Tag Archives: Paul Bittar

BHA appoints Nick Rust as CEO

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced the appointment of Nick Rust, former Retail Director of Ladbrokes as new Chief Executive Officer. Rust will replace outgoing CEO Paul Bittar, who ends a three year tenure at the helm of BHA. Rust has been involved in the racing and the betting industry since 1987, having served in numerous senior management positions …

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BHA reveals initiatives to address small field races

Following the publication of the 2015 Fixture List, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced a series of measures designed to address issues regarding the increasing number of uncompetitive, small-field races. Paul Bittar, BHA Chief Executive, said: “Set against a list of positive developments such as increased prize money, healthy racecourse attendances and the exceptionally high quality of racing …

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Racing Levy Board agrees Levy Scheme for 2015/16

The Horserace Betting Levy Board members have approved unanimously the Recommendations from the Bookmakers’ Committee for the terms of the 54th Levy Scheme (1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016). The Bookmakers’ Committee’s estimate of 54th Levy Scheme yield, added to Betfair’s estimated £7.8m contribution, is £74.3m. The Bookmakers’ Committee estimates that the current (53rd) Levy Scheme in 2014/15, inclusive of …

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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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