RACE SERIES

THE ALL‐WEATHER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020/2021 (AWC VIII) RULES FOR HORSEMEN

The All‐Weather Championships will run from Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 to Good Friday, April 2nd, 2021 inclusive. 

The All‐Weather Championship Finals Day will take place at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 2nd 2021, featuring the 6 Championship Category Finals. The seventh race is an Apprentice Handicap. This race will be subject to the same eligibility that governs the All‐Weather Finals, detailed in Point 1 below; winning a Fast Track Qualifier will not give a guaranteed starting position in this race. 

The 6 All‐Weather Championship Categories are; 

  • 3‐Year‐Old
  • Sprint
  • Mile
  • Marathon
  • Fillies & Mares
  • Middle Distance 

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

  1. Either a horse must run a minimum of three times on the All‐Weather Surfaces in Great Britain, Ireland or France (or twice if it has also run at least once on dirt at Meydan) during the Qualifying period which runs between October 20th, 2020 and March 26th, 2021 (inclusive) and be rated high enough to ’make the cut’ in a Championship Race by order of its Official BHA Rating, 

or: 

  1. A horse can win a specific ‘FAST TRACK QUALIFIER’ which will qualify for FREE and GUARANTEED entry into the Final of that FAST TRACK QUALIFIER category. 

There will be 4 ‘FAST TRACK QUALIFIER’ races for each Championship Finals race.

In the event of a dead‐heat in a ’FAST TRACK QUALIFIER’ the Free and Guaranteed entry will be given to all winning horses in that race. In the event of disqualification of the winner of a qualifier, the horse which is officially promoted to first place will be awarded the ’FAST TRACK WINNER’ entry.  In the event of a Fast Track Qualifying Winner winning more than 1 Fast Track Qualifier, the horse that finishes 2nd will not receive an automatic place in the respective Final. A horse must have won a FAST TRACK QUALIFIER in order to claim the Qualifying place in the Final. 

Any horse qualifying for a guaranteed place in more than one of the Finals, by winning a Fast Track Qualifier within more than one category, may be entered in each of the respective Finals for which they are qualified, but will only be able to be declared (at the 48‐hour declaration stage) for one of the Finals. 

The provisional ‘FAST TRACK QUALIFYING’ RACES for AWC VIII are:

 

3‐y‐o Category

20 Oct 2020 Newcastle 6f Conditions

05 Dec 2020 Wolverhampton 6f Conditions

*20 Jan 2021 Kempton Park 6f Conditions

*29 Feb 2021 Lingfield Park 7f Listed (Spring Cup)

 

Sprint Category

14 Nov 2020 Lingfield Park 6f Listed (Golden Rose)

*08 Jan 2021 Newcastle 5f Conditions

*01 Feb 2021 Lingfield Park 6f Listed (Cleves)

*03 Mar 2021 Chantilly 6f Prix Anabaa

 

Mile Category

18 Nov 2020 Kempton Park 8f Listed (Hyde)

*08 Jan 2021 Newcastle 8f Conditions

*15 Feb 2021 Cagnes‐Sur‐Mer 8f Listed (Saonois)

*07 Mar 2021 Wolverhampton 7f Listed (Lady Wulfruna)

 

Fillies & Mares Category

29 Oct 2020 Lingfield Park 8f Listed (Fleur De Lys)

13 Nov 2020 Dundalk 8f Listed (Cooley)

*03 Jan 2021 Wolverhampton 7f Conditions

*13 Feb 2021 Chelmsford City 8f Conditions

 

Marathon Category

12 Dec 2020 Newcastle 16f Conditions

*13 Jan 2021 Wolverhampton 16f Conditions

*16 Feb 2021 Kempton Park 16f Conditions

*07 Mar 2021 Chelmsford City 16f Conditions

 

Middle Distance Category

14 Nov 2020 Lingfield Park 10f Listed (Churchill)

25 Nov 2020 Deauville 10f Listed (Lyphard)

*01 Feb 2021 Lingfield Park 10f Listed (Winter Derby Trial)

*22 Feb 2021 Lingfield Park 10f Group 3 (Winter Derby)

 

* Note, dates and venues provisional at time of publication; these details will be updated once a Fixture List for 2021 has been published. 

In the event of two or more horses being rated the same for a place in the Championship Final Races, the places in the Championship Final will be awarded based on the following tie‐breaking count‐back rules: 

  • No. of wins in the qualifying period
  • No. of 2nd’s in the qualifying period
  • No. of 3rd’s in the qualifying period
  • No. of 4th’s in the qualifying period
  • Random Ballot 

Entry for the Championship Final races will be at the normal 6‐day entry system with 48‐hour decs.  NB: The Official BHA Rating of entrants on the day and time of entry will be used to determine the finalists. 

A reserve system will operate for the 6 Championship Final races in the same way that they currently operate for other notable races in Britain. Two reserves will be selected for each Final race. 

Updates on standings and full rules governing the All‐Weather Championships (including Jockey, Trainer, Owner etc Awards) can be found at www.awchampionships.co.uk

JUMP RACE SERIES 2020-21

 Please note, where lists of qualified horses are provided on this page, these are a guide only and trainers are advised to check the performances of individual horses to ensure qualification status. 

Novices' Championship Hurdle Series 2020/21

The Novices' Championship Hurdle Series culminates in the final to be run over a distance of about two miles at Sandown Park on Saturday April 24th, 2021.

Qualification for the final requires horses have been placed in the first four in a Novices' Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier in the 2020/21 season.

Date Course Race Type
05/12/2020 Aintree Novices'
10/12/2020 Taunton Novices'
12/12/2020 Cheltenham Juvenile
12/12/2020 Doncaster Novices'
16/12/2020 Newbury Maiden
26/12/2020 Wincanton Mares' Novices'
01/01/2021 Exeter Novices'
02/01/2021 Hereford Juvenile Maiden
08/01/2021 Newcastle Novices'
13/01/2021 Leicester Novices'
16/01/2021 Market Rasen Novices'
21/01/2021 Ludlow Novices'
22/01/2021 Musselburgh Mares' Novices'
23/01/2021 Ascot Juvenile
28/01/2021 Fakenham Maiden
29/01/2021 Huntingdon Novices'
06/02/2021 Sandown Novices'
06/02/2021 Wetherby Mares' Novices'
08/02/2021 Carlisle Novices'
10/02/2021 Fontwell Maiden
11/02/2021 Doncaster Novices'
15/02/2021 Lingfield Novices'
19/02/2021 Kelso Novices'
21/02/2021 Uttoxeter Maiden
02/03/2021 Catterick Maiden
05/03/2021 Newbury Juvenile
14/03/2021 Bangor Novices'
14/03/2021 Warwick Novices'
18/03/2021 Hexham Novices'
20/03/2021 Kempton Novices'
24/03/2021 Haydock Maiden
25/03/2021 Chepstow Mares' Novices'
25/03/2021 Sedgefield Novices'
31/03/2021 Southwell Novices'
01/04/2021 Ffos Las Novices'
03/04/2021 Newton Abbot Novices'
03/04/2021 Stratford Novices'
11/04/2021 Plumpton Maiden
16/04/2021 Ayr Novices'
24/04/2021 Sandown Final

 

QUALIFIED HORSES  

Updated 19/04/2021

In order to assist connections, we have created lists of horses currently qualified for the Final. This list will be updated monthly and is available below:

THE RACING EXCELLENCE HANDS AND HEELS APPRENTICE SERIES

 

 

The Racing Excellence Hands and Heels Apprentice Series is designed to assist in the education and training of young jockeys.

 

The special conditions set out below apply to all races in the 2021 Hands and Heels Apprentice Series, which will be held at the following meetings:

 

14/05/2021 Newmarket                               

02/06/2021 Nottingham                              

24/06/2021 Nottingham                              

 

 

Further dates to follow, which can be found on the Racing Excellence website.

 

  1. All races will be for Apprentices who have not ridden more than 10 winners under the Rules of Racing or the rules of any Recognised Racing Authority prior to May 11th, 2021.

 

  1. Horses should be suitable for very inexperienced riders, and therefore privileges will not be allowed. Stewards will NOT grant permission to any trainer for their horse to proceed to the start either before the signal to mount is given or purposely last. Horses must therefore not proceed to the start at a walk or trot.

 

  1. Every rider must carry a whip. Whips can be pulled through from one hand to the other as often as necessary. A rider must not wave their whip or hit their horse with the whip. In exceptional circumstances the rider may use the whip for safety reasons and encouragement in the early stages of the race.

 

  1. If a rider uses their whip as prohibited in paragraph 3, it will be regarded as improper use of the whip (see Rule (F) 45) and the entry point penalty is a suspension of 7 days on days when an Apprentice Jockeys’ race is programmed to take place in Great Britain. This suspension will not count towards the total number of days suspended during the rolling six-month period.

 

  1. If a rider is suspended for using their whip in one of these races they will be stripped of existing points, but will be able to continue riding in the series. In the case of a second offence the entry point penalty is a suspension of 14 days, on the days stated in paragraph 4, and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.

 

  1. Prior to the race the Jockey Coach will brief riders on the conditions of the race.

 

  1. All riders must attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/or a senior jockey 90 minutes before the race. If a rider is unable to attend this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below). If a rider is unable to walk the course because they are riding or leading up in an earlier race they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must inform Polly Greco in advance. Failure to attend the course walk without contacting Polly Greco in advance may result in the rider losing all riding skills and professionalism points for the race in question. Repeat offences may result in the rider being prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.

 

For prior dispensation from the mandatory course walk Riders should contact Polly Greco 01638 665103.

 

  1. After the race, the rider of every horse must report to the Stewards’ room where they will be talked through the race by the Jockey Coach. This is a mandatory requirement and failure to attend this debrief may result in the British Horseracing Authority preventing the rider from taking part in the remaining races in the series. Special permission to miss the debrief may be granted by the Stewards on the day for any rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. This must be requested before the race. The Jockey Coach may also contact riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.

 

  1. The British Horseracing Authority are generously providing a prize to the winner of the series; the winner will be the rider who accumulates the most points in the series.

 

  1. The points table for the series can be viewed on the Jockey Training and Development website: https://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/racing-excellence-series/

THE RACING EXCELLENCE APPRENTICE TRAINING SERIES 2021

The Racing Excellence Apprentice Training Series is designed to assist in the continued education of young jockeys - it is the next step on from the Hands and Heels Series.

 

The special conditions set out below apply to all races in the 2021 Apprentice Training series, which will be held at the following meetings:

 

03/05/2021 Windsor                                                    

08/05/2021 Nottingham 

 

 

Further dates to follow, which can be found on the Racing Excellence website.

 

  1. All races will be for Apprentices who have ridden not more than 20 winners under the Rules of Racing or the rules of any Recognised Racing Authority prior to April 30th, 2021.

 

  1. Every rider must carry a whip. Whips can be waved and used in the backhand position only.

 

  1. If a rider uses their whip in the forehand position, which includes waving their whip in the forehand position it will be regarded as improper use of the whip (see Rule (F) 45) and the entry point penalty is a suspension of 7 days on days when an Apprentice Jockeys’ race is programmed to take place in Great Britain. This suspension will not count towards the total number of days suspended during the rolling six-month period.

 

  1. If a rider is suspended for using their whip in the forehand position in one of these races they will be stripped of existing points, but will be able to continue riding in the series. In the case of a second offence occurring the entry point penalty is a suspension of 14 days, on the days stated in paragraph 3, and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.

 

  1. Prior to the race the Jockey Coach will brief riders on the conditions of the race.

 

  1. All riders must attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/ or a senior jockey 90 minutes before the race. If a rider is unable to attend this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below). If a rider is unable to attend the course walk because they are riding or leading up in an earlier race they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must inform Polly Greco in advance. Failure to attend the course walk without contacting Polly Greco in advance may result in the rider losing all riding skills and professionalism points for the race in question. Repeat offences may result in the rider being prevented from riding in the remainder of the series. For prior dispensation from the mandatory course walk riders should contact Polly Greco 01638 665103.

 

  1. After the race, the rider of every horse must report to the Stewards’ room where they will be talked through the race by the Jockey Coach. This is a mandatory requirement and failure to attend this debrief may result in the British Horseracing Authority preventing the rider from taking part in the remaining races in the series. Special permission to miss the debrief may be granted by the Stewards on the day for any rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. This must be requested before the race. The Jockey Coach may also contact riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.

 

  1. The British Horseracing Authority are generously providing a prize to the winner of the series; the winner will be the rider who accumulates the most points in the series.

 

  1. The points table for the series can be viewed on the Jockey Training and Development websitehttps://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/racing-excellence-series/

 

THE RACING EXCELLENCE CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS' TRAINING SERIES 2020-2021

 

The Racing Excellence Conditional Training Series is designed to assist in the continued education and training of young jockeys - it is the next step on from the Hands and Heels Series.

 

The special conditions set out below apply to all races in the 2020-2021 Conditional Training series, which will be held at the following meetings:

 

08/11/20  Ffos Las
28/11/20  Bangor-on-Dee
06/12/2020   Kelso
09/12/20   Leicester
30/12/2020   Taunton
   

 

Further dates to follow, which can be found on the Racing Excellence website.

 

  1. All races will be for Conditional Jockeys who have ridden not more than 20 winners prior to November 5th, 2020.

 

  1. Every rider must carry a whip. Whips can be waved and used in the backhand position only.

 

  1. If a rider uses their whip in the forehand position, which includes waving their whip in the forehand position, it will be regarded as improper use of the whip (see Rule (F)45) and the entry point penalty is a suspension of 7 days on days when a Conditional Jockeys’ race is programmed to take place in Great Britain. This suspension will not count towards the total number of days suspended during the rolling six-month period.

 

  1. If a rider is suspended for using their whip in the forehand position in one of these races they will be stripped of existing points, but will be able to continue riding in the series. In the case of a second offence the entry point penalty is a suspension of 14 days, on the days started in paragraph 3 and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.

 

  1. Prior to the race the Jockey Coach will brief riders on the conditions of the race.

 

  1. All riders must attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/ or a senior jockey 90 minutes before the race. If a rider is unable to attend this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below). If a rider is unable to attend the course walk because they are riding or leading up in an earlier race, they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must inform Polly Greco in advance. Failure to attend the course walk without contacting Polly Greco in advance may result in the rider losing all riding skills and professionalism points for the race in question. Repeat offences may result in the rider being prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.

 

For prior dispensation from the mandatory course walk riders should contact Polly Greco 01638 665103.

 

  1. After the race, the rider of every horse must report to the Stewards’ room where they will be talked through the race by the Jockey Coach. This is a mandatory requirement and failure to attend this debrief may result in the British Horseracing Authority preventing the rider from taking part in the remaining races in the series. Special permission to miss the debrief may be granted by the Stewards on the day for any rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. This must be requested before the race. The Jockey Coach may also contact riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.

 

  1. The British Horseracing Authority are generously providing a prize to the winner of the series; the winner will be the rider who accumulates the most points in the series.

 

  1. The points table for the series can be viewed on the Jockey Training and Development website https://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/racing-excellence-series/ may be granted by the Stewards on the day for any rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. This must be requested before the race. The Jockey Coach may also contact riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.

 

THE RACING EXCELLENCE HANDS AND HEELS SALISBURY APPRENTICE SERIES 2021

 

The Racing Excellence Hands and Heels Salisbury Apprentice Series is specifically designed to assist in the education and training of young jockeys.

 

The special conditions set out below apply to all races in the 2021 Hands and Heels Salisbury Apprentice series, which will be held at the following meetings:

 

13/05/2021

13/06/2021

 

Further dates to follow, which can be found on the Racing Excellence website.

 

  1. All races will be for Apprentices who have not ridden more than 10 winners under the Rules of Racing or the rules of any Recognised Racing Authority prior to May 10th, 2021.

 

  1. Horses should be suitable for very inexperienced riders, and therefore privileges will not be allowed. Stewards will NOT grant permission to any trainer for their horse to proceed to the start either before the signal to mount is given or purposely last. Horses must therefore not proceed to the start at a walk or trot.

 

  1. Every rider must carry a whip. Whips can be pulled through from one hand to the other as often as necessary. A rider must not wave their whip or hit their horse with the whip. In exceptional circumstances the rider may use the whip for safety reasons and encouragement in the early stages of the race.

 

  1. If a rider uses their whip as prohibited in paragraph 3 it will be regarded as improper use of the whip (see Rule (F) 45) and the entry point penalty is a suspension of 7 days on days when an Apprentice Jockeys’ race is programmed to take place in Great Britain. This suspension will not count towards the total number of days suspended during the rolling six-month period.

 

  1. If a rider is suspended for using their whip in one of these races they will be stripped of existing points, but will be able to continue riding in the series. In the case of a second offence the entry point penalty is a suspension of 14 days, on the days stated in paragraph 4, and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.

 

  1. Prior to the race the Jockey Coach will brief riders on the conditions of the race.

 

  1. All riders must attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/or a senior jockey 90 minutes before the race. If a rider is unable to attend this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below). If a rider is unable to attend the course walk because they are riding or leading up in an earlier race they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must inform Polly Greco in advance. Failure to attend the course walk withoutcontacting Polly Greco in advance may result in the rider losing all riding skills and professionalism points for the race in question. Repeat offences may result in the rider being prevented from riding in the remainder of the series. For prior dispensation from the mandatory course walk Riders should contact Polly Greco 01638 665103.

 

  1. After the race, the rider of every horse must report to the Stewards’ room where they will be talked through the race by the Jockey Coach. This is a mandatory requirement and failure to attend this debrief may result in the British Horseracing Authority preventing the rider from taking part in the remaining races in the series. Special permission to miss the debrief may be granted by the Stewards on the day for any rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. This must be requested before the race. The Jockey Coach may also contact riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.

 

  1. The sponsors of the Series are generously providing a prize to the winner of the series; the winner will be the rider who accumulates the most points in the series.

 

     10.  The points table for the series can be viewed on the Jockey Training and Development            

             website https://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/racing-excellence-series/

 

THE RACING EXCELLENCE HAYDOCK PARK APPRENTICE TRAINING SERIES

 

The Racing Excellence Apprentice Training Series is designed to assist in the continued education and training of young jockeys - it is the next step on from the Hands and Heels Series.

 

The special conditions set out below apply to all races in the 2021 Haydock Park Apprentice Training series, which will be held at the following meetings:

 

27/05/2021

09/06/2021

 

Further dates to follow, which can be found on the Racing Excellence website.

 

  1. All races will be for Apprentices who have ridden not more than 20 winners under the Rules of Racing or the rules of any Recognised Racing Authority prior to May 24th, 2021.

 

  1. Every rider must carry a whip. Whips can be waved and used in the backhand position only.

 

  1. If a rider uses their whip in the forehand position, which includes waving their whip in the forehand position, it will be regarded as improper use of the whip (see Rule (F) 45) and the entry point penalty is a suspension of 7 days on days when an Apprentice Jockeys’ race is programmed to take place in Great Britain. This suspension will not count towards the total number of days suspended during the rolling six-month period.

 

  1. If a rider is suspended for using their whip in the forehand position in one of these races they will be stripped of existing points, but will be able to continue riding in the series. In the case of a second offence occurring the entry point penalty is a suspension of 14 days, on the days stated in paragraph 3, and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.

 

  1. Prior to the race the Jockey Coach will brief riders on the conditions of the race.

 

  1. All riders must attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/or a senior jockey 90 minutes before the race. If a rider is unable to attend this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below). If a rider is unable attend the course walk because they are riding or leading up in an earlier race they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must inform Polly Greco in advance. Failure to attend the course walk without contacting Polly Greco in advance may result in the rider losing all riding skills and professionalism points for the race in question. Repeat offences may result in the rider being prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.

           For prior dispensation from the mandatory course walk riders should contact Polly Greco 01638 665103.

 

  1. After the race, the rider of every horse must report to the Stewards’ room where they will be talked through the race by the Jockey Coach. This is a mandatory requirement and failure to attend this debrief may result in the British Horseracing Authority preventing the rider from taking part in the remaining races in the series. Special permission to miss the debrief may be granted by the Stewards on the day for any rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. This must be requested before the race. The Jockey Coach may also contact riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.

 

  1. The British Horseracing Authority are generously providing a prize to the winner of the series; the winner will be the rider who accumulates the most points in the series.

 

  1. The points table for the series can be viewed on the Jockey Training and Development website:https://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/racing-excellence-series/