20 Dec 2012 Pre-2014 Releases

Following the abandonment of racing at Exeter on Thursday, December 20th, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is pleased to confirm that the William Hill Peterborough Chase (Class 1) (Grade 2) will now be staged at Kempton Park on Thursday, December 27th. This is an additional race which now forms part of a seven race card.

Original entries will not stand and trainers wishing to make an entry must do so by noon on Friday, December 21st.

A revised running order and race conditions are as follows:

12:20 52386 The William Hill – iPad App Now Available Juvenile Hurdle Race
12:50 52383 The williamhill.com Novices’ Steeple Chase (registered as The Wayward Lad)
1:20 52384 The William Hill – New iPad App Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race
1:50 52387 The William Hill Levy Board Peterborough Steeple Chase
2:30 52381 The williamhill.com Desert Orchid Steeple Chase
3:05 52382 The William Hill – No.1 Downloaded Betting App Handicap Steeple Chase
3:40 52385 The Download the William Hill App Handicap Hurdle Race

The BHA would like to express its gratitude to William Hill for sponsorship of this race and to the Levy Board and Kempton Park Racecourse for their help in staging this race.

Barney Clifford, Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course at Kempton Park Racecourse, said:

“We are delighted to be staging the William Hill/Levy Board Peterborough Chase at Kempton Park on Thursday 27th December as part of the William Hill Winter Festival. Although it is disappointing for Exeter and Huntingdon that the inclement weather has forced the race to be abandoned twice, the Grade 2 race will make a great addition to an already strong card. As part of Jockey Club Racecourses, we are pleased the race has been promptly rescheduled and it is a testament to the determination and hard work of everyone involved that we are endeavouring to safeguard this race. We would like to thank William Hill and The Levy Board for their support.”