Catterick’s 2018/19 National Hunt season starts on Friday 23 November The jumps are back at Catterick Races, with the first fixture of the 2018/19 National Hunt season taking place on Friday 23 November. Following on from a successful Flat season, the North Yorkshire track will host 10 National Hunt fixtures this winter featuring the ever popular Christmas and New Year’s Day fixtures as well as the prestigious North Yorkshire Grand National on Thursday 10 January and finishing with Countryside Day on Wednesday 6 March. Fiona Needham, General Manager & Clerk of the Course said: “We’re excited for the start of the new Jumps season and have some thrilling days racing ahead of us this winter including the North Yorkshire Grand National which Sue Smith has won for the last three... (Read More)
The 2018 Apprentices Series races supported by White Rose Saddlery
24 March – Doncaster
19 April – Ripon
2 May – Pontefract
5 May – Wetherby
26 June – Beverley
22 July – Redcar
3rd August – Thirsk
9 Sept – York
20 October – Catterick
Final – Doncaster 10 November
FUTURE STARS COMP
Sebastian Woods and Paula Muir both missed an opportunity to take the lead in this year’s Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series when they both finished out of the points scoring positions in the penultimate round at Catterick.
With overall leader Kieran Schofield not in the race, there was an an opening for both his nearest rivals in the chase for the title, but Woods on the 9-4 favourite Betancourt finished a disappointing eighth and Muir was two places further back on the 14-1 chance Fillydelphia.
Victory went to Darragh Keenan on the John Ryan-trained Queen Adelaide, a win which registered his first win in the competition and took him to fifth place overall following a fifth place in the round at Redcar.
He is too far behind Schofield to catch him and it will be a three-way battle for the crown, which carries a prize worth over £2,000 and is run in conjunction with the White Rose Saddlery of Malton when the final round is held at Doncaster on November 10.
Only a win would guarantee Kieran Schofield the prize otherwise he would rely on Woods not winning the race. Seb Woods could win by finishing first or second depending on where Schofield finishes, while Paula Muir needs to win and rely on Schofield being out of the first five and Woods being no better than third.
It should be an intriguing finale.
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<ROLL OF HONOUR
2013 – Gary Mahon
(attached to Tim Easterby)
2014 – Megan Carberry
(attached to Brian Ellison)
2015 – Josh Doyle (attached to David OMeara)
2016 Rowan Scott
2017 Callum Rodregiz (attached to Michael Dodds