Retraining of Racehorses

The Jockey Club & Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Veteran Horse Series

The PPA is delighted to announce the introduction of an inaugural Veteran Horse Series this season, jointly sponsored by The Jockey Club and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR). There will be a series of 14 races in which the first four finishers qualify for the series final at the Melton Hunt Club on Sunday, May 10.

In addition, the winner of any other Veteran Point-to-Point Conditions race (must comply with the description of a Veteran Horse as described in the Point-to-Point Regulations, that is 9 Years and over in races up to 31st December 2019, and 10 Years and over from 1st January 2020 until the end of the season) up to and including Sunday, April 26 will be eligible for the Final.

The qualifying races will be held at the following fixtures:

Area Meeting Course Date
SM Barbury International Barbury 15 December 2019
WM Harkaway Club Chaddesley Corbett 27 December 2019
EA Dunston Harriers Ampton 12 January 2020
D&C Modbury Harriers Buckfastleigh 19 January 2020
N Jedforest Friars Haugh 26 January 2020
SE South East Hunts Club Charing 16 February 2020
MID Cottesmore Garthorpe 23 February 2020
Y Hurworth Hutton Rudby 14 March 2020
EA High Easter Racing Club High Easter 15 March 2020
W Wilton Milborne St Andrew 21 March 2020
SE Crawley and Horsham Parham 28 March 2019
N Morpeth Tranwell 05 April 2020
SW Glamorgan Bonvilston 18 April 2020
SM Farmers Bloodhounds Edgcote 26 April 2020
MID Melton Hunt Club (FINAL) Garthorpe 10 May 2020


The conditions of the above races will be:

Since 1st October 2018, No wins under Rules except Hunter Chases. Penalties: Since 1st October 2018; 5lbs for each win in a Hunter Chase, Mens, Ladies or Mixed Open and since 1st October 2019; 3lbs for each win in a Conditions Race.

Please note that the veteran horse series final will be exempt from the regulation stating that a horse can only have won three Conditions races in the current season.