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Category: British Horseracing Authority

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Talking Horses: jockey gets eight-week ban over ‘absurd’ World Trip ride

Callum McKinnes was found to have breached the non-trier rules in a recent ride at Hereford and admitted lying to stewardsThe jockey Callum McKinnes has been given an eight-week suspension under the non-trier rules for a ride described as “absurd” by a…

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Talking Horses: BHA offer fast-track dope tests for Newmarket runners

Those attending Future Champions meeting would be given tests if there are concerns about a positive test for zilpaterolThe British Horseracing Authority said on Monday that trainers with runners at the valuable Future Champions meeting at Newmarket th…

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Talking Horses: Gosden says self-help is the way forward in Covid crisis

The trainer is not in accord with the BHA, which has appealed for ‘direct financial support’ to get the sport through the winterJohn Gosden saddled a winner here on Thursday and then spoke about the “grim outlook” for racing as it absorbs the news that…

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Exchequer v Exchequer off after horses with same name declared for same race

Commentator: ‘To be honest with you I’m a bit disappointed’BHA moves horse to another race hours after runners publishedThe British Horseracing Authority has taken the highly unusual step of altering the fields for two races at Musselburgh on Saturday …

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Riding to racing’s rescue not easy for Priti Patel’s brunch companions

The current Levy system with an extension to cover bets on foreign racing is the only immediate lifeline in the Covid crisisThe warmth of relations between racing’s most significant stakeholders – the tracks and the “horsemen” – has varied between fros…

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Riding to racing’s rescue not easy for Priti Patel’s brunch companions

The current Levy system with an extension to cover bets on foreign racing is the only immediate lifeline in the Covid crisisThe warmth of relations between racing’s most significant stakeholders – the tracks and the “horsemen” – has varied between fros…

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Julie Harrington becomes first woman to head horse racing’s ruling body

Harrington leaves British Cycling for CEO role at BHANew chief executive was operations director at the FAJulie Harrington will take over as chief executive of racing’s ruling body in the New Year, replacing Nick Rust, who announced his intention to le…

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Talking Horses: BHA moves to plug strict-liability rules raises hackles

New rule says trainers must establish the precise source of any positive finding, ‘reversing the principle of innocent until proven guilty’The trade body representing Britain’s trainers said it was “very disappointed” after the British Horseracing Auth…

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Talking Horses: BHA moves to plug strict-liability rules raises hackles

New rule says trainers must establish the precise source of any positive finding, ‘reversing the principle of innocent until proven guilty’The trade body representing Britain’s trainers said it was “very disappointed” after the British Horseracing Auth…

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Leicester race meeting next week in balance as city stays in lockdown

BHA will decide by Friday on whether fixture will go aheadOther courses with above-average Covid-19 rates in spotlight Having staged one race meeting amid a local lockdown on Tuesday, the chance that Leicester will do so again in six days’ time will ha…

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Leicester race meeting next week in balance as city stays in lockdown

BHA will decide by Friday on whether fixture will go aheadOther courses with above-average Covid-19 rates in spotlight Having staged one race meeting amid a local lockdown on Tuesday, the chance that Leicester will do so again in six days’ time will ha…

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Talking Horses: Leicester races given go-ahead amid city lockdown

The Oadby track will race on Tuesday evening after the British Horseracing Authority gave the meeting the green lightA nine-race fixture is to go ahead at Leicester on Tuesday evening, despite the city being the subject of Britain’s first local lockdow…

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Talking Horses: Leicester races given go-ahead amid city lockdown

The Oadby track will race on Tuesday evening after the British Horseracing Authority gave the meeting the green lightA nine-race fixture is to go ahead at Leicester on Tuesday evening, despite the city being the subject of Britain’s first local lockdow…

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High-speed collision and fatal injury spoil racing’s long-awaited return

December Second put down after fall at NewcastleVictor Ludorum wins French 2,000 Guineas at DeauvilleTwo leading jockeys walked away from high-speed falls in a race at Newcastle on Monday afternoon as the first day of racing in Britain since mid-March …

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Newcastle will host first race meeting on return for sport in June

All-weather meeting will herald return of racingGuineas confirmed for Newmarket on 6 and 7 JuneBritish racing will resume with an eight-race all-weather card at Newcastle on Monday 1 June if government restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus …

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Royal Ascot set for go-ahead behind closed doors in traditional June slot

BHA reveals plans for Classics and Ascot from JuneGuineas on first weekend in June and Derby in JulyRoyal Ascot is odds-on to be the first major British sporting event to take place behind closed doors this summer after the British Horseracing Authorit…

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Royal Ascot set for go-ahead behind closed doors in traditional June slot

BHA reveals plans for Classics and Ascot from JuneGuineas on first weekend in June and Derby in JulyRoyal Ascot is odds-on to be the first major British sporting event to take place behind closed doors this summer after the British Horseracing Authorit…

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Racing’s hope of return in Britain sent back to the drawing board

BHA had hoped for resumption of racing this monthGovernment outlaws professional sport till JunePlans for the resumption of racing in Britain have been put back until 1 June in three weeks’ time, following a government announcement that there will be n…

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French president persuaded to give approval to resumption of racing

France Galop lobbied Emmanuel Macron for go-aheadLongchamp one of three meetings to take place on MondayFrance Galop, the ruling body of French racing, confirmed on Saturday it will resume with meetings at Longchamp, Toulouse and Compiegne on Monday, b…

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Grand National-winning rider fined for serious breach of racing’s rules

“I did wrong’, admits former trainer Brendan Powell Horse’s condition and surgery was kept secret from owner“I did wrong,” was the response from a contrite Brendan Powell, the Grand National-winning jockey who was belatedly punished on Thursday for an …