Tag Archives: BHA

BHA promotes Alison Enticknap to lead new Strategic Change Division

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has established a new executive role that will oversee the strategic change of UK racing with its network of stakeholders.  Titled the Director of Strategy & Change, the executive role will be formally led by Alison Enticknap, who has served as the governing body’s Interim Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs since November 2021. An …

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BHA launches new CareersinRacing.com portal 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has relaunched the jobs board of CareersinRacing.com to help fill open vacancies across UK racing’s value chain. The new portal is free to all racing employers, who will be able to list and better inform audiences of current opportunities to work in racing. A new look CareersinRacing.com has been launched during National Careers Week – …

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UK Racing launches working party to improve ‘culture of respect’

UK racing has formed ‘a cross-industry working party’ that will establish an action plan that aims to breed a culture of respect across all components of the sport. The directive was originally announced last December, as racing stakeholders issued a joint-statement “regarding the conduct of those who work in the sport, and a commitment to take wide-ranging action to offer …

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UK racing calls for stakeholder input to measure environmental footprint 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has urged all stakeholders to participate in its online questionnaire to help map the environmental activity of UK racing. The questionnaire forms part of UK racing’s CSR commitment, in which the governing bodies of the BHA, The Horsemen’s Group, Racing Foundation and Racecourse Association (RCA) have pledged to progress the sport’s environmental sustainability. Last year, …

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UK racing expands support for Diversity & Inclusion commitments

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has secured a commitment from UK racing’s nine leading organisations to support and strengthen its Diversity and Inclusion Programme.  Leading racetrack operators Arena Racing Company and The Jockey Club have pledged their support to expand UK racing’s D&I programme that is stewarded by The Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG). The programme will be further …

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BHA appoints Raj Parker as regulatory director 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed the inbound appointment of Raj Parker as an independent non-executive director for UK racing’s governing body.  A senior partner of London law firm Freshfields, Parker is recognised as one of the UK’s leading barristers and arbitrators of sports and media law.   Parker will join the BHA governance on 1 January 2022, replacing Sir …

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Winning Post: Sports funding faces a slippery slope

Regulus Partners observes a week of parliamentary debate on the future of gambling sponsorships. A topic that garners MPs direct attention, who have yet to deliver concrete resolutions on how gambling reforms will impact the future of sports funding. The complexities of the gambling reform debate were laid bare in Parliament this week as the issues of sports funding and …

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BHA to review +2,000 responses to whip inquiry

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has disclosed that it has received over 2,000 responses to its online questionnaire on horse whip practices. The update follows the closure of the initial phase of UK racing’s review of the use of foam-padded whips during races and the improvement of equine welfare.  Feedback submitted by industry stakeholders including riders, breeders, owners and the …

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UK Racing maintains its one ride limit jockey safety protocol 

UK racing will maintain its COVID-safety approach, limiting professional jockeys to riding only one meeting per day.  The decision was announced by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and the Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) following consultation with riders, trainers and further safety stakeholders. A limit on jockey runs was introduced during 2020 as part of a series of initial measures designed …

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UK Racing’s bloodstock rights strengthened by new BIF code of practice

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that a new ‘Bloodstock Industry Code of Practice’ will be incorporated into the rules of UK racing as of 16 August. The Code has been developed by the newly established Bloodstock Industry Forum (BIF), which was tasked with updating the rules and practices on the buying and selling of horse bloodstock rights – …

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