Newbury and Warwick contingency plans put in place in case of abandonment; Jumpers’ Bumper confirmed for Lingfield Park; Sidney Banks Novices’ Hurdle transferred to Market Rasen

11 Feb 2021 BHA Features Racing/Fixtures

  • Newbury’s fixture scheduled for Saturday 13 February will be rescheduled in full for Sunday 21 Feb at the same venue if abandoned
  • ITV will broadcast the rescheduled fixture on ITV4 on Sunday 21 February, along with racing from Market Rasen
  • Warwick’s fixture scheduled for Saturday 13 February will be rescheduled for Monday 15 February at the same venue if abandoned
  • Lingfield to stage additional Jumpers’ Bumper on Monday 15 February, replacing the same day’s abandoned Jump fixture
  • Market Rasen to stage Listed Sidney Banks Novices’ Hurdle on Sunday 21 February

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today confirmed that Newbury will stage its ‘Betfair Super Saturday’ fixture in full on Sunday 21 February in the event its originally scheduled date of Saturday 13 February is abandoned.

An inspection is due to be held at Newbury on Friday 12 February and while all parties remain committed to staging the fixture on its original date, this contingency has been confirmed in order to provide clarity for those who stand to be affected by an abandonment.

In the event the fixture is moved to Sunday 21 February, the Betfair Hurdle will revert to its weights published stage, with all other races on the card re-opening for entries.

ITV Racing would broadcast the rescheduled meeting alongside races from Market Rasen, a card that will feature the Listed Sidney Banks Novices’ Hurdle, which has been rescheduled following the abandonment of Huntingdon’s card on Thursday 11 February.

The BHA has today confirmed that in the event of abandonment Warwick will stage its fixture, originally scheduled for Saturday 13 February, in full on Monday 15 February. In this event, original entries will stand and new declarations taken by 10am on Saturday 13 February.

Lingfield Park will host a Jumpers’ Bumper fixture on Monday 15 February in place of its abandoned Jump fixture on the same day, the BHA has also confirmed.

The BHA is grateful to the Horserace Betting Levy Board for providing additional funding for the above fixtures.