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1/12/1998 - BHB announced new minimum race values to apply from January 1st, 1999

"Race programmes to be published in this week's Racing Calendar will be the first advertised in accordance with the new minimum race values which the British Horseracing Board has just set for 1999.
This follows the welcome news recently announced by the Horserace Betting Levy Board that they are to inject a further £2 million into prize money for next year. BHB has taken the opportunity to strengthen the minima in races for horses of ability with increases in Listed races and Classes B, C & D on the Flat, and Classes B, C & D for National Hunt racing. In addition, National Hunt Flat races will receive a boost in recognition of the important role that they are now playing in bringing on young purpose-bred jumping horses.
It will be noted that Listed races for 3-year-olds and upwards on the Flat will at last reach a minimum of £20,000 next year. In 1998, this minimum stood at £16,250.
The full minimum values for all race Classes both Flat and Jumping is shown below.

FLAT - 3yo+ FLAT - 2yo
Classification 1999
Orig 1999
New +/- 1999
Orig 1999
New +/-
Gp 1
100,000 100,000 n/c 60,000 60,000 n/c
Gp 2 50,000 50,000 n/c 35,000 35,000 n/c
Gp 3 30,000 30,000 n/c 25,000 25,000 n/c
Listed 18,000 20,000 +2000 15,000 16,500 +1500
B 13,000 14,000 +1000 10,750 11,500 +750
C 8,500 9,000 +500 8,000 8,250 +250
D 5,000 5,250 +250 4,400 4,500 +100
4,600 4,750 +150
E 3,500 3,500 n/c 3,500 3,500 n/c
F 2,750 2,750 n/c 2,750 2,750 n/c
G 2,500 2,500 n/c 2,500 2,500 n/c

Jump Racing

JUMP - Chase JUMP - Hurdle
Classification 1999
Orig 1999
New +/- 1999
Orig 1999
New +/-
Gd 1 60,000 60,000 n/c 40,000 40,000 n/c
Gd 2 30,000 30,000 n/c 20,000 20,000 n/c
Gd 3 30,000 30,000 n/c 20,000 20,000 n/c
Gd 1 Nov 35,000 35,000 n/c 25,000 25,000 n/c
Gd 2 Nov 20,000 20,000 n/c 15,000 15,000 n/c
Gd 1 NHF n/c 15,000 15,000 n/c
Gd 2 NHF n/c 10,000 10,000 n/c
B 11,000 12,000 +1000 8,000 8,500 +500
C 7,500 8,000 +500 6,000 6,500 +500
D 5,000 5,250 +250 3,750 4,000 +250
E 4,000 4,000 n/c 2,900 2,900 n/c
F 3,000 3,000 n/c 2,250 2,250 n/c
G 2,500 2,500 n/c 2,000 2,000 n/c
H 1,350 1,350 n/c 1,500 1,750 +250
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