Tag Archives: BHA

BHA publishes 2016 horseracing fixture list

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today published the Fixture List for 2016, with a total of 1,482 fixtures programmed. The headline elements of the Fixture List are: A total of 1,482 fixtures have been scheduled, 11 more than in 2015. The ratio of fixtures in 2016 – Jump 40.0% : Flat Turf 38.7% : All Weather 21.3% – remains broadly similar to …

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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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Nick Rust executes BHA executive team restructure

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today outlined details of a number of changes within its Executive team, designed to best position the organisation to deliver on its responsibilities towards the sport, and play its part in the future growth of British Racing. The restructure is the result of a review carried out by the BHA’s Chief Executive Nick Rust, …

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BHA launches launches racing bettor’s forum

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has published details of a new Horseracing Bettors Forum, which will allow people who bet on British Racing to provide the BHA with constructive suggestions about how the sport can develop and change, for the benefit of the betting public. The purpose of the Forum is to deliver proposals and recommendations to the BHA and …

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UAE toughens equestrian law to stop racing corruption

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved a new equestrian law which aims to combat illegal substances being used in horse racing and its associated racing events. The law has been directly approved by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the UAE, who wants to promote legitimate racing and eliminate potential corruption and fraud. The new law will …

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Sweden joins BHA’s equine anti-doping policy

Sweden joins Ireland, France and Germany as the nations whose runners in Britain are treated in the same way as British-registered horses.All other international runners are required to be sampled prior to running in Britain The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) today announces the addition of Sweden to the list of racing nations whose runners in Britain will be treated, in …

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BHA appoints Sir Paul Stephenson as Independent Regulatory Director

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the sport’s governing and regulatory body, today announces that former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service Sir Paul Stephenson has been appointed to its Board. Sir Paul will take up his role as an Independent Regulatory Director on 1 July, and will replace Ben Gunn in this capacity. Gunn, who has been involved with the …

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BHA publishes rise in UK horse training

There were promising signs regarding the number of horses in training in British Racing in figures published today by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), especially amongst the Flat population. The figures show that there was an average of 8,914 Flat horses in training throughout the first three months of 2015, a rise of 241 (3%) compared to 2014 and the …

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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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Industry warns of potential Betting Right EU breach

The controversial introduction of the Betting Right which aims to replace the UK’s 53 year old levy system to fund the horse racing industry may be contested in the European Parliament. Betting Right detractors may protest that the UK government and British Horse Racing Authority (BHA) may be in breach of interstate funding rules and policy. The Betting Right has …

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