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. 

Final three scheduled meetings at ParisLongchamp to be moved to Chantilly and Saint-Cloud

France Galop have announced that the final three scheduled meetings at ParisLongchamp will now take place at Chantilly and Saint-Cloud due to ground maintenance.  

The meeting on 21st October will now be moved to Chantilly which includes the Prix Du Conseil De Paris (Gp 2), Prix De Saint-Cyr (L), Prix Casimir Delamarre (L) and Prix Du Ranelagh (L).

The meeting on 28th October will also be moved to Chantilly which includes the Criterium International (Gp 1) and Prix Royal-Oak (Gp 1).

The final meeting of the ParisLongchamp season on 30th October will be moved to Saint-Cloud. 

Click HERE to see an updated race schedule. As a result of these changes, any trainer with runners in the three Group races will not be charged for any forfeits made. 

Additional Flat meeting at Gowran Park

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has announced an additional Flat meeting to be held at Gowran Park on Tuesday 23rd October. Entries for the races close on Thursday 18th October with declarations to be made by 10am on Monday 22nd October.

In response to a request from the Irish Racehorse Trainers’ Association for specific sprint races, HRI has altered the conditions of the Navan card on Wednesday 24th October. Full details can be found on the HRI RAS website at http://www.hri-ras.ie/

Additional Jump fixture at Bangor on Thursday 11 October

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that following Exeter's 11 October fixture being abandoned, an additional Jump fixture has been programmed at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse on the same day. 

The seven-race afternoon card will begin 1.45pm, with full race programme and fixture information due to be available on the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk shortly.

Entries will close tomorrow, Tuesday 9 October at 12 noon, with declarations by 10am on Wednesday 10 October.

Race changes at Clonmel

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be two additional hurdle races at Clonmel on Thursday, 4th October, following the cancellation of two steeplechases on this card. These are a maiden hurdle for four-year-olds only over 2m4f and an extended handicap hurdle for four-year-olds and upwards rated 80-95 over 2m4f. This meeting will now close for entries by 12 noon on Monday, 1st October with a new meeting number (386).

The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Captain Christy Rated Novice Steeplechase (now 282 H) will be transferred to Gowran Park on Saturday, 6th October and run over 3m1f. It will now close for entries by 12 noon on Tuesday, 2nd October.

Alterations to fixtures at Epsom and Salisbury

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced alterations to fixtures at Epsom on Sunday, 30th September and Salisbury on Wednesday, 3rd October owing to damage caused to both tracks by chafer grubs. In both cases, races will only be run over distances of one mile and under, in order to avoid the areas of damaged ground. In order to achieve this it is necessary to programme three new races at Epsom’s 30th September fixture and two new races at Salisbury’s 3rd October fixture. Full race programme details and further fixture information are available via the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk.

Alterations announced for Salisbury's Friday 14 September fixture

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced alterations to Salisbury's fixture on Friday 14 September following the abandonment of today's fixture. 

Due to an area of unsafe ground on the round course, Friday's fixture will take place on the straight course only, with an eight-race card comprised of four of the five races due to be run on the straight course today along with the four races originally scheduled to be run on the straight course on Friday.

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The four races due to be run today which have been transferred to Friday will revert to original entries, and declare along with the four races originally planned for Friday tomorrow at 10am as per the usual procedure. 

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

Towcester's 10 October Fixture transferred to Southwell

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that Towcester's 10 October Jump fixture has been transferred to Southwell. 

The afternoon fixture will remain a six-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. 

Chepstow's 13 September fixture moved to Ffos Las, 18 September fixture moved to Lingfield

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that due to the Flat track at Chepstow remaining unraceable, the course's two remaining Flat fixtures of the 2018 season have been transferred as follows:

Thursday 13 September - (Afternoon) - Ffos Las
Tuesday 18 September (Afternoon) - Lingfield AWT

Both fixtures will be afternoon seven-race cards as previously with entry and declaration stages for both fixtures remaining unchanged.

Race conditions will closely resemble those originally scheduled for Chepstow with necessary distance and safety factor changes and will be available on the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk  shortly, along with other fixture information. 

Limerick to host first Gr.1 race

Limerick racecourse will stage its first Gr.1 race, and the first at that level to be run in Munster, as the Greenmount Park Novice Chase has been upgraded. The 2m3½f chase will also have increased prize money of €90,000 when it is run as the centrepiece of the four-day December meeting this year on Wednesday, 26th December. Limerick will also added a new Listed hurdle for mares to its programme, with the new race due to be staged on Sunday, 14th October.

Racing returns to Bath on 5 September following inspection

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today confirmed that Bath will be able to stage the fixture scheduled for Wednesday 5 September, having passed an inspection this morning, 29 August.

Entries, declarations, and fixture details will be as previously published and are available via the racing admin site, www2.racingadmin.co.uk. Further details are also available via the Bath Racecourse website, www.bath-racecourse.co.uk.

Executive Director of Bath Racecourse, Russell Smith said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have passed today’s BHA inspection and that racing will resume at Bath next Wednesday, 5 September.
 
"It has been a very difficult time for the team here, but I’d like to express our thanks to all of our customers, horsemen, sponsors, bookmakers and everyone who has been incredibly accommodating during this time.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Bath for our final five fixtures of the season.”