Warwick Racecourse set to host 17 fixtures next season - The Coventry Observer

Warwick Racecourse set to host 17 fixtures next season

Coventry Editorial 21st Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

WARWICK Racecourse looks set to stage 17 racing fixtures next year after the official fixtures were published this week by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).

The Jockey Club racecourse, which became an all-jumps track last year, has maintained the same number of fixtures as scheduled in 2015.

Next year’s fixture list sees an action-packed card from January to May and from September to December with a mix of midweek and weekend, and afternoon and evening racing.

“We are delighted to have secured the same number of fixtures for 2016,” said Lee Moulson, acting general manager of Warwick Racecourse.

“As we look forward to our second season as an all-jumps track getting underway in September, it is an encouraging foundation upon which to deliver our vision of becoming one of the UK’s leading small jumps courses.”

Jockey Club Racecourses, the UK’s leading racecourse group, is scheduled to stage 340 racing fixtures in 2016.

This outcome was achieved as a result of the BHA fixture allocation process taking into account performance measures including prize money contributions and field sizes.

In the last decade alone, The Jockey Club has put more than £400 million back into British racing through prize money and facilities for customers and participants, including investments in racing surfaces.

Paul Fisher, Group Managing Director of Jockey Club Racecourses, added: “As we said in the past Fixture Consultation process, we’re keen to see British racing take every opportunity to reward and incentivise actions that help the sport.

“Building on recent efforts behind a more performance-driven Fixture List, further strengthening the link between Levy funding and positive performance can also deliver more for our sport.”

Warwick Racecourse’s new season for 2015/16, which runs from September to May, gets underway with an afternoon meeting, The Winner.co.uk Raceday, on September 22.

It will be followed by an Afternoon Raceday on October 1, and Midweek Jumps on November 4 and November 18.

The festivities will start with The Eventmasters Christmas Raceday on December 10, followed by the New Year’s Eve Raceday on December 31.

Further information, including admission and booking details, is available at warwick.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

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