News and Views

Industry news and President's blog

21 September 2021

Racecards - Tuesday 21 September

Beverley, Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Warwick

16 September 2021

Balancing act to boost bloodstock and betting

“The industry should look at current Rules of Racing that stipulate which cards must host a maiden”

14 September 2021

Jockey Club South West Frequent Runner Scheme returns

Programme aims to reward trainers who run horses regularly at Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton

13 September 2021

BHA Publish 2022 Fixture List

Changes include extra Saturday and Sunday fixtures

09 September 2021

Vincent O'Brien and Mill Reef amongst new inductees to the Hall of Fame

Brigadier Gerard and Nijinsky also inducted from early 70s golden era

07 September 2021

Rupert Arnold to step down as NTF chief executive

Rupert was appointed in 2000

07 September 2021

First stage of British horseracing’s whip consultation closes

Over 2,000 responses have been received

03 September 2021

One deal completed with more to follow

“Improving prize-money is a top priority for the ROA and we are pushing for a more sustainable model”

02 September 2021

ROA AGM 2021 - Racing Post

“The year as a whole has been a wake-up call for the industry"

02 September 2021

BHA Jumps Handicap Review

Dominic Garden-Hill outlines the changes following the Jump Review after the 2021 Cheltenham Festival

01 September 2021

AGM 2021 - President's speech

Charlie Parker delivers his second speech as President

01 September 2021

Annual General Meeting 2021

New articles of association, modernising governance of the ROA, are approved * Ken McGarrity and Khalid Almudhaf newly co-opted to the ROA Board * Elections of Philip Davies MP, Mouse Hamilton-Fairley and Celia Djivanovic approved

30 August 2021

ROR announces Auction Lots at Racing to Cricket fundraising day

Auction of seven top lots including share in a racehorse, and top stallion nominations for Nathaniel and Time Test

24 August 2021

JCR Prize-money to return to pre-pandemic values in Q4

The Jockey Club will increase its prize money contribution by nearly £1.5 million in the final three months of the year

23 August 2021

EU delays Export Health Certificate implementation date

Equines moved from GB to the EU/NI can use either the current or new certificate.

19 August 2021

Khalid Almudhaf co-oped to ROA Board

Khalid has been an owner in Britain for over 26 years

13 August 2021


Races will now take place on the 12 September

13 August 2021

ROA Annual Report released

Latest annual report has been published and is available to download online

12 August 2021

Racing Post Go North Series continues for 2021/2022

Two new categories to the series, with a Middle-Distance Hurdle Series and Bumper Series added

12 August 2021

Racing Digital Launches

Racing Digital kick-off three-year digital transformation of the management of British Horseracing.

10 August 2021

News from the Tote - August 2021

Including an update on the Worldpool

10 August 2021

JETS Richard Davis Awards

Entries are now open for the awards which highlight jockeys develop the skills required for a range of new careers

04 August 2021

New Bloodstock Industry Code of Practice

The Code of Practice will be formally incorporated into the rules of British Racing on August 16th

29 July 2021

QIPCO British Champion Series entries close on Tuesday

prize-money for the day this year will return to £4 million.

24 July 2021

Governance and levy reform in focus

“Racing needs the right skill sets and structures in place to maximise our opportunities”

15 July 2021

Guidelines for race meetings from 19 July

Follows the publication yesterday of specific guidance for sports and large events in England

14 July 2021

Whip Consultation

The consultation on the use of the whip is part of the recommendations made in the Horse Welfare Strategy and ends on 6 September

13 July 2021


Targeted at races run at Classes 4, 5 and 6 at ARC racecourses.

13 July 2021

British Racecourses Join Global Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

The Sunflower lanyards are a visual indicator of an invisible disability

12 July 2021

Total HBLB Prize Money Funding for 2021 Confirmed at 32% Above Normal

This takes HBLB’s annual prize money grants to just over £78m