The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club Mares' Maiden Series

For the tenth successive season, the PPA is delighted to welcome The Jockey Club back as sponsor of the 18-race Mares' Maiden Series (reduced due to Covid lockdown), including the Champion Novice Mare Award. The Champion Novice Mare Award will be presented at the National Awards Dinner in 2021.

Also in 2020/21, The Jockey Club will once again 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-Point1st - 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 (updated March 25 ahead of restart):

Area Meeting Course Date
SM Barbury International Barbury 13 December 2020
MID Pytchley with Woodland Dingley 05 April 2021
W Quantock Cothelstone 11 April 2021
SM Bicester with Whaddon Chase Edgcote 18 April 2021
D&C Four Burrow Trebudannon 24 April 2021
WM Albrighton & Woodland (South) Chaddesley Corbett 31 May 2021


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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