The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is conducting a trial that will provide owners with the unique chance to design their own bespoke racing silks, with two applicants given the opportunity to register their colours for use on British racecourses.
Until Tuesday 28 February owners are invited to submit designs for silks that they would like to register. While the silks will need to be distinguishable and describable for the racing public, for the first time, they are not required to conform to all of the usual restrictions placed on owners’ colours.
Each submission received will be first considered by BHA judges and Weatherbys to ensure the colours do not clash with any other silks. Following this, the BHA will select two of the most striking designs and offer the right to register these sets of colours to the owners who designed them for a fee of £5,000 + VAT.
20 per cent of all proceeds will be split between Racing Welfare and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), the official charities of the BHA, with the remainder of the income targeted at initiatives to improve racehorse ownership and to help recruit and retain racehorse owners.
For more information please email [email protected].