British racing

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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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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British Horseracing Authority To Conduct Full Review Of Anti-Doping Rules

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to conduct a full review of the sport’s equine anti-doping rules. The decision was approved by the regulator’s Board on Monday this week after it received a briefing on the impact of recent decisions involving anti-doping cases in racing. The new independent disciplinary panel, introduced in 2017, has provided […]

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Fit For A Queen: Gosden To Join Queen’s Roster Of Trainers

Trainer John Gosden is coming off a banner season which saw the filly Enable ‘run the table’ on her competition by winning five Group 1 races, capped off with her victory in the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Gosden also saddled Cracksman, who became the first European Group 1 winner for his sire, Frankel, […]

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Britain: BHA Investigation Reveals Wrong Horses Ran In Two Races At Southwell Racecourse

The independent Judicial Panel has today confirmed that a hearing will be held to consider charges that have been issued by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) against trainer Ivan Furtado, as a result of two horses under his control running in the incorrect races at Southwell on 14 January. On this day, the horse named […]

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Ascot Racecourse To Offer Record £13.45 Million In Purses In 2018

Ascot Racecourse today announced that prize money for 2018 for its 25 race days (excluding the industry-owned QIPCO British Champions Day) will be a record £13,452,000. This represents an increase of £1.2 million, 10% up on the 2017 figure of £12,229,000. Royal Ascot will be worth over £7 million for the first time at £7,305,000 […]

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