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Rewarding trainers

The Jockey Club Racecourses South West Region Frequent Runner Championship


The Frequent Runner Championship is aimed at rewarding trainers who run horses regularly at Jockey Club Racecourses in the South West Region - Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton.


Tables at The Festival™ presented by Magners are open to trainers from both large and small yards.


There are two categories of frequent runner. Trainers with 40 or more horses and Trainers with 40 or fewer horses in training.


The Championship for the 2018/2019 season started at Cheltenham on Friday 26th October and will include all races up to and including the last day of the South West region's season Wednesday 29th May at Warwick Racecourse).


All qualifying races are allocated a star rating (* to *****) with trainers awarded full points (star rating) for their first runner and half points for additional runners in the same race.


These are based on the average numbers of runners a race has attracted over the previous two or three years as follows:

  • 1 star - 18 plus runners
  • 2 stars - 15-17
  • 3 stars - 12-14
  • 4 stars – 8-11
  • 5 stars – less than 8

The star ratings for each qualifying race are marked with the race conditions.



Frequent Runner Prizes at The Festival™ 2019 Presented By Magners

The top six trainers in the above 40 category and the top two in the 40 or less category will each win an all expenses table for 10 on one day at The Festival. Any points awarded after this date will count towards the final scoring at the end of the JCR South West Jumps season, with prizes to be confirmed in due course.


end of season prizes 


The prizes on offer at the end of the season are a 12 month lease of a 2 horse lorry, courtesy of Equitrek, for the trainer in the above 40 category and the use of a box with food for 20 people, at The Festival 2020, courtesy of Cheltenham Racecourse, for the trainer in the 40 or less category.


The Frequent Runner Championship Leaderboard can be viewed along with The McCoy's South West Jumps Awards at the start of the season. The conditions of the races appearing here are subject to alteration before closing. The final conditions will appear in the relevant Racing Calendar and on this site in advance of the closing date.

Less than 40 horses

Updated: 5 February 2019


Trainer Stars
J Scott 113
Christian Williams 107
Mrs S Gardner 98
R Walford 90.5
N B King 83
Nick Williams 72
Tom Lacey 64
C J Down 63
V R A Dartnall 63
Dr R D P Newland 60


More than 40 horses

Updated: 5 February 2019


Trainer Stars
C L Tizzard 363
P F Nicholls 338
P J Hobbs 287.5
N A Twiston-Davies 229
N J Henderson 224
D Skelton 214.5
A King 183.5
T R George 169
F O'Brien 137.5
D Pipe 119

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