Time and temperature limits in new UK horse transport laws

When you read some of the statements in this article, you wonder if those using horses are ever truly concerned about the horses if it does not at the same time accommodate them.—TH via Horse and Hound (UK) The equestrian industry has welcomed changes on journey times and conditions for horses in new animal welfare… Continue reading Time and temperature limits in new UK horse transport laws

BHA updates racehorse doping rules

Jim Crowley and Enbihaar leading the race at Goodwood ALAN CROWHURST/GETTY IMAGES.

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed a number of changes to its Equine Anti-Doping Rules this Wednesday, which will take effect from next month. These changes follow a comprehensive review of the sport's anti-doping Rules announced in 2018, following a number of Disciplinary Panel cases which called into question the assumptions that had been made… Continue reading BHA updates racehorse doping rules

Britain unveils program to track retired racehorses

Camelot (right), ridden by Joseph O'Brien, after beating French Fifteenth to win the Two Thousand Guineas, Newmarket, Suffolk, England, 2012. Press Association/AP

By JAMES BURN | RACING POST Keeping track of retired racehorses will become much easier, according to the British Horseracing Authority, with British racing's governing body revealing plans to simplify and modernize the process Feb. 6. The system, which is integrated into the industry's existing administrative site, will require and record details of a retired horse's new… Continue reading Britain unveils program to track retired racehorses

British Horseracing Authority announces adjustments to whip rules

Jockey carrying a whip.

LONDON (5 March 12) -- The revised rules governing use of the whip will be introduced tomorrow (Tuesday 6th March). While retaining the existing threshold for a rider’s use of the whip in both Flat and Jump races, in future stewards will be able to exercise discretion when reviewing a rider’s use of the whip… Continue reading British Horseracing Authority announces adjustments to whip rules

Campaigners call on BHA to be stripped of regulatory role over racehorse deaths

Cross-posted from The Southern Reporter Published June 19, 2011 ANIMAL welfare campaigners have called on the British Horseracing Authority to be stripped of its responsibility for the well-being of racehorses due to the number of animals being killed on British racecourses such as the one at Kelso. Since the launch of Animal Aid’s Racehorse Deathwatch… Continue reading Campaigners call on BHA to be stripped of regulatory role over racehorse deaths

Two racehorses electrocuted at Newbury (UK)

I was speaking with my former husband Sunday and he told me that two racehorses were electrocuted and died Saturday at Newbury. There have been heavy rains in England, and the grounds at Newbury were saturated. As the horses were being ridden around the perimeter area of the paddock before being turned out onto the… Continue reading Two racehorses electrocuted at Newbury (UK)