Alterations announced for Salisbury’s Friday 14 September fixture

11 Sep 2018 BHA Features Racing/Fixtures

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced alterations to Salisbury’s fixture on Friday 14 September following the abandonment of today’s fixture.

Due to an area of unsafe ground on the round course, Friday’s fixture will take place on the straight course only, with an eight-race card comprised of four of the five races due to be run on the straight course today along with the four races originally scheduled to be run on the straight course on Friday.

The card is as follows:

Time Race Class  Distance Age Sex
15:30 The William Hill Betting TV Handicap Stakes (for Lady Amateur Riders) 6 6f 213y 3yo+ All
16:00 The William Hill Radio Novice Stakes 4 6f 2yo Colts
16:35 The T & M Glass Ltd and TDK Novice Median Auction Stakes 5 1m 2yo All
17:05 The Draintech Tankers Nursery Handicap Stakes 5 6f 213y 2yo All
17:40 The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies’ Nursery Handicap Stakes 3 6f 2yo Fillies
18:10 The Signs In Motion Ltd Handicap Stakes 6 6f 3yo All
18:40 The williamhill.com EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes 4 6f 2yo Fillies
19:10 The British Stallion Studs EBF Conditions Stakes 3 6f 3yo+ All

The four races due to be run today which have been transferred to Friday will revert to original entries, and declare along with the four races originally planned for Friday tomorrow at 10am as per the usual procedure.

Full race programme details and further fixture information are available via the Racing Admin website www2.racingadmin.co.uk.

Paul Johnson, Head of Racing at the BHA, said:

“Given the straight course at Salisbury is still raceable, a card comprised of suitable races from today along with those originally scheduled for Friday was deemed to be the best solution to ensure we don’t lose the opportunities for the horse population, participants and the public.”

Jeremy Martin, Clerk of the Course at Salisbury, said:

“Since the discovery of an area of loose turf on the loop section of the racecourse this morning, caused by a chafer grub infestation, a team of 12 racecourse staff and I, have spent the whole day assessing the turf on the Straight course.  I am satisfied that after this thorough examination, the Straight course is currently unaffected and can be used on Friday”.

Notes to editors:

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