TROTBritain Le TROT Aged Horse Series 2017

The conditions for the Le Trot races for Aged horses will be much the same as at the end of 2016. However, after looking at the distribution of monies won among the horses likely to race in 2017 - and the fact that we do not have many new ones - we will make one change. The aim is to provide better opportunities for mid-range horses. 

This change will be in addition to staging some conditioned races, such as for ‘non-winners in last 5 starts’. These will not be announced far in advance.

The change

We previously had one main threshold at £3500 and intermediate ones at £1750 in non-threshold races only and £5500 in threshold races only. 

In 2017, we will run 3 types of race, not 2.

Low: for horses under 3500, with 20 trail at 1750 [this is the old non-threshold race]

Intermediate: for horses between 1750 and 5500, with 20 trail at 3500 [this is the new type of race for which horses under 1750 or over 5500 are ineligible]

High: for horses 3500 or over, with 20 trail at 5500 [this is the old threshold race]

Entries will determine which type of race/s are carded at a meeting.

Note that there are no grades of horse, just types of race.

Preferred draw on Le Trot monies won, unless otherwise stated.

After listening to feedback, we have decided that the 5for5 system is too demanding, so we will move to a 3for3 requirement. There is, however, nothing to stop someone making a 4for4 or 5for5 payment if they wish to do so to save transactions.

Big season coming up for les Trotteurs, old and young!

There is now just one month to go before possible opening events at York and Amman Valley on May 1 – if your 3yo is qualified! As always, events are held subject to six entries.

Here are the current plans (track secretaries: please send any errors or omissions to


Tir Prince

Le Trot Aged races and 3yo Championship heats at every meeting, subject to entries

Dates: May 6 and 20, June 17, July 15 and 25, August 1 and 19, September 1, 9, 23, October 14)


June 17             The Roosevelt 1 mile

July 15              George Dixon Memorial 1 and 1/2 miles

August 1            Ephie Mather Memorial 1 mile and quarter

August 19          Douglas Lewis Memorial 1 mile

September 9      Tir Prince 3yo Le Trot Championship Finals 1 mile 

September 23    TROTBritain Le TROT Derby 1 1/2 miles Heats [nominations by May 1; sustaining by June 1]

October 14         TROTBritain Le TROT Derby 1  1/2 miles Finals


Le Trot Aged races and 3yo heats at every meeting, subject to entries

Dates: May 1 and 13. June 24, July 8 and 29, August 5-6, October 7 


October 7          Prakas Derby 1 mile

October 7          Prakas Championship 1 mile


Dates: August 15, September 30, October 12 

Featuring (1 mile, 1 furlong)

August 15          Malcom Ali Memorial

September 30    George Button Senior Challenge Cup, Fleet Hire Trophy       

Amman Valley

Dates: May 1, 7 and 29, June 4, July 23, August 28

Aged and 3yo heats at any meeting subject to entries


October 1         


Either type of race can be offered on any date, subject to entries


May 14             Tregaron 1 Aged

May 29             Appleby 1 Aged and 1 3yo

June 11            Pike Hall 2 Aged and 1 3yo

July 2               Ceredigion 2 Aged and 1 3yo heat

July 8               Evenwood

July 22             Musselburgh 2 Aged and 1 3yo heat (latter on July 21)

August 26         Tregaron 2 aged and 1 3yo (latter on August 25)


Le Trot Results 2016

Le Trot Results 2016

Here are the full results of the 41 Le TROT races in 2016.