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Category: British Horseracing Authority

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Richard Fahey threatens to ‘go ballistic’ over flu-related shutdown

• Trainer fears his horses could be treated differently from others• Fahey speaks after allowing test swabs to go elsewhere firstOne of Britain’s most successful trainers has promised to “go ballistic” if his horses are prevented from competing when ra…

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Racing’s midweek green light closer with no new equine flu cases reported

• No new positive tests from swabs but BHA urge caution • Mark Johnston offers lukewarm suport for lockdownA midweek resumption for horse racing appears a lot closer following news on Saturday that no new positives have been found for equine influenza,…

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Equine flu outbreak spreads with 174 racing stables now in lockdown

• New fears that racing shutdown may extend beyond next week• Four new cases are found including three at original yardConcern that an outbreak of equine influenza (EI) could extend the shutdown of British racing beyond next Wednesday deepened on Frida…

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‘Embarrassing rubbish’: Tony McCoy adds to outrage over bizarre £140 fine

• Trainer Henry Oliver fined for encouraging horse forward• BHA defends rules after widespread mockery of decisionFinding itself in a PR hole, racing’s ruling body opted to keep digging on Sunday in response to the row caused by the decision of its ste…

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Jockeys’ chief urges more testing after Irish increase riders’ cocaine bans

• Paul Struthers against introducing harsher penalties • Irish officials say anti-drug message not workingRacing’s ruling body should refrain from copying the Irish example in seeking harsher penalties for jockeys who fail drug tests and instead consid…

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BHA forced to row back on chief executive’s comments on whip use

• Nick Rust commented on discussions not yet taken place• The New One retires as Brain Power wins the dayRacing’s ruling body found itself in the embarrassing position of having to row back on comments made this week by its own chief executive, Nick Ru…

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Cheltenham Festival to reduce field sizes in bid to improve safety

• Changes proposed for meeting after seven deaths this year• Pre-race veterinary checks to be increased at the fixtureThe British Horseracing Authority published a series of recommendations on Wednesday designed to improve the safety and welfare of hor…

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Talking Horses: BHA defends whip rules after ‘thrashed’ horses claims

The British Horseracing Authority have vigorously defended its whip rules and denied claims horses are in painThe British Horseracing Authority have vigorously defended their whip rules following the publication of a column in the Times on Wednesday wh…

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Haydock Park was asked to alter fences before Betfair Chase meeting

• Seven of 25 horses in chases fell or unseated riders on Saturday• BHA’s inspector of courses asked to reduce height and stiffnessThe British Horseracing Authority said on Monday that Chris Dennis, the regulator’s inspector of courses, asked Haydock P…

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British Horseracing Authority non-runner blunder latest to plague sport

• Earl Of Bunnacurry withdrawn from race after weights error• BHA pledge to compensate horses’ connections for mistake The British Horseracing Authority said on Friday that it would “compensate connections for the inconvenience” after “an operational e…

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Praise and criticism for BHA as MPs debate equine welfare regulator

• Labour members want change but government opposed• Minister recognises body’s efforts but calls for moreQualified praise and some strongly worded criticism was offered to racing’s ruling body as members of the House of Commons debated a call for the …

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BHA clash with Tim Farron over equine welfare ahead of Westminster debate

• Horse welfare to be debated in Westminster Hall after epetition • RSPCA praise BHA and are ‘happy to keep working with them’Racing’s ruling body has clashed with Tim Farron, the former Liberal Democrats leader, on the eve of a parliamentary debate ab…

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Talking Horses: trainers warned of product containing anabolic steroids

The British Horseracing Authority has emailed trainers to tell them they should stop using Regumate immediatelyBritish trainers have been electrified this morning by receipt of an email from the BHA saying that a product which has been in widespread us…

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Trainers issued warning about use of drug which may contain steroids

• BHA will issue advisory notice on product Regu-Mate• Black Caviar trainer says ‘all my better mares were on it’Trainers in Britain are to be warned about their use of the product Regu-Mate, following tests in Australia which suggest it may contain an…

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Ex-owner once banned indefinitely by BHA behind ambitious Newmarket yard

• Gary Banham backing new venture after assurances to officials• Banham was banned by BHA in relation to Sabre Light caseA man who was banned from racing for threatening investigators has managed to get his suspension lifted and is believed to have bou…

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Ex-owner once banned indefinitely by BHA behind ambitious Newmarket yard

• Gary Banham backing new venture after assurances to officials• Banham was banned by BHA in relation to Sabre Light caseA man who was banned from racing for threatening investigators has managed to get his suspension lifted and is believed to have bou…

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Talking Horses: BHA deserve praise for punter-focused stewarding

The way the British Horseracing Authority wants their team of stewards to look at a race will bring them a lot closer to punters and they way they scrutinise the action at the trackI enjoyed listening the other day as a new future for racecourse stewar…

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BHA admits mistake in proposing to finish using volunteer stewards

• Situation caused ‘ill will’ and ‘could have been handled better’ • Stewards’ panels will use only one volunteer from next yearRacing’s ruling body has accepted it made a mistake last year when it suggested the days of volunteer stewards were over as …

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Talking Horses: BHA and trainers need to talk about medication

In light of the recent Bastiman case, racing’s rulers could usefully ensure that trainers are not over-using medicationThe written reasons for the Bastiman verdict, published on Tuesday, were extensive and helpful, as verdicts have usually been since d…

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Talking Horses: medication a hot topic in wake of Bastiman case

Worrying evidence was heard last week about medication practices that apparently persisted for years at one stable The extent to which racehorses are medicated is a topic of conversation once more, or should be, following the extraordinary evidence giv…