Tag Archives: British Horseracing Authority

Equine welfare organisations out in force at Aintree

This years Randox Health Grand National is to once again see a host of leading equine welfare organisations and charities come together, highlighting a variety of factors which affect Britain’s horses. Joining the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will be the RSPCA, World Horse Welfare, British Horse Society and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), under the banner of The Horse Comes First, …

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Trainers lose self-certification rights due to non-runner scheme

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has suspended the right to withdraw horses via self-certificate of 13 flat trainers, as a result of relatively high non-runner rates. A number of trainers were warned in August that they had until an April 1 cut off to ensure rates were below the prescribed threshold, currently set at 14% on the flat and 12% …

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BHA begins Cheltenham investigation after deaths of six horses

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to launch a review after six horses died at last weeks Cheltenham Festival. During the first day (Tuesday 13 March) of the four-day event, Mossback and Report to Base died, while Sandsend broke a leg in the County Hurdle in a race to the finish on the final day (Friday 16 March). Also on …

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All change at the head of the Horseracing Bettors Forum

Simon Rowlands is to step down as chair of the Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) next month, with longtime member Matt Bisogno taking the reigns. The officially recognised body, which represents punters interests in British racing, is to see the change of leadership on March 5. Rowlands, who has occupied the position since the HBF’s inception in August 2015, was originally …

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Study suggests female jockeys as good as males

A new study by the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA has found that the performance of female jockeys is similar to that of their male counterparts. The MBA, run by the University of Liverpool with funding from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and the Racing Foundation, has been utilising detailed analysis techniques on data covering a …

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BHA announces full review into anti-doping rules

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it will launch a full review into horse racing’s anti-doping regulations. The decision comes after the sport was marred by a couple of highly publicised cases, subsequently the BHA has opted to enforce a complete review into the current regulations, which were originally enforced last year. Two of the cases that arose …

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Internal review sees BHA restructure executive team

Following an internal review, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has restructured its senior executive team and structure in order to better meet the organization’s strategic long term objectives. Furthermore, the authority detailed that the changes would reduce costs and help streamline CEO Nick Rust’s leadership duties by reducing the number of direct reports into him. Moving forward the BHA has …

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The Racing Partnership licenses RDT as data provider until 2019

The Racing Partnership has licensed Racecourse Data Technologies (RDT) to provide services to on course bookmakers from its 22 racecourses. The licensing has formalised RDT’s role as an on course technology service provider to Racing Partnership racecourses until the end of 2019. RDT will play an integral role in ensuring that The Racing Partnership can deliver fast and reliable data, …

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Sky Bet becomes the latest authorised betting partner

On Friday it was announced that Sky Bet has become the latest bookmaker to sign up as an authorised betting partner in association with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). This agreement, which was first reported by Racing Post, was speculated upon in recent weeks and comes just in time for Cheltenham Festival which begins on Tuesday of this week. Now its ABP …

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Former jockey Darren Egan gets 12 year racing ban

Former jockey Darren Egan has been suspended from racing for 12 years after participating in ‘a conspiracy which struck at the heart of the sport’. Egan was found guilty of corruption charges last November, but the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has now confirmed he is suspended until November 22, 2027. The former leading apprentice was found to have engaged in …

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