We are pleased to provide each licensed jumps racing trainer and jockey with a copy of Victoria’s 2020 jumps racing program.
The program, which offers over $3.8 million in prizemoney, was developed in consultation with the AJRA and the participating race clubs and remains very similar to the 2019 program.
A total of 61 jumps races – 39 hurdles and 22 steeplechases – have been programmed for the 2020 season, the same figure as 2019. Trialling will commence at Cranbourne on Friday, 21 February with the first meeting of the season scheduled at Warrnambool on Thursday, 12 March.
Warrnambool will host six jumps meetings, the same figure as 2019, including the three-day May Carnival which boasts a minimum $785,000 in prize money for the jumps races.
Pakenham will continue to host the Mosstrooper Jumps Raceday on Sunday, 19 July following a successful first running of the meeting in July this year.
Once again, the season will conclude with the Grand National Steeplechase at Ballarat on Sunday, 23 August, where the six-race meeting will remain exclusive to jumps racing and offer $630,000 in prize money.
One of the minor changes within the program is the inclusion of a jumps meeting at Sale, who did not host one in 2019, with the Club to conduct three jumps races as part of their program on Tuesday, 12 May.
Furthermore, to avoid a clash with South Australia’s revamped Oakbank program, the Hamilton meeting that was scheduled to host the $50,000 Eulong Steeplechase among three jumps races on Sunday, 5 April has been brought forward a week to Sunday, 29 March.
We look forward to your participation in the 2020 jumps racing season.
Click here to view the full 2020 Victorian jumps racing program.
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