Change in UK juvenile rules confirmed

Trainers will be allowed to run horses that have won over hurdles in France in British juvenile hurdles from the start of next season.

At present, any three-year-old that has won over hurdles in France, before the start of the British season, is not eligible to run in novices' races, of which juvenile races are a sub-type.

A change in the rules will permit any juvenile which has won over hurdles prior to the start of the British season, to race in novice events, including the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

However, the novice restriction will still apply to the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

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