Tag Archives: Tom Byrne

BHA permits on-the-day surface switch for ‘unraceable’ conditions

SBC News BHA permits on-the-day surface switch for ‘unraceable’ conditions

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has formed a new policy that permits an on-the-day switch between flat turf and all-weather tracks. This would occur when the original racing surface is deemed ‘unraceable’ and the fixture would otherwise need to be abandoned. The organisation stated that the policy will apply where a change of surface may be possible on the day …

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HBLB funds additional fixtures as racing returns

SBC News HBLB funds additional fixtures as racing returns

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) is due to fund nine additional racing fixtures across June and July, in recognition of the ‘high level of immediate demand to run’. With Scotland and Wales resuming racing later this month, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has revised its current racing programme to include race meetings at Scottish and Welsh courses. Tom Byrne, …

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Horserace Betting Levy Board backs UK lunchtime racing trials

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After a short trial of lunchtime race meetings, online bookmakers have expressed that they wish for the trial to be extended following the support of The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB). The trial received the backing of the HBLB with the intention of boosting the revenue that could be generated over the lunchtime period for both on-course and off-course bookmakers. …

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