Who is responsible for the welfare of racehorses?
Everyone involved in horseracing has responsibility towards the welfare of racehorses. This ranges from the trainers who look after their needs on a daily basis through to the Racecourse Managing Executives who provide the facilities and staff to ensure that the raceday environment is the best it can be for the racehorse. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is the Government recognised body responsible for the regulation of horseracing in Great Britain and these regulations ensure that the welfare of the horse comes first.
British Racing is among the world’s best-regulated animal activities. The standards demanded within the sport far exceed existing national animal welfare legislation. Together with the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare, BHA is a leading signatory of the National Equine Welfare Protocol.
More information on equine welfare in British Racing can be found HERE.