Three Lingfield Turf races on 7 May abandoned, provisional All Weather races activated

04 May 2016

  • Lingfield Park 4 May: Three races over 7f and 7f & 140 yards abandoned
  • Provisional All Weather races activated, declarations to run will close at 10am tomorrow


Following recent heavy rain leaving sections of the track unraceable, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has given permission for the Lingfield Park executive to cancel the three Turf races at 7f and 7f+ on Saturday 7 May, to be replaced by the provisional All Weather races which were announced on Tuesday 3 May here and which closed today.


The entries in the three All Weather races are no longer provisional and declarations must be made by 10am tomorrow.


Lingfield Park’s Clerk of the Course, Edward Arkell, said:


“Having walked the course this afternoon with BHA Course Inspector Peter Hobbs we are all in agreement that the condition the straight course beyond 6 furlongs will not improve sufficiently before Saturday to enable use to run the two 7 furlong races and the 7 furlong 140 yards race. The three substitute all-weather races will now be activated.”


Having activated the provisional card the revised running order follows below.


1:45 62130 The Betfred ‘Follow Us On Twitter’ Handicap Stakes (Class 4) – 7f & 1y – All Weather
2:20 62139 The Betfred ‘Racing’s Biggest Supporter’ Handicap Stakes (Class 3) – 8f & 1y – All Weather
2:50 62138 The Betfred ‘Be Part Of The Action’ Chartwell Fillies’ Stake (Group 3) – 7f & 1y – All Weather
3:25 42133 The Betfred Mobile Oaks Trial Fillies’ Stakes (Class 1) (Listed Race) – 11f & 106y  – Turf
4:00 42131 The Betfred Derby Trial Stakes (Class 1) (Listed Race) – 11f & 106y – Turf
4:35 42134 The Betfred.Com Handicap Stakes (Class 2) –  10f – Turf
5:05 42137 The Betfred Tv Scoop6/British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Class 4) – 5f – Turf


Notes to Editors:
1. While distances will be comparable to those originally published, All Weather ratings and safety factors will apply to the transferred races. Hence, weights and elimination sequences may differ in these three races.