Tag Archives: Nick Rust

Nick Rust – BHA governance aims to reverse £1.3 million deficit

Nick Rust Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), has stated that he is confident that the organisation will reverse its £1.3 million deficit posted for 2014. The BHA’s accounts were hit with rising costs in 2014 from £28 to £30.6 million, which the organisation accredited to increased costs in day to day operations and legal fees relating to …

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BHA celebrates 25 years of Graduate Development Programme at Newmarket

The BHA, in conjunction with Newmarket Racecourse, are hosting a reception to celebrate 25 years of the British Horseracing Graduate Development Programme. The reception will take place on Friday 9 October, at Newmarket’s Dubai Future Champions Festival. Invitations have been sent to alumni as well as key sponsors and supporters of the programme. The reception is for 120 guests and …

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BHA publishes 2016 horseracing fixture list

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today published the Fixture List for 2016, with a total of 1,482 fixtures programmed. The headline elements of the Fixture List are: A total of 1,482 fixtures have been scheduled, 11 more than in 2015. The ratio of fixtures in 2016 – Jump 40.0% : Flat Turf 38.7% : All Weather 21.3% – remains broadly similar to …

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Nick Rust executes BHA executive team restructure

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today outlined details of a number of changes within its Executive team, designed to best position the organisation to deliver on its responsibilities towards the sport, and play its part in the future growth of British Racing. The restructure is the result of a review carried out by the BHA’s Chief Executive Nick Rust, …

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BHA launches launches racing bettor’s forum

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has published details of a new Horseracing Bettors Forum, which will allow people who bet on British Racing to provide the BHA with constructive suggestions about how the sport can develop and change, for the benefit of the betting public. The purpose of the Forum is to deliver proposals and recommendations to the BHA and …

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BHA’s Nick Rust defends Racing Right as a “fair and reasonable return”

British Horseracing Authority Chief Executive Nick Rust insists racing is seeking a “fair and reasonable return” from bookmakers under the proposed new Racing Right. Chancellor George Osborne announced the introduction of the new scheme in Wednesday’s budget, with the idea seen as the replacement funding mechanism to the 1963 Horserace Betting Levy. It would apply to all bookmakers, wherever located, who …

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BHA adopts zero tolerance to equine doping

The British Horse Racing Authority (BHA) has published new anti-doping rules, which include a zero tolerance to anabolic steroids. Under the new rules that will come into effect next Monday (2 March), no competitive horse should ever be administered an anabolic steroid. The new rules guide has been distributed to domestic and international trainers and stables, as is available to …

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Richard Thorp – FSB Technology – 2014 Betting Industry Review

FSB Technology’s Business Development Director Richard Thorp reflects on 2014 and looks forward to another challenging year. When it comes to the betting and gaming industry, I think it’s safe to say that we will look back on 2014 as both the best of times and the worst. It’s biggest event by far, for UK-facing operators and suppliers at least, was …

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Richard Glynn steps down as Ladbrokes CEO

Ladbrokes announced that Chief Executive Officer Richard Glynn will step down next year after four years leading the UK bookmaker and FTSE 250 Company. Richard Glynn was appointed CEO of Ladbrokes in April 2010 with hopes of turning around the operators performance, Glynn had emphasised that Ladbrokes would focus on creating market leading igaming and online sports betting product offerings. …

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BHA appoints Nick Rust as CEO

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced the appointment of Nick Rust, former Retail Director of Ladbrokes as new Chief Executive Officer. Rust will replace outgoing CEO Paul Bittar, who ends a three year tenure at the helm of BHA. Rust has been involved in the racing and the betting industry since 1987, having served in numerous senior management positions …

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