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||Course||Distance||Added Money||Entries Close||Race 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|