RACE SERIES

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

A list of horses qualified for the final will be available here.

CHALLENGER SERIES 2018/2019

The 2018/2019 Challenger Series consists of qualifiers in each of the following categories, culminating in finals day at Haydock Park on April 20th, 2019.

Conditions and Qualification for the Finals

THE SMARKETS CHALLENGER MIDDLE DISTANCE CHASE SERIES FINAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2)

Total race value £50,000

for five yrs old and upwards, which have been placed in the first eight on at least once occasion in a Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Qualifier since the start of the current season.

TWO MILES ABOUT FOUR FURLONGS, Lancashire Course (2m 3f 203yds)

NOTE: Any horse rated above 140 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 11st 12lb.

Subsequently, the excess over 140 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.

 

THE SMARKETS CHALLENGER TWO MILE HURDLE SERIES FINAL HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2)

Total race value £50,000

for four yrs old and upwards, which have been placed in the first eight on at least one occasion in a Challenger Two Mile Hurdle Series Qualifier since the start of the current season.

about TWO MILES (1m 7f 144yds)

NOTE: Any horse rated above 140 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 11st 12lb.

Subsequently, the excess over 140 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.

 

THE SMARKETS CHALLENGER STAYING CHASE SERIES FINAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2)

Total race value £50,000

for five yrs old and upwards, which have been placed in the first eight on at least one occasion in a Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier since the start of the current season.

THREE MILES ABOUT ONE AND A HALF FURLONGS, Lancs (3m 1f 125yds)

NOTE: Any horse rated above 140 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 11st 12lb.

Subsequently, the excess over 140 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.

 

THE SMARKETS CHALLENGER MARES' HURDLE SERIES FINAL HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2)

Total race value £50,000

for four yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only, which have been placed in the first eight on at least one occasion in a Challenger Mares' Hurdle Series Qualifier since the start of the current season.

TWO MILES ABOUT THREE FURLONGS (2m 2f 191yds)

NOTE: Any horse rated above 135 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 11st 12lb.

Subsequently, the excess over 135 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.

 

THE SMARKETS CHALLENGER STAYERS HURDLE SERIES FINAL HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2)

Total race value £50,000

for four yrs old and upwards, which have been placed in the first eight on at least one occasion in a Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Qualifier since the start of the current season.

TWO MILES ABOUT SEVEN FURLONGS (2m 6f 177yds)

NOTE: Any horse rated above 140 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 11st 12lb.

Subsequently, the excess over 140 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.

 

THE SMARKETS CHALLENGER SERIES MARES' CHASE FINAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2)

Total race value £50,000

for five yrs old and upwards mares only, which have Started, as defined in the Rules of Racing, in a Challenger Mares' Chase Series Qualifier
during the current season.

TWO MILES ABOUT FIVE AND A HALF FURLONGS, Lancs (2m 5f 127yds)

NOTE: Any horse rated above 135 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 11st 12lb.

Subsequently, the excess over 135 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.

 

The Two Mile Hurdle Series Qualifiers

 

2m Hurdle
25/10/2018 Carlisle 0-125
26/10/2018 Cheltenham 0-140
11/11/2018 Sandown 0-130
17/11/2018 Wetherby 0-140
24/11/2018 Huntingdon 0-125
10/12/2018 Lingfield 0-125
17/12/2018 Ffos Las 0-125
22/12/2018 Haydock 0-135
17/01/2019 Wincanton 0-130
18/01/2019 Musselburgh 0-135
27/01/2019 Fontwell Park 0-130
04/02/2019 Carlisle 0-120
23/02/2019 Chepstow 0-135
28/02/2019 Ludlow 0-120
11/03/2019 Stratford-On-Avon 0-130
16/03/2019 Newcastle 0-130

 

 

3m Hurdle
22/10/2018 Plumpton 0-130
07/11/2018 Chepstow 0-125
10/11/2018 Kelso 0-130
18/11/2018 Cheltenham 0-125
25/11/2018 Uttoxeter 0-135
10/12/2018 Musselburgh 0-130
14/12/2018 Bangor 0-135
31/12/2016 Warwick 0-120
22/01/2019 Kelso 0-130
30/01/2019 Plumpton 0-125
01/02/2019 Catterick 0-125
07/02/2019 Doncaster 0-130
16/02/2019 Ascot 0-125
20/02/2019 Doncaster 0-130
27/03/2019 Market Rasen 0-130

  

2m 3f Mares Hurdle
10/10/2018 Ludlow  0-130
09/11/2018 Fontwell 0-125
15/11/2018 Taunton 0-120
22/11/2018 Market Rasen 0-120
24/11/2018 Ascot 0-130
28/11/2018 Hereford 0-125
08/12/2018 Sandown 0-125
16/12/2018 Southwell 0-125
22/12/2018 Newcastle 0-120
18/01/2019 Chepstow 0-130
06/02/2019 Ludlow  0-135
06/02/2019 Ayr 0-120
09/02/2019 Uttoxeter 0-120
22/02/2019 Exeter 0-130
01/03/2019 Doncaster 0-130
16/03/2019 Fontwell  0-135
03/04/2019 Wincanton 0-125

  

2m 3f Chase
19/10/2018 Wincanton 0-125
08/11/2018 Newbury 0-135
16/11/2018 Newcastle 0-130
26/11/2018 Kempton 0-135
08/12/2018 Aintree 0-135
18/12/2018 Fakenham 0-130
20/12/2018 Exeter 0-125
28/12/2018 Leicester 0-125
05/01/2019 Sandown  0-130
17/01/2019 Market Rasen  0-130
06/02/2019 Ludlow 0-135
15/02/2019 Fakenham 0-125
27/02/2019 Wincanton 0-135
09/03/2019 Sandown 0-130
24/03/2019 Carlisle 0-130
31/03/2019 Ascot 0-135

  

3m Chase
18/10/2018 Carlisle 0-135
25/10/2018 Carlisle 0-125
06/11/2018 Exeter 0-130
14/11/2018 Ayr 0-135
23/11/2018 Catterick 0-135
01/12/2017 Bangor 0-125
05/12/2018 Ludlow 0-135
26/12/2018 Wincanton 0-125
29/12/2018 Kelso 0-125
16/01/2019 Newbury 0-130
26/01/2019 Doncaster 0-120
07/02/2019 Ffos Las 0-125
15/02/2019 Sandown 0-135
03/03/2019 Sedgefield 0-125
15/03/2019 Fakenham 0-135
24/03/2019 Exeter 0-130

  

2m 6f Mares' Chase
17/10/2017 Hereford 0-130
12/11/2018 Kempton 0-125
21/11/2017 Fakenham 0-120
22/11/2017 Warwick 0-120 (Nov)
15/12/2017 Cheltenham 0-125
27/12/2018 Wetherby 0-120
17/01/2019 Wincanton 0-130
26/01/2019 Uttoxeter 0-125
01/02/2019 Catterick 0-130
04/02/2019 Carlisle 0-130
14/02/2019 Leicester 0-130
22/02/2019 Warwick 0-135
05/03/2019 Newcastle 0-130
23/03/2019 Bangor  0-130

  

Qualified Horses

Updated 16/01/2019

Click the links below to see qualified horses for each series.

 

E.B.F. & T.B.A. Mares' Novices'  Steeple Chase Series

The E.B.F. & T.B.A. Mares' Novices' Steeple Chase Series culminates in the final to be run over two miles about five furlongs at Cheltenham on Thursday, April 18th, 2019.

Qualification for the final requires horses to have finished in the first eight in an E.B.F. and T.B.A. Mares' Novices' Steeple Chase Qualifier during the current season.

Qualified Horses

Updated 21/01/2019

The list of horses currently qualified for the final is available here.

E.B.F. Mares' National Hunt Flat Race Series

The E.B.F. Mares' National Hunt Flat Race Series culminates in the final to be run over about two miles at Sandown Park on Saturday, March 9th, 2019.

Qualification for the final requires horses to have been placed in the first six in an E.B.F. Mares' National Hunt Flat Race Series Qualifier during the current season

Qualified Horses

Updated 21/01/2019

The list of horses currently qualified for the final is available here.

E.B.F. Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Series

The E.B.F. Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Series culminates in the final to be run over two miles about four and a half furlongs at Newbury on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.

Qualification for the final requires horses to have finished in the first six in an E.B.F. Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' or Maiden Hurdle Race Series Qualifier during the current season.

Qualified Horses

Updated 21/01/2019

The list of horses currently qualified for the final is available here.

E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Series

The E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Series culminates in the final to be run over two miles about four furlongs at Sandown Park on Saturday, March 9th, 2019.

Qualification for the final requires horses, prior to March 4th, to have been placed first, second, third or fourth in an E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' or Maiden Hurdle race Series Qualifier during the current season

Qualified Horses

Updated 21/01/2019

The list of horses currently qualified for the final is available here.

NORTHERN LIGHTS SERIES 2018/19

The British Horseracing Authority is pleased to announce details of the 2018/19 Northern Lights Series, designed to provide greater opportunities for mid-tier jump horses at Northern racecourses.

100 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 a valuable Finals day, which will be held at Carlisle Racecourse on December 1st, 2019.

The five Series are:

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

 

Qualified Horses

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 following each qualifier and will be available below:

  • Northern Lights Middle Distance Chase Series 
  • Northern Lights Mares Series 
  • Northern Lights Stayers Hurdle Series
  • Northern Lights Staying Chase Series 
  • Northern Lights Two Mile Hurdle Series 

 


 

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 21/01/2019

A list of horses currently qualified for the final can be found by clicking here.

Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Series

The Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Series culminates in the final to be run over a distance of about three miles at Cheltenham on March 14th, 2019.

Qualification for the final requires horses to have been placed in the first six on at least one occasion in a Pertemps Hurdle Race (Series Qualifier) since the start of the current season.

Qualified Horses

Updated 21/01/2019

A list of horses currently qualified for the final can be found by clicking here.

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 17th January, 2019)

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

 

Further dates to be announced.

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

(Updated 17th January, 2019)

 

The Racing Excellence 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 Hands and Heels Apprentice series, which will be held at the following meetings: 

07/04/18

Wolverhampton

18/05/18

Newmarket

30/05/18

Nottingham

28/06/18

Nottingham

05/07/18

Great Yarmouth

27/07/18

Thirsk

21/08/18

Hamilton

28/08/18

Bath

24/09/18

Leicester

01/10/18

Bath

09/10/18

Brighton

26/10/18

Newbury (Final)

 

  1. All races will be for Apprentices who have not ridden more than 10 winners prior to April 4th, 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.

  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 2018

(Updated 17th January, 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 a series of Apprentice races, which will be held at the following meetings:

07/05/18

Windsor

12/05/18

Nottingham

13/07/18

Chepstow

24/07/18

Nottingham

25/07/18

Catterick

21/08/18

Brighton

01/09/18

Lingfield

05/09/18

Bath

19/09/18

Beverley

02/10/18

Ayr

27/10/18

Doncaster (Final)

 

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 prior to May 4th, 2018.
  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.

THE RACING EXCELLENCE HAYDOCK PARK APPRENTICE TRAINING SERIES 2018

(Updated 17th January, 2019)

 

The special conditions set out in the notice previously published in The Racing Calendar of Thursday, May 10th apply to the following Series of Apprentice races, to be run at Haydock Park on the following dates in 2018:


08/06/2018        Haydock Park

14/06/2018        Haydock Park

05/07/2018        Haydock Park

20/07/2018        Haydock Park

10/08/2018        Haydock Park

28/09/2018        Haydock Park (Final)

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 50 winners prior to June 5th, 2018.
  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 sponsors 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 Racing Excellence website - www.careersinracing.com/racingexcellence 

THE RACING EXCELLENCE SALISBURY APPRENTICE SERIES 2018

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 2018 Salisbury Apprentice Race Series, which will be held at the following meetings: 

17/05/18

Salisbury

12/06/18

Salisbury

17/06/18

Salisbury

15/08/18

Salisbury

06/09/18

Salisbury

 

Further dates to be announced.

  1. All races will be for Apprentices who have not ridden more than 15 winners prior to May 14th, 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 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. 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 sponsors of the series are generously providing prizes for this series; the winners will be the Riders who accumulate 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

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