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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Schedule 2 - Classification of Races


Flat Races - Additional Information

2. Note the provisions of Paragraph 2 of Schedule 13 regarding the treatment of certain race types for penalties.

3.1 Subject to Paragraph 3.2 of this Schedule, flat races run in the period starting on March 1st, 1991, and ending on June 30th, 2008, and all flat races run outside Great Britain before September 1st, 2004, were classified as previously published in The Racing Calendar and the Orders and Rules of Racing.
3.2 Flat races, including those run outside Great Britain, which

3.2.1 were previously allocated a Class and were run in the period starting on March 20th, 2003, and ending on August 31st, 2004, or
3.2.2 were previously allocated a Category and were run in the period starting on September 1st, 2004, and ending on March 25th, 2005,

have been re-classified in accordance with Table B.

TABLE B

Class or Category A - Class 1
Class or Category B - Class 2
Class or Category C - Class 3
Class or Category D - Class 4
Class or Category E - Class 5
Class or Category F - Class 6
Class or Category G - Class 6
Class or Category H - Class 7

4. Flat races run outside Great Britain from March 26th, 2005, shall be classified in accordance with Table C.

 TABLE C 
Classified as 
Pattern and Listed races (as designated by Schedule 13)Class 1
Handicaps (by penalty value) 
£20,000 or moreClass 2
£12,000 to £19,999Class 3
£6,250 to £11,999Class 4
£3,750 to £6,249Class 5
Below £3,750Class 6
Other races (by penalty value) 
£15,000 or moreClass 2
£10,000 to £14,999Class 3
£6,250 to £9,999Class 4
£3,750 to £6,249Class 5
Below £3,750Class 6