Provisional all-Hurdle card prepared for Wetherby on Saturday, pending Friday inspection

03 Feb 2021 BHA Features Racing/Fixtures

  • Two additional Hurdle races added at 8am Wetherby on Saturday, creating a provisional seven-race card culminating with scheduled Bumper
  • Wetherby will inspect on Friday to determine whether races on the Chase course will go ahead

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today confirmed the addition of two Hurdle races at Wetherby on Saturday 6 February, creating a provisional all-Hurdle card that will be staged in the event races cannot be run on the Chase course.

Wetherby’s fixture is due to contain three Chases but an inspection of the course on Friday 5 February will determine if those races will go ahead.

The abandonment of the Chases would mean the two additional Hurdle races are staged on a revised seven-race card that concludes with the scheduled Bumper and also features the rescheduled Grade 2 Cleeve Hurdle. The latter was moved to this fixture previously by the BHA following the abandonment of Cheltenham’s meeting on Saturday 30 January.

Declarations for the existing card will be taken at the usual 48-hour stage tomorrow, Thursday 4 February. Entries for the two additional races will then close at noon tomorrow, Thursday 4 February, and declare at the 24-hour stage a day later.