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Punchestown Hunter Chase Conditions

Punchestown Hunter Chase Conditions

(Pictured is Shin A Vee, the 2016 winner of the Bishopscourt Hunt Cup in what was his third success in this race)

 

Tuesday 25th April

 

Entries close 12 noon Thursday 20th April, 2017

The Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Steeplechase for the Ladies

Perpetual Cup of €15,000

(Generously sponsored by the Kildare Hunt Club)

Of which the second will receive €3,000, the third €1,500, the fourth €750 and the fifth €375

A steeplechase for Certified Hunters five yrs old and upwards that have between 28th September, 2013 and 19th April, 2017 in Ireland or Great Britain, been placed first, second, third or fourth, in a steeplechase confined to Certified Hunters or in a Point-to-Point Steeplechase and have not won more than two steeplechases confined to Certified Hunters

About three miles over a special

Bank/Chase Course

 

€105 to enter, €30 extra if declared to run

Weights: 5-y-o ...................................... 11st 2lb

6-y-o and up ......................................... 11st 7lb

Mares allowed ..............................................7lb

Penalties - Winner of a steeplechase to carry 5lb extra for each such steeplechase

won.

Riders - Qualified Riders under I.N.H.S. Rules

Exclusions - Horses that have won a *race other than a Farmers Race or races confined to Certified Hunters.

† A Hunters Certificate valid in accordance with Rule 78 for the 2016/2017 season for each horse engaged must be registered at the Office of the Governing Bodies, The Turf Club, the Curragh, Co. Kildare not later than April 19th, 2017, or the horse will not be qualified to start.

In the case of horses from Great Britain, Hunters (Master of Hounds) Certificates must have been duly registered at the Racing Calendar Office, Wellingborough. The

Stewards of the I.N.H.S. Committee have modified the Rules to permit horses for which Master of Hounds Certificates have been registered with the Jockey Club and which are eligible to run in Hunters' Steeplechases in Great Britain to run in this race. However, horses with a Master of Hounds Certificate that have run in any race other than a Hunters' Steeplechase since 1st November, 2016 are excluded

*Including races under any National Hunt Rules or Rules of Racing

The Kildare Hunt Club will present the Ladies Perpetual Cup to the winning owner and also a trophy of no intrinsic value to the winning owner, trainer and rider and €130 to the groom in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

 

 

Friday 28th April, 2017

 

Entries close 12 noon Monday 24th April, 2017

The KFM Hunters Steeplechase for the Bishopscourt Cup of €15,000

(Generously sponsored by KFM)

Of which the second will receive €3,000, the third €1,500, the fourth €750

and the fifth €375

A steeplechase for Certified Hunters four yrs old and upwards the bona fide

and unconditional property of farmers farming land in the Kildare Hunt District

and in their possession since 1st January, 2017. Sons and daughters of persons qualified to enter, working on their parents' farms and who have no other occupation, are eligible to enter horses, their bona fide property, in this race.

Exclusions - The winner of a race other than a race for which a Hunters Certificate

is required or an I.N.H. Flat Race.

About two miles and four furlongs over the Bush Fence Course

€105 to enter, €30 extra if declared to run

Weights: 4-y-o ....10st 9lb; 5-y-o .......... 11st 7lb

6-y-o and up ...................................... 11st 11lb

Mares allowed .............................................. 7lb

Penalties - (to count from 1st January, 2015)

Winner of a steeplechase to carry 5lb extra for each steeplechase won.

Riders - Qualified Riders under I.N.H.S. Rules

† A Hunters Certificate valid in accordance with Rule 78 for the 2016/2017 season

for each horse engaged signed by a Master for one of the following Packs, Kildare Hunt, South County Dublin Harriers or Tara Harriers must be registered at the Office

of the Governing Bodies, the Turf Club,The Curragh, on or before April 21st, 2017

or the horse will not be qualified to start.

N.B. Immediately after the closing of entries a Committee of the Kildare Hunt will examine the entries as to their qualifications under these articles, after which no objection in this regard will be entertained.

The Bishopscourt Cup will be presented to the winning owner and KFM will also

present trophies of no intrinsic value to the winning trainer and rider and

€130 to the groom in charge of the best turned out.

 

The Star Best For Racing Coverage Champion Hunters Steeplechase of €30,000

(Generously sponsored by The Star newspaper)

Of which the second will receive €6,000, the third €3,000 the fourth €1,500

and the fifth €750

A steeplechase for Certified Hunters four yrs old and upwards that have

between 28th September, 2013 and 23rd April, 2017 in Ireland or Great Britain,

been placed first, second, third or fourth in a steeplechase confined to Certified Hunters or in a Point-to-Point Steeplechase and which have not won a *race after 1st March, 2016 other than a Certified Hunters Steeplechase

or a Farmers Race

About three miles and one furlong

€240 to enter, €60 extra if declared to run

Weights: 4-y-o ....10st 11lb; 5-y-o ......... 11st 9lb

6-y-o and up ............................................... 12st

Mares allowed ..............................................7lb

Riders - Qualified Riders under I.N.H.S. Rules

† A Hunters Certificate valid in accordance with Rule 78 for the 2016/2017 season

for each horse engaged must be registered at the Office of the Governing Bodies, the Turf Club, the Curragh, Co. Kildare not later than April 21st, 2017, or the horse

will not be qualified to start. In the case of horses from Great Britain, Hunters (Master of Hounds) Certificates must have been duly registered at the Racing Calendar Office, Wellingborough.

The Stewards of the I.N.H.S. Committee have modified the Rules to permit horses

for which Master of Hounds Certificates have been registered with the Jockey Club

and which are eligible to run in Hunters' Steeplechases in Great Britain to run in

this race. However, horses with a Master of Hounds Certificate that have run in any race other than a Hunters' Steeplechase since 1st November, 2016 are excluded.

*Including races under any National Hunt Rules or Rules of Racing

The Racing Post will present a trophy of no intrinsic value to the winning owner, trainer and rider and €130 to the groom in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

The winning owner will also receive a perpetual trophy presented by the family

of the late Walter Tyrrell.

HRI Directive 10 (vi) is suspended for the purpose of this race.

Should it be necessary to reduce the number of declared runners to twenty five

or to such a lesser number as may be required, elimination of the remaining runners will be at the discretion of the N.H. Handicapper.

The Handicapper's decision shall be final.

(International performances will be taken into account and the latest date for assessment by the Handicapper will be 10 a.m. on Monday, 24th April, 2017)

 

 


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