RACE SERIES

LONDON MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES

The London Middle Distance Series culminates in the final to be run over one mile about three furlongs at Kempton Park on November 19th, 2019, with a Total Prize Fund of £70,000.

Qualification for the final requires horses to have started in a London Mile Series qualifying race.

In the event of the abandonment of this qualifying race, any horse which has been declared to run in this race under the provisions of Rule (F)89, or any horse entered to run in this race if the time of the abandonment was prior to the declaration stage, will be qualified to enter the Final. Any horse which has been eliminated from this qualifying race will also be eligible, subject to the Rules of Racing, to enter the Final.

Qualified Horses

Updated 18/03/2019

For a list of Qualified Horses click here: QUALIFIED HORSES

LONDON MILE SERIES

The London Mile Series culminates in the final to be run over about One Mile at Kempton Park on September 7th, 2019, with a Total Prize Fund of £70,000.

Qualification for the final requires horses to have started in a London Mile Series qualifying race.

In the event of the abandonment of this qualifying race, any horse which has been declared to run in this race under the provisions of Rule (F)89, or any horse entered to run in this race if the time of the abandonment was prior to the declaration stage, will be qualified to enter the Final. Any horse which has been eliminated from this qualifying race will also be eligible, subject to the Rules of Racing, to enter the Final.

Qualified Horses

Updated 07/03/2019

For a list of Qualified Horses click here: QUALIFIED HORSES

NORTHERN LIGHTS SERIES 2019/20

The British Horseracing Authority is pleased to announce details of the 2019/20 Northern Lights Series, designed to provide greater opportunities for mid-tier jump horses at Northern racecourses.

Qualifying races will be held at 14 jump racecourses, north of and including Doncaster Racecourse. The qualifiers will start from December 2nd, 2018, culminating in two valuable Finals’ days at Carlisle Racecourse and Musselburgh Racecourse. The three Handicap Hurdle Finals will be held at Musselburgh on March 20th, 2020 and the three Handicap Chase Finals will be held at Carlisle on March 22nd, 2020.

The six Series are:

  • 3m Handicap Chase Series
  • 2½m Handicap Chase Series
  • 2m Handicap Chase Series
  • 2m Handicap Hurdle Series
  • 3m Handicap Hurdle Series
  • 2½m Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Series

 

QUALIFIED HORSES 

Updated 30/04/2019

In order to assist connections, we have created some lists of horses currently qualified for each Final along with lists of those horses that still need to run once more and those that still need to finish in the first eight places in order to qualify. These lists will be updated monthly an are available below:

Novices' Championship Hurdle Series

The Novices' Championship Hurdle Series culminates in the final to be run over a distance of about two miles at Sandown Park on April 27th, 2019.

Qualification for the final requires horses have been placed in the first eight in a Novices' Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier in the 2018/19 season.

08/12/2018 AINTREE Novices'
13/12/2018 TAUNTON Novices'
15/12/2018 CHELTENHAM Juvenile
15/12/2018 DONCASTER Novices'
20/12/2018 HEXHAM Maiden
26/12/2018 WINCANTON Mares' Novices'
01/01/2019 MUSSELBURGH Juvenile
01/01/2019 EXETER Novices'
02/01/2019 HEREFORD  Juvenile Maiden
05/01/2019 NEWCASTLE Novices'
10/01/2019 LEICESTER Novices'
14/01/2019 FFOS LAS Novices'
17/01/2019 LUDLOW Novices'
19/01/2019 ASCOT Juvenile
24/01/2019 FAKENHAM Maiden
25/01/2019 HUNTINGDON Novices'
02/02/2019 WETHERBY Mares' Novices'
02/02/2019 SANDOWN Novices'
04/02/2019 CARLISLE Novices'
09/02/2019 UTTOXETER Maiden
12/02/2019 LINGFIELD Novices'
14/02/2019 FONTWELL Mares' Novices'
14/02/2019 KELSO Novices'
26/02/2019 CATTERICK Maiden
01/03/2019 NEWBURY Juvenile
04/03/2019 SOUTHWELL Novices'
10/03/2019 WARWICK Novices'
14/03/2019 HEXHAM Novices'
16/03/2019 KEMPTON Novices'
20/03/2019 HAYDOCK Novices'
21/03/2019 CHEPSTOW Mares' Novices'
21/03/2019 SEDGEFIELD Novices'
23/03/2019 BANGOR Novices'
27/03/2019 MARKET RASEN Novices'
30/03/2019 STRATFORD Novices'
07/04/2019 PLUMPTON Maiden
12/04/2019 AYR Novices'
20/04/2019 NEWTON ABBOT Novices'
27/04/2019 SANDOWN FINAL

  

Qualified Horses

Updated 23/04/2019

For a list of Qualified Horses click here: QUALIFIED HORSES

Veterans' Steeple Chase Series 2019

The Veterans’ Handicap Steeple Chase Series culminates in the final to be run over three miles at Sandown Park in January, 2020.

Qualification for the final requires horses to have Started in a Veterans’ Handicap Steeple Chase Qualifier during 2019.

 

10/02/2019 Exeter
20/02/2019 Doncaster
02/03/2019 Newbury
17/03/2019 Carlisle 
31/03/2019 Ascot
22/04/2019 Fakenham

 

QUALIFIED HORSES  

Updated 23/04/2019

For a list of Qualified Horses click here: QUALIFIED HORSES.

Racing Excellence Series

Keep up to date with race results and the current points tables for each  of the Racing Excellence series here.

THE RACING EXCELLENCE HANDS AND HEELS JUMP SERIES 2018-2019

The Racing Excellence Hands and Heels Jumps Series is specifically designed to assist in the education and training of young jockeys. It is important therefore that these conditions are adhered to by Riders and their Trainers so that the maximum benefit can be obtained.

The special conditions set out below apply to all races in the 2018-2019 Hands and Heels Jumps Series, which will be held at the following meetings:

18/08/18

Market Rasen

25/08/18

Cartmel

11/09/18

Worcester

22/11/18

Wincanton 

07/12/18

Sedgefield 
21/12/18 Uttoxeter 
03/01/19 Ludlow 
22/02/19 Warwick 
07/03/19 Carlisle 
13/04/19  Ayr (Final) 

 

 

  1. All races will be for Conditional Jockeys and Amateur Riders who have not ridden more than 10 winners under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of any recognised Racing Authority prior to August 15th, 2018. In addition, Amateur Riders must not have reached their 26th birthday, prior to the first race in the Series.

  2. 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. Horse must therefore not proceed to the start at a walk or trot.
  3. Every Rider must carry a whip. the whip may be pulled trhough from one hand to the other as often as necessary. A Rider must not hit their horse with the whip either with their hands on or off the reins except as provided in Paragrap 6. A rider must not wave their whip. In exceptional circumstances the Rider may use the whip for safety reasons only.
  4. If a Rider uses their whip as prohibited in paragraph 3 above, it will be regarded as Improper Riding (see Rule (B)54) and the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a mimimum suspension of 7 days:
    1. In the case of Conditional Jockeys, on those days when a Conditional Jockeys' race is programmed to take place, or
    2. In the case of Amateur Riders, in accordance with Schedule (B)I. This suspension will not count towards the total numbr of days suspended during the current rolling twelve-month period.
  5. If a Rider is suspended for using their whip in one of these races they will be stripped of existing points and receive no further points in the series, but will be able to continue riding in the series unless one of the races falls on a suspension day. In the case of a second offence occurring the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 14 days and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.
  6. In Hurdle and Steeple Chase races the whip may be used down the shoulder in the backhand position, with both hands on the reins when approaching an obstacle, i.e. within four or five strides of take-off.
  7. Prior to the race the Jockey Coach will brief Riders on the conditions of the race.
  8. All Riders are required to attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/or a Senior Jockey 90 minutes prior to the race. If a Rider is unable to make this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below). If a Rider is unable to walk the course because they are riding in an earlier race, or leading a horse up they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must let Polly Greco know that they will be doing this. Failure to walk the course without contacting Polly Greco in advance will 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 mandatroy course walk Riders should contact Polly Greco 01638 665103.
  9. After the race, the Rider of every horse will be required to 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 debreif may be granted from the Sipendiary Steward on the day for any Rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. The Jockey Coach may also contact Riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.
  10. If the Stewards impose a suspension on a Rider for any other riding offence, 10 points will be deducted from the Rider's total points in the series, but the Rider may continue to ride in the series and receive points. A second offence would mean the Rider will be stripped of existing points and, although they will still be able to ride in the rest of the series, they will receive no further points.
  11. The British Horseracing Authority are generously providing a prize to the winner of the series; the winne rwill be the Rider who accumulates the most points in the series.
  12. The points table for the series can be viewed on the Racing Excellence website. 

THE RACING EXCELLENCE CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS' TRAINING SERIES 2018-2019

(Updated April, 23rd 2019)

 

(Update to the Special Notice published in The Racing Calendar of Thursday, September 6th and December 13th, 2018)


Further dates of the races included in this Series have now been finalised and are as published below:


The Jumps Conditional Jockeys’ Training Series is specifically designed to assist in the education of young jockeys. It is the next step on from the Hands and Heels Series.


All races will be for Conditional Jockeys who have not ridden more than 20 winners prior to September 29th, 2018.

The special conditions set out in the Notice previously published in The Racing Calendar of Thursday, September 6th, 2018, apply to the Conditional Jockeys’ Training Series races, which will be held at the following meetings:-

 

 

02/10/18 Southwell
29/10/18 Ayr
11/11/18 Ffos Las
01/12/18 Bangor-on-Dee
12/12/18 Leicester

12/02/19

Lingfield Park

05/03/19

Exeter
19/03/19 Taunton
06/04/19  Newcastle 
26/04/19  Bangor-on-Dee 
12/05/19  Plumpton (Finale) 

 

 

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

1. All races will be for Conditional Jockeys who have not ridden more than 20 winners prior to September 29th.

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

3. 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 Riding (see Rule (B)54) and the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 7 days on those days when a Conditional Jockeys’ race is programmed to take place in Great Britain. Suspensions will not count towards the total number of days suspended during the current rolling twelve-month period.

4. 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 and receive no further points in the series, but will be able to continue riding in the series unless one of the races falls on a suspension day. In the case of a second offence occurring the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 14 days and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.

5. Prior to the race the Jockey Coach will brief Riders on the conditions of the race.

6. All Riders are required to attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/or a Senior Jockey 90 minutes prior to the race. If a Rider is unable to make this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below). If a Rider is unable to walk the course because they are riding in an earlier race, or leading a horse up they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must let Polly Greco know that they will be doing this. Failure to walk the course without contacting Polly Greco in advance will 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.

 7. After the race, the Rider of every horse will be required to 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 from the Stipendiary Steward on the day for any Rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. The Jockey Coach may also contact Riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.

8. If the Stewards impose a suspension on a Rider for any other riding offence, 10 points will be deducted from the Rider’s total points in the series, but the Rider may continue to ride in the series and receive points. A second offence would mean the Rider will be stripped of existing points and, although they will still be able to ride in the rest of the series, they will receive no further points. 

9. 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.

10. For further information and leader boards please see the website www.careersinracing.com/racingexcellence.

THE RACING EXCELLENCE HANDS AND HEELS APPRENTICE SERIES 2018/2019

(Updated 18th April, 2019)

 

The dates of the races included in this Series have now been finalised and are as published below:


The Racing Excellence All Weather ’Hands and Heels’ Apprentice Series is specifically designed to assist in the education and training of young jockeys. It is important therefore that these conditions are adhered to by Apprentices and their Trainers so that the maximum benefit can be obtained.


All races will be for Apprentices who have not ridden more than 10 winners prior to November 12th, 2018.


The special conditions set out in the Notice previously published in The Racing Calendar of Thursday, October 18th, 2018, apply to the Series of All Weather ’Hands and Heels’ Apprentice races, which Will be held at the following meetings:-

15/11/18  Southwell 
28/11/18  Newcastle
12/12/18  Lingfield Park 
10/01/19  Southwell 
24/01/19  Chelmsford City 
04/02/19  Wolverhampton 
20/02/19  Wolverhampton 
02/03/19  Lingfield Park (Final) 
   
   
   
   

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 20 winners prior to May 3th, 2019.
  2. 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.
  3. Every Rider must carry a whip. The whip may be pulled through from one hand to the other as often as necessary. A Rider must not hit their horse with the whip either with their hands on or off the reins or wave their whip. In exceptional circumstances the Rider may use the whip for safety reasons only.
  4. If a Rider uses their whip as prohibited in paragraph 3 above, it will be regarded as Improper Riding (see Rule (B)54) and the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 7 days on those days when an Apprentice race takes place. This suspension will not count towards the total number of days suspended during the current rolling twelve-month period.
  5. If a Rider is suspended for using their whip in one of these races they will be stripped of existing points and receive no further points in the series, but will be able to continue riding in the series unless one of the races falls on a suspension day. In the case of a second offence occurring the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 14 days and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.
  6. Prior to the race the Jockey Coach will brief Riders on the conditions of the race.
  7. All Riders are required to attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/or a Senior Jockey 90 minutes prior to the race. If a Rider is unable to make this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below). If a Rider is unable to walk the course because they are riding in an earlier race, or leading a horse up they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must let Polly Greco know that they will be doing this. Failure to walk the course without contacting Polly Greco in advance will 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 will be required to report to the Stewards’ room where they will be talked through the race by the Jockey Coach.This is a mandatory requirementand 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 from the Stipendiary Steward on the day for any Rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. This permission will have to be arranged before the race. The Jockey Coach may also contact Riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.
  2. If the Stewards impose a suspension on a Rider for any other riding offence, 10 points will be deducted from the Rider’s total points in the series, but the Rider may continue to ride in the series and receive points. A second offence would mean the Rider will be stripped of existing points and, although they will still be able to ride in the rest of the series, they will receive no further points.
  3. 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.
  4. The points table for the series can be viewed on the Racing Excellence website - www.careersinracing.com/racingexcellence

THE RACING EXCELLENCE APPRENTICE TRAINING SERIES 2019

(Updated April 23rd 2019)

 

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 2019 Apprentice Training series, which will be held at the following meetings:

06/05/19              Windsor
11/05/19              Nottingham
12/07/19              Chepstow
16/07/19              Nottingham
24/07/19              Catterick Bridge
20/08/19              Brighton

 

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 3rd, 2019.
  2. Every Rider must carry a whip. Whips can be waved and used in the backhand position only
  3. 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 Riding (see Rule (B)54) and the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 7 days on those 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 current rolling twelve-month period.
  4.  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 and receive no further points in the series, but will be able to continue riding in the series unless one of the races falls on a suspension day. In the case of a second offence occurring the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 14 days and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.
  5. Prior to the race the Jockey Coach will brief Riders on the conditions of the race.
  6. All Riders are required to attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/or a Senior Jockey 90 minutes prior to the race. If a rider is unable to make this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below). If a rider is unable to walk the course because they are riding in an earlier race, or leading a horse up they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must let Polly Greco know that they will be doing this. Failure to walk the course without contacting Polly Greco in advance will 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.
  7. After the race, the Rider of every horse will be required to 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 from the Stipendiary Steward on the day for any Rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. This permission will have to be arranged before the race. The Jockey Coach may also contact Riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.
  8. If the Stewards impose a suspension on a Rider for any other riding offence, 10 points will be deducted from the Rider’s total points in the series, but the Rider may continue to ride in the series and receive points. A second offence would mean the Rider will be stripped of existing points and, although they will still be able to ride in the rest of the series, they will receive no further points.
  9. 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 HAYDOCK PARK APPRENTICE TRAINING SERIES 2019

(Updated May 15th 2019)

 

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 2019 Haydock Park
Apprentice Training series, which will be held at the following meetings: 

 

07/06/2019
12/06/2019
04/07/2019
19/07/2019

 

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 June 4th, 2019.


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


3.    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 Riding (see
       Rule (B)54) and the entry point penalty is a suspension of 7 days, on those
       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.


4.   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.


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


6.   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.


7.   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.


8.   The British Horseracing Authority and Haydock Park 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.


9.  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 SALISBURY APPRENTICE SERIES 2019

The Racing Excellence Salisbury Apprentice Race Series is specifically designed to assist in the education and training of young jockeys. It is important therefore that these conditions are adhered to by Apprentices and their Trainers so that the maximum benefit can be obtained.


The special conditions set out below apply to all races in the 2019 Salisbury Apprentice Race Series, which will be held at the following meetings: 

 16/05/19

 

 11/06/19

 

 16/06/19

 

14/08/19

 

05/09/19

 

 

Further dates to be announced.

  1. All races will be for Apprentices who have not ridden more than 10 winners prior to May 13th, 2019.
  2. 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.
  3. Every Rider must carry a whip. The whip may be pulled through from one hand to the other as often as necessary. A Rider must not hit their horse with the whip either with their hands on or off the reins or wave their whip. In exceptional circumstances the Rider may use the whip for safety reasons only.
  4. If a Rider uses their whip as prohibited in paragraph 3 above, it will be regarded as Improper Riding (see Rule (B)54) and the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 7 days on those days when an Apprentice race is programmed to take place. This suspension will not count towards the total number of days suspended during the current rolling twelve-month period.
  5. If a Rider is suspended for using their whip in one of these races they will be stripped of existing points and receive no further points in the series, but will be able to continue riding in the series unless one of the races falls on a suspension day. In the case of a second offence occurring the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 14 days and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.
  6. Prior to the race the Jockey Coach will brief Riders on the conditions of the race.
  7. All Riders are required to attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/or a Senior Jockey 90 minutes prior to the race. If a Rider is unable to make this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below). If a Rider is unable to walk the course because they are riding in an earlier race, or leading a horse up they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must let Polly Greco know that they will be doing this. Failure to walk the course without contacting Polly Greco in advance will 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 will be required to 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 from the Stipendiary Steward on the day for any Rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. This permission will have to be arranged before the race. The Jockey Coach may also contact Riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.
  2. 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
  3.  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 points table for the series can be viewed on the Racing Excellence website - www.careersinracing.com/racingexcellence

THE RACING EXCELLENCE ALL WEATHER HANDS AND HEELS APPRENTICE SERIES 2018/2019

(Updated 22/1/2019)

The Racing Excellence All Weather Hands and Heels Apprentice Series is specifically designed to assist in the education and training of young jockeys. It is important therefore that these conditions are adhered to by Apprentices and their Trainers so that the maximum benefit can be obtained.

The special conditions set out below apply to all races in the 2018/2019

All Weather Hands and Heels Apprentice series, which will be held at the following meetings:


15/11/18      Southwell

28/11/18      Newcastle

12/12/18      Lingfield Park

10/01/19      Southwell

24/01/19      Chelmsford City

04/02/19      Wolverhampton

20/02/19      Wolverhampton

02/03/19      Lingfield Pak (Final)

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 prior to November 12th 2018.
  2. 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.
  3. Every Rider must carry a whip. The whip may be pulled through from one hand to the other as often as necessary. A Rider must not hit their horse with the whip either with their hands on or off the reins or wave their whip. In exceptional circumstances the Rider may use the whip for safety reasons only.
  4. If a Rider uses their whip as prohibited in paragraph 3 above, it will be regarded as Improper Riding (see Rule (B)54) and the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 7 days on those days when an Apprentice race takes place. This suspension will not count towards the total number of days suspended during the current rolling twelve-month period.
  5. If a Rider is suspended for using their whip in one of these races they will be stripped of existing points and receive no further points in the series, but will be able to continue riding in the series unless one of the races falls on a suspension day. In the case of a second offence occurring the British Horseracing Authority have recommended to Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 14 days and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the series.
  6. Prior to the race the Jockey Coach will brief Riders on the conditions of the race.
  7. All Riders are required to attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/or a Senior Jockey 90 minutes prior to the race. If a Rider is unable to make this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below). If a Rider is unable to walk the course because they are riding in an earlier race, or leading a horse up they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must let Polly Greco know that they will be doing this. Failure to walk the course without contacting Polly Greco in advance will 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.
  8. If the Stewards impose a suspension on a Rider for any other riding offence, 10 points will be deducted from the Rider’s total points in the series, but the Rider may continue to ride in the series and receive points. A second offence would mean the Rider will be stripped of existing points and, although they will still be able to ride in the rest of the series, they will receive no further points.
  9. After the race, the Rider of every horse will be required to 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 from the Stipendiary Steward on the day for any Rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. This permission will have to be arranged before the race. The Jockey Coach may also contact Riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.
  10. 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.
  11. The points table for the series can be viewed on the Racing Excellence website.

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