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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Race Administration Manual (F)


SCHEDULES

Schedule 1 - The Racing Seasons

Flat racing

1.1 The Flat Season runs in any year from the day the Lincoln Handicap is programmed until the afternoon the November Handicap is programmed, or such earlier or later dates as the British Horseracing Authority shall decide.
1.2 In 2017, the Flat Season runs from April 1st up to and including November 11th.
2.1 The Winter Flat Season runs from the first Flat fixture that commences following the afternoon the November Handicap is programmed until the final fixture commencing before the day the Lincoln Handicap is programmed, or such earlier or later dates as the British Horseracing Authority shall decide.
2.2 In 2017/2018, the Winter Flat Season runs from November 11th, 2017 up to and including March 24th, 2018.

Steeple chasing and hurdle racing

3.1 The Jump Season runs in any year from the first day after the Sandown Park Gold Cup Meeting is programmed until the final day that meeting is programmed in the following year.
3.2 The Jump Season runs in 2017/2018 from April, 30th, 2017 up to and including April 28th, 2018.
3.3 The Jump Season runs in 2018/2019 from April 29th, 2018 up to and including April 27th, 2019.

Hunters' Steeple Chase Season

4. The Hunters' Steeple Chase Season runs in any year from January 1st up to and including the final Hunters' Steeple Chase of that year.

Past seasons

5. The past racing seasons were as previously published in these Rules and before these Rules came into force were as published in The Racing Calendar and The Orders and Rules of Racing.