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Chelmsford City Racecourse Leads the Way with Prize Money Levels
Chelmsford City Racecourse is leading the way when it comes to supporting owners and trainers at all levels with further boosts to prize money.
Following the running of the £100,000 Listed Louis Roederer Queen Charlotte Stakes earlier this month, Chelmsford City has decided to re-examine prize money levels and will further increase its commitment to Class 5 and 6 races.
Class 5 handicaps will all be run for £10,000 from now on and Class 6 handicaps for £8,000. All Class 5 and 6 weight-for-age races will be run at the maximum amount permitted by the BHA.
Neil Graham, Director of Racing for Chelmsford City Racecourse, said: “As an independent racecourse, we are proud, as ever, to be pushing the boundaries by offering prize money well in excess of many of our competitors. It is what owners and all of racing’s participants have been asking for, and it is no more than they deserve.
“We are delighted to have staged two Listed races at Chelmsford City this season for prize-money of £100,000 and £87,500 respectively, while the Woodford Reserve Cardinal Stakes, worth £100,000, – which offers qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby – is further evidence of our commitment to rewarding owners and trainers who put their faith in our racecourse.”
Commenting on the enhanced prize-money levels, trainer Charlie Johnston added: “Chelmsford City Racecourse has always been the best of the all-weather tracks for prize money. It is where we have the most runners and that will continue, as prize money is key to attracting owners, trainers and runners.”