Tag Archives: RCA

UK racing adopts non-standard race times to support its broadcast appeal 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) have taken the joint decision to adopt ‘non-standard race times’ across their respective fixtures schedules on a permanent basis, commencing 1 October 2020. The governing bodies have undertaken the decision to avoid fixture clashes and delayed races, with non-standard race times delivering further fixture clarity to racegoers, trainers and broadcasters. …

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UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it has agreed the ‘next phase of recovery’ for UK racing, working with The Horsemen’s Group and Racecourse Association (RCA). Since racing’s resumption on 1 July, the three bodies have collaborated on a wide range of recovery directives, seeking to restore racing activities and revenues for all stakeholders.  Publishing its joint plans, …

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Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity 

Unibet, the flagship sportsbook property of Kindred Group Plc, has announced its support of British horseracing’s #GoRacingGreen project – making UK racing accessible to those who suffer from mental health problems. The #GoRacingGreen project was launched in 2019 by racing enthusiast and entrepreneur Deborah Matthews, who openly blogged about how equine activities helped her overcome her struggles with mental health.  …

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David Armstrong appointed as new Racecourse Association Chief Executive

Ex-Wasps CEO David Armstrong has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for the Racecourse Association (RCA), bringing with him a wealth of expertise from across the sporting world. Armstrong is set to take up the position full-time as of 11 March. He joins the RCA after a three year tenure as Group CEO of Rugby Union team, Wasps. During …

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BHA confirms alterations to conditions of selling races

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that it has ratified proposals from the Racecourse Association (RCA) via the sport’s “Racing Group” to adjust the conditions of selling races from 1 October 2018. The objective of the proposals is to make the conditions of selling races much clearer to owners and trainers considering running horses, or bidding for the winners …

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BHA chairman to focus on Levy extension push

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has revealed that its Chairman Steve Harman is to step down from the role at the end of the year to focus on extending the Horserace Betting Levy to cover all overseas racing. Harman will be adopting the new ‘industry-wide’ role to engage with government, which will see him work exclusively on Levy development with Westminster …

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British horseracing pulls together with new tripartite structure

British horseracing is entering another new era after agreeing a tripartite structure for governance of the sport. In what it is describing as ‘a landmark moment in the history’ of British Horseracing, the industry’s major stakeholders have signed a Members’ Agreement, which in theory allows it to act in a unified manner, with the major stakeholders making strategic decisions for …

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