Everything You Need To Know About The Racing League 2022

James Mackie

Racing League 2022

The second resumption of the Racing League gets underway at Doncaster on Thursday and lasts for six weeks and we have put together everything you need to know about this year's competition.

This season the seven teams will compete across 42 races at six meetings held every Thursday evening at different tracks around the UK.

The league have made it so each field is restricted to a maximum of 14 runners where each team will be represented by two runners.

Last year the league was made up of 12 teams that were sponsored by numerous different corporations but this term the league has been changed to seven regional line-ups: Scotland, the North, Ireland, Yorkshire, Wales and the West, the East, London and the South.

The league runs as a points-based tournament with 100 points available per race. First place will land 25 points, while points are spread all the way down to tenth position, with a single point being available to the 10th placed horse.

Six of the seven races every week are handicap events, featuring horses that are aged three and above and rated between 0-90.The other race is open to two-year-old horses rated between 0-85.

The prize money on offer across the league is as follows: For the three-year-old races, there is a £50,000 pot for every race, while for the two-year-old races the figure is set at £25,000.

The overall prize-money for the league has been boosted by £200,000 to reach £2 million for 2022.

How You Can Watch it

The 2022 Racing League will go ahead every Thursday evening, starting this week on August 4th all the way through to September 15th.

This year every race will be live on either Sky Sports Racing and ITV4, with Talk Sport also set to broadcast some of the key races across the six weeks.

Where Will It Take Place

The league will take place across five UK racecourses across six weeks with: Doncaster, Lingfield, Newcastle, Windsor and Southwell showing off the racing.

Doncaster – August 4th
Lingfield – August 11th
Newcastle – August 25th
Windsor – September 1th
Southwell – September 8th
Newcastle – September 15th

This Year's Teams

The Teams:

Wales and the West
Team manager: Jamie Osborne
Frankie Dettori
Adam Kirby
David Egan
Callum Shepherd
Neil Callan
Clifford Lee

Ireland
Team manager: Kevin Blake
Tom Marquand
Jason Watson
Tyler Herd
Dylan Browne McMonagle
Gavin Ryan
Billy Lee

The North
Team manager: Mick Quinn
Jamie Spencer
Paul Hanagan
Ben Robinson
Conor Beasley
Harrison Shaw
Pat Cosgrave
Lewis Edmunds

London and the South
Team manager: Matt Chapman
Nicola Currie
Sean Levey
Marco Ghiani
Daniel Muscutt
Laura Pearson
Eoin Walsh
Louis Steward

The East
Team manager: Rupert Bell
Jack Mitchell
Hayley Turner
Luke Morris
Kieran Shoemark
Cameron Noble
Ray Dawson
Grace McEntee

Yorkshire
Team manager: Leonna Mayor
Cam Hardie
David Allan
Paul Mulrennan
Oisin McSweeney
Joanna Mason
Dougie Costello
William Carver

Scotland
Team manager: Linda Perratt
Kevin Stott
Ryan Sexton
Andrew Mullen
Ben Curtis
Graham Lee
James Sullivan
Rowan Scott

(Credit Racing Post)

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