Jockey Club Racecourses to stage 2013 Grassroots Flat Series

1st May 2013

Jockey Club Racecourses, the largest racecourse group in the UK, today unveiled ‘The Jockey Club Grassroots Flat Series’; a six-month series of races aimed at supporting the foundation levels of Britain’s second biggest spectator sport.
 
Beginning at Nottingham Racecourse on Friday 10th May 2013, the Series will consist of 38 races split into two distance categories – Sprint and Middle Distance. Run exclusively at nine of The Jockey Club courses, it will climax with two £25,000 finals at Warwick Racecourse on Thursday 3rd October 2013.
 
To be entitled to enter into the final a horse simply needs to compete in at least one of the corresponding qualifiers. These will be annotated as ‘The Jockey Club Grassroots Series Qualifiers’ after the race title.
 
The initiative follows on from the highly successful Grassroots Jump Series launched at Jockey Club Racecourses for the 2012/2013 Jumps season, which culminated in March at Haydock Park Racecourse.
 
Paul Fisher, Group Managing Director, Jockey Club Racecourses, said:
 
“Supporting the foundation levels of British racing is really important to us. After announcing a record contribution to prize money from our own resources for 2013, funding initiatives such as The Jockey Club Grassroots Series is further demonstration of our commitment to support quality, including midweek, at all levels of the sport.
 
“With £50,000 available at the climax of The Jockey Club Grassroots Series, we’re hopeful owners and trainers will welcome the opportunity and get behind the initiative, while supporting the racecourse group investing the most into British racing.”
 
The Jockey Club Grassroots Flat Series 2013
 
Sprint

Saturday 11th May                          Nottingham                                        5f Handicap (Class 5)
Tuesday 21st May                           Nottingham                                        6f Handicap (Class 5)
Monday 3rd June                             Carlisle                                                  6f Handicap (Class 4)
Monday 17th June                          Carlisle                                                  6f Handicap (Class 5)
Saturday 22nd June                       Haydock Park                                     5f Handicap (Class 5)
Thursday 27th June                         Warwick                                               6f Handicap (Class 4)
Wednesday 3rd July                       Kempton Park                                   6f Handicap (Class 5)
Thursday 4th July                             Haydock Park                                     6f Handicap (Class 4)
Friday 5th July                                   Warwick                                               5.5f Handicap (Class 5)
Thursday 11th July                           Epsom Downs                                   6f Handicap (Class 4)
Friday 19th July                                 Newmarket July Course                   6f Handicap (Class 4)
Thursday 8th August                       Haydock Park                                     6f Handicap (Class 5)
Friday 16th August                          Nottingham                                        6f Fillies Handicap (Class 4)
Friday 16th August                          Newmarket July Course                     6f Handicap (Class 4)
Friday 23rd August                          Newmarket July Course                     6f Handicap (Class 4)
Wednesday 28th August                 Carlisle                                                  6f Handicap (Class 5)
Thursday 12th September             Epsom Downs                                   6f Handicap (Class 5)
Wednesday 18th September         Kempton Park                                   6f Handicap (Class 4)
Thursday 3rd October                    Warwick                                              6f Handicap (Class 3 Open)
 
Middle Distance

Friday 10th May                   Nottingham                                        1m 2f Handicap (Class 5)
Thursday 16th May                         Newmarket Rowley Mile              1m Fillies Handicap (Class 5)
Friday 24th May                                Haydock Park                                     1m 2f Handicap (Class 5)
Thursday 30th May                          Sandown Park                                   1m 2f Handicap (Class 5)
Monday 3rd June                             Carlisle                                                1m 1f Handicap (Class 4)
Thursday 7th June                           Sandown Park                                   1m 2f Handicap (Class 4)
Thursday 13th June                         Nottingham                                        1m 2f Fillies Handicap (Class 5)
Monday 17th June                          Carlisle                                                  1m 1f Handicap (Class 5)
Thursday 27th June                         Warwick                                               1m 2f 188yds Handicap (Class 5)
Thursday 4th July                             Epsom Downs                                   1m 2f Handicap (Class 4)
Saturday 6th July                              Nottingham                                        1m 2f Handicap (Class 5)
Friday 19th July                                 Newmarket July Course                   1m 2f Handicap (Class 5)
Thursday 8th August                      Haydock Park                                     1m 2f Handicap (Class 5)
Thursday 15th August                    Newmarket July Course                   1m 2f Handicap (Class 4)
Monday 26th August                      Warwick                                               1m 2f 188yds Handicap (Class 4)
Tuesday 27th August                      Epsom Downs                                   1m 4f Handicap (Class 5)
Saturday 14th Sept                          Kempton Park                                   1m 2f Handicap (Class 5)
Wednesday 18th Sept                   Sandown Park                                   1m 2f Handicap (Class 4)
Thursday 3rd October                    Warwick                                              1m 2f 188yds Handicap (Class 3 Open)