Additional open hunter chase programmed for Fakenham on 15 March

08 Mar 2019 BHA Features Racing/Fixtures

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that an additional open hunter chase will take place at Fakenham’s fixture on Friday 15 March.

This is to assist with qualification for the Foxhunters at Aintree, for which the last qualification date is Sunday 17 March.

The Fakenham fixture will now be a seven-race card, and entries close for all seven races tomorrow, Saturday 9 March at 12 noon.

Race conditions and further fixture information will be available via the Racing admin site www2.racingadmin.co.uk shortly.

Notes to editors:

1. For further information please contact the BHA Racing Department on 0207 152 0050 or via racing@britishhorseracing.com.

2. Although the additional race is on the same day as the Foxhunters at Cheltenham, following feedback from participants it was felt that an additional opportunity for horses to qualify for Aintree would be useful.