Tag Archives: BHA

Hayley Turner has jockey’s license suspended after breaching betting rules

Hayley Turner has had her jockey’s license suspended for three months after breaching the British Horse Racing Authority (BHA) rules against betting. Although Turner’s stakes weren’t excessive and she had not placed bets on races she was involved in, the BHA deemed her actions to be in breach of a rule that was familiar to everyone involved in horse racing. …

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Ladbrokes Coral rejects the idea that trainers get preferential prices

Responding to the case that led to British trainer David Evans receiving a £3,000 fine from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Ladbrokes Coral has affirmed its consistency between prices offered to trainers and other customers. It comes after it was revealed that Evans placed a bet of £6,000 on his horse Black Dave at 4/1, whilst many bookmakers had the …

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Rule 4 debacle results in “very lenient” punishment for trainer Evans

Grosvenor Sport

The general consensus among racing fans and pundits is that trainer David Evans was right to describe his punishment from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) as “very lenient.” The saga of events that landed Evans in trouble occurred on 9 January 2015, when the trainer had both Black Dave and Tango Sky scheduled to run in the same race, he …

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Strongest ever speaker lineup for next week’s Betting on Sports

Speaker lineup

There’s just one week left to secure your ticket to Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September), an event stocked with the strongest lineup of speakers the sports betting industry has ever seen. Next week Olympia Conference Centre will open its doors to more than 1,200 high-level delegates, including representatives of more than 120 operators, 80 high-level affiliates and hundreds of …

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BHA CEO Nick Rust promotes ‘significant growth’ for betting on racing at #boscon2017

Betting on Racing

SBC Events will mark a landmark year in horse racing with a dedicated full day conference track at Betting on Sports 2017, held at Olympia from 12-15 September. Organised with support from the Racing Post, the seven-part agenda on the first full day at #boscon2017 (13 September) will cover the future of pool betting, opportunities around international racing, obstacles to …

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Betting on Sports attendees advised to book early after surge in demand

Companies at #boscon2017

SBC Events has encouraged all companies planning to get involved in Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September) to do so quickly, or risk missing out on the sports betting event of the year. Demand for tickets and accommodation for the conference, which has moved to Olympia Conference Centre this year, has been so high that the official event hotel – …

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Internal review sees BHA restructure executive team

Following an internal review, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has restructured its senior executive team and structure in order to better meet the organization’s strategic long term objectives. Furthermore, the authority detailed that the changes would reduce costs and help streamline CEO Nick Rust’s leadership duties by reducing the number of direct reports into him. Moving forward the BHA has …

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BHA appoints Chris Watts as first Head of Integrity Assurance

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the governing body of UK racing has confirmed the appointment of Chris Watts to its newly created role of Head of Integrity Assurance. Watts a former Detective Superintendent for the Metropolitan Police Homicide & Serious Crimes unit, joins the BHA from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) where he held the position of Anti-Corruption …

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BHA – UK Snap Election to have no impact on UK Racing Levy progress

The governance of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has stated that the snap UK General Election will not delay the introduction of UK racing’s central funding levy system. Last week Nick Rust Chief Executive of the BHA, confirmed that the Levy system had been approved by the European Commission, clearing a final hurdle for racing stakeholders. “With the final, outstanding …

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BHA panel finds trainer Jim Best guilty of stopping two horses

Trainer Jim Best has been found guilty by a disciplinary panel of ordering a jockey not to win two races. However, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has only suspended him for six months, after deeming that his original four-year ban until 2020 was ‘too substantial to stand’. The panel, chaired by Sir William Gage, concluded that Best was guilty of conduct …

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