Posts containing the tag BHA

UPDATE on RESUMPTION of RACING PLANNING

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British racing continues to plan for the resumption on Monday 1 June, in line with the UK Government’s provisional timetable for the return of sport behind closed doors. The BHA have now published a provisional fixture list that covers the period from 9 June to the end of August 2020 and it can be … Continue reading

Resumption of Racing?

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According to its latest press release, The British Horseracing Authority Resumption of Racing Group is yet to publish a date when the sport will return to our racecourses. The Group is working on a ‘number of models’ which will serve as a transitory phase through which the sport can return to its full fixture … Continue reading

The Hairdresser is BACK!

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Oh No – Jim Best is BACK! The Racing Horse received the worst news early this morning. Jim Best is back! Nine months after her husband was banned from racing, Suzi Best is primed to send out her first runners from a team of 17 horses after the BHA on Wednesday approved her application … Continue reading

The BHA, TROTBritain, BHRC and Chelmsford Racecourse – FAIL

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 The Racing Horse is looking forward to 22.22% of the horseracing meeting at the Betfred owned Chelmsford City All Weather track on Thursday 10th November 2016 where ‘French Trotters’ will strut their conceited gait following a mediocre 7-race thoroughbred card. It is envisaged there will be two full fields of ‘Trotter Francaise LeTrot’ and … Continue reading

King or Chump?

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These days most are aware that administering drugs to horses is a clearly defined business and ignorance of the law is not an excuse! If one adds casual disregard the offence is compounded. Welcome to Alan King – King of Barbury Castle!  . The Racing Horse appreciates that there are many types/bands of trainers … Continue reading

Idiot Of The Week Award goes to…

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The Racing Horse does not take pleasure in awarding amateur jockey Theo Gillard the ‘Idiot Of The Week’ award after he picked up a 28-day suspension for continuing to ride an exhausted horse, who then fell at the last at Ludlow! Blackadder took ten minutes to rise after his fall… Gillard was riding 250-1 chance … Continue reading

The BHA and the Whip!

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British Horse Racing Authority Review of the Whip! The Racing Horse has digested the British Horse Racing Authority’s review on whip use. It ran to 70 pages and was the first time that it consulted all members of the racing fraternity and the general public. Key points included that riders who continually commit serious whip … Continue reading

The Racing Horse Meets Evan Williams

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Notorious Pontardawe Gambler Vernon Allen and I had a marvellous day at the Evan Williams stable in Llancarfan, where we were given a fabulous welcome. Thanks to Evan, Cathy and the team… The National Hunt Horse Racing Scene in Wales is a very exciting place at the moment. The region, already on an upward … Continue reading