Tag Archives: British Horseracing Authority

Sweden joins BHA’s equine anti-doping policy

Sweden joins Ireland, France and Germany as the nations whose runners in Britain are treated in the same way as British-registered horses.All other international runners are required to be sampled prior to running in Britain The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) today announces the addition of Sweden to the list of racing nations whose runners in Britain will be treated, in …

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BHA publishes rise in UK horse training

There were promising signs regarding the number of horses in training in British Racing in figures published today by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), especially amongst the Flat population. The figures show that there was an average of 8,914 Flat horses in training throughout the first three months of 2015, a rise of 241 (3%) compared to 2014 and the …

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Industry warns of potential Betting Right EU breach

The controversial introduction of the Betting Right which aims to replace the UK’s 53 year old levy system to fund the horse racing industry may be contested in the European Parliament. Betting Right detractors may protest that the UK government and British Horse Racing Authority (BHA) may be in breach of interstate funding rules and policy. The Betting Right has …

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Richard Glynn steps down as Ladbrokes CEO

Ladbrokes announced that Chief Executive Officer Richard Glynn will step down next year after four years leading the UK bookmaker and FTSE 250 Company. Richard Glynn was appointed CEO of Ladbrokes in April 2010 with hopes of turning around the operators performance, Glynn had emphasised that Ladbrokes would focus on creating market leading igaming and online sports betting product offerings. …

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McGrath facing ‘inside information’ betting rule breach

Scottish Grand National-winning jockey Richie McGrath has temporarily stepped down from his role at the Professional Jockeys Association after being charged with breaching betting rules by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). McGrath, a board member with the PJA, has been charged with using inside information, along with former licensed trainer Kate Walton and ‘registered persons’ Mark Aspey, Carl Flint, Kristian …

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Chief Exec Paul Bittar set to leave BHA

Paul Bittar Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is set to leave his leading governance role with BHA at the end of the year, once his three year contract ends.Paul Bittar was appointed Chief Executive of BHA in September 2011, having previously worked for Racing Victoria (Australia) and for the New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Association. BHA senior management …

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BHA relauches horseracing website

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has relaunched its website, britishhorseracing.com. The website redevelopment was carried out in conjunction with design agency Firedog and included consultation across the racing industry and with the users of britishhorseracing.com via an online survey and user testing workshops. The headline developments of the new site include: A cleaner design with a more logical navigation Improvements …

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Queens prize horse tests positive for banned substances

The Queen’s Estimate filly, winner of last year’s Ascot Gold Cup, has tested positive for banned substance morphine. The British Horseracing Authority said that a number of post-race samples obtained from recent meets have found, upon analysis of the ‘A’ samples, to have morphine, prohibited under raceday regulations. Although permitted for use in-training, five horses have so far tested positive for alleged race day breaches. The …

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BHA making plans for independence

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it is making changes to its Board and its way of working. These changes are designed to fit with governance best practice and help the implementation of the current Strategy for Growth work. The BHA has started the process of finding a number of new Directors and has appointed specialist search firm …

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ARC happy with All-Weather Championships

Racecourse operator ARC has hailed the success of the first ever All-Weather Championships which took place between October 2013 and April 2014 and culminated in the £1 Million Finals Day on Good Friday, 18April 2014. Tony Kelly, ARC Managing Director, said: “We are really pleased Year One of the All-Weather Championships proved to be such a thorough success. I would …

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