Following the abandonment of racing at Sandown Park on Saturday 4 January the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is pleased to announce that the Tolworth Hurdle Race (Grade 1) has been transferred to Kempton Park on Saturday 11 January 2014.
The race will be re-opened and entries close at noon on Tuesday 7 January. Declarations to run should be made by 10am on Friday 10 January 2014. The race will be broadcast live on Channel 4 and will form part of an eight race card.
Revised times and running order are set out below, with full race conditions in the Notes to Editors section.
The BHA is grateful to the Levy Board and Kempton Park for their assistance in rescheduling this Grade 1 event.
Tasha Power, Levy Board Head of Operations said:
“With the recent wet weather it was a shame to lose the Tolworth Hurdle just two months before Cheltenham as it provides an important opportunity. We generally look to support restaging Grade 1 races and therefore the Levy Board has provided £20,000 in prize money.”
Revised Running Order:
11:55 30247 The William Hill – In The App Store Juvenile Hurdle Race (Class 4)
12:25 30244 The William Hill – Download The App Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)
1:00 30245 The williamhill.com Novices’ Hurdle Race (Class 3)
1:35 30248 The williamhill.com Levy Board Tolworth Hurdle (Class 1) (Grade 1) C4
2:10 30242 The williamhill.com Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Listed Race) C4
2:40 30241 The William Hill Lanzarote Hurdle Race (A Handicap) (Class 1) (Listed) C4
3:15 30243 The William Hill – Bet On The Move Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2) C4
3:50 30246 The William Hill – Download The App Mobile Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3)
For further information please contact:
Barney Clifford, Clerk of the Course at Kempton Park, on 07880 784484
or Stuart Middleton, BHA Racing Manager, on 020 7152 0050.