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UK Racing cites Brexit red tape concerns on Equine travel 

The owners and breeders of British racing studs have noted a tough adjustment to the rules of equine travel and export following the UK’s exit from the European Union.  Horseracing owners have called for the government to work with European counterparts and reduce the levels of red tape for allowing British thoroughbreds to cross EU borders. A BBC East report …

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GBGB reveals ‘five-phase approach’ to resume sport

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has outlined a five-phase approach to resuming the sport behind closed doors once government restrictions are lifted. The GBGB has worked alongside an industry-led working group to establish a balance between the necessary requirements for health and safety, greyhound welfare and the sport’s integrity. Each phase is expected to last ‘at least two …

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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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Liberal Democrats propose new horse racing welfare body

With major UK political parties declaring their manifesto pledges ahead of the upcoming general election, the Liberal Democrats have committed to establishing a new independent regulator which would take the responsibility for racehorse welfare from the British Horseracing Authority.  The creation of the new welfare body, according to the Lib Dems, is to “prevent the abuse and avoidable deaths of …

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