All-weather series to start
Wolverhampton's meeting on October 26 will see the first qualifiers for the new £1million All-Weather Championships Day.
Arena Racing Company (ARC) this week announced a £2m injection of money into the winter season, leading up to the conclusion on Good Friday, and horses trying to get that far must run in a minimum of three races at Britain's four artificial surface tracks.
The other route is to win one of the 16 'Win-and-you're-in' races, the first of which is at Lingfield on October 31.
Jim Allen, racing director at ARC, said: "We are very much looking forward to the seven races at Wolverhampton on Saturday, October 26 as they mark a new era in all-weather racing.
"They, like every all-weather race afterwards up to April 12, are qualifiers for the thrilling new All-Weather Championships Finals Day.
"There will now be a narrative to the all-weather season as we have created something exciting and joined up, which people will be able to follow easily."