Nick Rust, leader of this BHA, has made here statement regarding British Racing’s 2016 Fixture List:
“2016 are per year of consolidation when it comes to Fixture checklist, rather than fundamental change. Numerous problems have to be fixed and clarified before step changes are produced.
“Over the second year will see the conclusion associated with Jump Racing Evaluation, progress towards the change to a ‘Racing Appropriate’ money procedure, and growth of the technique for Growth under that the business is originating together to facilitate change. Within context it makes small good sense, and there's small scope, to attempt to make wholesale changes towards rushing diary currently, and what we will publish the next day reflects that.
“We have consulted with all the current appropriate stakeholders to optimise final year’s Fixture checklist in which possible. Some of the geographic clashes that have been an element recently have been addressed, and then we are grateful towards the racecourses, in particular to Arena Racecourse business and Jockey Club Racecourses, with regards to their aid in solving these problems.
“We tend to be happy to manage to publish the Fixture checklist prior to when in recent years allowing our consumers to prepare consequently. Racecourses can figure out spending plans and market their 2016 calendar, the Programme Book is published early in the day for advantageous asset of horsemen, together with sporting general public can arrange their particular days out.
“Running fixtures is considered the most apparent avenue of stimulating commercial task and so revenues for recreation. The eleven extra accessories in comparison to 2015 include an elevated wide range of successful programs for self-funded accessories, and also the nuances regarding the twelve months indicating a greater number of requirements slot machines become filled.
“However, at exactly the same time we at front side of brain the challenges we face over the horse populace’s capacity to meet with the demands associated with race programme alongside the immediate implications of prospective reductions towards sport’s money.”
Headline elements of the 2016 Fixture checklist, which will be posted in detail tomorrow, tend to be below (with 2015 figures in brackets):
There will be 1, 482 (1471) fixtures
The percentage of Weather accessories has remained generally consistent.
- 40per cent (40per cent) of fixtures are Jump;
- 38.7per cent (39.1percent) are Flat Turf and
- 21.3per cent (20.9%) All-weather.
You can find:
- 1, 219 racecourse accessories,
- 198 BHA Fixtures,
- 13-self-funded fixtures, and