Tag Archives: Nick Rust

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

Grosvenor Sport

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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Jim Mullen – Industry is now in ‘burn the witch territory’

In an interview in the Racing Post, Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen has again addressed concerns regarding this October’s industry review by the UK government of FOBTs wagering levels and advertising standards. As leader of the UK’s biggest retail bookmaker, Mullen admits to the Racing Post, that he has “probably invested far too much thinking time” on the outcome of …

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BHA CEO Nick Rust promotes ‘significant growth’ for betting on racing at #boscon2017

Betting on Racing

SBC Events will mark a landmark year in horse racing with a dedicated full day conference track at Betting on Sports 2017, held at Olympia from 12-15 September. Organised with support from the Racing Post, the seven-part agenda on the first full day at #boscon2017 (13 September) will cover the future of pool betting, opportunities around international racing, obstacles to …

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BHA – UK Snap Election to have no impact on UK Racing Levy progress

The governance of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has stated that the snap UK General Election will not delay the introduction of UK racing’s central funding levy system. Last week Nick Rust Chief Executive of the BHA, confirmed that the Levy system had been approved by the European Commission, clearing a final hurdle for racing stakeholders. “With the final, outstanding …

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Betway becomes latest bookmaker to join UK racing’s ABP scheme

Updating the market, Betway has informed that it has agreed a three-year deal with UK racing to become an Authorised Betting Partner (ABP). The bookmaker will commit to making voluntary payments to help fund UK racing. As an ABP partner, Betway will receive a number of benefits including the right to promote its online betting services at syndicated ABP racing …

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BHA publishes UK racing 2017 fixture list

The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has published its fixture list for UK racing 2017, announcing year-round racing on Saturday evenings and three meetings to be staged for the first time on Good Friday. 1,496 fixtures are scheduled to take place over 363 days in 2017, 14 more than in 2016, while there will be an extra day of racing owing …

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