Race Incentive Fund 2016

In 2014, the Quality Support Fund was renamed as the Race Incentive Fund. Financed by HBLB, this prize money fund totals £6.267m in 2016 (2015: £6.558m).

The budget includes payments of some £4.387m for Flat Racing and £1.880m for Jumping. For 2016 the three priorities of the Race Incentive Fund agreed by Racing are:

1. To deliver the optimal Flat race programme during the Flat Season, thereby making best use of the horse population and supporting race competitiveness.

2. To enhance the values of particular Black Type Flat race types with a view to supporting Britain’s international competitiveness.

3. To deliver the optimal Jump race programme during the Jump Season, thereby making best use of the horse population and supporting race competitiveness.

The 2016 budget will be split between payments to sustain the higher quality handicap programme and payments towards a number of developmental and black type races.

Core Flat Season Payments
Weight-For-Age Races

In the "Age" column, O denotes only, e.g three year olds only.

3yo & 3yo+ Races
Class Age Race Type 2016 Payment 2015 Payment
Class 1 3O/3+/4+ Group 3 £10,000 £10,000
Class 1 3O/3+/4+ Listed £9,000 £9,000
Class 2 3O/3+/4+ Conditions £5,000 £5,000
Class 3 3O/3+/4+ Conditions £2,000 £2,000
    Listed Handicaps £9,000 £0
2yo Races
Class Age Race Type 2016 Payment 2015 Payment
Class 1 2O Group 3 £5,000 £5,000
Class 1 2O Listed £4,500 £4,500
Class 2 2O Conditions £3,000 £3,000
Class 3 2O Conditions £2,000 £2,000
Middle Distance 3yo+ Maiden Races
Class Age Race Type 2016 Payment 2015 Payment
Class 4 3+ Middle Distance Maiden £2,500 £2,500


Handicaps

3yo+ Races: Apr, Sept, Oct, Nov
Class Age Race Type 2016 Payment 2015 Payment
Class 2 3+/4+ Handicaps £7,000 £7,000
Class 2 3+ Handicaps (100-112) £12,000 £12,000
Class 2 3+ Handicaps (100-112) £7,000 £7,000
Class 2 3O Handicaps £8,000 £8,000
Class 2 3O Handicaps (1m 6f+) £10,000 £10,000
Class 3 3+/4+ Handicaps £2,500 £2,500
Class 3 3O Handicaps £3,000 £3,000
Class 3 3O Handicaps (1m 6f+) £4,000 £4,000
Class 4 3+/4+ Handicaps £400 £400
Class 4 3O Handicaps £700 £700
Class 4 3O Handicaps (1m 6f+) £1,150 £1,150
3yo+ Races: May to August
Class Age Race Type 2016 Payment 2015 Payment
Class 2 3O/3+/4+ Handicaps (exc 3yo 1m 6f+) £3,000 £3,000
Class 2 3O Handicaps (1m 6f+) £10,000 £10,000
Class 3 3O/3+/4+ Handicaps (exc 3yo 1m 6f+) £1,500 £1,500
Class 3 3O Handicaps (1m 6f+) £4,000 £4,000
Class 4 3O/3+/4+ Handicaps (exc 3yo 1m 6f+) £0 £400
Class 4 3O Handicaps (1m 6f+) £1,150 £1,150
2yo Races: All Year
Class Age Race Type 2016 Payment 2015 Payment
Class 2 2O Nursery Handicap £2,500 £2,500
Class 3 2O Nursery Handicap £1,000 £1,000
Class 4 2O Nursery Handicap £200 £200



All-Weather Race Payments
Weight-For-Age Races

3yo & 3yo+ Races (AWT UPGRADES)
Class Age Race Type 2016 Payment 2015 Payment
Class 1 3O/3+/4+ Group 3 £10,000 £10,000
Class 1 3O/3+/4+ Listed £9,000 £9,000
Class 2 3O/3+/4+ Conditions £4,500 £5,000
Class 3 3O/3+/4+ Conditions £1,500 £2,000
2yo Races (AWT UPGRADES)
Class Age Race Type 2016 Payment 2015 Payment
Class 1 2O Group 3 £5,000 £5,000
Class 1 2O Listed £4,500 £4,500
Class 2 2O Conditions £2,500 £3,000
Class 3 2O Conditions £1,750 £2,000


Handicaps

January to March
Class Age Race Type 2016 Payment 2015 Payment
Class 2 3O/3+ Handicaps £4,000 £5,000
Class 3 3O/3+ Handicaps £1,250 £1,500
Class 4 3O/3+ Handicaps £300 £300
Nov and Dec
Class Age Race Type 2016 Payment 2015 Payment
Class 2 2O/3O/3+ Handicaps £4,000 £5,000
Class 3 2O/3O/3+ Handicaps £1,250 £1,500
Class 4 2O/3O/3+ Handicaps £300 £300


Jump

 
STEEPLE CHASE WFA/Hcap 2016 Payment 2015 Payment
Grade 2 Chase Both £5,000 £5,000
Listed Steeple Chase WFA £4,000 £4,000
Class 2 Open Handicap Chase Hcap £4,000 £4,000
Class 2 Handicap Chase Hcap £2,500 £2,500
Class 2 Graduation Chase WFA £10,000 £10,000
Class 2 Chase WFA £4,000 £4,000
Class 2 Novices' Chase Both £4,000 £4,000
Class 3 Novices' Chase Both £2,500 £2,500
Class 3 Handicap Chase HCap £1,500 £1,500
Class 4 Novices' Chase WFA £0 £1,000
 
HURDLES & BUMPERS WFA/Hcap 2016 Payment 2015 Payment
Grade 2 Hurdles Both £4,000 £4,000
Grade 1 and 2 Mares Hurdles Both £10,000 £10,000
Listed Hurdles WFA £3,000 £3,000
Listed Mares Hurdles & Chases Both £10,000 £10,000
Listed NHF Races WFA £3,000 £3,000
Listed Mares NHF Races WFA £10,000 £10,000
Class 2 Open Handicap Hurdles Hcap £3,000 £3,000
Class 2 Handicap Hurdles Hcap £2,000 £2,000
Class 2 Mares Handicap Hurdles Hcap £5,000 £5,000
Class 2 Hurdles (inc. Novices) WFA £3,000 £3,000
Class 3 Handicap Hurdles Hcap £800 £800
Class 3 Hurdles (inc. Novices) WFA £1,000 £1,000

 

Last Updated: 25 January 2017