The Leicester Racecourse Executive has had to abandon hopes of racing over hurdles next Tuesday as the Hurdle course is waterlogged. But, the Steeple Chase course is in better condition and prospects for staging racing are better. Consequently, BHB in consultation with the Stewards of the Jockey Club has agreed to a request from the Leicester Executive that four extra Steeple Chases should be staged to create a six-race all Chase programme.
The basic race conditions for the four new Steeple Chases will be as follows:-
2 miles 1 furlong Handicap Steeple Chase 0-115 (Class E) £4,000 added
2 miles 4_ furlongs Handicap Steeple Chase 0-100 (Class F) £3,000 added
2 miles 1 furlong Novice Handicap Steeple Chase 0-95 (Class F) £3,000 added
2 miles 7_ furlongs Maiden Steeple Chase (Class F) £3,000 added
These races will close at noon on Thursday, January 21st, together with the two Steeple Chases included in the Leicester programme advertised in The Racing Calendar of Thursday, December 31st, 1998. Full details of race conditions are being sent to trainers by fax later today and will also appear on the BHB Internet site (www.bhb.co.uk).