Chepstow’s Coral Welsh Grand National day to be run on Saturday, 9 January

26 Dec 2015 Racing/Fixtures
  • All original entries at publication of weights in Coral Welsh National will stand
  • Runners to be confirmed by noon on Monday, 4 January       
  • Chepstow fixture on 8 January cancelled
  • Doncaster fixture transferred to 8 January

Following the abandonment of racing at Chepstow on Sunday, 27 December, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed the transfer of the entire card to Saturday, 9 January, with the exception of The Download The Coral Mobile App Maiden Hurdle Race (Class 4) which will be replaced by a Novices’ Hurdle over the same 2m 3½f trip.

The coral.co.uk Future Champions Finale Juvenile Hurdle Race and the Coral Welsh Grand National will both be shown live on Channel 4.

Original entries in the Coral Welsh Grand National, which were published in the Racing Calendar on Thursday, 26 November, will stand.  However, horses must be confirmed by noon on Monday, 4 January and declarations to run must be made by 10am on Friday, 8 January.

In order to facilitate the transfer of the Welsh Grand National card, Chepstow’s fixture on 8 January has been cancelled and the Doncaster fixture currently scheduled for 9 January will be transferred to Friday, 8 January.  In order to avoid confusion for participants, the races at Doncaster’s fixture will continue to close at noon on Monday, 4 January and the handicap penalty dates contained within race conditions will remain the same as previously advertised.

Revised race times for Chepstow are outlined below.

12:20   The Download The Coral Mobile App Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 4)
12:50   The Coral.Co.Uk Money Back If Your Horse Falls Novices’ Limited Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)
1:25     The Coral Proud Supporters Of British Horse Racing Handicap Hurdle Race  (Class 2)
1:55     The Coral.Co.Uk Future Champions Finale Juvenile Hurdle Race (Grade 1)
2:35     The Coral Welsh Grand National (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)
3:10     The Coral.Co.Uk Best Price Guaranteed On Horse Racing Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)
3:45     The Coral Fundraising For “Children With Cancer Uk” Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 4)

Full race conditions will be updated on the BHA’s Racing Admin website, www.racingadmin.co.uk, under Fixtures and Races on Tuesday 29 December.

For further information please contact: Stuart Middleton, BHA Operations Manager, 07956 531146 or smiddleton@britishhorseracing.com.