The following Young Bird programme was in operation during 2017:

  • 1st February – Full Payment to be made
  • 20th February to 31st March – Acceptance and delivery of young birds by arrangement (Wednesdays and Weekends)
  • Training race – Monday 31st July: Penkridge, 49 miles 889 yards
  • Hot Spot One – Thursday 10th August: Ashbourne, 70 miles 613 yards
  • Hot Spot Two – Tuesday 15th August: Chesterfield, 88 miles 355 yards
  • Hot Spot Three – Thursday 24th August: Bubwith, 137 miles 231 yards
  • Hot Spot Four – Friday 1st September: Brawby Grange, 162 miles 1022 yards

NB – if hot spot races cannot be held on the appointed day because of inclement weather, the committee has the right to move them to another date, and all prize money and pool money will be flown for on the first available day. Please keep an eye on the Blog for the latest training and racing updates.

  • Final Race – Tuesday 12th September, Alnwick (235 miles, 898 yards)