News and Views

Industry news and President's blog

02 December 2021


The initiatives are part of a total of ARC’s £21.7m 2022 prize money investment plan.

22 November 2021

Horseracing Industry Receives Funding for Revolutionary Equine Fracture Support Kits

The Racing Foundation funds purchase new equine fracture support kits at all British Racecourse.

12 November 2021

Progress stifled by structural flaws

“The proposal appeared to be a ‘no-brainer’ and the ROA supported the new agreement”

07 November 2021


A letter sent to all members

27 October 2021


More than £150,000 raised for Racing Welfare

25 October 2021

Less talk and more action is essential

“We must start to build the momentum, attract more investment and generate greater returns”

18 October 2021

ARC Announce £4,000,000 Prize Money Investment For 2022

Investment is targetted at grassroots flat and jumps programme

18 October 2021

Fakenham announce prize-money commitment

Fakenham will contribute at least £400,000 into prize money

13 October 2021

BHA Annual Report released

Julie Harrington's first report as CEO of the British Horseracing Authority

08 October 2021

BHA Rule Change - Owner's Representative

Minor amendment started on 1 October

08 October 2021

BHA Rule change - Signing horss out of the human food chain

Rule comes into effect on 1 January

08 October 2021

BHA Rule change - amendments to the Vaccinations Code

The schedule for vaccinations has been amended

08 October 2021

BHA Rule Change - Point-To-Point regulations

Changes for the 2021/22 season

02 October 2021

Racecards - Saturday 2 October

Ascot, Chester, Fontwell Park, Newmarket, Redcar, Wolverhampton

01 October 2021

Substantial increase in HBLB contrinution to Prize-Money in 2022 compared to pre-COVID years

Levy Board agrees fixture-related funding of up to £90m for Racing’s 2022 fixture. Up to £70m is for prize-money, £10m more than allocated in 2018 and 2019.

30 September 2021

Thoroughbred Industries Steering Group welcomes EFRA Select Committee ‘Moving Animals Across Borders’ report

Report recommends that Government should work with EU to formulate ‘high health status’ agreement to replace Tripartite Agreement for thoroughbred movement

24 September 2021

Minimum rating for Grade 2 Pattern Races introduced

This minimum rating is to be included within relevant race conditions from October onwards.

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

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

01 September 2021

AGM 2021 - President's speech

Charlie Parker delivers his second speech as President

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