BHB, working with the Levy Board and the racecourses concerned, is pleased to announce that 6 replacement National Hunt fixtures will be programmed between January 16th & February 3rd. The details are as follows:
Tuesday 16th January Chepstow
Saturday 20th January Stratford
Monday 22nd January Musselburgh
Thursday 25th January Catterick
Saturday 27th January Fakenham
Saturday 3rd February Warwick
In addition, in view of the extraordinary number of fixture losses this National Hunt season (63 to date), BHB and the Levy Board are laying plans to programme a further 12 National Hunt replacement fixtures covering the period from early February to early April. Details of these fixtures will be announced in due course.
The full race programmes for the first three replacement fixtures will be published in this week’s Racing Calendar. The closing date for the first fixture at Chepstow on January 16th will be delayed by one day compared to the normal closing schedule to give trainers and owners time to make their plans. Closing will therefore be at noon on Friday, January 12th.
The BHB is very grateful to the Levy Board for making the necessary finance available to stage these replacement fixtures and to the racecourses concerned for staging them at such short notice.
For further information please contact Paul Greeves on 0207343 3306 or mobile 07901 510079