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.