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."
 

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. 

Chepstow's 3 September fixture transferred to Ffos Las

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that following the abandonment of Chepstow's 27 August fixture owing to unsafe ground, the BHA has permitted the transfer of Chepstow's next fixture on 3 September to Ffos Las. 

Original entries for the Chepstow races will be cancelled and entries for the new races will close at noon on Thursday, 30 August, with declarations according to the normal schedule. The card at Ffos Las will be a seven race, afternoon fixture as previously.
 
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  from 12 noon today, 29 August.