Statement regarding Bloodstock Review meeting, 8 August 2019

08 Aug 2019 BHA Features Grassroots

Leading representatives from sales houses Goffs and Tattersalls, the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, the Racehorse Owners Association, the Federation Of Bloodstock Agents and the National Trainers Federation met with the BHA in Newmarket today to consult with them on the Authority’s draft review of the Buying and Selling of Racehorses and Bloodstock In Great Britain, which was recently presented to the BHA Board.

The leaders discussed the core themes, findings and recommendations of the review, and agreed a general direction for the implementation of the draft recommendations.

Nick Rust, Chief Executive of the BHA, who chaired the meeting, said:

“I am extremely grateful to all those leaders who gave up their valuable time to participate so constructively today. We held full and frank discussions about the findings and recommendations, and I’m very pleased that a clear way forward has emerged.”

“The group will meet again next month to work together to develop a detailed implementation plan which will help our industry in its aim to retain and grow racehorse ownership.”