Owners & Trainers

Competition format 

  • 7 Racing Teams compete over a 6 meetings 
  • 42 exclusive flat races all shown live on ITV and Sky Sports 
  • Over £2m in prize money 
  • Bonus prize for the winning team  

What are the participation rules?

  • It is the responsibility of individual trainers to ensure that their owners wish to participate in the Racing League and agree to be bound by the rules of the competition
  • Final decision as to which horses are selected to represent the team will rest with the team manager
  • Trainers must be available for media interviews on request during the competition
  • Trainers are encouraged to attend meetings when their horses are running
  • Stable staff must wear designated team apparel during meetings to be supplied by Racing League

How are the race points awarded?

What are the competition rules? 

  • Team with the most points after the 42 races wins Racing League 2023
  • Trainers, jockeys and horses can only be associated with one team for the duration of the competition
  • Owners may have horses in more than one team
  • Each team will have jockeys selected by the team managers via a draft, that may only ride for that team
  • No jockey can ride more than 20 races over the competition
  • Points for dead heats to be awarded as follows: position points are added together and then divided by the number of horses finishing in the dead heat

What are the race conditions?

  • 7 races per meeting - exclusively open to the 7 teams
  • Chepstow - Great Yarmouth - Newcastle - Southwell - Windsor will all have 7 races per meeting with 14 runners in each race exclusively open to the 7 teams
  • Wolverhampton - 7 races with 13 runners in each race exclusively open to the 7 teams
  • Each team to provide two runners in each race - except for one race at Wolverhampton (tbd ) when the team will have a single runner
  • All races are handicap with a range of ratings bands 
  • Race distances and Class/rating bands are to be confirmed
  • BHA normal distribution for race prize money
  • All horses run in team colours rather than owner’s colours
  • Jockey selection will be determined by the team manager rather than trainer/owner
  • Associated sponsorship under SFRO does not apply to all Racing League races

How will the Racing League be promoted and broadcast?

  • All 42 races broadcast live on ITV and Sky Sports 
  • Online international streaming partners 
  • Full radio coverage  
  • Via participating racecourses 
  • Comprehensive PR campaign 

Get Your Tickets

Race week 1 - Great Yarmouth - 27th July - info

Race week 2 - Chepstow - 10th August - info

Race week 3 - Windsor - 17th August - info

Race week 4 - Newcastle - 31st August - info

Race week 5 - Wolverhampton - 7th September - info

Race week 6 - Southwell - 13th September - info