Horse Racing

Racing New South Wales and the Australian Turf Club have launched a new event which is set to become the world’s richest horse race staged on turf.

The British government has announced that the existing horseracing betting levy will in April be replaced by a new system that will require betting operators to return 10 per cent of their gross profits generated from bets placed on horseracing back to the sport.

British horseracing commercial group The Jockey Club has today (Tuesday) said that it could sell off its Kempton Park racecourse in order to help raise £500m (€574.2m/$608.6m) for reinvestment into the sport.

The Breeders’ Cup, one of thoroughbred horseracing’s most prestigious international events, will return to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky in 2018, organisers announced today (Monday).

British horseracing commercial group The Jockey Club posted a record annual turnover of £183.3m (€232.9m/$263.8m) in 2015, it has been announced.

The UK’s Ascot Racecourse has agreed a multi-year deal with IMG under which the agency will serve as its worldwide licensing representative and develop a new offering for its leading horse racing events.

Middle Eastern horseracing powerhouse Godolphin has unveiled plans to merge its racing and breeding empires.

Two of Singapore’s leading horse races have been discontinued after the Singapore Turf Club said they have served their purpose.

US sports technology, data and content company Stats is to expand its services into the horseracing market through a new strategic partnership with Equibase Company, which operates the thoroughbred industry’s official database.

British horseracing commercial group the Jockey Club has announced record levels of business growth and a sixth consecutive increase in turnover in its results for the 2014 financial year.

The Qatar International Equestrian Committee is to join forces with horse racing organisations in the UK and France to launch a lucrative new three-race series.

The Jockey Club today (Wednesday) unveiled its Racing Explained programme, which aims to educate the average race-goer about the sport, in hope to increase race-day income.

British horse racing commercial group the Jockey Club has launched a new business to provide outsourced services to the sports industry.

British horseracing commercial group The Jockey Club has announced its Jockey Club Live music and entertainment venture has staged live music after racing for more than 300,000 people in its first year of operation.

Newmarket racecourse will host the inaugural Varsity horse race between UK universities Oxford and Cambridge on October 17.

Organisers of horse racing showpiece the Breeders’ Cup have today introduced a new three-year hosting strategy for the World Championships, marking a departure from the North American event’s traditional method of assigning hosts.

The Jockey Club, the biggest commercial group in British horse racing, has announced record financial results for 2013 along with its largest-ever contribution to prize money.

British horseracing commercial group The Jockey Club has appointed construction company Kier as the main contractor on a £45m (€54.6m/75.2m) redevelopment project at its Cheltenham Racecourse.

France Galop, the governing body of flat and steeplechase horse racing in France, is to launch a new flat racing championship in 2015.

UK horse racing stakeholders have joined forces to form a new company designed to enhance the sport’s control and licensing of data.

Sydney’s new The Championships at Randwick event is set to form part of a proposed world series of horse racing, according to Australian newspaper the Daily Telegraph.

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, has launched a joint venture to secure, promote and produce music and other forms of live entertainment at its 15 racecourse venues nationwide.

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, has announced that its 15 racecourses expect to offer record total prize money in excess of £42m (€49.5m/$67.3m) in 2014 from 364 scheduled fixtures.

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horse racing, has appointed Roger Weatherby to succeed Nicholas Wrigley as its senior steward for a term of five years.