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:
|SM||Barbury International||Barbury||15 December 2019|
|WM||Harkaway Club||Chaddesley Corbett||27 December 2019|
|EA||Dunston Harriers||Ampton||12 January 2020|
|MID||South Wold||Revesby Park||19 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|
* Harkaway Club abandoned and race transferred to South Wold on 19 January 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.