How does the Racing Department establish how many additional fixtures can be facilitated?

04 Apr 14

With a view to providing the most competitive racing possible, the Racing Department scan the latest horses-in-training data and review recent races that have involved eliminating horses so that it can determine just how many additional fixtures could be facilitated and the particular races to programme. The main aim is to ensure that, during times of inclement weather, at least two afternoon fixtures take place on each week day and two or three on a Saturday of suitable quality for terrestrial TV coverage.