Tag Archives: Julian Richmond Watson

UK Racing issues Brexit travel warning as transition period ends

UK racing stakeholders have been warned to prepare for ‘significant changes’ to equine travel arrangements between the UK and EU, irrespective of whether the government can secure a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) from 1 January 2021. The warning was issued by the ‘Thoroughbred Industries Brexit Steering Group’ which leads racing’s preparations for the UK’s departure from the European Union. As …

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Horseracing prize money facing cuts as levy drops £17m

British horseracing stakeholders have had to urgently initiate a plan of action following the recent Horserace Betting Levy Board’s (HBLB) announcement that estimated Levy income for the year ended 31st March 2019 will be some £78m, a fall of £17m from last year. News of the fall in yield were presented to racing’s HBLB representatives, Andy Clifton from the Racecourse …

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BHA plans Board changes amid need to improve industry collaboration

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will be making changes to its Board composition, in a bid to increase industry involvement among its members. It comes as a move to improve its decision-making process at the BHA, including the ways in which it consults both the racing industry and wider stakeholders, in addition to strengthening collaboration between the sport’s leadership and …

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Government issues racing assurances over ‘no deal’ Brexit

The Government has emphasised it will help owners to navigate the new processes for moving horses and other equine animals from the UK to EU member states, in the event event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Although, leaving the EU with a deal remains the top priority, the government is continuing with ‘no deal’ preparations to ensure the country is …

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