British racing's sustainability project
Initiated and funded by the Racing Foundation, the project seeks to build a clearer picture of ongoing initiatives, while identifying some of the key issues, risks and opportunities for racing.
The key project objectives are:
– To review British racing’s current progress on environmental sustainability, building an understanding of current and planned activities
– Identify the main sustainability issues, risks, and opportunities for British racing, including potential scenarios and timeframes
– Present an initial assessment of where issues might remain the responsibility of individual organisations / businesses, or where collective action may be necessary
– Make a series of recommendations about what steps racing could take to start embedding environmental sustainability in its overarching industry and individual business strategies.
More information about the project is available here.Read more
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.Visit site
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.Visit site
Horse Welfare Board
British racing is proud of its record on horse welfare and the improvements it has made over many years to the safety of horses and jockeys. Nothing is more important than the safety of our participants.
In order to ensure that we do all we can to improve welfare standards, British racing has established an independently-chaired Horse Welfare Board to produce a strategy that unites the whole industry and drives continuous improvement.Visit site
Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards
The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, run by the BHA in association with the Racing Post and RacingTV, recognise the outstanding dedication, expertise and workmanship of stud and stable staff. Generously sponsored by Godolphin, the annual awards offer more than £128,500 in prize money, with up to £30,000 available to a single stud or yard.Visit site
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.
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.Read more