06 Aug 2014 Racing/Fixtures
  • Thursday 14 August fixture goes ahead
  • Racing only on the Round course
  • Three new races added

Following an inspection today by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Senior Inspector of Courses Richard Linley, the round course at Chepstow has been passed fit to stage racing on 14 August. Work continues on the straight course, which will not be able to stage races on 14 August, but there is every expectation the course will be fully raceable in time for the next fixture on Monday 25 August.

The original races at Chepstow over five and eight furlongs have been abandoned and three new races have been added to the card. Full race details and conditions for the new races can be found on the BHA Racing admin site:

Jim Allen, Racing Director at Arena Racing Company said:

“We are pleased with the improvement shown with the turf and delighted to be racing next Thursday. We would like to thank the BHA for their assistance in ensuring this fixture can go ahead.”

Entries for all races at Chepstow will close at noon on Friday 8 August.


For further details please contact:

Richard Russell, Race Planning Executive
020 7152 0054

Keith Ottesen, Clerk of the Course at Chepstow
07813 043453


Notes to editors:

1. Nematodes are microscopic organisms that feed on the roots of plants. They are present in a range of environments and can cause an issue to racing surfaces due to the instability they cause through their activity.

Nematodes were last present at Chepstow in 2010. Since then the racecourse has sprayed once a month with a turf conditioner to promote healthy, strong roots, which along with regular fertilising, aims to provide a healthy sward.

2. Chepstow’s 25 July and 6 August fixtures were transferred to Lingfield Park due to the racing surface problems. The full press releases can be seen here: