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."
 

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. 

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.

Bath's 3 August fixture transferred to Wolverhampton


The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that due to the continuing spell of dry weather, Bath's 3 August fixture has been transferred to Wolverhampton.

Entries will close as previously at 12 noon on Saturday 28 July, with declarations at the 48 hour stage on Wednesday 1 August. 

The race programme will be equivalent to the one originally planned and further fixture information will be available via the racing admin site www2.racingadmin.co.uk in due course. 

Additional All Weather fixtures at Wolverhampton on 29 July and Lingfield Park on 30 July

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that due to the continuing spell of dry weather, two additional afternoon fixtures, which will be 7 race cards, have been arranged as follows:

Wolverhampton (AWT) – Sunday 29 July
Lingfield Park (AWT) – Monday 30 July

Entries for Wolverhampton on Sunday 29 July close at 12 noon on Wednesday 25 July, with declarations on Friday 27 July.

Entries for Lingfield Park on Monday 30 July close at 12 noon on Wednesday 25 July with declarations on Saturday 28 July

The full race programme and further fixture information will be available via the racing admin site www2.racingadmin.co.uk in due course.