This page details additional fixtures that are added to the fixture list after it is published
Read more about the process we go through to rearrange fixtures and race meetings.
Newcastle Fixture on May 8th abandoned – new Flat AWT fixture added at Southwell
Following an inspection and after consultation with the BHA Inspectorate, Newcastle Racecourse has been forced to abandon its fixture scheduled for May 8th due to waterlogging and the forecast of further rain.
- Waterlogging forces Newcastle executive to abandon fixture
- Seven-race card at Southwell open for entries on Saturday
In response, the British Horseracing Authority has sanctioned an additional fixture at Southwell (AWT) on the same day. Wherever possible, similar races to those originally programmed at Newcastle have been added. Entries for the existing races at Newcastle will not stand.
Entries for all races must be made by noon on Saturday, 5th May, with declarations to run also made by 10am on Sunday, 6th May.
An outline of the day follows.
2:15 69061 THE BRITISH STALLION STUDS E.B.F. MEDIAN AUCTION MAIDEN
2:45 69062 THE PLAY GOLF AT SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB HANDICAP STAKES
3:15 69064 THE SOUTHWELL GOLF CLUB MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES
3:45 69063 THE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @Southwell_Races HANDICAP STAKES
4:15 69065 THE BOOK HOSPITALITY AT SOUTHWELL RACECOURSE HANDICAP
4:45 69066 THE LIKE US ON FACEBOOK SOUTHWELL RACECOURSE HANDICAP
5:15 69067 THE DOWNLOAD OUT iPHONE APP HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 6)
Ascot Fixture on May 2nd Transferred to Kempton Park
Following the abandonment of Ascot’s fixture on May 2nd, the British Horseracing Authority has sanctioned the transfer of the fixture to Kempton Park on the same day. All original entries for all races will stand with declarations to run made by 10am on Tuesday, May 1st. While it has been necessary to reduce prize money for each race, the fixture will still offer a total prize fund of £100,000, which is being met by the Horserace Betting Levy Board. Additionally, race number 41786 will now be permitted to divide.
- Original Entries to Stand
- Declarations Close at 10am on Tuesday, May 1st
Alan Delmonte, Levy Board Operations Director, said:
"We are very pleased that this high quality fixture will continue to be run and have made a further investment into our already planned prize money contribution to the day, taking the total to £100,000."
Paul Fisher, Group Managing Director, Jockey Club Racecourses, said:
"Kempton Park is delighted to be able to help reschedule such a high quality fixture at short notice. This is a great example of racing working together for the benefit of Horsemen and the racing public; and we are grateful for the proactive support of HBLB, the BHA and Ascot Racecourse."
An outline of the day follows:
2:00 41785 THE Turf TV CONDITIONS STAKES (CLASS 4)
2:35 41784 THE LEVY BOARD E.B.F. CONDITIONS STAKES (CLASS 4)
3:10 41782 THE PARADISE STAKES (CLASS 1) (Listed Race)
3:45 41781 THE LEVY BOARD SAGARO STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 3)
4:20 41783 THE PAVILION STAKES (CLASS 1) (Listed Race)
4:55 41786 THE kempton.co.uk HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4)
Hereford all-Chase card programmed for Thursday, 3rd May – four Hurdle races and a Bumper abandoned
Following an inspection and after consultation with the BHA Inspectorate, Hereford Racecourse has been forced to abandon the four Hurdle races and one National Hunt Flat race scheduled for Thursday, 3rd May, due to the Hurdle course being waterlogged in places.
- Waterlogging forces abandonment of races
- Four new Steeple Chases now programme
In response, the British Horseracing Authority has created an all-Chase card, consisting of the two Steeple Chases already scheduled plus four additional Steeple Chase opportunities.
Keith Ottesen, Senior Clerk Of the Course at Hereford, said: “Due to parts of the hurdles track at Hereford being waterlogged following 75mm of rain since Wednesday 25th April, and the potential for further spells of heavy rain this week, the decision has been made to abandon the hurdle races and replace them with four additional Steeple Chases. Our thanks go to the BHA’s Racing Department for their swift response in rearranging the race programme.”
The new races will close at noon on Tuesday, 1st May, with declarations to be made by 10:00am on Wednesday, 2nd May. A revised running order and new race conditions are outlined below.
02:20 33391 The Wonderful HPA Beginners’ Steeple Chase (Class 5)
02:50 33392 The Wye Valley Brewery Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 5)
03:20 32562 The Morgan Public House In Malvern Novices' Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 4)
03:50 33393 The Butty Bach Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 5)
04:20 33394 The Dorothy Goodbody Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 5)
04:50 32561 The Barrels 'Hereford's Local' Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)