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    The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has warned that the racing industry in Great Britain faces a “severe threat” after the return of spectators to events was delayed due to an increase in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.

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    The Japanese Racing Association (JRA) has announced it will reopen its J-Place Kasamatsu, Ena and Tosu off-track betting (OTB) facilities from 19 September.

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    New Zealand Minister for Racing Winston Peters has set out his expectations for TAB NZ, saying that the new organisation should focus on helping the domestic industry recover from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    New GVC Holdings chief executive Shay Segev has set out four key priorities that he believes can drive “significant growth” for the business, add value for stakeholders and entrench responsibility in everything it does.

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    The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has appointed Julie Harrington, the former head of British Cycling, as its new chief executive.

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    UK racecourse operator the Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced that the Belle Vue Stadium greyhound racing venue will permanently close, saying there is “no longer a business case” to keep the site operating.

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    The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has appointed Charlie Parker, the new president of the Racehorse Owners’ Association (ROA), to its board.

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    Tote operators from five different continents have joined together to form a new trade body.

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    The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has announced the appointment of Philip Chen as its new chairman and also named Michael Lee as deputy chairman.

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    France's new gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has officially launched today (22 June) after board members staged their first formal meeting.

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    The New Zealand Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has launched a consultation on its revised racing calendar for the 2020-21 racing season, reflecting the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has released a provisional racing schedule ahead of the sport's planned resumption, with the first action since the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced shut-down to take place over the weekend of 23-24 May.

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    The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has defended its decision to delay any resumption of racing in the UK, after its chief executive Nick Rust was reportedly urged to resign over the organisation’s handling of the crisis.

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    Sweden’s former horse racing monopoly operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has reported a 10.7% year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue for the first quarter of 2019 to SEK1.11bn (£89.0m/€102.1m/$110.7m).

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    The Horserace Betting Levy Board has released £6.5m worth of capital credits to British racecourses to help them with cash flow during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has announced initial approval for businesses and stakeholders in the country’s thoroughbred and harness racing sectors to return to work on 28 April.

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    New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has outlined a draft plan for a resumption of racing following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, with an initial resumption of greyhound racing on 11 May and thoroughbred racing on 3 July.

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    The UK's Horserace Betting Levy Board and the Racing Foundation have jointly pledged £22m in emergency support to the British horseracing industry to help it to manage the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    The suspension of almost all live racing and closure of retail betting shops worldwide as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced Sports Information Services (SIS) to shut down all non-essential services and furlough a significant number of staff.

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    New Zealand Racing and the TAB have taken the decision to close all retail sites and temporarily suspend racing after the national government announced that it would move the country to Alert Level 4 of the Covid-19 alert system later today (25 March).

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