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Racing Explained

Discover more about the history of Jump racing and the rules and races within it.

Types of jump races

Learn all about jump racing here.

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What is a Bumper Race?

A bumper is a Flat race run under the rules of Jump racing.

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What is a Hurdle race?

A Hurdle race is a horse race where the horses jump over obstacles called hurdles. These are smaller than fences and are a minimum of three and a half feet high.

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What is a Steeplechase?

A steeplechase, more commonly known as a chase, is a race run over fences.

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What is a Handicap Race?

A handicap is a race where each horse is allocated a weight, according to its ability, in an attempt to equalise every horse’s chance of winning. Handicaps are run on the flat and over jumps.

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Gain an understanding of racing terms here.

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