RACECOURSE INFORMATION

THIRSK TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTOR - UPDATED 13TH MAY 2022

 

 

THIRSK TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTOR

 

Further to a report from the Clerk of the Course and the Inspector of Courses, Thirsk will use the following temporary Safety Factors for their meeting on May 14th only.  The permanent Safety Factor is in brackets. 

 

Start                                        Safety Factor

abt 7f   (abt 7f)                         14 (16)

MUSSELBURGH TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTOR - UPDATED 22ND MARCH 2022

 

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Musselburgh will use the following temporary Safety Factor for Race 41545 (2yo Novice Stakes) on Saturday, April 16th only.  

 

Start                                                                                Safety Factor

FIVE FURLONGS (5f abt 1yd)                                        14  

 

SALISBURY SAFETY FACTORS -UPDATED 22ND MARCH 2022

 

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

 

Start                                                                        Safety Factor

FIVE FURLONGS (5f)                                              16 (18)

about SIX FURLONGS (abt 6f)                                16 (18)

about SEVEN FURLONGS (6f abt 213yds)             16 (18)

 

HURDLES AND FENCES TRIM COLOUR CHANGE - UPDATED 21ST FEBRUARY 2022

MUSSELBURGH NEW JUMP START - UPDATED 17TH FEBRUARY 2022

 

MUSSELBURGH NEW JUMP START

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Musselburgh have introduced the following new Hurdle Race Start with immediate effect.  The Safety Factor is as shown -

 

Hurdle Race Start                                Normal Safety Factor         Novice Safety Factor         

2m abt 1f (2m 1f 87yds)                                  15                                            14

 

 

                                                                 

 

 

WOLVERHAMPTON SAFETY FACTORS - UPDATED 9TH FEBRUARY 2022

 

 

Owners and Trainers are advised that Wolverhampton, will use the following Safety Factors, for all Class 5 and Class 6 AWT races over the distances shown below.  This will be applicable for February and March only.

Start                                                                                                    Safety Factor             

 

about SIX FURLONGS [6f abt 20yds]                                                       12 

ONE MILE about 142 YARDS [8f abt 142yds]                                           12 

ONE MILE, ONE FURLONG ABOUT 104 YARDS [9f abt 104yds]            12 

ONE MILE ABOUT SIX FURLONGS (13f abt 219yds)                              12 

TWO MILES ABOUT 120 YARDS [16f abt 120yds]                                   12 

 

LINGFIELD PARK JUMP SAFETY FACTORS - UPDATED JANUARY 2022

 

 

LINGFIELD PARK JUMP SAFETY FACTORS

 

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

 

Start                                                   

Hurdle Race                            Normal Safety Factor                         Novice Safety Factor

2m abt 3½f                                18 (20)                                                 16 (18)

 

 

SAFETY FACTORS - UPDATED 19TH JANUARY 2022

 

SAFETY FACTORS

Owners and Trainers are advised that Lingfield Park, Newcastle and Southwell, will use the following Safety Factors, for all Class 5 and Class 6 AWT races over the distances shown below.  This will be applicable for February and March only.

 

 

LINGFIELD PARK AWT

Distance                              SF

5f and 6 yds                         10                                                                              

6f and 1 yd                           12                                                                              

7f and 1 yd                           12                                                                              

1m and 1 yd                         12                                                                              

1m abt 2f                              12                                                                                              

1m 4f                                    12                                                                                              

1m abt 5f                              12                                                                                              

1m 7f and 169 yds               12                                                                                  

 

NEWCASTLE AWT

Distance                              SF

5f                                           12                                                                              

6f                                           12                                                                              

7f 14yds                                12                                                                              

1m 5 yds                               12                                                                              

1m 2f 42 yds                         12                                                                              

1m 4f 98 yds                         12                                                                                              

2m 56 yds                             12                                                                                          

 

SOUTHWELL AWT

Distance                              SF

4f 214yds                             12                                                                                              

abt 6f                                   12                                                                                              

6f 16yds                               12                                                                              

7f abt 14yds                         12                                                                              

1m abt 13yds                       12                                                                                              

1m 3f abt 23yds                   12                                                                                              

1m 4f abt 14yds                   12                                                                                              

1m 6f abt 21yds                   12                                                                                              

2m abt 102yds                     12                                                                                              

2m 2f 98y                             12

 

 

 

 

UTTOXETER SAFETY FACTORS - UPDATED 6TH JANUARY 2022

 

UTTOXETER SAFETY FACTORS

 

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

                                               

Hurdle                                                                                   Normal                                Novice

Two Miles About Four Furlongs (2m 3f 207yds)                   16 (20)                                  14 (18) 

 

 

SANDOWN PARK SAFETY FACTOR -UPDATED 29TH SEPTEMBER 2021

 

SANDOWN PARK SAFETY FACTOR


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


Start                                            Safety Factor
abt 9f                                            14 (16)

PONTEFRACT TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTOR - UPDATED 12TH JULY 2021

 

PONTEFRACT TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTOR

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Pontefract will use the following temporary Safety Factor with effect from Monday, June 28th until Sunday, August 15th, inclusive. The permanent Safety Factor is in brackets.

 

Start                                                                                        Safety Factor

ONE MILE about TWO FURLONGS (10f abt 5yds)                   15 (17)

MUSSELBURGH SAFETY FACTORS - UPDATED 12TH JULY 2021

 

MUSSELBURGH SAFETY FACTORS

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, Musselburgh will revert to the normal Safety Factor for the following distance for their meeting on July 25th only.

 

Start                                                                      Safety Factor                     

FIVE FURLONGS (5f abt 1yd)                                       17

 

NEWBURY TEMPORARY SAFETY FACTORS - UPDATED 12TH JULY/2021

 

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 Friday, July 1st until Thursday, July 22nd, inclusive.  The permanent Safety Factors are in brackets.

 

Start                                                                Safety Factor

1m abt 2f                                                             16 (20)

1m abt 3f                                                             16 (20)

1m abt 4f                                                             16 (20)

1m 5f abt 61yds                                                  16 (20)

SANDOWN PARK SAFETY FACTORS - UPDATED 7TH JUNE 2021

 

 

SANDOWN PARK SAFETY FACTORS

 

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses,

Sandown Park will use the following temporary Safety Factors for their meetings

taking place between June 10th and June 13th. The permanent Safety Factors are in

brackets.

 

Start               Safety Factor

abt 7f               14 (16)

1m                   16 (17)

 

RACE DISTANCES

The distances for all races must be regarded as approximate only and they may vary slightly from time to time due to minor variations when dolling-out is necessary on bends to maintain turf. No distance however will be less than the minimum distance stipulated by the Rules of Racing.

 

LEICESTER TEMPORARY HURDLE SAFETY FACTORS - UPDATED 18TH JANUARY 2021

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

Hurdle Race                                    Safety Factors

Start                                                  Normal                       Novice

abt 2m (1m 7f 113yds)                      12 (15)                         10 (13)

2m abt 4 1/2f (2m 4f 110yds)            16 (18)                         14 (16)

LEICESTER STEEPLE CHASE DISTANCE - UPDATED 18TH JANUARY 2021

Following a report from the Clerk of the Course and Inspector of Courses, and after consultation with the Jockeys Safety Officer, Leicester will use the following Steeple Chase with immediate effect.

Steeple Chase                         Safety Factors

Start                                          Normal                            Novice

 

2m abt 4f (2m4f 35yds)               16                                   14        Previously 2m abt 4f (2m4f 45yds)

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 Yes  
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