Racing’s leaders to meet on Tuesday in wake of Panorama investigation

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

British racing's ruling authority has called for a meeting with industry leaders in Britain and Ireland to tackle the issues raised in a BBC Panorama programme, named The Dark Side of Horseracing, broadcast on Monday night. The 30-minute documentary investigated deaths of racehorses after the end of their racing careers and alleged detrimental welfare standards… Continue reading Racing’s leaders to meet on Tuesday in wake of Panorama investigation

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

Should racehorse whipping be banned?

Cross-posted from the Global Post LONDON, United Kingdom — In Britain, horse racing is wildly popular. Millions of fans — including Her Majesty — pack the nation’s racecourses every year to watch equine athletes and their riders compete. But this season, the Sport of Kings is embroiled in a heated debate over the jockey’s most… Continue reading Should racehorse whipping be banned?