Industry initiatives

Careers in Racing

Run by the BHA, and as part of the Recruitment, Training and Retention Strategy,  careersinracing.com forms part of the marketing campaign to promote the career paths and job opportunities in British horseracing.  The website contains a huge amount of information on a diverse range of roles, training and qualifications available, as well as hosting a job board advertising more than 1,000 racing vacancies each year.

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Horserace Bettors Forum

The Horseracing Bettors Forum allows people who bet on British racing to provide suggestions on how to develop and change the sport.

The Forum was established in 2015 and seeks to provide constructive suggestions to the BHA and other stakeholders about how the sport can develop for the benefit of the betting public and the sport itself.

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The Horse Comes First

British racing is among the world’s best regulated animal activities. The sport employs more than 6,000 people to provide first-class care and attention for the 14,000 horses in training.

The industry operates The Horse Comes First campaign to raise awareness of the high levels of equine welfare in the sport.

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Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards

The Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, run by the BHA in association with the Racing Post, recognise the outstanding dedication, expertise and workmanship of stud and stable staff. Generously sponsored by Godolphin, the annual awards offer more than £120,000 in prize money, with up to £40,000 available to a single stud or yard.

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Industry Strategy

British racing is an industry of great significance to the British economy and is at the heart of rural communities across the country, supporting 85,000 jobs, generating expenditure of £3.45 billion and attracting around 6 million racegoers annually.

The industry continues to face a number of challenges including falling Levy yields, a low return to owners and a shortage of stable staff.

In 2015, British racing came together to address these challenges and determine the industry’s Strategy for Growth.

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Racing Together

Racing Together is British racing’s community engagement activity and was formed to coordinate, support, represent and measure the many activities taking place right across the industry and involves a range of charitable and commercial organisations. Racing Together’s vision is for British racing to be known as a ‘force for good’ by helping the communities in which the sport operates.

 

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Plus 10

Plus 10 is an industry-funded bonus scheme for British and Irish flat owners and breeders which operates across more than 800 races and has paid out over 1,700 bonuses totalling nearly £17.5 million pounds since its inception

In June 2019, it was confirmed that the Plus 10 bonus scheme will not be open for foal registrations for horses born in 2019, with the last bonus races being run in 2021. More information is available here.

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Recruitment, Training and Retention Strategy

The British Horseracing Authority oversees the development, co-ordination and maintenance of programmes of recruitment, training, and retention within the horseracing industry. The recruitment, training and retention strategy is a collaborative effort involving a number of industry stakeholders.

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