Bath’s 11 June fixture transferred to Lingfield Park

04 Jun 2020 BHA Features Racing/Fixtures

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that due to the recent sustained spell of dry weather and the fact that Bath cannot have an irrigation system, Bath’s 11 June fixture has been transferred to Lingfield Park.

The eight-race card will remain as an evening fixture and take place on Lingfield’s AWT track, with the ability to divide to nine races if required. Entries will close as previously at 12 noon tomorrow, Friday 5 June with declarations at the 72-hour stage as normal.

The race programme will be equivalent to the one originally planned and along with further fixture  information will be available via the racing admin site shortly.

Jon Pullin, Racing Director at Arena Racing Company, said:

“Since the publication of the new fixture list, we simply haven’t seen the rainfall at Bath that would be needed for the ground to move from anything other than Firm, Hard in Places for next Thursday’s meeting.

“Whilst this going description is acceptable for flat racing, it generally suits a relatively small pool of horses.  At a time when the focus is on maximising the opportunities for horsemen, and despite an unsettled forecast for this weekend, we have taken the decision to move the fixture to Lingfield Park’s polytrack surface.”