04 Jul 2012 Pre-2014 Releases

Following the announcement of the signing of a five year commercial deal with Betfair, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) today confirmed that it is no longer a claimant in the Judicial Review against the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB).

As a result of BHA’s withdrawal, William Hill become the sole claimant in the Judicial Review which starts today in the High Court.

Paul Roy, Chairman of the BHA, said:

“One of the by products of the landmark deal with Betfair is that it has enabled us to resolve the outstanding case of litigation and withdraw from being a claimant in the Judicial Review. Throughout the process our priority has been a commitment to secure the best available financial outcome for British Racing. That is a position from which we have never wavered and we will continue to seek further positive outcomes that meet with that objective.”

Notes for Editors
You can read about the commercial deal agreed between British Racing and Betfair here.