The Jockey Club

The PPA is delighted to welcome The Jockey Club back as the 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 2018.

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


In addition to the above award, the Mares Maiden Series (Steeple Trophy) 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 (Steeple Trophy) winner should contact Richard Norris on 020 7611 1800 before their first run at a Jockey Club Racecourses track.

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

Dates and venues for the Mares Maiden Series

Area Course Meeting Date
S Barbury PPORA Club November 26, 2017
S Barbury Racecourse Barbury International January 20, 2018
D&C Chipley Park Tiverton Foxhounds January 28, 2018
M Brocklesby Park Brockelsby February 17, 2018
D&C Buckfastleigh South Pool Harriers February 18, 2018
W Cothelstone Quantock Staghounds March 17, 2018
N Friars Haugh Duke of Buccleuch's March 18, 2018
WBC Garnons Ross Harriers March 18, 2018
M Clifton-on-Dunsmore Atherstone March 25, 2018
S Hackwood Park Vine & Craven April 02, 2018
WBC Brampton Bryan Teme Valley & United Pack April 07, 2018
SM Edgcote Bicester with Whaddon Chase April 08, 2018
S Barbury Racecourse Tedworth April 08, 2018
WBC Brampton Bryan North Hereford April 22, 2018
WM Knightwick Knightwick Races April 29, 2018
M Dingley Fernie May 06, 2018
WM Maisemore Park Croome & West Warwickshire May 07, 2018
D&C Vauterhill Stevenstone Foxhounds May 07, 2018
D&C Trebudannon Four Burrow May 13, 2018
WM Trecoed Carmarthenshire May 20, 2018
WM Chaddesley Corbett Albrighton & Woodland (South) May 28, 2018

*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.