CROCK OF GOLD 2017

** GROUP 1 ** Crock of Gold Final (Tir Prince 9th September) – Pictured: MIRACULOUS (Patrick Kane Jnr), EVENWOOD SONOFAGUN (William Laidler) ...

RHYDS ROCK STAR

** GROUP 1 ** BHRC National Pacing Derby Colts Winner (Tir Prince 9th September) – Driver: James Haythornthwaite – Photo courtesy of Gr...

GREENHILLDEBATABLE

** GROUP 1 ** BHRC National Pacing Derby Fillies Winner (Tir Prince 9th September) – Driver: James Haythornthwaite – Photo courtesy of ...

DKs HAPPY FOREVER

** GROUP 1 ** BHRC National Pacing Futurity Colts Winner (Tir Prince 1st September) – Driver: Andrew Cairns – Photo courtesy of Graham ...

GREENHILL HANOVER

** GROUP 1 ** BHRC National Pacing Futurity Fillies Winner (Tir Prince 1st September) – Driver: Michael Lord – Photo courtesy of Graham...

MELDOON

** GROUP 1 ** The Welsh Classic Final Winner (Tregaron 26th August) – Driver: Michael O’Mahony – Photo courtesy of Graham Rees

EVENWOOD SONOFAGUN

** GROUP 1 ** The Famous Musselburgh Pace Winner (Musselburgh 22nd July) – Driver: William Laidler – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

EVENWOOD SONOFAGUN

** GROUP 1 ** Park Lodge Classic Final Winner (Ceredigion 2nd July) – Driver: William Laidler – Photo courtesy of Graham Rees

ELIOTHROPE

3YO Le Trot Winner (Musselburgh 22nd July) – Driver: Andrew Cairns – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

VALSEUR DU CYGNE

Castell Howell Foods Aged Le Trot Winner (Ceredigion 1st July) – Driver: William Laidler – Photo courtesy of Graham Rees

EQUILEA DU HAUTY

Le Trot 3YO Championship Heat 8 Winner (Ceredigion 1st July) – Driver: Rhys Evans – Photo courtesy of Graham Rees

ENEZ LEMAN

Le Trot 3YO Championship Heat 9 Winner (Ceredigion 1st July) – Driver: Mike Evans – Photo courtesy of Graham Rees

Announcement

  • BHRC & STAGBI ANNUAL AWARDS EVENT

    20Dec

    The BHRC & STAGBI will once again be staging a joint Annual Awards Event to celebrate the successes of members of both organisations during 2017.

    The Event will be held at Mercure Haydock Hotel (WA11 9SG) on Saturday 3rd February 2018.

    The evening will consist of a three cour...

Latest News

  • ENTRY TO RACE & RACE FEE RENEWAL

    20Jan

    To be eligible for entry ALL horses must:

    [a] be registered with STAGBI (or an internationally recognised harness racing authority or have its European Passport ratified by STAGBI)

    [b] be identified by a microchip

    [c] have current Flu vaccination Certificate complying with BHRC criteria

    [d] have been declared in training for at least 28 days

    [e] owner and trainer recorded and licensed

    To apply for a Race Fee:

    Renewal -

    [a] Owner must be licensed

    [b] Horse must be d...

  • BHRC PACING CLASSIC 2018

    19Jan

    ** GROUP 2 RACE **

    To be staged at Tir Prince on 30th June 2018

    Nominations close 1st March 2018 - £100 per horse

    For Pacers foaled in or before 2014

    Download Entry Form

    Payments can be made by cheque, debit/credit card over the telephone or by BACS:

    Co-Op ...

  • HALL OF FAME – DILLYS SPRINGTIME

    18Jan

    Scottish Mare DILLYS SPRINGTIME has been inducted into the BHRC Hall of Fame.

    Dillys Springtime - Bred by Dilly Dowell in 1990, Dillys Springtime began her racing career as a two-year-old with the Dowell family. From 7 starts in her debut season, she was unplaced only twice and was a winner of the 2YO Pace on the grass track at Errol (near Perth) in a time of 2.24. READ MORE

    Please contact BHRC to submit ...

  • New Format for Breeders Crown 2018

    18Jan

    2 Year Olds will not require to have a betting race after qualifying, as heats will take place at designated tracks. These will take the form of grading heats as opposed to elimination heats in order to ascertain which 2 year olds are able to compete at two levels. The faster horses will go through to one group and those not so far forward will go in to another group.

    Heats are to be held at Corbiewood on 12th July, Tir Prince on 14th July and Portmarnock on 15th July.

    Over the past fe...

  • LICENCE HOLDER RENEWAL GUIDE

    18Jan

    Renewal of Licences:

    • Complete Licence Renewal Form and return to BHRC Office - LINK to Form

    (returned form accepted via Email, MMS, Whatsapp, Fax or Post)

    • Submit relevant fees to BHRC (see below)

    (payments accepted by cheque, BACS transfer, credit/debit card via phone)

    • PLEASE NOTE payment will not be accepted until a completed Licence Renewal Form has been submitted

    The Bo...

  • MUSSELBURGH FAIR DAY RACES 2018 – Friday 20th & Saturday 21st July

    16Jan

    The Musselburgh Fair Day Races will be staged on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July 2018 at Musselburgh Racecourse (EH21 7RG).

    The Hurricane Pace and Famous Musselburgh Pace will be staged as the signature highlights, with a full supporting schedule of races to include the popular Chairman's Cup for C Class drivers, 2YO Pace, Le Trot, Maiden and Novice and a Top Class Pace.

    Anyone interested in hospitality or sponsorship packages, please contact Anthony on 07866 623599

  • BHRC NATIONAL PACING FUTURITY 2018

    16Jan

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

    To be staged at Tir Prince on 30th June 2018

    Nominations close 1st February 2018 - £100 per horse

    For horses foaled in 2016

    Colts and Fillies will race in separate divisions

    Download Entry Form

    Payments can be made by cheque, debit/c...

  • BHRC OFFICE

    15Jan

    Due to unforeseen circumstances the BHRC office will be closed from 2pm today. If you require any assistance please contact Amy on Facebook (Amy Claire) or call Jason Podmore on 07971228009 or send the BHRC Facebook page a message.

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • BHRC NATIONAL PACING DERBY 2018

    15Jan

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

    To be staged at Tir Prince on 30th June 2018

    Nominations close 1st February 2018 - £100 per horse

    For horses foaled in the year 2015

    Colts & Fillies will race in separate divisions

    Download Entry Form

    Payments can be made by cheque, debit/credit card ov...

  • LICENCE HOLDERS RENEWAL GUIDE

    11Jan

    Renewal of Licences:

    • Complete Licence Renewal Form and return to BHRC Office - LINK to Form

    (returned form accepted via Email, MMS, Whatsapp, Fax or Post)

    • Submit relevant fees to BHRC (see below)

    (payments accepted by cheque, BACS transfer, credit/debit card via phone)

    • PLEASE NOTE payment will not be accepted until a completed Licence Renewal Form has been submitted

    The Bo...

  • VINCENT DELANEY MEMORIAL STAKES RACES NOMINATION

    9Jan

    Nominations for the following races are open now:

    Diamond Creek Farm Vincent Delaney Memorial 2YO Fillies

    Hanover Shoe Farm Vincent Delaney Memorial 2YO Colts

    Oakwood Stud 3YO Colts & Fillies - separate divisions

    ALL Nominations close MIDNIGHT 1st FEBRUARY 2018

    Visit www.vincentdelaney.com to nominate

  • OBITUARY – Mr SAMUEL TAFF

    9Jan

    It is with much regret that BHRC have learned of the sad loss of Sam Taff.

    A true character and long time supporter of Harness Racing as both breeder and trainer of many good horses over the years who will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.

    Funeral will be held on Friday 19th January 11am at St Saviours Church, Church Lane, Four Crosses, Hatherton, Cannock WS11 1SE

  • BHRC NATIONAL PACING FUTURITY 2018

    9Jan

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

    To be staged at Tir Prince on 30th June 2018

    Nominations close 1st February 2018 - £100 per horse

    For horses foaled in 2016

    Colts and Fillies will race in separate divisions

    Download Entry Form

    Payments can be made by cheque, debit/c...

  • BHRC NATIONAL PACING DERBY 2018

    8Jan

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

    To be staged at Tir Prince on 30th June 2018

    Nominations close 1st February 2018 - £100 per horse

    For horses foaled in the year 2015

    Colts & Fillies will race in separate divisions

    Download Entry Form

    Payments can be made by cheque, debit/credit card ov...

  • BHRC EQUINE FLU VACCINATION REGIME

    4Jan

    There are THREE primary flu vaccinations before annual boosters:

    1st - Primary Vaccination must be given

    2nd - Primary Vaccination between 21 and 92 days after 1st primary vaccination

    3rd - Primary Vaccination between 150 and 215 days after 2nd primary vaccination

    Further booster vaccinations at intervals of not more than a year apart (or such lesser time as the Authority may, in an emergency, decide)

    REMEMBER - The fi...

  • STAGBI BREEDERS BONUS

    4Jan

    For 2018 STAGBI will once again be awarding the Breeders Bonus and adopt the same programme of funding for 2017 (i.e. £500 to the STAGBI selected race in each category, with £100 to any Group 1 race not selected). Promoters are encouraged to include details of the Breeders Bonus in their race card.

    2018:

    2YO Race £500 - Ceredigion TC 2YO Races

    3YO Race £500 - Scottish Derby

    4YO Race £500 - Senior Welsh Dragon (not awarded in 2017 as winner not eligible)

    BHRC Race £500 - Crock of Gold

    £1...

  • LICENCE HOLDERS RENEWAL GUIDE

    4Jan

    Renewal of Licences:

    • Complete Licence Renewal Form and return to BHRC Office - LINK to Form

    (returned form accepted via Email, MMS, Whatsapp, Fax or Post)

    • Submit relevant fees to BHRC (see below)

    (payments accepted by cheque, BACS transfer, credit/debit card via phone)

    • PLEASE NOTE payment will not be accepted until a completed Licence Renewal Form has been submitted

    The Bo...

  • SIRE STAKES 3YO RACES 2018

    3Jan

    The 3YO Divisions of the Sire Stakes will be staged at Tir Prince on Saturday 14th July 2018

    1st Sustaining Fee due by 31st March 2018 - £40 per horse

    (must be paid to remain eligible for any future Sire Stakes races)

    Horses currently eligible are:

    Colts

    Authorised

    Bayrigg Topdog

    Caenwood Rocknroll

    Crack A Smile

    Frisco Fix It

    Frisco Touch N Go

    Georgie Camden

    Goodtime Hal

    Howards Imtheguy

    Imtheotherguy

    Joe Panmar

    Kingston

    Manhattan Storm

    Matticulous

    Memphis

    Real ...

  • BHRC GUIDELINES FOR NEW LICENCE HOLDERS

    3Jan

    To be ready and registered for racing persons must be licensed with the BHRC and have horses registered in their ownership at STAGBI. The following is issued as a guide to completing relevant applications. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the BHRC Office on 01405 766877.

    BHRC LICENCES

    To register as an Owner:

    Persons wishing to race a horse under BHRC must, as a minimum, be regist...

  • SIRE STAKES 2YO RACES 2018

    28Dec

    The 2YO Division of the Sire Stakes will be staged at Tir Prince on Saturday 1st September 2018

    1st Sustaining Fee due by 31st March 2018 - £40 per horse

    (must be paid to remain eligible for any future Sire Stakes races)

    Horses currently eligible are:

    Colts

    Aled Camden

    American Rebel

    Anglesey Fallguy

    Black Mambo

    Bombay Sapphire

    Caenwood Tribute

    Christy Camden

    Crosshill Costa

    Horatio Camden

    Imadeuce

    Imperial DJ

    Jessies Dream

    Justanotherguy

    Kier Camden

    Kinlet Treas...

  • HORSES PURCHASED FROM IRELAND

    28Dec

    Please note that all horses purchased from Ireland will require an Export Certificate:

    GUIDELINES IF YOU ARE BUYING HORSES FROM IRELAND and the need for an EXPORT CERTIFICATE

    In January 2016, the IHRA opted to become independent of STAGBI and now register Standardbreds in Ireland via Sports Horse Ireland.

    Furthermore, the IHRA have requested that all Standardbred horses in Ireland that are registered with STAGBI are exported from STAGBI to IHRA. The process has been re...

  • STAGBI UPDATE

    27Dec

    Sire Stakes

    STAGBI continue to include Stakes information with all new passports issued.

    In addition, STAGBI have agreed that they will offer a Breeders Bonus to the Breeder of each winner (providing that the horse holds a STAGBI passport and the breeder is a member of STAGBI). The amount will be calculated on the years registrations at £3 per horse registered. The money in the pool will then be divided by the number of races staged (usually six - 2, 3 & 4YO Colts & Fillies...

  • SIRE STAKES 4YO DIVISIONS 2018

    26Dec

    The 4YO Divisions of the Sire Stakes will be staged at Tir Prince on Saturday 5th May 2018

    1st Sustaining Fee due by 31st March 2018 - £40 per horse

    (must be paid to remain eligible for any future Sire Stakes races)

    Please note that due to the 4YO Divisions being staged early in 2018, the 2nd Sustaining Fee (£60) and Admission Fee (£30) will both be due on 20th April 2018

    Horses currently eligible are:

  • SIRE STAKES 2018

    23Dec

    Sire Stakes races in 2018 will be staged at Tir Prince on:

    2YO Divisions - Saturday 1st September

    3YO Divisions - Saturday 14th July

    4YO Divisions - Saturday 5th May

    See Sire Stakes Webpage for further information

  • BHRC PACING CLASSIC 2018

    22Dec

    ** GROUP 2 RACE **

    To be staged at Tir Prince on 30th June 2018

    Nominations close 1st March 2018 - £100 per horse

    For Pacers foaled in or before 2014

    Download Entry Form

    Payments can be made by cheque, debit/credit card over the telephone or by BACS:

    Co-Op ...

  • BHRC NATIONAL PACING DERBY 2018

    22Dec

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

    To be staged at Tir Prince on 30th June 2018

    Nominations close 1st February 2018 - £100 per horse

    For horses foaled in the year 2015

    Colts & Fillies will race in separate divisions

    Download Entry Form

    Payments can be made by cheque, debit/credit card ov...

  • BHRC NATIONAL PACING FUTURITY 2018

    22Dec

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

    To be staged at Tir Prince on 30th June 2018

    Nominations close 1st February 2018 - £100 per horse

    For horses foaled in 2016

    Colts and Fillies will race in separate divisions

    Download Entry Form

    Payments can be made by cheque, debit/c...

  • BHRC DIRECTOR UPDATE 2017

    22Dec

    The Directors of the BHRC held a meeting at the end of season and reviewed and determined the following:

    BHRC Regional Stewards

    Craig Stevenson was appointed in early 2017 as Deputy Regional Steward for Scotland with a review due at the end of the season. Craig confirmed he was willing to stand as Regional Steward and it was agreed that Craig has fulfilled the role without fault and had proved himself as an asset. Therefore the Directors agreed to appoint Craig Stevenson ...

  • BHRC Office – Opening Times

    22Dec

    The BHRC Office will close for the festive break at 3pm on Friday 22nd December.

    The office re-opens at 9.30am on Tuesday 9th January 2018.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at the BHRC.

  • BHRC AGM 2017

    21Dec

    Member issues raised at the AGM:

    • Integrity

    A request was submitted from Appleby Race Committees for Promoters to receive a copy of laboratory Certificates of Analysis.

    Promoters already have the option to request a copy of the reports for a fee of £100 each.

    Appleby Race Committees have been requested for further reasoning as to why they felt this step necessary and Directors will discuss further if the request is responded to.

    • F...

  • RULE CHANGES & AMENDMENTS 2017

    20Dec

    The following rule changes have been approved at the AGM and adopted to the BHRC Rule Book. Please ensure that you read these changes and are fully informed of all updates:

    Alterations:

    Definitions

    Fallen Horse - a horse that falls while on the racetrack so that either its shoulders and/or quarters have been in contact with the track, or the driver has lost contact and/or control of the horse.

    Handicap - a race in which...

  • BHRC Office – Opening Times

    18Dec

    The BHRC Office will close for the festive break at 3pm on Friday 22nd December.

    The office re-opens at 9.30am on Tuesday 9th January 2018.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at the BHRC.

  • MUSSELBURGH FAIR DAY RACES 2018

    14Dec

    The Musselburgh Race Committee, after ongoing negotiations with Musselburgh Racecourse, can confirm that our fixture scheduled for Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July 2018 will definitely go

    ahead. Feature races are:

    The Red John Hurricane Pace

    The Famous Musselburgh Pace

    The popular BHRC Chairman's C Class Pace

    Le Trot, High Grade Paces, Maiden and Novice plus an assortment of other races

    Look forward to seeing everyone there.

    Craig & Anthony

    MFDA Committee

  • BHRC OFFICE

    12Dec

    The BHRC Office will close early today (Tuesday 12th December) at 12.30pm.

    Please send any enquiries via email to bhrc.office@yahoo.co.uk.

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

  • STAGBI BREEDERS BONUS

    4Dec

    For 2018 STAGBI will once again be awarding the Breeders Bonus and adopt the same programme of funding for 2017 (i.e. £500 to the STAGBI selected race in each category, with £100 to any Group 1 race not selected). Promoters are encouraged to include details of the Breeders Bonus in their race card.

    2018:

    2YO Race £500 - Ceredigion TC 2YO Races

    3YO Race £500 - Scottish Derby

    4YO Race £500 - Senior Welsh Dragon (not awarded in 2017 as winner not eligible)

    BHRC Race £500 - Crock of Gold

    £1...

  • Development Initiative & Meeting

    1Dec

    The BHRC confirm their support for the proposed Development Initiative and Meeting being steered by Joe Maw.

    Directors of the BHRC will be in attendance and all licence holders, members and interested parties are invited and urged to attend.

    Details of date and venue will follow in due course.

  • PROVISIONAL 2018 FIXTURES

    28Nov

    Further to the AGM on Sunday 26th November, the 2018 Fixture List has been drafted.

    LINK

  • BHRC AGM UPDATE

    27Nov

    Thanks to all those that attended and contributed to the 2017 BHRC AGM.

    Mr Roy Sheedy was returned as Chairman

    Mr Jim McInally was returned as Vice Chairman

    Mrs Jackie Maguire and Mr Fred Hay were returned as Stewards.

    Mr Bob Lee was appointed as a Steward.

    Mr Robert Thompson and Mr Craig Stevenson ratified as Regional Stewards.

    Further updates will follow.

  • HEREFORD & BORDERS HARNESS RACING CLUB – ALLENSMORE 2018

    22Nov

    It is with regret we have to announce that due to circumstances beyond the control of the club there will be no racing at Home Farm Allensmore during the 2018 racing season.

    It is the intention of the club to seek suitable alternatives so as to continue racing and we would welcome suggestions from anyone who might be able to offer assistance on this matter.

    Information will be updated further as it becomes available.

    Bret Strickland

    For and on behalf of HBHRC

  • OBITUARY – MR JAMES STEWART

    20Nov

    It is with deepest sadness to announce that Mr James Stewart, Ex director of Kendal Raceway passed away this morning age 97, A well respected gentleman and big supporter of harness racing for 65 years.