British racing

British Authorities To Require Increased Body Protection For Jockeys

The British Horseracing Authority announced a new measure Thursday aimed at rider safety. Starting October 1, jockeys must wear a Level 2 body protector instead of the Level 1 model. According to the Racing Post, the Level 2 vest adds is 50 percent better at protecting riders from blows such as kicks. Because the Level […]

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Report: Noseda-Trained Walk In The Sun Tested Positive For Cocaine

According to a story in The Guardian, the horse Walk In The Sun, trained at the time by Jeremy Noseda, tested positive for a metabolite of cocaine in February after winning a race at Lingfield. The Guardian confirmed as fact the post-race result on the unbeaten 3-year-old after rumors had been swirling around Newmarket about […]

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Fighting Among Racegoers Stains British Racing For Second Straight Week

For the second consecutive weekend, brawling among racegoers marred a day at the races in Britain. The latest incident occurred Saturday at England’s prestigious Ascot Racecourse. Men dressed in suits were seen punching each other, with onlookers running for cover and security personnel trying to break up the skirmishes. Saturday’s fighting came a week after […]

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British Authorities To Review Crowd Control, Behavior After Brawls At Goodwood

British racing officials are looking into “multiple altercations” at Goodwood Racecourse Saturday, incidents that left four people with serious injuries. BBC Sport said about 50 people were involved in the fighting, and local police have asked for witnesses to come forward to assist with their investigation. In a statement, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) said, […]

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Staff Burnout Leads British Officials To Schedule Seasonal Breaks, Earlier Night Card Finishes

Britain’s Professional Jockeys Association is hopeful new schedule breaks and earlier finish times for night racing in 2019 will work to curb exhaustion for its riders and stable staff, according to a Racing Post report. “Burnout is the big word,” PJA executive director Dale Gibson told the Post. “We have 30 additional evening fixtures this […]

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American Sprinters Beckford, Stormy Liberal Take Aim At Prestigious Darley July Cup

Two American sprinters (Beckford and Stormy Liberal) and one from Australia (Redkirk Warrior) were among the 50 horses engaged at yesterday’s (Tuesday) initial entry stage for what promises to be an international renewal of the Group 1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket’s Adnams July Course on Saturday, 14th July. Run over a straight six furlongs, this £500,000 event […]

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British Racing Series For Female Jockeys To Be Expanded In 2018

British racing’s Silk Series – a series of races open only to female jockeys – is set to be expanded this year, coming to four new racetracks between June and September. Prize money for the series will also increase 50 percent. A total of 13 races will take place across 13 tracks with £150,000 up for […]

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British Racing’s ‘Fresh New Face’: Jockey Bryony Frost First-Ever Ambassador For Jockey Club Racecourses

Fast-rising star jockey Bryony Frost has been announced as a group-wide ambassador for Britain’s Jockey Club Racecourses. Bryony has lit up the country’s racecourses this season with a string of brilliant rides, her first Grade 1 victory and a winning smile to match, helping her to become one of the most popular faces in the […]

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Britain: Plans Unveiled For A Team Competition/Horse Racing Series To Start In 2019

Plans have been revealed to launch a multi-million pound team horse racing series staged at some of the UK’s leading racecourses in summer 2019. Championship Horse Racing has unveiled ‘The Series’, a unique new racing competition in which 12 branded teams would compete over eight consecutive Thursdays at a different Group One racecourses around the […]

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Girl Power: British Study Finds Female Jockeys The Equal Of Male Counterparts

The performance of female jockeys is equal with that of their male counterparts, suggests a study carried out through the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA at the University of Liverpool. Using detailed analysis techniques on data covering a 14-year period, the study suggests that, once the quality of the horses they are riding is factored in, […]

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