Good Ground for Higham Races Heralds Bumper Entry
Higham Races is defying the odds by declaring Good going ahead of their Waveney Harriers meeting this weekend, Sunday 23rd February. Not only have the weather Gods seemingly smiled on the East Anglian fixture, but the entries have flooded in with a field of 109 across six races.
Storms Ciara and Dennis have wreaked havoc on the Point-To-Pointing calendar across the past two weeks, with further cancellations appearing almost daily. Suffolk’s Higham Races is, however, bucking the trend with Good going and a bumper entry.
We are thrilled with the number of entries, the most at Higham for quite some years and this should yield some competitive racing. The quantum of entries is due the free draining ground at Higham which should produce Good ground throughout for racing this weekend, when so many other areas of the country are unfortunately waterlogged”
commented Racecourse Director, Gi D’Angibau.
Higham features a flat course comprising eight fences jumped twice, and the home straight jumped three times. It suits those horses that like to front-run. The gravelly soil means the course can run early on in the year when other venues are waterlogged – the ground is rarely softer than Good. The course benefits from an irrigation facility close by so can easily be watered for meetings later in the season.
Course inspections on Saturday 15th and Tuesday 18th both confirmed the going as Good, with a Good to Soft area. All of the bends have been moved onto fresh ground, from January’s meeting, and the course is looking in great shape.
Racing gets underway at 12 noon with two pony races ahead of the main fixture. For more information, visit www.highamraces.co.uk