Tag Archives: British Horseracing Authority (BHA)

Trainers blast ‘ridiculous’ cuts to Arc prize-money

Mark Johnston, a leading horse trainer, has blasted the Arena Racing Company’s (Arc) contribution to the prize-money as the racing group prepares to offset the government cuts to FOBT stakes. Arc announced in December 2018 that it “simply cannot continue” to maintain its current contributions to the prize-money fund, and would be issuing a reduction to its contribution by £3m. …

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A no-deal brexit would be detrimental for British horse racing industry, warns Goffs’ chairman

The UK Chairman of Bloodstock sales group Goffs, Henry Beeby, has warned MPs that allowing a no-deal Brexit to occur will have adverse effects on the breeding and racing industries in the UK. Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal suffered an overwhelming defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday, which has dented hopes for a secure future in the …

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BHA announces commitment to tackling gender pay gap in new report

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has committed to becoming an open and transparent regulatory and governing body following the release of its gender pay gap report. The report comes as a follow up to its report published in March 2018. It follows a change in legislation introduced in 2017 whereby companies with over 250 employees are obliged to disclose information …

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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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