is made to the Authority, it may
 
  40.9.1 grant the application,
  40.9.2 grant it subject to conditions, or
  40.9.3 refuse the application.
 
40.10 The Authority may cancel an identity card and validity pass in such circumstances as it considers appropriate.
41.1 In order to enter an official racecourse stable, any attendant of a declared runner in a Hunters' Steeple Chase which is trained privately by a Person without a licence or permit must
 
  41.1.1 provide a suitable means of personal photo-identification for inspection by the Stable Security Officer, and
  41.1.2 sign the relevant form produced by the Officer.
 
41.2 Not more than three attendants will be given access to official racecourse stables.
42.1 In respect of any proposal by a Trainer that
 
  42.1.1 his stable employees should use overnight accommodation at the racecourse, or
  42.1.2 any horse should use the official racecourse stables overnight,
 
the Trainer must reserve appropriate accommodation by submitting to the racecourse a written application (such as the Racecourse Association Ltd's Overnight Stabling and Accommodation Booking Form).
  42.2 The application must be submitted by 1.00.pm. on the day before racing.
  42.3 No reservation may be made for a horse unless it is declared to run at the meeting or it is a traveller.

 

NOTE: British Horseracing Authority Stable Security Officers normally commence their duties at the official racecourse stables from 8.00.a.m. on the first day of a meeting or from 12.00 noon for an evening meeting.

When horses, entered to run, are stabled at a racecourse before the British Horseracing Authority Stable Security Officers are deployed, racecourses are required to provide basic night watchman cover.

At certain meetings when major races are to be run, the British Horseracing Authority Stable Security Officers may commence one or two days earlier and Instructions which apply from the time when the Stable Security Officer commences duty will apply from such earlier times. Trainers requiring information about such meetings should telephone the British Horseracing Authority Security Department on 020 7152 0175.

Penalties for failing to use the racecourse stables or vacating them as required above are as follows:

1st offence - £150
2nd offence - £300
3rd offence - Refer