18 Jan 2013 Pre-2014 Releases

Following the abandonment of racing at Haydock Park on Saturday, January 19th, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is pleased to confirm that the Champion Hurdle Trial (Class 1) (Grade 2) will be transferred to Doncaster on Saturday, January 26th, 2013. This is an additional race which now forms part of an eight race card. The Horserace Betting Levy Board has contributed £20,000 and Stan James will provide £20,000 to the race, which will be run for a Total Prize Fund of £45,000.

Original entries will not stand and trainers wishing to make an entry must do so by noon on Monday, January 21st. Declarations are to be made by 10:00am on Friday, January 25th

The British Horseracing Authority would like to express its thanks to the Levy Board, Doncaster Racecourse, Stan James and Sky Bet for their help in staging this race.

A revised running order is shown below:

12:20 00516 The Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3)
12:55 00513 The Racing Post Lightning Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 1)
13:30 00514 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 1) (Registered As The River Don Novices’ Hurdle Race) (Grade 2)
14:05 00512 The Doncaster Mares’ Hurdle Race (Class 1) (Grade 2)
14:40 00511 The Sky Bet Chase (A Handicap) (Class 1) (Formerly The Great Yorkshire Chase) (Listed Race)
15:15 00518 The Champion Hurdle Trial (Class 1) (Grade 2)
15:50 00515 The Trm Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)
16:20 00517 The Park Hill Hospital E.B.F. Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 6)