A third Hunters’ Chase Announcement covering races between 19th and 27th of February.

  • Posted: Thursday, 13th February 2020

Since the last of these announcements on 24th January, we have sadly lost three races but hopefully will get going again at Leicester tomorrow, not that the weather forecast is much better over the next few days. This leaves us with the sad statistic of 50% of the first 8 races having been claimed by frost or snow, and all races in that number were Opens to give people a chance to qualify for Cheltenham.

On that note, as mentioned in the last posting, owners are again reminded that entries for the Cheltenham Foxhunters close on 26th of February, and qualification can be earned in races taking place up to and in races on Sunday 24th February.

In the list below you will see nine further races taking us up to the end of the month, including just three Opens (two of which are within that qualifying period), five Grassroots races, one being a Maiden, and one at Ludlow being a Restricted race, for horses who have not won more than three steeple chases. As before, the races have a good geographical spread, offer some good prize money, and of note is the very valuable Open at Leicester on 26th February.

A further posting will be put up towards the end of the month to cover the first half of March, and we wish all Good Hunters' Chasing and fair weather to help it on its way.

Hunters' Chase Details - 18th to 29th February 2020.
Date Course Distance Added Money Entries Close Race No.
Feb 19th Doncaster 3m2f Open £3,000 Feb 13th No 31016
Feb 23rd Fontwell Park 3m1f Open £2,000 Feb 17th No 31107
Feb 25th Leicester 2m6f Open Class3 £15,000 Feb 19th No 31151
Feb 25th Leicester 2m4f "G'roots" Mdn. £5,000 Feb 19th No 31156
Feb 26th Musselburgh 2m7f "Grassroots" £6,000 Feb 20th No 31165
Feb 26th Wincanton 2m4f Open £3,000 Feb 20th No 31177
Feb 27th Ludlow Club 2m7f "G'roots" Rest. £5,000 Feb 21st No 31187
Feb 27th Taunton 2m "G'roots" Rest. £3,500 Feb 21st No 31197