Tag Archives: British Horse Racing Authority (BHA)

BHA launches report analysing Chinese influence in UK racing

A new report published by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has been released, which has revealed a rapidly growing interest in UK horse racing across China, which may offer a huge trading and influencing opportunity for the UK. The report, entitled British Horseracing’s International Influence, sets out to examine the ways in which British racing can both influence and support …

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BHA debuts new Jump technology at Cheltenham Festival

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), in collaboration with Cheltenham Racecourse and Racetech, has launched its new official Jump race timing technology, set to be rolled out across this year’s Festival. The new technology aims to met the demands from bookmakers for accurate and consistent timing data from Jump fixtures. Developed by Racetech, the system will use break-beam technology. Emma Marley, …

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Bookmakers took a £10m hit during racing shutdown

Following the six-day shutdown of UK horse racing last week, the Racing Post has reported that bookmakers have taken a £10m hit as a result. The flu outbreak, which is estimated to have cost the racing industry somewhere in the region of £15m, led to the temporary lock-down of 174 racing yards and an industry-wide halt on the sport as …

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RCA admits unauthorised drone use gives punters an unfair edge on betting exchanges

Racecourse officials have joined efforts to clamp-down on the unauthorised use of drones, as recent reports have suggested that images shot using a drone can be used to give punters placing in-running bets an unfair advantage. Racing content streamed via TV channels is often delayed by several seconds, but drone images can be streamed instantly, gaining punters a strategic advantage …

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British racing elevates sponsorship opportunities

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that advertising on British racecourses will join other major sports by featuring digital LED (light-emitting diode) displays on the landing side of fences. The move to expand the sport’s sponsorship opportunities comes following a consultation with the courses, the Racecourse Association (RCA) and participants including trainers and jockeys – as well as trials …

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British Racing reveals increase in meetings for 2019

Publishing its 2019 Fixture List, British Racing has outlined a slight increase in the number of race meetings in 2019. The announcement comes after a unanimous agreement from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Racecourse Association (RCA) and Horsemen’s Group, as well as the approval by the BHA Board. It has emphasised that the focus in compiling the 2019 Fixture List …

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ROA president highlights benefits of industry cooperation

The President of the Racehorse Owners Association Nicholas Cooper has hailed the positive outcomes of the horseracing industry working together. At his association’s Annual General Meeting in London, Cooper described the expected record prize-money of over £160 million in 2018, a resurgence of levy funding and the setting up of a new Racing Authority as “good news for owners”. He …

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BHA hands trainer £2,000 fine over horse mix-up

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After an identity mix-up with two of his horses at Southwell last month, trainer Ivan Furtado has been handed a £2,000 fine by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). The mix-up at Southwell was the second time an incident like this has happened within six months, after an incident at Yarmouth last July that saw Fyre Cay, the well-backed odds-on favourite …

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BHA should pay for photo finish error not bookmakers

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William Hill has called on the British Horseracing Association (BHA) to refund bookmakers after a stewards mistake at Lingfield yesterday left them out of pocket. A foggy meeting saw a photo finish in the 2.55 for third place between the 20/1 Elementary and the 7/1 Sun Angel, with Elementary declared as third. However an inquiry at the end of the …

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Helen Grant MP – No timetable set for Betting Right

Asked about the agenda for the introduction of the UK Betting Right, minister for sport Helen Grant answered that “no timetable has been set for introducing the legislation”. Grant answered the question put forward by York Central MP Hugh Bayley, who wanted to know further information regarding the Betting Rights agenda and its potential benefits to York Racecourse. Grant issued …

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