BHA confirms race times alteration for Southwell’s fixture on Tuesday 19 July due to high temperatures

15 Jul 2022 BHA Features Racing/Fixtures

The BHA has today confirmed that Tuesday’s seven-race Jumps fixture at Southwell will be staged earlier in the day due to the forecast high temperatures.

With temperatures forecast to peak later in the afternoon, racing will now begin at 10.00, three hours earlier than the originally scheduled 1.00 start. The final race, a National Hunt Flat race, will take place at 1.05 instead of 4.25 as was originally planned.

Tuesday’s fixture at Musselburgh will go ahead as planned, while the meeting at Chelmsford will begin at 6.15, with Wolverhampton starting at 6.25. Similarly, Monday’s fixture at Windsor will begin at 5.55.

BHA Veterinary Officer Sally Taylor said: “The BHA has continued to work with courses scheduled to race during the hottest days of the heatwave being experienced in Britain presently and has taken proactive steps where necessary to ensure the welfare of all equine and human participants.“Usual hot weather provisions will be in place at all courses throughout this period, with sufficient cooling facilities and regular monitoring across all meetings.”The BHA continues to monitor forecasts for the following days and further updates will be issued as necessary in due course.Notes to editors:1. For further information please contact the BHA Racing Department on 0207 152 0050 or via [email protected]2. More information about racing in warm weather can be found under the ‘Racing in hot weather’ tab here.