Tag Archives: Professional Jockeys Association

Horse racing announces support for social media boycott

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it will join other sporting organisations in this weekend’s social media boycott to highlight awareness of online racism and abuse. Horse racing will join the boycott from 9pm today (30 April), following a commemoration for Lorma Brooke, the amateur jockey who passed away of injuries from a racing accident this month, and …

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UK racing remains hopeful for crowd pilot events

Racecourse officials are awaiting news from the UK government regarding which fixtures will be permitted to host pilot events as racing inks plans to bring back crowds. A crowd of 5,000 were originally due to attend the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival last month, alongside four bookmakers. However, these plans were scuppered following an announcement by Prime Minister …

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UK jockeys allowed to wear individual betting sponsorship

The Board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has approved a proposal from the Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) that the Code of Conduct regarding sponsorship of professional jockeys by bookmakers should be relaxed, on a trial basis. Betting operators will now be permitted to sponsor individual jockeys, as opposed to the previous regulation which only permitted sponsorship agreements involving 50 …

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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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