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NEW 7BETS4FREE.COM FIXED BRUSH HURDLE SERIES LAUNCHED AT WORCESTER AND SOUTHWELL RACECOURSES WITH £25,000 FINAL

Apr 11 2017

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) is pleased to announce the launch of the 7bets4free.com Fixed Brush Hurdle Series which will run across races at Worcester and Southwell Racecourses between May and October 2017. The race series will culminate with a £25,000 Final at Worcester Racecourse on Wednesday 25 October 2017.

The 7bets4free.com Fixed Brush Hurdle Series aims to provide new opportunities for as many horses as possible at the grassroots of the sport. The series comprises of 42 fixed Brush Hurdle races with 28 qualifying races at Worcester and 13 qualifying races at Southwell. All races will be run at Classes 4 and 5 except for the £25,000 Final which is a Class 2 race.

To be eligible for the Final at Worcester Racecourse on Wednesday 25 October 2017 a horse must finish in the top eight in any of the qualifying races. The Final will have a maximum field of 18.
Executive Director of Worcester Racecourse, Jenny Cheshire, said: “We are really excited to be launching the 7bets4free.com Fixed Brush Hurdle Series across Worcester and Southwell Racecourses. Both tracks have loyal owners and trainers who are seen here throughout the season and we wanted to create a series that will provide their horses with the opportunity to compete in a race with a significant prize fund. We hope it will be well supported in its first year and if it proves a success become a regular part of our summer jumps race programme.

“We would like to thank 7bets4free, who are long term sponsors at Worcester Racecourse, for coming on board to put their name to the series and help support the available prize fund for the final. We would also like to thank the British Horseracing Authority’s Racing Department for their assistance in getting the series off the ground.”

Director of Equine Investment Management Limited, owners of 7bets4free.com, Jon Owen, said: “We are really delighted to be part of the 7bets4free.com Fixed Brush Hurdle Series which we hope will make a valuable contribution to the race programme at Worcester and Southwell Racecourses. Our customers are loyal racing fans and it’s great to be able to be sponsor an exciting new opportunity for horses across the summer.”

Leading National Hunt Trainer Jonjo O’Neill said: “It is a great idea and initiative. Good, nice ground has always been provided. We will be supporting Worcester and Southwell as we always have done.”

Grand National Winning Trainer, who is based near Worcester, Dr Richard Newland said: “We welcome this new series of races. It brings a good focus to summer hurdling. We see the fixed brush hurdles as a good introduction to jumping for young horses and we will be campaigning some horses in the hope they will line up in the final at Worcester in October.”

Below is a full list of the races which make up the 7bets4free.com Fixed Brush Hurdle Series:


Worcester:
Date, Race Type (Class), Distance (Mile, Furlong), Total Prize Fund (£)
11 May, Mares Maiden Hurdle (Class 5), 2Mile 4Furlong, £4,000
17 May, Maiden Hurdle (Class 5), 2Mile 4Furlong, £4,000
26 May, Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile 7Furlong, £5,600
26 May, National Hunt Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile, £5,600
3 June, Maiden Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile, 4Furlong, £5,600
14 June, Maiden Hurdle (Class 5), 2Mile 4Furlong, £4,800
25 June, Conditional Jockeys Mares, Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile, £5,600
28 June, Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile £5,600
28 June, Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile 7Furlong £5,600
5 July, Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile 7Furlong, £5,600
10 July, Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) 2Mile, £4,400
10 July, Novice Hurdle (Class 4) 2Mile 4Furlong, £5,400
18 July, Mares Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 2Mile, £5,400
18 July, Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 2Mile 7Furlong, £5,200
27 July, Novice Hurdle (Class 4) 2Mile £5,200,
27 July, Novice Hurdle (Class 4) 2Mile 4Furlong, £5,400
1 August, National Hunt Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile 4Furlong, £5,200
1 August, National Hunt Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile, £4,000
23 August, Novice Hurdle (Class 4) 2Mile 4Furlong, £5,400
30 August, Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) 2Mile, £4,400
30 August, Juvenile Maiden Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile, £5,200
3 September, Conditional Jockeys Maiden Hurdle (Class 5), 2Mile 7Furlong, £4,400
12 September, Novice Hurdle (Class 4) 2Mile 7Furlong, £5,800
12 September, Mares Maiden Hurdle (Class 5), 2Mile, £5,000
18 September, Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 2Mile, £6,800
29 September, Novice Hurdle (Class 4) 2Mile 4Furlong, £6,000
12 October, Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) 2Mile 7Furlong, £4,000
12 October, Novice Hurdle (Class 4) 2Mile, £5,600
25 October, 7bets4free SERIES FINAL (Class 2), 2Mile 4Furlong, £25,000

Southwell:
Date, Race Type (Class), Distance (Mile, Furlong), Total Prize Fund (£)
16 May, Maiden Hurdle (Class 5), 2Mile, £4,500
24 May, Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 3Mile, £6,000
24 May, National Hunt Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile £6,000
6 June, Novice Hurdle (Class 4) 2Mile, £6,000
6 June, Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) 2Mile 4Furlong, £5,000
13 June, National Hunt Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile, £6,000
13 June, Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) 2Mile 4Furlong, £4,500
26 June, Maiden Hurdle (Class 5) 2Mile, £5,000
16 July, Novice Selling Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile 4Furlong, £6,000
20 August, Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile, £6,000
6 September, Maiden Hurdle (Class 4), 3Mile, £6,000
3 October, Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 3Mile, £6,000
3 October, Novice Hurdle (Class 4), 2Mile, £6,000