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Proposals made from industry heavyweights to BHA on British racing's future
Irish Field Contributor
“It is clear that action needs to be taken, and in order to grow the sport will need to innovate."
15 July 2022 Racing features
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Whip cracks away
The new BHA whip rules gave rise to plenty of comment online this week
14 July 2022 Racing News
Jockey coaches poised to aid riders ahead of rule changes
Professional and young jockeys can recieve support and guidence as they transition their riding styles to accomodate the new whip rules
Use of whip could result in disqualification under new BHA rules
The introduction of these rules is likely to prove unpopular with bookmakers and punters and the disqualification of horses in high profile races is likely to prove controversial in the mainstream.
8 July 2022 Racing News
'Every racing nation has the same interference rules - except US and Canada'
In August 2020 the British Horseracing Authority's chief regulatory officer Brant Dunshea gave this defence of the interference rules
17 June 2022 Racing News
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Strangled in a maze of mediocrity
The Oaks was five minutes late off last Friday at 4.35pm and then races went off at 4.40, 4.45, 4.50, 4.55 and 5.00 afterwards - there is no time to engage
10 June 2022 Racing columns
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Murphy in the media?
Should someone banned from racing be welcomed back in a prominent media role?
10 June 2022 Racing columns
BRITAIN: A slow-go suits Pogo
It was an eventful weekend in Britain with meetings abandoned due to horses slipping while David Christie scooped the two big hunter chase prizes
2 June 2022 Racing News
CHELTENHAM: Rory Delargy's Cheltenham reflections
Rory Delargy picks out some of the talking points of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival
18 March 2022 Racing features
NEWS: Vote of confidence in Irish handicappers
The BHA has tried to level the playing field but the Irish NH handicapper expects plenty of Irish success at Cheltenham in the handicaps
4 March 2022 Racing News
Oisín Murphy banned for 14 months after Covid and alcohol breaches
The Kerry native will not be able to ride until February 2023 after he received a 14-month ban from a BHA independent judicial panel
22 February 2022 Racing News
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Malice and mischief - a sign of the times
More unpleasant images online have led to another trainer suspension - is there a lesson to be learned?
18 February 2022 Racing columns