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The Orders and Rules of Racing

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 2016, the Flat Season runs from April 2nd up to and including November 5th.
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 2015/2016, the Winter Flat Season runs from November 8th, 2015 up to and including April 1st, 2016.

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 2015/2016 from April 26th, 2015 up to and including April 23rd, 2016.
3.3 The Jump Season runs in 2016/2017 from April, 24th, 2016 up to and including April 29th, 2017.

Past seasons

4. 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.