British Horseracing Authority

Britain: New Foal Registration Requirements Aim For More Transparency

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on Thursday announced a major enhancement to its regulatory processes in the interests of providing greater transparency and information regarding the whereabouts of foals born to race in the sport, which will bring Great Britain in to line with international practice across many other major racing jurisdictions. This development is […]

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Britain: ‘Wind’ Surgeries On Horses To Be Noted In Race Programs Starting In January

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on Wednesday announced that, as of 19 January 2018, racecards will be able to carry information that confirms when a horse is having its first run after having undergone a wind surgery. This has been introduced with the needs of the sport’s betting customer as the focus, and in the […]

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Champion Hurdle Hero Faugheen Returns From 665-Day Layoff With Easy Punchestown Win

Faugheen is once again at the head of the ante-post market on the Champion Hurdle after an impressive return to action in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown. The 2015 Champion Hurdle hero could not have been more convincing in the Grade One contest, on what was his eagerly-awaited comeback after 665 days on the […]

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Splash Of Ginge Provides Owner With Thrilling Upset In Cheltenham’s BetVictor Gold Cup

Splash Of Ginge was a 25-1 winner of the G3 BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham for Nigel Twiston-Davies. Twiston-Davies said: “He’s got a big following this horse and he’s been remarkable for us. “He just lost his confidence over fences a bit so we put him back over hurdles and he’s come back this season […]

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Twelve-Time Champion Jumps Jockey Ruby Walsh Suffers Broken Leg At Punchestown

Ruby Walsh, the 12-time champion jumps jockey in Ireland, suffered a broken leg in a fall from Let’s Dance at Punchestown on Saturday. Walsh’s mount was sent off the 4-9 favourite in the Frontline Security Grabel Mares Hurdle, but came to grief four out. The rider – who had two falls earlier on the card […]

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Cheltenham Gold Cup Winning Owner Potts Dies At Age 80

Jessica Harrington led the tributes to Alan Potts after the leading National Hunt owner died at the age of 80. Potts was one of the powerhouse names in jumps racing and was responsible for Sizing John, who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. Potts’ wife, Ann, also died in August after a long illness. […]

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‘Improper Behavior?’ Jockey Da Silva Suspended One Day For Sand-Throwing Incident

Trainer Amy Murphy questioned the decision to suspend jockey Raul da Silva for one day for throwing sand at a horse at Chelmsford on Thursday night. Da Silva was aboard the Murphy-trained Sandkissed and was banned after he “appeared to gently throw a handful of the Polytrack surface at his filly’s quarters to encourage it […]

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Defense Of Breeders’ Cup Title Main Goal In 2018 For Filly & Mare Turf Champ Wuheida

Wuheida will stay in training as a four-year-old with a return to the Breeders’ Cup her main objective. Charlie Appleby’s filly promised plenty last year when winning the Prix Marcel Boussac but before Saturday evening this season had not gone to plan. A problem in the spring ruled her out of the Classics but she […]

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Dettori On Del Mar: If Drawn Outside For Turf Races, ‘You Really Have Little Chance’

Frankie Dettori expects the draw to have a major impact on the turf races at the Breeders’ Cup this weekend after riding at Del Mar for the first time. The popular Italian has enjoyed more than his fair share of success at the showpiece fixture, winning the Classic aboard Raven’s Pass (2008), the Turf four […]

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BC Juvenile Fillies Turf: O’Brien Duo Happily And September Ready To Roll

Aidan O’Brien reports Happily back in 100 per cent shape for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf after a slight setback forced her to miss the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket last month. The Ballydoyle trainer revealed the Moyglare Stud Stakes and Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner missed no significant exercise when laid low and will be […]

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