Tag Archives: Racing Foundation

HBLB releases £6.5m in capital credits to reduce ‘exceptional pressure’ on racing

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has confirmed that racecourses with capital credits balances currently totalling £6.5m will be able to draw on them to assist with their immediate cash requirements. As it stands, there are currently 18 racecourses which hold capital credits balances with HBLB. Under the new scheme, HBLB will allow each racecourse to have the option of …

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UK racing secures £22m hardship fund

A £22 million ‘hardship fund’ has been launched by The Horserace Betting Levy Board (Levy Board) and the Racing Foundation supporting horseracing stakeholders impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The newly reformed Levy Board acts as a non-departmental public body, in charge of collecting and organising the finances of  UK racing through betting taxes, fundraising and further on-course activities. Its counterpart the …

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Female jockeys mispriced for success

Research on over 1.6 million horse races over an 18-year time frame has found that female jockeys given odds of 9/1 are statistically as likely to win a race compared to a male ridden horse at odds of 8/1. The research, backed by both the Women in Racing’s bursary fund and the Racing Foundation, concluded that ‘female Jump jockeys may …

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Winning Post – British gambling industry undergoes structural changes

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: 2017 Participation statistics – profound structural change continues The latest Gambling Commission Participation Data demonstrates a GB sector continuing to evolve along relatively established lines. There are few …

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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 – Racing Welfare launches Cambridge University housing needs survey

Racing Homes, Racing Welfare’s housing association, has commissioned Cambridge University’s Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR) to conduct a national housing needs survey. The aim of the research is to identify the levels of welfare-driven housing requirements currently being experienced within the racing industry. It has been long-acknowledged that the lack of good quality affordable housing is a major …

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