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Wetherby to host Flat racing

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Published at 7:56am 5th August 2014. (Updated at 10:15am 5th August 2014)

Wetherby Racecourse will host its first ever fixture on the Flat next year.

The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed that Wetherby has been successful in its application, with the first meeting being held on Sunday 26 April 2015.

But the racecourse, founded in 1891, insists it will retain its focus on Jump racing.

Jonjo Sanderson, Chief Executive & Clerk of the Course of Wetherby Racecourse & Conference Centre, said: "We are delighted to have been allocated our first Flat raceday on Sunday 26 April next year.

"This day is a conversion of an existing Jump fixture, which had been scheduled to take place the previous Sunday.

"The fixture slot is one that Wetherby has had for a number of years, but we were required to vacate it in 2014 to accommodate the break in Jump racing following the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown Park.

"The rationale behind the introduction of Flat racing at Wetherby is to try and grow our business and attract a new customer base to Wetherby, as well as achieving a greater utilisation of the excellent equine and customer facilities that the racecourse has to offer.

"This should not be seen as a step towards the end of Jump racing at Wetherby - in fact the opposite.

"Any Flat racing fixtures we secure will be supplementary to our core activity of Jump racing and provide vital support to Wetherby's Jump race programme."

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