Mar 23, 2016
Record prize money commitment for Newton Abbot Racecourse in 2016
As the countdown to the first race of the new 2016 season at Newton Abbot Racecourse continues, the racecourse is pleased to announce a record prize money commitment for 2016, following the signing of a prize money agreement with the Horsemen’s Group and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) in 2013.
In 2016, the racecourse’s prize fund will be an impressive £1,000,900 split across its 18 fixtures, starting on Easter Saturday 26 March and ending on Thursday 20 October.
This year, the minimum amount of prize money on offer will be: £6,000 for all Class 5 hurdles, £6,500 for all Class 5 chases, £7,000 for all Class 4 hurdles and £7,500 for all Class 4 chases.
At Newton Abbot Racecourse, each race has no entry fee for owners. This is a commitment which has been in place for the past six years at the South Devon course and reflects the course’s support for all owners, especially the grass roots of racing.
Discussing the prize money commitment for 2016, Managing Director, Patrick Masterson, said: “We remain committed to supporting each fixture with a maximum prize fund and we will continue to do so for the year ahead.
“Amongst the highlights of the new season will be our two day meeting on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 May which will see a total prize fund of £150,000. As we approach the end of our 2016 season, the prize money for our Friday 9 October meeting has been raised to £100,000.
“We hope that owners will continue to support Newton Abbot Racecourse this year and our exciting race programme which we feel gives significant prize money to support all owners, especially the grass roots of racing, and our wonderful sport.”
Racing returns to Newton Abbot on Easter Saturday 26 March.