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BHA Fines Trainer Just £1,000 In Anabolic Steriod Case

The British Horseracing Authority defied its own penalty guidelines on Friday when it decided to hand trainer Hughie Morrison a £1,000 (US$1337.79) fine in an anabolic steroid case. According to The Guardian, the BHA made its decision because “on the balance of probabilities, Mr Morrison was innocent of any involvement” in administering steroids to the filly Our Little Sister. […]

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Britain: Turner Receives Three-Month Riding Ban Following ‘Breach Of Betting Rules’

Hayley Turner has been suspended from riding for three months after the opening of an internet betting account saw her charged by the British Horseracing Authority with a breach of the rules governing betting by jockeys. Britain’s most successful woman jockey officially retired from the saddle at the end of the 2015 turf season and […]

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Britain: Jockey Hayley Turner Faces BHA Hearing Over Online Betting Account

Hayley Turner has expressed her regret after a “mistake” concerning the opening of an internet betting account left her facing a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel hearing on December 14. Britain’s most successful woman jockey officially retired from the saddle at the end of the 2015 turf season and after initially establishing a media career […]

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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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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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Stewards To Use New Video Replay Technology For First Time On British Champions Day

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that a new HD replay system will be used by the Stewards for the first time at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day this Saturday. The new system, which will be gradually rolled out at all of the UK’s 59 racecourses from 1 April 2018, will make […]

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Phil Smith To Retire As BHA’s Head Of Handicapping

After 22 years of service for the regulatory body, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA)’s Head of Handicapping, Phil Smith, has today announced that he will retire from the BHA at the end of July 2018, with a view to stepping down from the role as Head of Handicapping at the end of May 2018. Phil, […]

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British Horseracing Authority Plans Integrity Survey To Measure Stakeholder Perceptions

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is launching its first annual integrity survey in the coming days, with the objective of producing a robust benchmark of stakeholder perceptions of the BHA and confidence in its regulatory function, which can be measured and tracked over time. The need for the survey was identified by the BHA’s recent Integrity Review, […]

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Britain: BHA Announces New ‘Diversity In Racing Steering Group’ To Promote Inclusivity, Diversity

A total of 16 people will sit on the Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG), which will be led by the BHA on behalf of the sport, with the objective of working collaboratively to champion and support the industry in its efforts to enhance its diversity and inclusivity. The Group meets for the first time […]

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