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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Schedule 12 - Scale of weight for age allowances


Part 3 - Northern hemisphere bred horses: steeple chases, hurdle races and national hunt flat races

3.1 The tables below specify the scale of weight for age for steeple chases, hurdle races and National Hunt Flat Races for any horse which is bred in the northern hemisphere.
3.2 Attention is drawn to the provisions of Rule 41.2.

Hurdle and NHF

Northern Hemisphere
Age
3yo
4yo
Distance
2 miles
2 ½ miles
3 miles
2 miles
2 ½ miles
3 miles
Jan 1-15
Jan 16-31
-
-
-
-
-
-
12
11
13
12
14
13
Feb 1-14
Feb 15-28
-
-
-
-
-
-
10
9
11
10
12
11
Mar 1-15
Mar 16-31
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
7
9
8
10
9
Apr 1-15
Apr 16-30
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
5
7
6
8
7
May 1-15
May 16-31
22
22
23
23
24
24
4
4
5
5
6
6
Jun 1-15
Jun 16-30
21
21
22
22
23
23
3
3
4
4
5
5
Jul 1-15
Jul 16-31
20
20
21
21
22
22
2
2
3
3
4
4
Aug 1-15
Aug 16-31
19
19
20
20
21
21
1
1
2
2
3
3
Sep 1-15
Sep 16-30
18
18
19
19
20
20
-
-
1
1
2
2
Oct 1-15
Oct 16-31
17
17
18
18
19
19
-
-
-
-
1
1
Nov 1-15
Nov 16-30
16
15
17
16
18
17
-
-
-
-
-
-
Dec 1-15
Dec 16-31
14
13
15
14
16
15
-
-
-
-
-
-

Steeple Chases

Northern Hemisphere
 4yo
5yo
Distance
2 miles
2 ½ miles
3 miles
2 miles
2 ½ miles
3 miles
Jan 1-15
Jan 16-31
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
3
5
4
6
5
Feb 1-14
Feb 15-28
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
1
3
2
4
3
Mar 1-15
Mar 16-31
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
2
1
Apr 1-15
Apr 16-30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
May 1-15
May 16-31
18
18
19
19
20
20
-
-
-
-
-
-
Jun 1-15
Jun 16-30
17
17
18
18
19
19
-
-
-
-
-
-
Jul 1-15
Jul 16-31
16
15
17
16
18
17
-
-
-
-
-
-
Aug 1-15
Aug 16-31
14
13
15
14
16
15
-
-
-
-
-
-
Sep 1-15
Sep 16-30
12
11
13
12
14
13
-
-
-
-
-
-
Oct 1-15
Oct 16-31
10
9
11
10
12
11
-
-
-
-
-
-
Nov 1-15
Nov 16-30
8
7
9
8
10
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
Dec 1-15
Dec 16-31
6
5
7
6
8
7
-
-
-
-
-
-