Tag Archives: Nick Rust

BHA strengthens safeguarding measures with new policy

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is aiming to strengthen racing’s safeguarding methods, with the publication of a new, overarching Safeguarding Policy, Regulations and Code of Conduct for the sport, . The policy, which will come into effect from 1 January 2019 will work alongside the existing safeguarding methods and will cover areas such as abuse, inappropriate relationships, reporting safeguarding concerns …

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BHA recommends total riders reduction for Cheltenham races

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has recommended cutting the maximum number of runners in races at Cheltenham from 24 to 20 to decrease the amount of fallers at the Festival. This was part of a review into the annual meeting – one of the biggest events on the sports betting calendar – designed to increase the sport’s welfare and subsequently secure its …

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Government rejects calls for new racing body

The government has issued its support to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), after a petition lobbied for the group to cease responsibility of racehorse welfare. The e-petition, which was signed by more than 105,000 signatures, led to the issue being debated in Westminster. However, the government used the debate to praise of the work of the BHA, before confirming that …

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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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Action plan seeks enhanced diversity & inclusion in British racing

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The first ever Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, devised by the Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG), seeks to place diversity and inclusion at British racing’s heart. Containing a series of recommendations regarding eight core areas, it is hoped a plethora of long and short term core benefits will be felt, better reflecting the diversity of wider society “in terms …

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New Dawn… UK Racing prepares for new levy authority

The structure of British Racing governance is set to be revamped, in order to meet the demands of distributing the new horseracing betting levy which is inbound for April 2019. Last week, the governances of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Horsemen’s Group and Racecourse Association moved to install a new Racing Authority which will oversee the management of racing’s upcoming levy …

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BHA backs government’s ‘industry judgement’ as DCMS seeks to extend Racing Levy’s reach

The British Horseracing Association (BHA), the regulatory body for UK racing has welcomed the government’s betting industry triennial review judgement. Despite the far-reaching impacts of the government’s decision to cut FOBTs machine wagering to a £2 limit, and further increase UK remote betting/gaming duties to offset treasury tax shortfalls, the BHA supports the industry changing decision. “The British Horseracing Authority …

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Brant Dunshea lands key role at the BHA

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The British Horseracing Authority has chosen Brant Dunshea to succeed Jamie Stier as its new Chief Regulatory Officer, after Stier opted to return to Australia to take up a post with Racing Victoria. Dunshea has been with the BHA since March 2015 and is currently the Director of Integrity and Regulatory Operations, he will take up his duties immediately. The BHA worked with recruitment …

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All change at the head of the Horseracing Bettors Forum

Simon Rowlands is to step down as chair of the Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) next month, with longtime member Matt Bisogno taking the reigns. The officially recognised body, which represents punters interests in British racing, is to see the change of leadership on March 5. Rowlands, who has occupied the position since the HBF’s inception in August 2015, was originally …

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Study suggests female jockeys as good as males

A new study by the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA has found that the performance of female jockeys is similar to that of their male counterparts. The MBA, run by the University of Liverpool with funding from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and the Racing Foundation, has been utilising detailed analysis techniques on data covering a …

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