The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) is to increase the amount of prize money on offer during the first 10 weeks of UK horse racing when the sport returns in June, to help offset money lost during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced suspension.
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.
The New Zealand Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed the transitional calendar for the remainder of the 2019-20 horse racing season, and also announced that greyhound racing will return next week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
French horse racing giant Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has been hit with a €900,000 fine from France’s Competition Authority after it was found to have failed to maintain its commitment to splitting online and retail liquidity.
Sky Racing World, a US-based subsidiary of Australian operator Tabcorp, has launched a new simulcasting product that will make horse racing organized by Japan’s National Association of Racing (NAR) available to US customers.
The Jockey Club, the governing body of horse racing in the UK, has announced it will donate 10,000 tickets to the National Health Service (NHS) and social care sector for the first day of the 2021 Grand National Festival.