PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2018

RHYDS PASSION

TROTTER OF THE YEAR 2018

Diamant De Godrel

2YO FILLY OF THE YEAR 2018

The Mocking Jay

MARE OF THE YEAR 2018

Rhyds Passion

PACER OF THE YEAR 2018

Evenwood Sonofagun

2YO COLT OF THE YEAR 2018

Oakwoodinittowinit

Announcement

  • EQUINE INFLUENZA – UPDATE

    6Mar

    As many will be aware, since the start of 2019 a number of equine influenza cases have been identified across Europe and the UK, including several in vaccinated horses.

    The BHRC have reviewed advice on this and the following is recommended by the BHRC:

    • ALL horses are vaccinated with Florida Clade 1 and Florida Clade 2 protection - see AHT advice on UK vaccines HERE
    • ALL hors...

Latest News

  • BHRC NATIONAL PACING FUTURITY 2019 (2YOs)

    22Mar

    To be staged at Tir Prince on Saturday 29th June

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

    2nd Sustaining Fee due by 1st April 2019 - £50 per horse

    Pay Fees ONLINE, by BACS or contact the BHRC Office

    Colts & Fillies will race in separate divisions - 2018 Race Prize Fund totaled almost £9,000!

    2018 Fillies champion OAKWOOD STARCAM nominated for Over...

  • 30 DAYS TO GO . . . .

    21Mar

    30 Days TODAY until the first Qualifiers offered at York on Saturday 20th April 2019.

    Please remember that horses MUST be registered with the BHRC as in training for at least 28 days prior to entry.

    All declarations of horses in training must be submitted in writing to the BHRC and horses will only be registered in training once any necessary payments have been received by the BHRC.

    N5. Supervision of Qualifying Trials

    No horse may be eligible...

  • SIRE STAKES NOMINATIONS & FEES

    20Mar

    31st March 2019 is the due date for nominations and sustaining fees for the Sire Stakes Series.

    Stallion Nominations

    £250 each

    Includes automatic nomination of all progeny from covering in year of nomination (i.e. 2020 foals)

    Yearling Sustaining Fee

    £20 each

    The first fee due for progeny since birth, this entitles the nominated horses to compete in future Sire Stakes races at 2YO and 3YO

    2018 fo...

  • BHRC PACING CLASSIC 2019 (4YO & Over)

    20Mar

    To be staged at Tir Prince on Saturday 29th June

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

    1st Sustaining Fee due by 1st April 2019 - £50 per horse

    Pay Fees ONLINE, by BACS or contact the BHRC Office.

    1¼ mile Free For All Pace - £3,000 plus Purse in 2018

    2018 Championship contested by top Free For Allers ROCKIN MAMBO (Lifetime Best 1.56.1) and EVENWOOD SONOFAGUN (Lifet...

  • STAGBI FUTURE BROODMARES RACES 2019

    19Mar

    In 2019, STAGBI have introduced the Heat & Final format for the STAGBI Future Broodmares races.

    Amman Valley, York, Tir Prince, Corbiewood and Wolverhampton are the eligible tracks for the series.

    Heats - Each track can have up to two races with added money of £750 from STAGBI (minimum first prize £500). There will be an invitational final at the end of the year.

    Mares will gain points through the heats and the top 10 mares will be invited to race in the final. Points to be allocat...

  • BHRC NATIONAL PACING DERBY 2019 (3YOs)

    18Mar

    To be staged at Tir Prince on Saturday 29th June

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

    2nd Sustaining Fee due by 1st April 2019 - £50 per horse

    Pay Fees ONLINE, by BACS or contact the BHRC Office

    Colts & Fillies will race in separate divisions - 2018 Race Prize Fund totaled over £9,000!

    2018 Fillies champion GREENHILL HANOVER nominated for 3YO Filly of the Year...

  • RULE CHANGES 2018

    17Mar

    The following rule changes were confirmed at the AGM on 18th November 2018 and are now adopted to the BHRC Rules and Regulations. Please ensure that you read these changes and are fully informed of all updates:

    H8 -

    Due to difficulty in being able obtain certain race footage, H8 will be altered and the issue also noted in Contracts with Promoters

    H8 [a] Video Facilities - The Racecourse Executive shall ensure that video facilities are provided a...

  • BHRC OFFICE

    15Mar

    The BHRC Office will be CLOSED on Monday 18th March 2019. The office will reopen at 9.30am on Tuesday 19th March.

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

  • 30 DAYS TO GO . . . .

    15Mar

    30 Days TODAY until the first Qualifiers offered at Amman Valley on Sunday 14th April 2019 - Contact Trudy on 07909 698309 for further details.

    Please remember that horses MUST be registered with the BHRC as in training for at least 28 days prior to entry.

    All declarations of horses in training must be submitted in writing to the BHRC and horses will only be registered in training once any necessary payments have been received by the BHRC.

    N5. ...

  • BHRC EQUINE FLU VACCINATION REGIME

    15Mar

    Due to the recent equine influenza outbreaks and updated recommendations from the BHRC, all ponies registered for the Kids Club 2019 will have to be fully vaccinated as per the BHRC Regime:

    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 prima...

  • APPLEBY SPRING RACES – 3YO CHAMPIONSHIP

    15Mar

    Appleby Spring Races will be held on Sunday 26th & Monday 27th May 2019.

    As the festival enters it's 90th year, the 3 Year Old Grass Championship will return.

    Nominations are due by 1st April - £80 per horse (Download Entry Form)

    Entry Fee is due by 11th May - £60 per horse

    Total Entry £140 per horse.

    Full details and conditions available on

    BHRC KIDS CLUB 2019

    13Mar

    Due to the recent equine influenza outbreaks and updated recommendations from the BHRC, all ponies registered for the Kids Club 2019 will have to be fully vaccinated as per the BHRC Regime:

    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 prima...

  • 2019 Fixtures

    12Mar

    Some updates have been made to the 2019 Fixtures; Corbiewood and York.

    View Updates HERE

  • STAGBI 2019 BRITISH BREEDERS BONUS

    12Mar

    STAGBI has selected the following races to carry the 2018 British Breeders Bonus:

    2YO - Junior Welsh Dragon/Dragoness - £500

    3YO - Appleby 3YO Championship - £500

    4YO - NWHOA 4YO Championship - £500

    Bells Field Final - £500

    Appleby Whit Final - £100

    Musselburgh Final - £100

    Tregaron Welsh Classic - £100

    BHRC Derby (C&G) - £100

    BHRC Derbu (Fillies) - £100

    BHRC Futurity (C&G) - £100

    BHRC Futurity (Fillies) - £100

    Crock of Gold Final - £100

    (Please note all wi...

  • BHRC OFFICE

    11Mar

    The BHRC Office will close today (Monday 11th March 2019) at 2.30pm. The office will reopen at 9.30am on Tuesday 12th March.

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

  • 30 DAYS TO GO . . . .

    10Mar

    30 Days TODAY until the first Qualifiers offered at Tir Prince on Tuesday 9th April 2019 - Contact Eric on 07919 818925 for further details.

    Please remember that horses MUST be registered with the BHRC as in training for at least 28 days prior to entry.

    All declarations of horses in training must be submitted in writing to the BHRC and horses will only be registered in training once any necessary payments have been received by the BHRC.

    N5. Sup...

  • PROMOTERS: TROTBritain Le TROT races 2019

    7Mar

    As in the past we can offer races at most meetings, subject to entries. The promoter calls for entries for ‘Le Trot races’, without further specification, and forwards the entries they receive. We supply the best fields possible under our rules, deal with all fees and pay all the prize money. We will not be making any payment of any sort to the track. Please make contact if you wish to stage Le TROT races under these condition in 2019 and have not already done so.

  • LICENCE RENEWALS – Date extension

    6Mar

    Due to the difficulties experienced by some in contacting the office before 28th February 2019, the Directors have determined to postpone the licence fee increase until FRIDAY 15th MARCH 2019:

    • Any full and complete application received at BHRC on or before Friday 15th March 2019 will be renewed at the lower fee rate. (Any person renewing between 1st and 15th March at the increased rate will be refunded the difference).
    • Applications MUST
  • 34 DAYS TO GO . . . .

    6Mar

    34 Days TODAY until the first Qualifiers offered at Tir Prince on Tuesday 9th April 2019 - Contact Eric on 07919 818925 for further details.

    Please remember that horses MUST be registered with the BHRC as in training for at least 28 days prior to entry.

    All declarations of horses in training must be submitted in writing to the BHRC and horses will only be registered in training once any necessary payments have been received by the BHRC.

    N5. Sup...

  • STAGBI OWNERS PREMIUM

    5Mar

    Following on from the successful Breeders Premiums, STAGBI are introducing a new Owners Premium in 2019 with the aim of supporting the owners of British Bred Horses.

    The current Breeders Premium in Situ are awarded to horses that win the most races or high profile races, so to ensure that as many people benefit from the STAGBI Awards Premium scheme, it will now also support owners of British Bred horses at the grassroots of the industry.

    A £100 Owners Premium will be awarded to winners of B...

  • MUSSELBURGH HARNESS RACE MEETING

    5Mar

    Musselburgh Racecourse Saturday 22nd June 2019

    HOSPITALITY PACKAGES

    Hospitality packages available for this harness racing extravaganza featuring the FAMOUS MUSSELBURGH PACE and HURRICANE PACE, plus Assorted races.

    SPONSORSHIP DEALS

    Sponsorship Deals to suit your needs

    STABLES

    There wil...

  • OBITUARY – Kenneth Slack

    2Mar

    The BHRC are sad to learn of the recent passing of KENNETH SLACK.

    A staunch long time supporter of the sport of Harness Racing and the Standardbred horse.

    The BHRC send their condolences to family and friends.

  • APPLEBY SPRING RACES – 3YO CHAMPIONSHIP

    2Mar

    Appleby Spring Races will be held on Sunday 26th & Monday 27th May 2019.

    As the festival enters it's 90th year, the 3 Year Old Grass Championship will return.

    Nominations are due by 1st April - £80 per horse (Download Entry Form)

    Entry Fee is due by 11th May - £60 per horse

    Total Entry £140 per horse.

    Full details and conditions available on

    BHRC NATIONAL PACING FUTURITY 2019 (2YOs)

    28Feb

    To be staged at Tir Prince on Saturday 29th June

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

    1st Sustaining Fee due by 1st March 2019 - £50 per horse

    Pay Fees ONLINE, by BACS or contact the BHRC Office

    Colts & Fillies will race in separate divisions - 2018 Race Prize Fund totaled almost £9,000!

    2018 Fillies champion OAKWOOD STARCAM nominated for Over...

  • WELSH DRAGON

    27Feb

    SUSTAINING FEES DUE on or before 1st MARCH 2019. Entries and payments can be made ONLINE - View Eligible Horses

    Yearlings (2018 foals) - £20 each

    2YOs (born in 2017) - £100 each

    3YOs (born in 2016) - £100 each

    NAF 3YO CONDITIONED PACE

    26Feb

    Nomination Due by 28th February £60 per horse

    The NAF sponsored 3YO Conditioned Pace returns in 2019 to be staged at Chase Harness Races on 3rd August - Download Entry Form

    For horses with less than £100 Prize Money at time of nomination (total winnings not handicap mark)

    Nomination Due by 28th February £60 per horse - Sustaining Fee due by 28th March £40 per horse - En...

  • LICENCE RENEWALS

    25Feb

    Please be aware that fee increases apply on 1st March and 1st May in every licensing year. Applications MUST be received at the BHRC Office BEFORE (not on) the dates that increased fees apply. A 50% increase in fees is applicable to all applications received at BHRC on or after 1st March and a 75% increase in fees is applicable to all applications received at BHRC on or after 1st May. Post-dated applications will NOT be accepted at lower fee ...

  • BHRC NATIONAL PACING DERBY 2019 (3YOs)

    25Feb

    To be staged at Tir Prince on Saturday 29th June

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

    1st Sustaining Fee due by 1st March 2019 - £50 per horse

    Pay Fees ONLINE, by BACS or contact the BHRC Office

    Colts & Fillies will race in separate divisions - 2018 Race Prize Fund totaled over £9,000!

    2018 Fillies champion GREENHILL HANOVER nominated for 3YO Filly of the Year...

  • STAGBI YOUNG PERSONS AWARD

    25Feb

    For 2019 STAGBI has introduced a Young Persons Award of up to £250.

    The Award will be available for a Young Person (STAGBI member, aged 17-25) who wishes to pursue an activity, travel, training, education etc that would enhance their involvement with the Standardbred Industry.

    Application Form to be submitted to STAGBI (with some evidence of cost) by 1st March 2019 and awar...

  • SHRC 2YO & 3YO Races 2019

    22Feb

    NOMINATIONS CLOSE 1st APRIL

    Event 1 - 3YO Derby - Corbiewood Friday 14th June

    Nomination Fee £40 due by 1st April - 1 mile - full conditions on entry form - Total Entry Fee £100 - Download Entry Form

    Event 2 - 2YO Futurity - Corbiewood Sunday 15th September

    Nomination Fee £40 due by 1st April - 1 mile - full conditions on entry form - Total Entry Fee £100 -

    BHRC OFFICE

    22Feb

    Please note that the BHRC Office will be closed on Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February 2019.

    The office will re-open on Monday 25th February at 9.30am.

    If you have any queries or need assistance during the office shut down period, please contact Jim McInally (BHRC Vice Chairman) on 07764 664169.

  • WELSH DRAGON

    21Feb

    SUSTAINING FEES DUE on or before 1st MARCH 2019. Entries and payments can be made ONLINE

    Yearlings (2018 foals) - £20 each

    2YOs (born in 2017) - £100 each

    3YOs (born in 2016) - £100 each

    Download ...

  • STAGBI OWNERS PREMIUM

    21Feb

    Following on from the successful Breeders Premiums, STAGBI are introducing a new Owners Premium in 2019 with the aim of supporting the owners of British Bred Horses.

    The current Breeders Premium in Situ are awarded to horses that win the most races or high profile races, so to ensure that as many people benefit from the STAGBI Awards Premium scheme, it will now also support owners of British Bred horses at the grassroots of the industry.

    A £100 Owners Premium will be awarded to winners of B...

  • BHRC NATIONAL PACING FUTURITY 2019 (2YOs)

    21Feb

    To be staged at Tir Prince on Saturday 29th June

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

    1st Sustaining Fee due by 1st March 2019 - £50 per horse

    Pay Fees ONLINE, by BACS or contact the BHRC Office

    Colts & Fillies will race in separate divisions - 2018 Race Prize Fund totaled almost £9,000!

    2018 Fillies champion OAKWOOD STARCAM nominated for Over...

  • BHRC STATEMENT

    20Feb

    The BHRC would like to bring the following to the attention of anyone who intends to race under the BHRC Rules and Regulations during the 2019 season:-

    S35. Road Racing in any form is absolutely forbidden, and it is illegal for any licence holder to participate in such racing. Any licence holder participating in Road Racing in any capacity shall be subject to a mandatory fine of not less than £3,000 and warning off for a period of not less than three years.

  • MUSSELBURGH 2019 – Saturday 22nd June

    20Feb

    Race Schedule Now Available - DOWNLOAD

    The Famous Musselburgh Pace - The Hurricane Pace - Assorted Races (4) - Le Trot Race (1)

    Entries taken through BHRC Online Entry System - Entries close Wednesday 12th June 2019

  • TRAINER UPDATE

    19Feb

    Please note update to section Appendix I of the BHRC Rules and Regulations:

    Appendix I - Public Trainer and Licence to Train

    Due to the difference between a hobby and a professional, the rates have been increased:

    Licence to Train increase from £33 to £50

    Public Trainer increase from £66 to £100

    Every holder of a Licence to Train or Public Trainer from 1st January 2019 will be required to submit £10 per horse registered under their care for training.

    The fee...

  • STAGBI FUTURE BROODMARES RACES 2019

    19Feb

    In 2019, STAGBI have introduced the Heat & Final format for the STAGBI Future Broodmares races.

    Amman Valley, York, Tir Prince, Corbiewood and Wolverhampton are the eligible tracks for the series.

    Heats - Each track can have up to two races with added money of £750 from STAGBI (minimum first prize £500). There will be an invitational final at the end of the year.

    Mares will gain points through the heats and the top 10 mares will be invited to race in the final. Points to be allocat...

  • NWHOA Stakes Races 2019

    19Feb

    NWHOA will be staging their 2YO, 3YO and 4YO stakes races at Tir Prince in 2019.

    NWHOA 2YO - Nomination Fee £100 due by 1st March - Download Entry Form

    To be staged at Tir Prince on Saturday 8th June 2019 - 1 mile - full conditions on entry form - Total Entry Fee £250

    NWHOA 3YO - Nomination Fee £100 due by 1st March -

    2019 Fixtures

    19Feb

    Some updates have been made to the 2019 Fixtures, including Musselburgh move from August to June and Corbiewood staging an additional two day fixture. View Updates HERE