This is the latest press release from the BHA, 25/09/2017 @ 14:30:00
• The race is a replacement for The Ayr Gold Cup following its abandonment at Ayr
• All original entries at publication of weights in Ayr Gold Cup will stand
• Runners to be confirmed by noon on Tuesday, 26 September
• No Special Draw to take place
Following the abandonment of racing at Ayr on Saturday, 23 September, the British Horseracing Authority has confirmed the transfer of entries from the Ayr Gold Cup to the 32Red Gold Cup to be staged at Haydock Park on Saturday, 30 September.
Original entries in the Ayr Gold Cup, which were released to the press on Wednesday, August 16th and subsequently published with weights in the Racing Calendar of Thursday, August 24th, will stand. However, horses must be confirmed by noon on Tuesday, 26 September and declarations to run must be made by 10am on Thursday, 28 September.
There will be no special draw for the race and the standard automated draw allocation will be in operation. The race will have a maximum safety factor of 17 runners.
The BHA is grateful to Haydock Park, The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and the sponsors 32Red for their contributions.