After a further 32mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, the Steeple Chase course at Exeter is now waterlogged. With further rain forecast for the region, Exeter, in conjunction with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Inspectorate, has been forced to abandon the Steeple Chases scheduled for Sunday 9 February. In response, BHA’s Racing Department has programmed three additional Hurdle race opportunities in an attempt to safeguard this fixture. Exeter’s going on the Hurdles course is currently described as Heavy (Going Stick: 6.3).
The three new races will be free to enter and close at noon on Thursday 6 February. Declarations are to be made in line with the existing races by 10am on Friday 7 February.
A new, revised running order follows below:
1:25 30846 The Bathwick Tyres ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 4)
1:55 30848 The Bathwick Tyres Taunton Conditional Jockeys’ Training Series Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 4)
2:25 30843 The Bathwick Tyres Plymouth Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 1) (Listed Race)
2:55 30842 The Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Race (Series Qualifier) (Class 2)
3:25 30850 The Bathwick Tyres Bridgwater Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 4)
4:00 30849 The Bathwick Tyres Barnstaple Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 4)
4:30 30847 The Bathwick Tyres Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 6)
Full race details and conditions can be found on BHA Racing admin site: www.racingadmin.co.uk
For further information please contact BHA Racing Department on 0207 152 0050 or firstname.lastname@example.org