27 May 2005 Pre-2014 Releases

The High Court today dismissed Victor Chandler International’s (VCI) claims for an injunction to restrain BHB from cutting off its supply of pre-race data following VCI’s non-payment of monies due to BHB.

Mr Justice Laddie found that not only was BHB entitled to continue to charge for the service of compiling the pre-race data and making it available to VCI each day – irrespective of the ECJ Judgement last year – but also that VCI’s allegation of excessive pricing was “unarguable”.

VCI was refused permission to appeal and BHB was awarded costs.

BHB Chief Executive Greg Nichols commented:

“The ruling is a resounding vindication of BHB’s data licensing policy. Importantly, it makes absolutely clear that last November’s ECJ Judgement does not in any way prevent BHB from charging for the supply of pre-race data at the current rates.”