08 Apr 2003 Pre-2014 Releases

Jockey Club Repsonse to OFT Report

Published: 8 April 2003

In response to the Office of Fair Trading’s preliminary findings from its investigation into British horseracing, Christopher Spence, Senior Steward of the Jockey Club, said:

“As widely anticipated, the OFT have raised a number of key issues for racing to consider and address. We shall work closely with the BHB to help develop a robust response. Our chief concern will be to ensure as far as possible, whatever the outcome, that public confidence in the integrity of racing is maintained.

“The BHB has a key role to play in balancing the interests of all racing’s interested parties and overseeing a sport which has increasing support from the public.

“We are pleased to note that none of the Jockey Club’s Rules of Racing appear to infringe the Competition Act.”

8th April 2003