The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club Mares' Maiden Series

For the ninth successive season, the PPA is delighted to welcome The Jockey Club back as sponsor of the Mares' Maiden Series, including the Champion Novice Mare Award. The Champion Novice Mare Award will be presented at the National Awards Dinner in 2020.

Also in 2019/20, The Jockey Club will join up with Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) to sponsor 15 veteran horse races. Click here for more on that series.

Points will be awarded as follows:

Maiden Race1st - 4pts2nd - 2pts3rd - 1pt
Restricted Race1st - 5pts2nd - 3pts3rd - 1pt
Any other Point-to-Point 1st - 6pts2nd - 4pts3rd - 2pts
Hunter Chase1st - 10pts2nd - 6pts3rd - 4pts

Mares will be credited with points once they have been placed first, second or third in one of the qualifying races listed below:

Area Meeting Course Date
WW Carmarthenshire Ffos Las 08 December 2019
SM Barbury International Barbury 15 December 2019
D&C Tiverton Foxhounds Chipley Park 26 January 2020
MID Brocklesby Hunt Brocklesby Park 15 February 2020
D&C South Pool Harriers Buckfastleigh 16 February 2020
W Quantock Hunt Cothelstone 14 March 2020
N Duke of Buccleuch's Friars Haugh 14 March 2020
SM Bicester with Whaddon Chase Edgcote 15 March 2020
D&C Lamerton Kilworthy 22 March 2020
W Avon Vale Larkhill 28 March 2020
SAND Tedworth Hunt Barbury 05 April 2020
SW Brecon & Talybont Llanfrynach 05 April 2020
MID Woodland Pytchley Dingley 11 April 2020
WBC United Pack Brampton Bryan 19 April 2020
D&C Four Burrow Trebudannon 25 April 2020
WM Knightwick Races Knightwick 26 April 2020
SW Ross Harriers Monmouth Show Gr. 03 May 2020
D&C Stevenstone Foxhounds Vauterhill 08 May 2020
WBC Golden Valley Bredwardine 23 May 2020
WM Albrighton & Woodland (South) Chaddesley Corbett 25 May 2020


In addition to the above award, the Mares' Maiden Series winner is eligible for The Jockey Club's prize money bonus as follows:

  • The total prize money won by the connections of the Mares Maiden Series winner on her first run at any of The Jockey Club's racecourses*, subsequent to winning the award, will be mirrored by a 'Bonus payment' for the same amount paid direct by Jockey Club Racecourses to the Owners, up to a maximum of £10,000.
  • The Jockey Club bonus applies only to the mare's first run at one of The Jockey Club's racecourses subsequent to winning the award and does not apply to any future runs.
  • The double prize money bonus will be paid on all prize money, not just for a win.
  • Further distribution of the bonus payment is at owner's discretion (i.e. Trainer/Jockey share).
  • There is a three year limit on the bonus potential, defined as three years from the date of the last qualifying race in the relevant Mares Maiden Series.
  • In the event of joint winners of the Mares Maiden Series, the available bonus will be split equally amongst the winning horses.
  • To activate the bonus, the connections of the Mares Maiden Series winner should contact Richard Norris on 020 7611 1800 before their first run at a Jockey Club Racecourses track.

*Governed by Royal Charter, The Jockey Club is the largest commercial group in British horseracing, reinvesting every penny of its profit back into the sport. It runs 15 racecourses nationwide: Aintree, Carlisle, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs, Exeter, Haydock Park, Huntingdon, Kempton Park, Market Rasen, Newmarket (Rowley Mile and July Course), Nottingham, Sandown Park, Warwick and Wincanton.

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