The Jockey Club

The PPA is delighted to welcome The Jockey Club back as the sponsor of the Mares Maiden Series, including the Champion Novice Mare Award. The Champion Novice Mare Award will be presented at the National Awards Dinner in 2016.

Points will be awarded as follows:

Maiden Race1st - 4pts2nd - 2pts3rd - 1pt
Restricted Race1st - 5pts2nd - 3pts3rd - 1pt
Any other Point-to-Point 1st - 6pts2nd - 4pts3rd - 2pts
Hunter Chase1st - 10pts2nd - 6pts3rd - 4pts


In addition to the above award, the Mares Maiden Series (Steeple Trophy) Winner is eligible for The Jockey Club's prize money bonus as follows:

  • The total prize money won by the connections of the Mares Maiden Series winner on her first run at any of The Jockey Club's racecourses*, subsequent to winning the award, will be mirrored by a 'Bonus payment' for the same amount paid direct by Jockey Club Racecourses to the Owners, up to a maximum of £10,000.
  • The Jockey Club bonus applies only to the mare's first run at one of The Jockey Club's racecourses subsequent to winning the award and does not apply to any future runs.
  • The double prize money bonus will be paid on all prize money, not just for a win.
  • Further distribution of the bonus payment is at owner's discretion (i.e. Trainer/Jockey share).
  • There is a three year limit on the bonus potential, defined as three years from the date of the last qualifying race in the relevant Mares Maiden Series.
  • In the event of joint winners of the Mares Maiden Series, the available bonus will be split equally amongst the winning horses.
  • To activate the bonus, the connections of the Mares Maiden Series (Steeple Trophy) winner should contact Richard Norris on 020 7611 1800 before their first run at a Jockey Club Racecourses track.

Mares will be credited with points once they have been placed first, second or third in one of the qualifying races listed below.

Dates and venues for the Mares Maiden Series

Area Course Meeting Date
Sandhurst Barbury PPORA Club December 4, 2016
Sandhurst Barbury Barbury International January 14, 2016
North Friars H Jedforest Hunt January 22, 2016
D&C Chipley Park Tiverton Staghounds January 29, 2017
Mid Brocklesby Pk Brocklesby Hunt February 12, 2016
D&C Buckfastleigh South Pool Harriers February 19, 2016
S Mid Whitfield Bicester with W Ch March 12, 2016
WelshBC Garnons Ross Harriers March 19, 2016
North Friars H Duke of Buccleuch's March 19, 2016
W Mid Upton-on-S Croome & W Warks April 1, 2016
Mid Clifton-on-D Atherstone Hunt April 2, 2016
Sandhurst Barbury Tedworth Hunt April 9, 2016
WelshBC Brampton Bryan Teme Valley & United April 9, 2016
Sandhurst Hackwood Pk. Vine & Craven April 17, 2016
W Mid Upper Sapey Clifton-on-Teme April 23, 2016
WelshBC Hereford Racecourse North Hereford Hunt April 22, 2017
D&C Vauterhill Stevenstone Foxhnds May 1, 2016
Mid Dingley Fernie May 7, 2016
W Wales Carmarthenshire Trecoed May 14, 2017
D&C Trebudannon Four Burrow May 14, 2016
Mid Garthorpe Melton Hunt Club May 21, 2017
W Mid Chaddesley Corbett Albrighton & Woodland May 29, 2016

*Governed by Royal Charter, The Jockey Club is the largest commercial group in British horseracing, reinvesting every penny of its profit back into the sport. It runs 15 racecourses nationwide: Aintree, Carlisle, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs, Exeter, Haydock Park, Huntingdon, Kempton Park, Market Rasen, Newmarket (Rowley Mile and July Course), Nottingham, Sandown Park, Warwick and Wincanton.