Keyword: British Horseracing Board

  • British Administrator Ricketts Dies

    British horse racing is coming to terms with the loss of one its most respected administrators following the death of Sir Tristram Ricketts the morning of Nov. 7. Ricketts was 61.

  • Motivator Named BHB Horse of the Year

    The British Horseracing Board held its Flat Awards ceremony Tuesday, eligible to horses who are trained or raced at some stage in Britain during 2005. Motivator was named Horse Of The Year by the BHB.

  • Database Rights Ruling Hinders BHB Plan

    The British Horseracing Board's future funding strategy was thrown into disarray when the European Court of Justice Nov. 9 ruled in favor of bookmaker William Hill's challenge over database rights.

  • Newmarket Puts Plan for All-Weather Track on Hold

    Newmarket, one of Great Britain's premier racecourses, has been forced to abandon plans, at least for a year, for the construction of an all-weather (dirt) track after it was offered only three fixtures for 2005 by the British Horseracing Board's Fixture Allocation Group.

  • Major Reforms Part of Agreement in Great Britain

    Peter Savill, who will step down at the end of June after six years as chairman of the British Horseracing Board, announced an agreement June 10 that should end the Office of Fair Trading's investigation into British racing. Businessman Martin Broughton will take over from Savill.

  • Great Britain Adds Two Group I Races in 2004

    Two new group I races will take place in Britain this year, the European Pattern Committee has announced. Both races -- the Falmouth Stakes and the Sun Chariot Stakes -- will be run at Newmarket, the headquarters of British flat racing.

  • Corruption Allegations in Britain Bring Call for Serious Change

    The fallout from the Oct. 7 BBC Television program "Panorama," which alleged widespread corruption in British racing, has been considerable. British Jockey Club security chief Jeremy Phipps resigned Oct. 9, and British Horseracing Board chairman Peter Savill has called for one ruling body rather than two.

  • British Racing Asks Questions to Plan for Future

    Cooperation and congratulation were the main themes of the British Horseracing Board's annual meeting in London June 13. A major new initiative is a "far-reaching and all-encompassing review of the way forward for British racing."

  • British Breeders Could Lose Seat on Horseracing Board

    Nigel Elwes announced Tuesday, January 8, that he would "consider his position" as chairman of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association if the breeders' trade body does not retain its seat on the British Horseracing Board after a review of the structure of racing's governing body is complete.

  • Television Rights Deal in Britain Apparently Dead

    The biggest media rights deal in the history of British racing apparently fell through Monday when the British Horseracing Board decided not to give a full pre-race data license to the Go Racing consortium of Arena Leisure, Channel 4 and Sky Television.

  • BHB May Relax Policy on Foot-and-Mouth Restrictions

    The British Horseracing Board is set to relax its tough stance of not<br>racing at courses within 10 kilometers of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. BHB directors were to be told at a meeting Wednesday that further disruption to the flat racing season in Britain could occur if the policy isn't changed.

  • Queen Expresses Concern Over Racing's Return Despite Disease

    The <i>Mail On Sunday</i>newspaper in Britain reported the Queen, who owns and breeds horses and has her own racecourse, Ascot, thinks that the sport should be suspended while the foot and mouth outbreak continues. The British Horseracing Board confirmed that the Queen has expressed her concern. Tristram Ricketts, secretary general of the BHB, said: "Last week Her Majesty the Queen expressed her concern that racing should consider its response to the foot and mouth outbreak very carefully, but has not asked for horseracing to stop.