Promotions at non-divisional races

Earlier in the year there was some discussion as to whether promotions could take place at races such as the Frank Luzmore and Thameside.  The MRC agree that the current wording created some ambiguity and so the rule wording has been revised accordingly.

For clarity promotions can take place at such events.  Such races are one of the few occasions that all divisions race over the same distances in the same conditions and are thus useful ‘leveller’ against which performances can be compared.  Such races can also however be subject to adverse river levels and weather conditions which may be taken into account and mean that no promotions are appropriate.