British Horse Racing Authority

United Kingdom

About British Horse Racing Authority

The British Horseracing Authority is responsible for the governance, administration and regulation of horseracing and the wider horseracing industry in Britain. The BHA leads on the development and growth of racing, and prioritises the health and welfare of the sport’s participants.

What we do

Regulation and Governance

  • Keeping racing fair and clean – the BHA aims to maintain the integrity of British racing by supporting participants to comply with the rules and by dealing appropriately and effectively with rule breaches
  • Delivering competitive and compelling racing – the BHA aims to produce a fixture list and race programme that works for horsemen and racecourses and drives wider engagement in our sport

Health, Development and Growth of the Sport

  • Securing long-term, sustainable funding for the sport – the BHA aims to represent and promote the best interests of racing with one clear voice
  • Working with others to grow the sport – the BHA aims to ensure all participant groups benefit from growth in our sport

Health and Welfare of the Sport’s Horses and People

  • Leading on equine health and welfare – the BHA aims to prioritise the health and welfare of racehorses and sets standards to ensure they receive first-class care and attention
  • Looking after our people – the BHA aims to prioritise the well-being and development of racing’s people and supports others to make racing a great place to work

Our Culture

In a forward-thinking environment that encourages collaboration, cohesion, commitment and confidence, the BHA provides leadership for British racing that is protective of the deep traditions and proud history of the sport whilst guiding it towards a bright future.

The BHA, with a culture that respects and recognises the contributions and professionalism of its people, seeks to understand, be attentive to, and be proactive in addressing the needs of its participants and wider stakeholders.

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