BHRC – 2018 Star Maker Series


Further to the previous notification, the format for the Star Maker Series has been refined.

Promoters have been notified of the tender process for the heats and final – these are due back by 9th March.

Star Maker Series
A new series to cater for the lower end of the handicap. The target region being horses that have not won much money at 2YO or 3YO. The series will consist of heats and a final, which Promoters have been invited to tender for.
The series will be raced as 8 heats, staged between 5th May and 7th July and Final to be staged between 8th July and 5th August.
The date control has been set to ensure that the race series is contended over a period of time where all entries can race and qualify and compete in the final, and also when the majority of horses are in training and racing.
Entries will be minimum of 30 horses and maximum of 50. This is to ensure that all entries can be catered for over the 8 allocated heats.
Once the tenders are in and the dates and venues for the heats and final decided, these will be published to licence holders with the opening of entries.
Nominations will be £100 per horse as per conditions below.

8 Heats in total to be staged between 5th May and 7th July
Final between 8th July and 5th August
Tenders due back to BHRC by 12noon Friday 9th March

(Entries to open Monday 12th March after tenders are in and decided for heats & final)
Race conditions:

  • Entries open to horses 4YO and over with £1000 or less LIFETIME earnings at time of nomination (maiden/novice/graded/unraced and unqualified horses can enter as long as they meet both conditions)
  • £100 Nomination Fee per horse due by Monday 23rd April 2018
  • Minimum entries 30, maximum 50 horses (on a first come basis)
  • 8 Heats in total to be staged (dates and venues when confirmed)
  • An 8 Horse Final to be staged (date and venue when confirmed)
  • All heats limited to track maximum
  • Entry Fee of £35
  • All heats are Ballot For Position
  • Nominees limited to competing in maximum of two heats
  • Where heats are oversubscribed, horses with least runs will be given priority. Entries will be balloted out if necessary to allow horses to enter in alternative races
  • Heats winners automatically qualify for Final to make the 8 horse final
  • Reserves for Final will be determined by points earned during the series (10 points for 2nd place, 6 points for 3rd place, 4 points for 4th and 2 points for 5th place), in the event of a tie on points and a reserve spot coming available, it will be drawn by ballot

30-40 entries Prize Money:
Purse: 8 heats @ £875 (475/250/100/50)
Final: £5700 (3000/1500/750/300/150)

40-50 entries Prize Money;
Purse: 8 Heats @ £950 (550/250/100/50)
Final: Minimum Final Purse £6000 with guaranteed £3000 to the winner

The BHRC hope that the series in the format as set out above will be supported by both Promoters and Licence Holders.

The series is subject to sufficient tenders from Promoters. Updates will follow after 9th March.