How is it decided which races will be divided?

04 Apr 14

A set of criteria has been agreed by the BHA, which governs which races will be permitted to divide and this may vary throughout the year. If there are multiple races on a day which could divide, the department will issue an order of preference based upon the number of entries received and alternative options at other venues. Priority will generally be given to developmental races for young unexposed horses which may not yet have qualified to run in handicaps.