All races that take place are graded into certain classes. The theory being that horses of similar abilities would compete against each other, rather than be outclassed.
Prize money is paid to the owners of horses that win their races. Naturally, the size of the prize money on offer is higher on the better class races.
Here’s a list of the various classes:
|A||Pattern and Listed|
|B||Non-Listed Rated Stakes 0-105 + handicap||£10,000 (2yr old £9,000)|
|C||Apprentice or Amateur Race, handicap 0-90/100||£6,500 (Apprentice or Amateur £7,500)|