Tag Archives: British Horseracing Authority

BHA putting plans in place for 1 May resumption of racing if permitted | Sport

The British Horseracing Authority’s overall plan to steer the sport and industry through the coronavirus pandemic became much clearer in the space of a couple of hours on Friday evening. First, the sport’s ruling body announced plans to strip around £1m from its monthly £3m budget, while shortly afterwards the …

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Sheikh Mohammed’s disgrace may begin end of his racing love affair | Sport

It is probably fair to say that when the British Horseracing Authority drew up its “fit and proper” criteria for prospective racehorse owners, the regulators had gangsters and money-launderers in mind, not foreign heads of state. Nonetheless, in the light of Thursday’s finding by a family court judge that Sheikh …

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Punters fear Cheltenham Festival will fall victim to coronavirus outbreak | Sport

Gamblers believe the Cheltenham Festival is at serious risk of being postponed or abandoned as fear of the spread of coronavirus begins to seep into the world of British horse racing. A betting market opened online by Betfair this week offers punters the chance to bet on whether the highlight …

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Talking Horses: is it time for racing to call the whip by another name? | Sport

A serious, substantial piece of work is the strategic plan published on Thursday by the newly created Horse Welfare Board. It is full of interesting and original thoughts, reflecting on racing’s relationhip with its horses and can be downloaded here. At one point, under the heading “The importance of language”, …

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Talking Horses: BHA signs up to monitor betting on Irish racing | Sport

Willie Mullins may supplement Benie Des Dieux for the Champion Hurdle.

Horse racing is to enter a new era of collaboration across the Irish Sea with the news that officials in Britain have signed a deal to provide integrity services to support their counterparts in Ireland. The contract, due to commence in the spring, amounts to a recognition that the British …

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