Tag Archives: British Horseracing Authority (BHA)

BHA outlines ‘emergency financial plan’ to tackle COVID-19 costs

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has committed to supporting the racing industry during the UK lockdown, after agreeing an ‘emergency financial plan to cut its costs to the industry by up to a million pounds a month’. Under the plan, agreed by the BHA Board, nearly 80% of staff will be temporarily stood down from work using the government’s Coronavirus …

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Racing APPG calls for government support in ‘uncertain times’

The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Racing and Bloodstock Industries has urged the government to play a role in ‘securing the future and sustainability’ of the sport after the COVID-19 outbreak brought about widespread disruption. In a letter signed by Conor McGinn MP and Laurence Robertson MP, the APPG has emphasised its support for the ‘difficult but correct decision …

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BHA outlines plans to resume racing ‘at the earliest possible opportunity’

British Horseracing Authority (BHA) CEO Nick Rust has emphasised that ‘racing will not be beaten’ by the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in the widespread cancellation of race meetings across the UK. Issuing a statement on the outbreak, senior executives from the BHA, Racecourse Association (RCA), National Trainers Federation (NTF) and the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) have published the details …

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UK racing preparing to move behind closed doors

As the COVID-19 outbreak has continued to disrupt the sporting world, the racing industry has ramped up preparations for the sport to be held behind closed doors. Taking place later today, the sport’s tripartite leadership, including racecourses, participants and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), will discuss an approach recommended by the industry’s COVID-19 Steering Group. In a statement, the BHA …

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UK Racing urges industry to heed Government’s COVID-19 advice

British Racing’s COVID-19 Steering Group has urged the racing industry to heed the Government’s advice regarding the recent coronavirus outbreak, following the appropriate guidance published on Tuesday 3rd March. According to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), British racing has been in regular contact with DCMS and DEFRA over the past two weeks to keep them informed of the racing’s industry’s …

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BHA ups integrity commitment with RaceWISE update

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has updated its anonymous reporting service to cover ‘four critical areas’ including the protection of racing integrity and maintaining equality across the industry. The service will now be named ‘RaceWISE’, as the BHA hopes to offer ‘those who work in, bet on and follow the sport more options to speak up and report potential breaches …

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Horseracing Bettors Forum surveys punters on racing fixtures

The Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) has confirmed the launch of its 2020 survey which will allow punters betting both on and off course to suggest improvements to current fixture lists. The survey, which will run from 27th February until 31st March 2020, will give racegoers an opportunity to make their opinions heard regarding the issues over race meetings, as well …

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BHA and IHRB team up to monitor betting trends

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has teamed up with the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) to focus upon monitoring betting trends across the Irish horseracing sector. The four-year agreement will see the duo work together on ‘different areas of intelligence’, while also strengthening the link between the two horseracing bodies. “We will be working together in different areas of intelligence. …

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‘There’s still more to be done’ to address gender pay gap says BHA

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has said that ‘there’s still more to be done’ when it comes to closing the gender pay gap, as the racing body published its gender pay figures for 2019. The figures have shown a mean gender pay gap of 17% and a median gap of 9%, which the BHA has lauded as an ‘improvement’ from …

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BHA and HRI to carry out non-standard race times trial

In collaboration with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will carry out a four-week trial of non-standard race times which will be held in February 2020. Non-standard race times refers to races not programmed on the standard 5-minute marks (e.g. 3:08pm). The trial seeks to explore the potential benefits to the sport and its customers of adopting …

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