Arena Racing Company (ARC) can confirm that it has jointly taken the decision, with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), to suspend jump racing at Southwell Racecourse with immediate effect.
In light of an unacceptable number of fatal injuries incurred at recent meetings, ARC will continue and expedite a comprehensive review and investigation, working closely with BHA and horsemen. There will be a full review into all possible factors, including (but not limited to) fence and hurdle design, track layout and configuration and going as well as GPS speed and timing data. It will also consider horse ratings.
Jump racing will only return to Southwell when ARC and the BHA are satisfied that all necessary measures to mitigate against injuries at the track have been implemented, so enabling jump racing to return with confidence.
The location of upcoming meetings scheduled to take place at Southwell will be confirmed in due course.