Wetherby Racecourse gets date for historic first Flat meeting

Racing at Wetherby Racecourse. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Racing at Wetherby Racecourse. Picture Bruce Rollinson

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Wetherby Racecourse has been allocated its first flat racing fixture.

The British Horseracing Authoritiy (BHA) has confirmed Wetherby has been successful in its application to hold Flat racing next year

The racecourse staged a series of trials over a variety of distances on the Flat at Wetherby on June 10.

The raceday will take place on Sunday, April 26 next year.

Jonjo Sanderson, chief executive and clerk of the course said the racecourse will retain its focus on jump racing.

He said: “We are delighted to have been allocated our first Flat raceday.

“This should not be seen as a step towards the end of Jump racing at Wetherby, in fact the opposite.

“Any flat racing fixtures will be supplementary to our core activity of Jump racing.”