CHANGES TO JUMP RACE DISTANCE MEASUREMENTS
In May 2015 the BHA, in conjunction with the Racecourse Association (RCA), published the results of a project which concluded with the introduction of a new methodology for the measurement of Jump race distances. Jump races were previously measured along the mid-point of the course using a surveyors wheel, but under the agreed new methodology are now measured along a line 2yds off the innermost running rail position and professionally surveyed to the nearest yard. This methodology reflects that already used to measure Flat race distances. The full list of Jump race distance changes can be downloaded from the below PDF or in the ‘Useful Documents’ sidebar, for more information see the press release.