Huntingdon

A tight, right-handed track with some tricky obstacles to negotiate, Huntingdon undoubtedly favours those horses that have the ability to lie handy. The Open Ditch directly in front of the stands provides a real speactacle for racegoers. The highlight of their season is the Peterborough Chase, a two and a half mile contest in November that attracts leading two and three-mile chasers. The course stages many excellent meetings per year. Another recently introduced race is the Mascot's Grand National in September, a fun race designed for football club mascots in full costume which attracts plenty of coverage. Huntingdon Racecourse, Brampton, Huntingdon PE28 4NL.

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BBC NEWS - Jockeys will wear masks if racing resumes, according to BHA protocols

2020/05/25

Jockeys will wear masks if racing resumes behind closed doors on 1 June, according to British Horseracing Authority (BHA) protocols.

BHA PRESS RELEASE - BHA publishes guidelines for safe resumption of racing

2020/05/23

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The governing body and regulator for horseracing has published its technical guidelines for participants and staff to allow racing to resume safely behind closed doors.

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has worked with racecourses and representatives of trainers, jockeys and staff to adapt a normal race meeting, provide medical screening for all attendees in advance and maintain social distancing.

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Focus on supporting middle and grassroots tiers as minimum race values for first 10 weeks of racing are published

2020/05/14

Reduction in prize money inevitable with no crowds on racecourses and betting shops closed

Levy Board contributions allow, on average, minimum prize money levels to remain at just over 80% of the previously permitted minimum levels

Racing’s cross-industry Members Committee agrees focus should be on safeguarding prize money at the mid/lower echelons of the racing pyramid

Initial values cover 10-week period from the resumption of racing and remain under review

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Provisional Flat Pattern and Listed race programme: update

2020/05/13

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Following the UK government publishing a provisional timetable for the return of professional sport on Monday, the racing industry’s leaders continue to plan for a resumption of racing from 1 June.

British Racing welcomes government timeline for return of sport

2020/05/12

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Senior executives from British horseracing have welcomed the publication of a timeline for the potential resumption of sporting events by the UK government today. In its document, Our Plan to Rebuild, …

British Racing welcomes government timeline for return of sport

2020/05/11

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Senior executives from British horseracing have welcomed the publication of a timeline for the potential resumption of sporting events by the UK government today.

BHA NEWS - Resumption update – provisional Flat Pattern and Listed race programme

2020/05/01

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Planning is underway to ensure we are ready to resume racing at the earliest appropriate opportunity. This includes the development of a provisional fixture list to help trainers prepare for resumption, …

Racing Restarts - May race plan includes rescheduled Craven, Dante and Lockinge Stakes

2020/05/01

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The final two weekends in May have been earmarked for some big races if British racing is given the go-ahead to resume.

THE LATEST NEWS PAGES FROM THE RACECOURSES

2020/05/20

Read the latest news from the racecourse news pages

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Statement from the Board of the British Horseracing Authority

2020/04/26

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In response to an article in today's Sunday Telegraph, the Board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) issued the following statement:

Resumption of racing plans - Races limited to senior jockeys and 12 runners when sport returns under BHA plans

2020/04/24

Races with a maximum of 12 runners ridden by senior jockeys in an extended Flat racing season are planned when the sport returns in Great Britain._111910118_wetherby.jpg

Upcoming packages to look forward to in 2021

2020/04/20

With what is proving to be quite a testing and tricky time for us all, we want to shake away the doom and gloom with some exciting racing trips and packages to look forward to come 2021 when things return back to normal…

Let’s start from the beginning

 

 

ABOUT HUNTINGDON RACECOURSE

2020/02/08

Huntingdon, which benefits from being a part of The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in the sport of horse racing, is one of the friendliest racecourses in Britain.

Hospitality

Fixtures at Huntingdon

Date Course Type
Wed Sep 30 2020 Huntingdon Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Tue Oct 13 2020 Huntingdon Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sun Nov 1 2020 Huntingdon Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Tue Nov 10 2020 Huntingdon Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Nov 21 2020 Huntingdon Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sun Dec 6 2020 Huntingdon Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Dec 26 2020 Huntingdon Jump - Afternoon - Turf

Huntingdon Races News

JOCKEY CLUB NEWS - This week's round up

2020/05/30

BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY PRESS RELEASE - BHA regulatory update

2020/05/21

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Following the UK Government’s publication of a provisional timeline for the return of sport, Racing’s industry leaders are now planning for racing to resume behind closed doors on 1 June.

The exact timetable for the resumption of racing will remain subject to agreement from government and an assessment by public health officials of the risks posed by the virus at that time.

Newcastle racecourse will host the first fixture under plans for British horse racing's return behind closed doors next month.

2020/05/15

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If a return to action is approved by the government, the first meeting would be held on 1 June.

A new televised summer team horse racing competition planned to start in July has been postponed until next year.

2020/05/15

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The Racing League aims to trial new rules where a jockey carries a whip but only uses it for safety and correction purposes, and not for encouragement as is commonplace in most races.

BHA NEWS - Update from the Resumption of Racing Group

2020/05/08

Government relations On Sunday 10 May, the UK Government will outline the next phase of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, which may include changes to its current social distancing restrictions … More

JOCKEY CLUB RACECOURSES NEWS

2020/05/08

WHY IS THE GUINEAS SO SPECIAL?

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JOCKEY CLUB RACECOURSES NEWS - PARADE RING WINNER ANNOUNCED

2020/05/08

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Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite parade ring on our social media channels. We received more than 800 votes across our 15 beautiful courses. But there was one winner with 39% of the votes, the ever popular... FIND OUT MORE

75th ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY Today Britain marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a Bank Holiday.

2020/05/08

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75th ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY Today Britain marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a Bank Holiday.

Internationally recognised as Victory in Europe Day, May 8th is celebrated as the day that World War II came to an end.

Horse racing planning 13 meetings in first week once return to action is approved

2020/05/08

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Thirteen British meetings are being planned to take place behind closed doors in the first week after horse racing is given the go-ahead to resume.

Invitation to all UK Racecourses - Email your racecourse news items to [email protected]

2020/05/07

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Your racecourse news item will be posted on the News page of the UKs number one independent racing resource web site https://www.racingfixtures.co.uk