News and Views

Industry news and President's blog

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

British Racecourses Join Global Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

The Sunflower lanyards are a visual indicator of an invisible disability

13 July 2021

ARC CONFIRM FURTHER £500,000 PRIZE MONEY INVESTMENT IN 2021

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

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

08 July 2021

ROA purchase The Owner Breeder Magazine

Exciting developments for the magazine and the ROA

07 July 2021

New £550,000 Turf Race Series introduced to Bahrain race programme

Ten new races have been introduced to the Bahrain race programme specifically targeting international horses rated 85-100

30 June 2021

News from Great British Bonus

£2.5m in bonuses awarded in the first year

29 June 2021

Mumford named Tattersalls Retraining of Racehorses Elite Champion

ex-Richard Hannon charge crowned at Hickstead

23 June 2021

UK government’s Sport Winter Survival Package

Racing's plan, agreed by the Levy Board, is for £15m to be allocated evenly between prize-money for participants and to racecourses across Britain over 12 months from July

23 June 2021

Sky Bet Sunday Series

£100,000 bonus available to any owner of a horse who wins at each fixture

23 June 2021

Revenues reappraisal required to aid recovery

“We are seeing a bounce back in terms of horses in training; the numbers are at their highest since 2018”

22 June 2021

World Pool offers racing fans exceptional value at Royal Ascot

For the third year at Royal Ascot, World Pool saw over 20 leading racing nations, betting into a single pool for the 35 races which generated total liquidity of £129 million

15 June 2021

Statement from British Racing regarding delays to Government roadmap

Major events due to take place during the 4-week period of delay include the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park racecourse and Newmarket’s Moët & Chandon July Festival.

10 June 2021

PONTEFRACT TO INCREASE EXECUTIVE CONTRIBUTION TO PRIZE MONEY

Changes come into effect for the remainder of the season

06 June 2021

ROYAL ASCOT 2021 - OWNERS' INFORMATION

Information for those planning to attend Royal Ascot as an Owner

04 June 2021

Spectators to return to racing across the whole of Britain next week

Welsh government announced that the public can return to Welsh sporting events from Monday.

01 June 2021

£3m BOOST TO PRIZE-MONEY AT JOCKEY CLUB RACECOURSES FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2021

Prize money at The Jockey Club’s racecourses planned to exceed £42 million this year subject to abandonments or further pandemic restrictions

27 May 2021

Cautionary tale of Super League is a lesson to all

“When parts of a complex structure lose sight of the bigger picture, it can be disastrous”

26 May 2021

Horse Welfare Board appoints high-calibre strategy implementation team

New roles will work across racing to co-ordinate the implementation of the Horse Welfare Strategy

26 May 2021

ROYAL ASCOT TO FORM PART OF SECOND PHASE OF GOVERNMENT’S EVENTS RESEARCH PROGRAMME

12,000 people each day will be admitted as part of the trial

23 May 2021

HBLB Provides 40% Extra Support for Racing Fixtures in July and August 2021

This follows a joint proposal submitted by the BHA, Horsemen’s Group and RCA), requesting support in order to protect existing prize money levels

19 May 2021

Injured Jockeys Fund - Spring Newsletter

Keep up to date with all the news from the IJF

18 May 2021

News from the Tote - May 2021

World Pool * Tote+ rollout * Tote Ten To Follow

11 May 2021

Levy yield of £80m for 2020/21

Indicative Levy Yield of £80m for 2020/21 Provides Further Flexibility in Expenditure Options

06 May 2021

Whip Consultation Steering Group

BHA Confirms membership of the Steering Group

26 April 2021

Hamilton Park prizemoney to exceed £1m this year

Leading races return to pre-pandemic prizemoney levels

26 April 2021

Hall of Fame Launched

Frankel and Lester Piggott the inaugural inductees