Due to the current spell of weather continuing to threaten racing on turf and the improved weekend forecast in the South West, the British Horseracing Authority, in conjunction with the Horserace Betting Levy Board, has permitted the transfer of Exeter’s abandoned 3 December card to Sunday 5 December.
Barry Johnson, Clerk of the Course at Exeter, reported today: “Exeter is currently Good to Soft, Soft in places, Frozen in places. But the forecast is for a thaw from Friday morning with no frost on Friday night and temperatures getting up to +7C on Saturday, +5C on Saturday night and +6C on Sunday with rain. With this in mind we were keen to give it a chance and see if we can get some jumping on.”
Original entries for the seven race card will stand, whilst declarations to run must be made by 10.00 a.m. on Friday 3 December.
The BHA is grateful to the HBLB for its help in staging these extra races.
Revised race times are as follows:
12:20 51905 The European Breeders’ Fund ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle Race
12:50 51903 The Exeter Hurdle Race (Limited Handicap)
1:20 51902 The Harry Dutfield Memorial Novices’ Steeple Chase
1:50 51901 The Axminster Carpets Devon Marathon Handicap Steeple Chase
2:20 51906 The Herringshoes.co.uk Conditional Jockeys’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Race
2:50 51904 The Children’s Hospice South West Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase
3:20 51907 The E.B.F. “Junior” Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race
Full race conditions are available on the BHA’s Racing Administration website under Fixtures and Races.
For further information please contact:
Stuart Middleton or Barry Johnson
BHA Racing Manager Clerk of the Course at Exeter
0207 152 0055 07976 791578