Winter Jump Fixture Fund (WJFF)
The Winter Jump Fixture Fund replaces the Fixture Incentive Fund (FIF) in 2023, though with the similar objective of encouraging racecourses to stage fixtures on days which may be unattractive to racegoers, but are important to the generation of off-course betting turnover, levy income and for providing opportunities for the horse population. The WJFF is a prize money-based payment by HBLB in contrast to the FIF which saw a cash sum paid to the racecourse hosting an eligible fixture.
The total allocation to the 2023 WJFF is £1.3m (2022: £1.9m FIF). Jump fixtures taking place from Sunday to Friday between January 2nd – March 17th will receive payments as follows:
No WJFF payments are made to the Cheltenham Festival and fixtures on Sunday 1st January.
As with the FIF, if a fixture that was scheduled to receive a WJFF payment is abandoned, the payment will be made to the racecourse’s next fixture of that code.