Tag Archives: Brant Dunshea

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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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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Purebred Arabian racing to be integrated into British calendar

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has teamed up with The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) to further integrate Purebred Arabian (PA) racing into the British racing calendar in 2020. The integration will see a standardisation of regulatory practices within PA racing with thoroughbred racing and follows approval from British racing’s Executive Committee and the BHA Board. Charles Gregson, ARO Chairman commented: …

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Shaun Parker named as BHA’s Head of Stewarding

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that  Shaun Parker – Chief Stipendiary Steward for the National Horseracing Authority of South Africa based in Durban – has been appointed as its new Head of Stewarding. The appointment, which follows on from a lengthy, extensive global recruitment process, will see Parker take responsibility for the management of the BHA’s stewarding team, …

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BHA recommends total riders reduction for Cheltenham races

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has recommended cutting the maximum number of runners in races at Cheltenham from 24 to 20 to decrease the amount of fallers at the Festival. This was part of a review into the annual meeting – one of the biggest events on the sports betting calendar – designed to increase the sport’s welfare and subsequently secure its …

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BHA aims to enhance integrity and safety with“one team” focus

British horseracing is to see the evolution of its officiating model from 2019, designed to raise the bar on the sports regulation, in addition to how it handles issues of integrity, safety, welfare and the management of risk on the racecourse. Coming as the result of an extensive consultation process, the new raceday regulatory system was born on the belief …

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Enhanced verification process enforced by the BHA

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Additional verification procedures for all races in Great Britain have been announced by the British Horseracing Association (BHA), aimed at bringing greater accuracy for punters and bookmakers by minimising the risk of human error in the results process. Trailed extensively since March of this year, the process involves an additional line of verification is in place before the ‘weighed in’ …

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Brant Dunshea lands key role at the BHA

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The British Horseracing Authority has chosen Brant Dunshea to succeed Jamie Stier as its new Chief Regulatory Officer, after Stier opted to return to Australia to take up a post with Racing Victoria. Dunshea has been with the BHA since March 2015 and is currently the Director of Integrity and Regulatory Operations, he will take up his duties immediately. The BHA worked with recruitment …

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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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