Season-long Handicap Series starts at Tuesday’s race meeting

Beverley Races.
Beverley Races.

Beverley’s seven-race programme on Tuesday is set to start at 2pm and includes this year’s renewal of The Annie Oxtoby Memorial Handicap Stakes – a contest for sprinters over five furlongs.

The afternoon’s feature race is The Happy Birthday Graham Roberts Handicap Stakes over the extended mile, while three-year-olds take part in The Colin Hepple – The Gambler Handicap Stakes over one-mile-and-a-quarter.

The first of the seven races comprising The Beverley Middle-Distance Handicap Series takes place during the meeting. Runners will accumulate points during this series of races over one-mile-and-a-half according to places obtained.

The series culminates at Beverley on Sunday, August 24, with the owner of the overall winner receiving a bonus of £1,000.