News and Views

Industry news and President's blog

26 April 2022

Tote update for April

World Pool * Aintree and Cheltenham reflections

25 April 2022

Dancing Brave and Frankie Dettori added to Hall of Fame

The pair were chosen by an independent panel of industry experts in recognition of their outstanding achievements within the sport

16 April 2022

Godolphin wins All-Weather Owner Championship

Eighth consecutive title for Godolphin; David Probert crowed Champion AW Jockey and Michael Appleby Champion AW Trainer

14 April 2022

Worldpool the biggest ever for 2022

17 meetings to be held across the year with Worldpool involvement

08 April 2022

Review must not gamble with racing's future

"Implementing blanket affordability checks could result in annual revenue losses of £100 million”

01 April 2022

Yorkshire Racing Launches new ‘Beacon’ Programme

A Pilot year will expand community-focussed activity in this vibrant racing region and highlight racing as a force for good in society

01 April 2022

ROA announces resignation of Board Member, Sam Hoskins 

Sam had served on the Board since 2017.

26 March 2022

Horses required for Military Race

Race at Wincanton on 10 April for Military Amateur riders

24 March 2022

Support Racing during the Gambling Act Review and write to your MP

The ROA is urging members to write to their local MP and help prevent regulation that could potentially damage the horseracing industry.

23 March 2022

Racecourse Shared Ownership Days announced for 2022

Seven Events to be held across 2022

13 March 2022

Lisnagar Oscar to fly the flag for Ukraine at The Festival in Custom Silks

The Racing For Fun Syndicate horse to run in the blue and yellow silks

10 March 2022

Tote update for March

It's all about Cheltenham!

09 March 2022

Annamarie Phelps to step down at the end of her term

She will be stepping down from the BHA Board when her term ends at the end of May. Joe Saumarez Smith will take on the position until September 2023

09 March 2022

Big hurdles off course as Festival fever begins

“Removing credibility and a level playing field has the potential to destroy the sport”

07 March 2022

Weights to rise by 2lbs, with jockey safety allowance increasing to 4lbs

The changes come into effect for races staged from Monday 2 May 2022 following further discussions between the BHA and PJA.

07 March 2022

ROA Racecourse Quality Mark and ROA Gold Standard to restart

The scheme is designed to mark and improve the quality of racecourses facilities for both Owners and fans and was suspended during the pandemic, while racecourse attendance was limited

25 February 2022

BHA announces revised safeguarding measures for British racing

Revised policy and regulations have been approved by the Rules Committee of the BHA

24 February 2022

Weighing Room Covid-19 testing requirement ends

Mandatory COVID-19 testing for Weighing Room entry is to end earlier than scheduled, following the confirmation of changes to self-isolation rules in England.

23 February 2022

Racing to improve safety of jumps with orange to white change

Visibility of jumps and hurdles can be improved for racehorses by changing from orange to white

23 February 2022

Paddy Trainor named Employee of the Year at 2022 Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards

£10,000 to be shared among his colleagues at Johnston Racing and the perpetual Godolphin Trophy.

17 February 2022

Gambling Act reforms pose threat to income

“We must be on the front foot with government on explaining the symbiotic relationship with betting”

17 February 2022

Racing sets out plan for lifting raceday COVID-19 restrictions

Weighing Room testing requirements will be lifted by the end of February

16 February 2022

Racecards - Wednesday 16 February

Hereford, Kempton Park, Wetherby

15 February 2022

Autism in Racing's first year success

Pilot has a clear mandate from its beneficiaries to continue

14 February 2022

Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards live on Racing TV

Awards will be broadcast live and free-to-air on Racing TV on Monday 21 February

11 February 2022

Nominees for the 2021 Lester announced

The event will be shown live on Sky Sports Racing on Friday 25 February

28 January 2022

Details announced for Jessica Bethell Foundation dinner

Guest speaker Professor Sir Andrew Pollard at the dinner at York Racecourse on May 10

27 January 2022

Whip Consultation project update

BHA update regarding the progress of the project to consult on, and review, the use of the whip in British horseracing.

25 January 2022

Tote Update for January

Introduction Welcome to the first update from the Tote for 2022. This month, we’re focusing on the roll out of more

25 January 2022

Raceday COVID-19 measures to be eased in England

COVID-19 measures are set to be eased at racecourses in England from Thursday 27 January, in line with the lifting of UK Government Plan B restrictions.