BHA Eligibility for British Hunter Chases 2017
The British Horseracing Authority have released their rules specific to eligibility to run in British Hunter Chases in 2017 which will have particular interest for Irish connections looking to run in some of the bigger races later in the spring.
Rules 41.5 and 41.6 (below) relate specifically to the eligibility of horses to run in a British Hunter Chase.
41.5 With regard to Hunters' Steeple Chases (run during 2017)
41.5.1 no race may be run before January 1st of any season,
41.5.2 the qualification in any race is limited to the particular period specified in the Hunters' Certificate, and
41.5.3 no horse may be entered for or start in a race if
22.214.171.124 in the period starting on November 1st, 2016, and ending on December 31st, 2016, it has run in any race apart from a Hunters' Steeple Chase which was run in Ireland, or
126.96.36.199 on or after May 30th, 2015, it has won a Class 1 or Class 2 steeple chase in Great Britain which was not confined to Amateur Riders, or any other steeple chase run outside Great Britain which was not confined to Amateur Riders and which in the opinion of the Authority is the equivalent of a Class 1 or Class 2 steeple chase, or
188.8.131.52 after September 30th, 2015 it has been placed first, second or third in a Grade 1 or Grade 2 steeple chase in Great Britain or Ireland or in any other steeple chase run outside Great Britain or Ireland which in the opinion of the Authority is the equivalent of a Grade 1 or Grade 2 steeple chase.
41.6 The dates specified in Paragraph 41.5.3 have effect in relation to any Hunter's Steeple Chase run in 2017.
A 12-page P2P pullout features in this week's Irish Field
alongside all of the Punchestown reaction
Graham McKeever's charge out-battled the Philip Hobbs-trained
Mendip Express to win the Champion Hunter Chase
Quakerstown P2P winner Bacardys led home a 1-2-3 for Irish
Point-to-Point graduates in the valuable contest.
The Mark Fahey-trained Das Mooser ran out an impressive winner of
the opening race on day four of the Punchestown festival.
Pop The Champers bids for a three-timer for the in-form Denis
Murphy at Dawstown on Monday.
Slainte And Thanks makes plenty of appeal if lining up in the
Oriel House Hotel mares maiden at Curraheen on Sunday.
RTE are set to broadcast their feature from Inch P2P during
Friday's racing coverage from Punchestown.
Land Rover Bumper Winner Vision Des
Flos was the star attraction at
a record breaking Punchestown Sale
Online entry for Taylorstown, Grennan &
Rathcannon is now open.
Treo Eile put in a gutsy performance to win the
The La Touche Cup on day three of the
Bichester Office Park have been announced for the popular event
at Kingston Blount in late May.
Sliabh Mhuire Lass looking to improve on recent second if lining
up at Loughrea on Sunday.
The Dark Horse Wine Bar Hunter Chase at Down
Royal has attracted nine entries, click to view....
Click here to view the Going Update for this weekends fixtures at
Lisronagh, Broughshane, Loughrea, Curraheen & Dawstown.
Wandering Aengus looking to make it back-to-back wins if lining
up at Lisronagh on Saturday.
Entries for the Downpatrick
Hunters Chase on May 05th close at 12 noon Monday
01st May, click for conditions.
Entries for the Ascot June Sale close on Monday 15th May 2017.
RACE organise a point-to-point race- riding skills course for
Cavite Beta goes in search of a fourth straight victory at
Broughshane on Saturday.
Cheltenham Festival winning jockeys Lisa O'Neill & Jamie Codd
lead the Irish teams for next month's contest.
Franco Hughes will be represented on-track at Largy on Saturday
with all the off-course racing action.
No fewer than 12 Irish Pointers realised 100,000 pounds at
Thursday evening's sale with five selling for 200,000 pounds
The point to point track at Dawstown will be spiked and
Templemore P2P cancelled also new date change
for the Galway Blazers P2P at Loughrea.
Click here to view the 2017 Spring Point to Point fixure list
which has just been released.