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The Orders and Rules of Racing


38. Minimum requirements as to races to be included in a jump race programme

38.1 There must be at least one Steeple Chase in each day's programme.
38.2 For every two days' racing, there must be at least three Novice or Maiden or Juvenile Weight-for-Age Hurdle Races, excluding Selling Races, Claiming Races and Novice Handicap Hurdle Races.

38.3 For every three days' racing apart from mixed meetings, there must also be at least

38.3.1 one National Hunt Flat Race, and
38.3.2 one race restricted to Fillies and/or Mares only, and
38.3.3 one Novice or Maiden or Beginners' Weight-for-Age Steeple Chase or one Novices' Handicap Steeple Chase classified as Class 1, 2 or 3 in accordance with Schedule (F)2.

38.4 The programme of races must consist of at least six and no more than eight races except outside British Summer Time when there will be no more than seven races.
38.5 Where a National Hunt Flat Race is run on a racecourse which has steeple chase and hurdle race courses

38.5.1 the National Hunt Flat Race may appear as part of a six race programme if the race is deemed to be 'open', but
38.5.2 if it is not deemed to be 'open', there must be at least seven races in the programme.