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Monday, February 2, 2009


Wetherby is set to stage a seven-race programme on Monday (February 9)
starting at 1-20 p.m.

The highlights are a couple of £14,000 contests – The Saturday 14th March Is Irish Day Handicap Hurdle and the fifth leg of The Pertemps People Development Conditional Jockeys’ Jumps Training Series – a Handicap Chase over the extended two and a half miles for young riders, who prior to the start of the Series in October, had not ridden more than 20 winners. This is part of a national series of races for Conditional riders, comprising eight races, culminating at Ascot at the end of next month. Going into this race, the leader of the series so far is Rhys Flint.

The main supporting race is The Bramham Hall For Conferences & Banqueting Novices’ Chase, a £10,000 contest for stayers over three miles and one furlong.

A giant screen, situated opposite the main stands, will enable racegoers to enjoy even more of the action.

Following recent abandoned meetings in the north, Catterick has been
given an extra fixture by The British Horseracing Authority – to be held on Friday, February 13 (first race 1-50 p.m.).

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