Horse Racing

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.

Ascot Racecourse chief executive Charles Barnett is set to retire from his position in June 2014, following the Royal Ascot horse race.

The HWPA (Horserace Writers’ and Photographers’ Association) Derby Awards has been secured until 2015 following a deal with The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC).

Arena Racing Company (ARC), owner of three of the four All-Weather horse racing tracks in Britain, has committed to £2 million in extra prize funds per annum in an initial three-year deal.

Bet firm Coral’s chief executive Andy Hornby and British Horseracing Authority chairman Steve Harmanare have joined the speakers list for Leaders in Racing.

Racehorse Owners Association president Rachel Hood and Augustin Stable owner George Strawbridge have joined the speakers list for Leaders in Racing.

With only four weeks to go, the third annual Leaders in Racing summit has confirmed its line-up of international horseracing leaders to speak at the home of English Premier League (EPL) team Chelsea, Stamford Bridge.

Great British Racing has named Carter Carnegie as international executive for Great British Racing International (GBRI), the business set up to attract new foreign investment in the sport.

Ascot Racecourse has appointed Sodexo Prestige as its lead catering partner for the next five years.

The Jockey Club's proposed £45 million development project at its flagship Cheltenham racecourse has been approved by its local council.

Jockey Club Racecourses has extended its partnership with catering firm Compass Group for a further six years, which is expected to be worth £300 million in turnover.

British horse racing will not suffer commercial damage from recent doping scandals if it shows it can handle them effectively, the head of the sport's governing body said on Tuesday.

The 2013 Leaders in Racing conference, returning for its third annual event at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge in October, has announced Rian Du Plessis, CEO at Phumelela Gaming & Leisure, as its first speaker.

Horse trainer Gerard Butler will face charges of doping by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), after admitting administrating a banned steroid on nine horses.

Racecourses owner The Jockey Club has appointed Martin St. Quinton to chair the financing committee for the development of its Cheltenham Racecourse.

Jockey Frankie Dettori has been cleared by French governing body, France Galop, to return to the sport after his drug ban.

The Jockey Club has received £24.7 million worth of applications from 2,100 applicants for its Racecourse Bond, exceeding its original target of £15 million.

Horse trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has announced he will drop his appeal case against an eight-year British Horseracing Authority (BHA) ban from racing for doping.

Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, has ordered a law forbidding the doping of race horses be passed.

Jockey Eddie Ahern will appeal the 10-year ban imposed on him by the British Horseracing Authority, after being found guilty of corruption yesterday.

Irish jockey Eddie Ahern has been found guilty of three breaches of corruption by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).

Half of Britons believe that football, horse racing and cycling are plagued with dishonesty and cheating, according to a recent poll.

The British Horseracing Authority has revealed today that a further seven horses have tested positive for steroids, including last year’s St. Leger winner.

Jockey Frankie Dettori will not be riding at Leicester on Monday, as previously scheduled, as racing authority France Galop wants the jockey to attend a hearing first.