Channel Islands Horseracing Authority

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2020 Fixtures

Equine Strangles

3 February 2020

It has been confirmed on social media that there is another case of strangles in Jersey in a non-racing yard in the north west of the Island. As ever, we ask all trainers to observe strict bio-security measures at their yards. 

Rule Changes

2 January 2020

The changes to the Rules of Racing proposed in the consultation are now in effect. Further details can be found here.

Consultation on Rule Changes

21 October 2019

The Authority is launching a consultation into its proposed changes to the Rules of Racing for 2020. Details of the rule changes and how to comment can be found here.

Equine Influenza - Vaccination Period

30 September 2019

The Authority is granting an additional grace period of one month in respect of equine flu boosters for the remainder of 2019 meaning 9 months between boosters for practical purposes. The period will revert to 8 months on 1 January 2020.  

Equine Influenza - Vaccination Period

19 August 2019

The Authority has amended Rule (E)17 of the Rules of Racing  regarding the maximum time permitted between booster vaccinations for equine influenza. The period has been increased from 6 months to 8 months in line with the British Horseracing Authority.  

Clarification for UK Trainers entering horses to race in the Channel Islands

11th June 2019

The Channel Islands Horseracing Authority (the Authority) has received a number of requests from trainers based in the United Kingdom regarding the qualifications required for running a horse in the Islands.

If a trainer holds a ‘National Hunt Permit Licence’ or a ‘National Hunt Trainers Licence’ issued by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) then the CIHA will allow that trainer to enter dual purpose or flat horses to run at L’Ancresse or Les Landes Racecourse in flat races. 

BHA licensed flat trainers are not allowed to enter hurdle races. 

No Point-to-Point licensed trainers or jockeys may participate in racing in the islands. 

All jockeys must hold a recognised BHA licence. Amateur Riders must hold a Category B amateur riders permit and will not be allowed to ride if they only hold a Category A riders permit. 

Fully fledged professional flat jockeys are permitted to ride over hurdles. Apprentice jockeys are not. 

For any further clarification please contact the Registry Office. 

Jersey Race Club, Les Landes Racecourse

Monday 13 April

Sunday 10 May

Monday 25 May

Sunday 14 June

Friday 26 June (evening)

Friday 10 July (evening)

Sunday 26 July

Sunday 16 August

Monday 31 August

Guernsey Race Club, L'ancresse Racecourse 

No fixture in 2020