Towcester's 11 April fixture moved to Huntingdon

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced Towcester's 11 April fixture has been moved to Huntingdon.

The afternoon fixture will be a seven-race card, with race programme details and further fixture information available via the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk in due course. 

Entry and declaration deadlines will remain as previously. 

Listed Bumper to be run at Newbury on Friday 22 March

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today confirmed that Newbury Racecourse will host a Listed bumper worth £20,000 at their meeting on Friday 22 March.

This is to replace the opportunity lost when the fixture on Saturday 9 February, at which a Listed bumper  was due to take place, was cancelled due to equine influenza. 

Entries for the race will close at 12 noon on Saturday 16 March along with the rest of the card with declarations at the 24 hour stage as normal. Race conditions and other fixture information will be available via the racing admin site www2.racingadmin.co.uk shortly. 

Six additional fixtures confirmed between 20-28 February

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that six additional fixtures will take place between 20-28 February following the loss of six days of racing due to equine influenza. The fixtures are as follows, with two Flat floodlit fixtures followed by four Jump fixtures:

Chelmsford City - Wednesday 20 February
Wolverhampton - Thursday 21 February
Catterick - Friday 22 February
Uttoxeter - Monday 25 February
Ffos Las - Tuesday 26 February
Musselburgh - Thursday 28 February

Entry and declaration deadlines will be as normal. Race programme, times and further fixture information for both fixtures will be available via the Racing Admin site www2.racingadmin.co.uk shortly. 

The BHA has also lifted the restriction on races dividing for all races up until the end of February. This means that courses opting in can divide contests on their originally programmed card up to eight races to provide more opportunities where demand exists.

Paul Johnson, Head of Racing at the BHA, said:

Given the extraordinary circumstances of recent days we were acutely aware of the number of horses that will be needing to run next week throughout all levels of the horse population. As such, we have moved as quickly as possible to add six fixtures next week across both codes.

"Race programmes at these fixtures are being finalised but will reflect feedback from trainers received in recent days and weeks.  Coupled with increased flexibility on divisions at many racecourses, the aim is very much to ensure that suitable opportunities exist for those horses that need them

"Our thanks go to the Horserace Betting Levy Board and the racecourses involved for their help in staging these fixtures so quickly."
 

Towcester's 14 March fixture moved to Market Rasen

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced Towcester's 14 March fixture has been moved to Market Rasen. 

The afternoon fixture will be a six-race card, with race programme details and further fixture information available via the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk in due course. 

Entry and declaration deadlines will remain as previously. 

The BHA is continuing to work with Towcester’s new owners regarding the longer-term status of the course. Any formal proposal will require due consideration and an update will be provided by either the BHA or Towcester's owners as soon as is appropriate. 

Additional Jump fixtures at Musselburgh on Sunday 10 February and Exeter on Monday 11 February

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that additional Jump fixtures have been scheduled for Musselburgh on Sunday 10 February and Exeter on Monday 11 February following the loss of multiple Jump fixtures due to the weather in recent weeks.

The decision to stage these extra fixtures has been taken in line with the BHA's agreed policy to review the impact of abandonments on the race programme in order to determine any need for additional opportunities for Horsemen.

Musselburgh will stage an eight race card on 10th February worth £160,000 and comprising a number of races that were originally lost from their Scottish Cheltenham Trials weekend.

Exeter’s existing fixture on Sunday 10th February will now be extended to a two day meeting with an additional six race card worth £50,000 to be staged on Monday 11th February. 

Entries for both fixtures will close tomorrow, Tuesday 5 February at 12 noon, with declarations at the 24 hour stage as normal. 

Race programme, times and further fixture information for both fixtures will be available via the Racing Admin site www2.racingadmin.co.uk shortly. 

Additional fixture at Chelmsford City on Monday 4 February

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that an additional fixture will take place at Chelmsford City on Monday 4 February.

This is because of the continuing unfavourable forecast over the next few days.

The afternoon fixture will be a six-race card. Entries will close tomorrow, Saturday 2 February at 12 noon, with declarations on Sunday 3 February by 10am.

The deadline for jockey bookings for all races taking place on Monday 4 February will be delayed until 1pm on Sunday 3 February. 

Race programme, times and further fixture information will be available via the Racing Admin site www2.racingadmin.co.uk shortly. 

Additional fixture at Chelmsford City on Saturday 2 February

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that an additional fixture will take place at Chelmsford City on Saturday 2 February.

This is due to the unfavourable forecast over the next few days which offers cause for concern for Saturday's Turf fixtures.

The afternoon fixture will be a six-race card. Entries will close tomorrow, Thursday 31 January at 12 noon, with declarations on Friday 1 February by 10am.

The deadline for jockey bookings deadline for all races taking place on Saturday 2 February will be delayed until 1pm on Friday 1 February. 

Race programme, times and further fixture information will be available via the Racing Admin site www2.racingadmin.co.uk shortly. 

Additional fixture at Wolverhampton on Friday 1 February

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that an additional fixture will take place at Wolverhampton on Friday 1 February.

This is due to an adverse weather forecast threatening Turf racing on Friday, during the current spell of cold weather.

The afternoon fixture will be programmed as a six-race card, with the possibility for two races to divide if required.

Entries will close tomorrow, Wednesday 30 January at 12 noon, with declarations on Thursday 31 January by 10am.

The deadline for jockey bookings deadline for all races taking place on Friday 1 February, will be delayed until 1pm on Thursday 31 January.

The race programme, times and further fixture information for Wolverhampton will be available via the Racing Admin site www2.racingadmin.co.uk shortly. 

Southwell's 18,22,28 February & 5 March fixtures moved

The British Horseracing Authority has today confirmed that four of Southwell's upcoming fixtures have been moved as follows:

18 February - moved to Newcastle
22 February -  moved to Chelmsford City
28 February - moved to Kempton Park
5 March - moved to Wolverhampton

This is because the original fixtures were due to be floodlit and there has been a delay in installing floodlights at Southwell. 

The 22 & 28 February fixtures were originally leased from the BHA on a one-year basis and were moved to Chelmsford City and Kempton Park following the usual process for re-offering BHA leasehold fixtures. 

All four will remain evening fixtures, with race programme details and further fixture information available via the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk in due course. 

Entry and declaration deadlines will remain as previously. 

Towcester's 13 February fixture moved to Musselburgh

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced Towcester's 13 February fixture has been moved to Musselburgh,

The afternoon fixture will be a six-race card, with race programme details and further fixture information available via the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk in due course. 

Entry and declaration deadlines will remain as previously. 

Southwell's 29 January fixture moved to Wolverhampton and 5 February fixture moved to Newcastle

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today confirmed two of Southwell's fixtures have been moved to other racecourses as follows:

Tuesday 29 January - moved to Wolverhampton
Tuesday 5 February - moved to Newcastle

This is because the original fixtures were due to be floodlit and there has been a delay in installing floodlights at Southwell. 

Both will be evening fixtures, with race programme details and further fixture information for Wolverhampton available via the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk. Details for Newcastle on 5 February will be available in due course. 

Entry and declaration deadlines will remain as previously. 

Southwell's first two floodlit meetings transferred

The first two scheduled evening fixtures under floodlights at Southwell have been moved to alternative all-weather venues following an issue with the supply and installation of power cabling at the Nottinghamshire track.

Wolverhampton will now stage what would have been a landmark evening meeting for Southwell on January 29, while the second planned fixture will now take place at Newcastle on February 5.

Work on the power supply to recently-installed floodlights at the course will continue up until Christmas and into the new year.

Towcester's 31 January fixture moved to Fakenham

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced Towcester's 31 January fixture has moved to Fakenham.

The afternoon fixture will be a six-race card, with race programme details and further fixture information available via the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk in due course. 

Details will also appear in this week's Racing Calendar. Entry and declaration deadlines will remain as previously. 

Towcester's January meeting cancelled

The BHA has announced that Towcester’s fixture on 3rd January has been cancelled. This fixture was leased from the BHA on a one-year basis and, within the terms of the lease, in circumstances where it is not possible for the racecourse to stage the fixture, it is handed back to the BHA to be re-offered to alternative racecourses. Having gone through the process of re-offering the fixture there were no applications.

This is the only fixture of this type that was due to be staged at Towcester in 2019 and the BHA will continue to work with Towcester’s owners regarding the racecourse’s upcoming fixtures and the longer-term status of the course.

Towcester's 20 December fixture moved to Hexham

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced Towcester's 20 December fixture has moved to Hexham.

The afternoon fixture is now a six-race card, with race programme details and further fixture information available via the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk.

Details will also appear in this week's Racing Calendar. Entry and declaration deadlines will remain as previously. 

Additional Jump fixture at Hereford on Monday 19 November

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that an additional Jump fixture will take place on Monday 19 November at Hereford.

This is following Leicester's Jump fixture on the same day being abandoned due to hard ground. 

The afternoon fixture will be a seven-race card, with entries closing tomorrow, Wednesday 14 November at 12 noon and declarations as normal at the 24-hour stage.

Race programme details and further fixture information are available via the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk

Musselburgh's 7 November fixture moved to all-hurdle card

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that Musselburgh's fixture on Wednesday 7 November will be an all-hurdle card.

This is to allow for watering to be concentrated on the hurdles track following the recent spell of dry weather.

The two chases originally programmed for Musselburgh's fixture have been re-arranged as follows:

  • Novices' handicap chase (Class 4) (0-105) 2m4f - moved to Kelso 10 November

  • Handicap chase (Class 4) (0-105) 2m - moved to Ayr 14 November

The all-hurdle card at Musselburgh on 7 November, which will have two new races alongside the four originally planned, will close as normal at 12 noon on Thursday 1 November with declarations at the 24-hour stage. 

Full race programme and further fixture details are now available via the Racing Admin site www2.racingadmin.co.uk

Towcester's 29 November fixture transferred to Warwick

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that Towcester's 29 November Jump fixture has been transferred to Warwick.

The afternoon fixture will remain a seven-race card, with race programme details and further fixture information available via the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk

Entry and declaration deadlines will remain as previously. 

Additional floodlit fixtures

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that an additional floodlit fixture will be staged each week for the next eight weeks having been agreed by British Racing's tripartite structure of BHA, Racecourses and Horsemen. 

This is to provide additional opportunities for the high number of horses that have been eliminated from races in recent weeks as well as large numbers of horses that are looking for opportunities as the Flat season draws to a close. Since the beginning of September, there have been over 1,500 eliminations from Flat races.

The first of the eight fixtures will be on Thursday 18 October at Wolverhampton and then as follows:

Wednesday 24 October - Chelmsford City 
Thursday 1 November - Newcastle
Wednesday 7 November - Chelmsford City
Thursday 15 November - Kempton Park 
Wednesday 21 November - Wolverhampton 
Thursday 29 November - Kempton Park
Wednesday 5 December - Newcastle


Entries for the 17 October fixture will close tomorrow, Saturday 13 October at 12 noon with declarations at the 48-hour stage as normal. Full race programme and fixture information will be available on the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk shortly.

Entry and declaration deadlines for the remaining seven fixtures will be as normal with further fixture and race programme details available in due course.