Diversity in Racing

Racing is everyone’s sport: Our vision is for racing to be a diverse and inclusive sport in which everyone can achieve their potential and where fans from all communities feel welcome. 

British racing’s leading organisations have come together to improve diversity and inclusion across the sport under a unified “Industry Commitment” to ensure racing truly is a sport for everyone and to help the sport grow and thrive in the future.

British racing is proud to be one of few sports where all genders compete on equal terms. The Industry Commitment formalises the sport’s approach and commitment to diversity and inclusion, building on the extensive existing activity already taking place. Much of this is highlighted and celebrated through Racing Together which has showcased over 80 initiatives across the sport enabling the broadest range of people to participate, progress and achieve in horseracing.

There are a total of 32 racing organisations signed up to the Commitment, which can be read in full here.

Other organisations across British racing are encouraged to join this Industry Commitment and play their role in creating a truly diverse, inclusive and welcoming sport in the years ahead.

Learn more about the BHA’s own D&I commitments and Action Plan here.

All in the Race

All in the Race is British racing’s campaign to raise awareness of inclusive behaviour and encourage reporting of discriminatory or anti-social behaviour via Respect in Racing. Find out more about All in the Race via the below video:


Diversity in Racing Advisory Group

The Diversity in Racing Advisory Group (DiRAG) is an independent voluntary body providing strategic direction, advice and support to the industry to help progress diversity and inclusion. 

Read the DiRAG Annual Update here or visit Racing Together for upcoming events and useful D&I resources, including case studies, industry research and practical toolkits.

DiRAG Members

Find out about the DiRAG members below. If you have a project, policy or initiative you would like to speak to the group about, please contact [email protected].

BHA Board Diversity and Inclusion Champion

Tara Warren (pictured) has been appointed the BHA Board’s Diversity and Inclusion Champion. The role of the D&I Champion is to provide accountability at Board level and support the Board in ensuring that it has appropriate oversight of, and meets its responsibilities, where matters relating to diversity and inclusion are concerned. The D&I Champion will ensure that due consideration is given to matters relating to D&I when decisions are taken by the Board and will be the main point of contact on the Board for such matters.

More information on the role can be found here.


If you have experienced discriminatory language or behaviour, or have witnessed it, you can report it via email to [email protected]. by telephone to the BHA Safeguarding Team on 0207 152 0099, or through the BHA Safeguarding Incident Report Form.

Anonymous reporting is also available through RaceWise, the BHA’s anonymous reporting service (operated by CrimeStoppers) on 08000 852 580 or through its online reporting form.