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

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

Princess Anne remarks that horses should be eaten, even at home

I hate to say it, but I will . . . I told you so about Princess Anne and horse meat. She is in favor of slaughtering horses, believes Britain needs more of it and now adds that Brits should develop a taste for horse meat. Check this out. (CNN) -- Princess Anne's suggestion that… Continue reading Princess Anne remarks that horses should be eaten, even at home

Princess Diana: In the company of horses

The Prince and Princess of Wales return to Buckingham Palace following their wedding. AP Photo.

UPDATED Aug. 31, 2012 by VIVIAN GRANT FARRELL (Aug. 28, 2007) -- Horses are key figures in the pomp and circumstance that surrounds royal events in Great Britain, and have always been central to British royal life. Horses were therefore quite naturally a big part of Diana's life as Princess of Wales, from the handsome… Continue reading Princess Diana: In the company of horses

All the pretty horses kick off Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

A young Queen Elizabeth II on Horseback

MARIA PUENTE, writing for USA Today reports: It's time for Britons to shout "God save the horsewoman-in-chief!" Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, marking her 60 years on the throne, kick off today at Windsor Castle with an equestrian extravaganza featuring hundreds of Her Majesty's favorite animal. The thumping-big Jubilee events, including a flotilla of… Continue reading All the pretty horses kick off Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Wife awarded £50,000 for horses’ care in divorce settlement (UK)

Cross-posted from NewKerala.com LONDON Sept 22 --- A court in Britain has awarded an unidentified woman 50,000 pounds a year for maintenance of her three horses in her divorce settlement. As a part of 1.5 million pounds divorce package, the woman has been given a 900,000 pounds lump sum from her husband, an investment banker,… Continue reading Wife awarded £50,000 for horses’ care in divorce settlement (UK)