New BHA plan and Flat fixtures revealed

The latest BHA plan and Flat fixtures released today detail how the early weeks of the season pan out.

Guineas Weekend remains on 6-7 June with Royal Ascot still on 16-20 June. The Derby and The Oaks, staying at Epsom Downs, meanwhile, have the provisional date of 4 July.

This was the scheduled day for the Eclipse at Sandown Park, but it now moves back 24 hours. That Group 1 contest has a change of conditions this year, however.

Given the race’s proximity to the Classics, it will only be open to older horses. Another race that to change is the Group 2 Dahlia Stakes for older fillies and mares.

This event is usually run over nine furlongs, but this year has a trip of a mile-and-quarter. Assuming a 1 June start planned for Newcastle, there are 20 black type races in the first week of the BHA plan.

Starting on 3 June with a 1m 2f Group 3 Classic Trial at Kempton Park, this is a busy series of Flat fixtures. The first Group 1 of the season is 5 June with the 1m 4f Coronation Cup at Newmarket instead of Epsom.

BHA plan of flat fixtures for week commencing 1 June

Kempton Park (3 June)

  • Classic Trial (Group 3), 1m 2f, 3yos only
  • Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes (Listed), 1m, 4yo fillies and mares and up

Newcastle (4 June)

  • Pavilion Stakes (Group 3), 6f, 3yos only

Lingfield Park (5 June)

  • Lingfield Derby Trial (Listed), 1m 3f, 3yo colts and geldings
  • Lingfield Oaks Trial (Listed), 1m 3f, 3yo fillies only

Newmarket (5 June)

  • Coronation Cup (Group 1), 1m 4f, 4yos and up
  • Abernant Stakes (Group 3), 6f, 3yos and up
  • Brigadier Gerard Stakes (Group 3), 1m 2f, 4yos and up
  • Paradise Stakes (Listed), 1m, 3yos and up

Newcastle (6 June)

  • Sagaro Stakes (Group 3), 2m, 4yos and up

Newmarket (6 June)

  • 2000 Guineas (Group 1), 1m, 3yo colts and fillies
  • Dahlia Stakes (Group 2), 1m 2f, 4yo fillies and mares and up
  • Palace House Stakes (Group 3), 5f, 3yos and up
  • Newmarket Stakes (Listed), 1m 2f, 3yo colts and geldings

Haydock Park (7 June)

  • Pinnacle Stakes (Group 3), 1m 4f, 4yo fillies and mares and up
  • Spring Trophy (Group 3), 7f, 3yos and up
  • Cecil Frail Stakes (Listed), 6f, 3yo fillies and up

Newmarket (7 June)

  • 1000 Guineas (Group 1), 1m, 3yo fillies
  • Buckhounds Stakes (Listed), 1m 4f, 4yos and up
  • Pretty Polly Stakes (Listed), 1m 2f, 3yo fillies only
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