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Hunters’ Chase Announcement – 7th February 2019

  • Posted: Thursday, 7th February 2019

Hunter Chases details 17th - 28th February

A third Hunters' Chase Announcement covering races between 17th and 28th of February.

Since the last of these announcements on 24th January, we have sadly lost three races, all of which had good entries, but having got going again yesterday at Ludlow, hopefully the cold spell has past and is not going to return. 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.


Date CourseDistanceAdded MoneyEntries CloseRace No.
Feb 18th Lingfield Park 2m4f "Grassroots" £2,000 Feb 12th No 01077
Feb 20th Doncaster 3m2f Open £2,000 Feb 14th No 01105
Feb 24th Fontwell Park 3m2f Open £3,000 Feb 18th No 01207
Feb 26th Leicester 2m6f Open Class3 £16,000 Feb 20th No 01241
Feb 26th Leicester 2m4f "G'roots" Mdn. £5,000 Feb 20th No 01246
Feb 27th Musselburgh 3m "Grassroots" £5,000 Feb 21st No 01247
Feb 27th Wincanton 2m4f "Grassroots" £3,000 Feb 21st No 01267
Feb 28th Ludlow Club 3m Restricted £5,000 Feb 22nd No 01277
Feb 28th Taunton 2m "Grassroots" £3,750 Feb 22nd No 01287