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British Racing Launches Diversity And Inclusion E-Learning Module

British racing has launched the sport’s first Diversity and Inclusion E-learning module, as a further 13 organizations from across British racing confirm that they have signed up to British racing’s unified Diversity and Inclusion Industry Commitment.As part of the Diversity in Racing Steering Group’s (DiRSG) commitment to provide educational opportunities on diversity and inclusion, the […]

Three-Time Champion Jockey Oisin Murphy Banned 14 Months Over COVID, Alcohol Breaches

Three-time champion jockey Oisin Murphy has been handed a 14-month ban and a $42,280 (£31,111) fine by the British Horseracing Authority after a hearing over his breaches of rules relating to COVID restrictions and two instances of alcohol use on race days. The ban is backdated to Dec. 8, when 26-year-old Murphy relinquished his license […]

BHA Issues Interim Suspension Of Todd’s Training License After Viral Video

The Chair of British racing’s Independent Judicial Panel has today approved an application from the BHA that an interim suspension should be placed on the training license of Sir Mark Todd following the emergence over the weekend of a video showing him striking a horse with what appears to be a branch. This interim suspension […]

‘Promote A Culture Of Respect’: British Racing Stakeholders Form Group To Develop New Code Of Conduct

The major stakeholder bodies of British horseracing have issued a joint statement regarding the conduct of those who work in the sport, and a commitment to take wide-ranging action to offer support and education to industry participants around behaviors.  The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), National Trainers Federation (NTF), Professional Jockeys Association (PJA), National Association of […]

British Horseracing Authority Plans Increased Regulation Of Racing Syndicates

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is publishing plans to strengthen the regulation of shared racehorse ownership following an industry-wide consultation completed in the autumn of 2020. The consultation, which formed part of one of the nine key goals for British racing’s recovery plan, examined the current risks and opportunities of shared ownership and how they might […]

British Horseracing Authority Developing Jockey Saliva Testing Pilot Program

In a move to further safeguard human and equine wellbeing and safety, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is currently developing a pilot program to assess the use of saliva testing on race days as a method of screening for cocaine and some other banned substances in jockeys. The pilot, which is currently planned to commence […]

Brexit Steering Group: Avoid Movement Of Horses To EU In First Two Weeks Of 2021

The Thoroughbred Industries Brexit Steering Group, which leads horse racing’s preparations for the UK’s departure from the EU, has advised members of the industry not to move horses to and from the EU unless absolutely necessary for at least the first two weeks of 2021. With less than seven weeks to go before the transition […]

BHA Launches Racing With Pride To Improve Support, Awareness, Engagement of LGBT+ In Sport

Racing With Pride, the official LGBT+ network for British racing, has today been launched by the sport’s Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG). The network is designed for British racing’s participants, workforce and fans who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBT+) as well as allies of the […]

Former Cycling Executive Julie Harrington Named CEO Of British Horseracing Authority

The BHA Board has chosen the Chief Executive of British Cycling, Julie Harrington, to be the new head of British horseracing’s governing body and regulator. She will take over the post at the beginning of 2021 after nearly 4 years leading British Cycling, which has more than 160,000 grassroots members and is responsible for the […]