Tag Archives: The Horsemen’s Group

UK racing adopts non-standard race times to support its broadcast appeal 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) have taken the joint decision to adopt ‘non-standard race times’ across their respective fixtures schedules on a permanent basis, commencing 1 October 2020. The governing bodies have undertaken the decision to avoid fixture clashes and delayed races, with non-standard race times delivering further fixture clarity to racegoers, trainers and broadcasters. …

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Horseracing prize money facing cuts as levy drops £17m

British horseracing stakeholders have had to urgently initiate a plan of action following the recent Horserace Betting Levy Board’s (HBLB) announcement that estimated Levy income for the year ended 31st March 2019 will be some £78m, a fall of £17m from last year. News of the fall in yield were presented to racing’s HBLB representatives, Andy Clifton from the Racecourse …

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The Jockey Club in record prize money contributions

The Jockey Club has announced a record £4.2m increase in prize money contributions in 2018, with Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) also set to commit £27.1m to prize money from its own resources, at all levels of the sport and subject to abandonments. Total race values spread across its 15 strong racecourse portfolio is set to exceed £53m, another record, and …

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