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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Schedule 2 - Classification of Races


Steeple Chases, Hurdle Races and National Hunt Flat Races - Additional Information

6. Any steeple chases, hurdle races and National Hunt Flat Races run before January 1st, 1995 are unclassified for the purpose of penalties.

Note also the provisions of Paragraph 3 of Schedule 13 regarding the treatment of certain race types for penalties.

7.1 Subject to Paragraph 7.2 of this Schedule

7.1.1 steeple chases, hurdle races and National Hunt Flat Races which were run in the period starting on January 1st, 1995 and ending on June 30th, 2008, and
7.1.2 all such races run outside Great Britain in the period starting on January 1st, 2000 and ending on December 31st, 2002,

were classified according to different values as previously published in The Racing Calendar and the Orders and Rules of Racing.

7.2 Steeple chases, hurdle races and National Hunt Flat Races run in the period starting on January 1st, 2004 and ending on December 31st, 2005, including those run outside Great Britain, which were previously allocated a Class, have been re-classified in accordance with Table E.

TABLE E

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

8. Steeple chases, hurdle races and National Hunt Flat Races run outside Great Britain from January 1st, 2006 shall be classified in accordance with Table F.

 TABLE F 
Classified as 
Pattern and Listed Races run in IrelandClass 1
Other Steeple Chases (by penalty value) 
£25,000 or moreClass 1
£12,500 to £24,999Class 2
£7,500 to £12,499Class 3
£5,000 to £7,499Class 3
£3,750 to £4,999Class 4
Below £3,750 Class 4
Other Hurdle Races (by penalty value) 
£17,500 or moreClass 1
£10,000 to £17,499Class 2
£6,500 to £9,999Class 3
£4,500 to £6,499Class 3
£3,250 to £4,499Class 4
Below £3,250Class 4
Irish National Hunt Flat Races (excluding Pattern and Listed races run in Ireland)  Class 6  

Any jump races run before January 1st,1995 are unclassified for the purpose of penalties