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BHA recruits Greg Swift to refresh corporate affairs strategy

SBC News BHA recruits Greg Swift to refresh corporate affairs strategy

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed the appointment of Greg Swift as new Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs for UK racing’s governing body. An expert in strategic comms and stakeholder management, Swift joins the BHA’s executive team from the Foreign Secretary, in which he served as the government department’s Head of News and Press Secretary. Further experience has …

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RCA admits unauthorised drone use gives punters an unfair edge on betting exchanges

SBC News RCA admits unauthorised drone use gives punters an unfair edge on betting exchanges

Racecourse officials have joined efforts to clamp-down on the unauthorised use of drones, as recent reports have suggested that images shot using a drone can be used to give punters placing in-running bets an unfair advantage. Racing content streamed via TV channels is often delayed by several seconds, but drone images can be streamed instantly, gaining punters a strategic advantage …

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All British racecourses to support Tickets For Troops

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has joined forces with Tickets For Troops, to offer free tickets to armed personnel in 2018. Over 70,000 tickets have been donated by British Racecourses since the scheme commenced in 2009, which allows those employed in the armed forces to attend some of British racing’s premier days for free. Lord Marland, Chairman of Tickets For …

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BHA boosts integrity monitoring capabilities with Genius Sports

SBC News BHA boosts integrity monitoring capabilities with Genius Sports

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has moved to strengthen its integrity monitoring provisions by utilising Genius Sports’ ‘Price Monitoring System’, which will help it analyse and investigate irregular betting patterns in real-time. Delivered by Genius Sports’ proprietary Sport Integrity Monitor (SportIM) platform, the Price Monitoring System will provide the BHA with provisions for reviewing live betting prices, industry averages and …

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BHA suspends drones ‘indefinitely’ following Dettori Newmarket incident

SBC News BHA suspends drones ‘indefinitely' following Dettori Newmarket incident

Following an incident which saw legendary jockey Frankie Dettori dislodged from his racehorse at Newmarket, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has moved to ‘indefinitely’ suspend all types of drones being used in UK racetracks. Dettori who was riding ‘Oh So Terrible’, stated that the horse had been spooked by the noise made by a camera drone flying nearby which caused …

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