Keyword: Great Britain

  • Trainer in Britain Suspended Three Years

    The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority has suspended trainer Ian McInnes for three years in connection with running a horse nine times after it had undergone a type of surgery that is banned.

  • Irish Jockey Eddie Ahern Suspended 10 Years

    The British Horseracing Authority suspended jockey Eddie Ahern May 22 for 10 years after he was found to have committed multiple racing violations including holding back a mount at Lingfield in January 2011.

  • Steroid Use Called 'Deliberate Flouting'

    The British Horseracing Authority, in a recap of a hearing into trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni's admitted use of anabolic steroids in some of his racehorses, called it a "deliberate flouting" of the rules of racing.

  • Frankel is scheduled to make his final start on British Champions Day.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1927620622&k=Crnm232">Order This Photo</a>

    Which Championship Meet is the Champion?

    There are international implications to the Oct. 10 announcement that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will attend the races at Ascot Oct. 20. A battle for supremacy is looming among three big year-ending race meets.

  • Frankel<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2113689526&k=njt8rbx">Order This Photo</a>

    Frankel to Work at Newmarket Sept. 29

    Trainer is keen for workout to "feel like a race" as the British champion prepares for his next start in the QIPCO Champion Stakes Oct. 20. Frankel will work with two other Juddmonte Farms runners.

  • BHA Amends New Whip Rules After Outcry

    Following an outcry from jockeys, the British Horseracing Authority has amended rules that result in disciplinary measures for jockeys using their whips more than five times inside the final furlong of a flat race.

  • Report: Betfair Customers Not Told of Theft

    Betfair, the largest operator of exchange wagering in the world, admitted it did not inform its customers that details of millions of credit cards were stolen in a 2010 cyber attack, the UK Press Association reported.

  • BHA Imposes Sanctions Against 10 People

    Ten individuals, including a jockey, a trainer, and a former trainer, have been ruled off British racetracks as a result of a lengthy investigation by the British Horseracing Authority into a race at Lingfield in 2008.

  • Kentucky Has New Equine Drug-Testing Contract

    The company that conducts equine drug testing in Great Britain but which has not been involved in testing of horses in America has been awarded the contract to handle the testing of horses racing in Kentucky.

  • Britain's 'Racing for Change' Effort Unveiled

    The long-awaited first initiatives from the Britain's much-debated Racing For Change program that were announced Jan. 5 are small steps toward making racing more understandable and fun, according to organizers.

  • Equine Injury Data Called Critical to Racing

    The Jockey Club Equine Injury Database has compiled statistics over a 12-month period for 84% of all flat racing in North America, but now comes the process of analyzing the data in an attempt to quantify the results.

  • Betfair Wants to Expand U.S. Wagering

    Betfair, operator of the Great Britain-based betting exchange and owner of TVG, wants to work with the United States pari-mutuel industry to expand wagering opportunities, a top official with the company said Dec. 8.

  • Mafaaz was the winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes.

    Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes Off for 2010

    The Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes at Kempton in Great Britain, inaugurated in 2009 to award a Europe-based horse a berth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), won't be held next year. But officials said it could return.

  • Cannonball works on the River Downs turf on May 24.

    River Turf a Springboard for Royal Ascot?

    Trainer Wesley Ward, who plans a venture to the Royal Ascot meet in England this year, came away from River Downs very pleased with the performances of members of his stable that prepped in front of the public at the Ohio track May 24.

  • Industry Awaits Betfair Plans for TVG

    British-based Betfair Group, which announced Jan. 27 it had completed its acquisition of TV Games Network from Macrovision for $50 million in cash consideration, is hopeful its new holding helps it make inroads in the United States market, which it has courted for years.

  • British Race Provides Path to Derby

    Churchill Downs and Great Britain's Kempton Park Racecourse have announced a race for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds that will provide a clear path for the winner to a starting spot in the field for the 2009 running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Great Britain Stiffens Medication Policy

    The British Horseracing Authority announced July 21 that trainers outside Europe need to say their horses have never been trained on non-therapeutic substances, particularly anabolic steroids, or face a ban from running in British races.

  • Betfair, U.S. Horsemen Continue Talks

    Betfair, the Great Britain-based online betting exchange, continues to negotiate with officials in the United States and is inching closer to a deal by which it would compensate horsemen for use of their product.

  • British Bloodstock Marketing to Increase

    British marketing of bloodstock will step up a gear to try and challenge the Irish and French dominance in this area. The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA), which represents the interests of breeders in the United Kingdom, has shifted resources to focus more on the promotion and marketing of the British bloodstock.

  • Race Series Unveiled in Great Britain

    Ambitious plans to boost the profile of British racing have been unveiled involving the Sovereign Series, a new initiative that will link 10 of Britain's best group I contests with the aim of producing a champion racehorse each year.

  • Kieren Fallon

    Fallon Interested in Returning to U.S.

    Kieren Fallon, the six-time leading jockey in Great Britain who is currently banned from riding because of a failed drug test, revealed in an interview that he wants ride in North America every winter, and maybe more.

  • Virginia Group Advocates Review of Whips

    The board of directors of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association passed a resolution advocating the review and possible changes regarding jockeys' whips at the upcoming Colonial Downs meet, it was announced June 3.

  • Sackville Joins Lillingston Bloodstock

    Ed Sackville has joined Lillingston Bloodstock and is based at its new office in Hungerford, England. He replaces Rachel Boffey and will specialize in broodmares, stallions, yearling purchases, and bloodstock portfolio management.

  • IRB Sold; Expected to Broaden Role

    The International Racing Bureau, which is headquartered in Newmarket, England, and has worked for many years in helping coordinate and manage overseas runners at the Breeders' Cup World Championships, has a new owner.

  • McCalmont Named New EBF Chairman

    Harry McCalmont, owner of Norelands Stud in Ireland, will take over Jan. 1, 2008, from the long-serving Michael Wates as chairman of the coordinating committee of the European Breeders' Fund.

  • A filly from the first crop of Group 1 winner STARCRAFT topped the second day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale.

    Starcraft Filly Tops at Tattersalls

    A low-key second day of the Tattersalls December foal sale in Newmarket, England, Nov. 28 was topped by a filly from the first crop of Northern Hemisphere grade I winner Starcraft.