Corbiewood 14th June

NORTHERN PRIDE – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

Corbiewood 14th June

LOOSECHANGE – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

Corbiewood 7th June

DIABOLO DE JOUDES – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

Carlisle 15th June

VICTORIA CAMDEN – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

Appleby 27th May

DESERT CRY – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

Appleby 26th May

ECUME DE MER – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

Corbiewood 21st June

AYR EMPRESS – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

Corbiewood 14th June

CASIMIR ROYAL FLUSH – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

Corbiewood 7th June

BLACKFIELD BIRD – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

Carlisle 15th June

AYR MAJORETTE & VICTORIA CAMDEN – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

Appleby 26th May

DAME MAJOR – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

Appleby 2nd June

SOME FANTASY – Photo courtesy of Bill Cardno

Announcement

  • NO QUALIFIERS, WORKOUTS till further notice

    25Mar

    Sport is one of life’s great trivialities, harness racing falls into that category, however we all derive so much pleasure out of this wonderful sport, a hobby for so many and a livelihood for others.

Latest News

  • STALLION NOMINATIONS

    28Mar

    If you wish to nominate your stallion for the Sire Stakes Series please remember that the closing date for the discounted rates close on 31st March 2020, after this date the fees will increase to £400 per stallion.

  • APPLEBY MEETINGS CANCELLED

    27Mar

    Due to the current global Covid-19 situation, the two day Appleby Spring Meeting scheduled for May 24th & 25th, and the Fair Day Fixture on May 31st have been cancelled. The committees would like to send heartfelt thanks to everyone for their understanding and continued support.

  • FACEBOOK LIVE UPDATE

    27Mar

    Remember to join the BHRC Chairman for an update of the current situation on Facebook Live tonight at 8pm.

  • FIXTURE CANCELLATION

    26Mar

    Due to the present serious global situation, unfortunately the meeting at Presteigne scheduled for May 17th has been cancelled.

  • Goole office closed

    24Mar

    Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus the Goole office will be closed for the time being.

    BHRC secretary can be contacted on 01974 298 367, correspondence address: Delfryn, Llwynpiod, Llangeitho, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6TA.

    The Office Administrator can be contacted on the BHRC mobile number, 07834 539 292.

    Thank you for your patience at this difficult times.

  • VDM 2020 Announcement

    24Mar

    In light of the uncertainty of the current situation, the VDM committee has announced that plans for this year's festival will be going ahead as planned for August 15-16, 2020.

  • DEFER PAYMENTS OF THE BHRC CLASSIC RACES

    21Mar

    In light of the current situation the BHRC have decided to defer the next payment of the BHRC classic races, e.g. Pacing Classic, Oaks, Futurity, Derby and Sire Stakes for a month, e.g. what were due on 1st April are now due on 1st of May. In May 2020 double payment will be expected. This […]

  • BHRC office

    20Mar

    Can we remind all licence holders that all methods of communication must come through the BHRC Office and not directly to the Chairman or the Directors.

  • TREGARON TROTTING CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT

    20Mar

    Regrettably, due to the Coronavirus, Tregaron Trotting Club have taken the decision to cancel the 10th May race meeting.

  • CARLISLE SHOW

    19Mar

    It is with deep regret that there will be no Carlisle Show this year.

  • 2020 SEASON

    19Mar

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the forthcoming harness racing season in Great Britain. …..

  • FACEBOOK LIVE

    19Mar

    Join us on Facebook Live Friday, March 20th at 8.00 pm for a BHRC news update and announcement of Horse of the year and Drive of the year winners.

  • DRIVE OF THE YEAR & HORSE OF THE YEAR

    18Mar

    This is your LAST CHANCE to place your vote …. voting closes tonight at 9pm for the DRIVE OF THE YEAR & HORSE OF THE YEAR, even though the Awards night has been postponed we still need your votes and the results will be announced on the Facebook live at the end of the week.

  • LICENCES & PASSPORTS – 28 day rule

    18Mar

    Should you intend to take your horses to be qualified within the month of April, then may I remind you of the 28 day ruling – Section Q1 of the Rule book that clearly states that all horse passports and licence holders must be fully paid up within the 28 day ruling and specific actions […]

  • LATE GORDON PARKS FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS -23rd March 2020

    18Mar

    Due to unforeseen circumstances because of the Corona Virus outbreak, there will not now be a service at the Holy Trinity Church Oswesty. Instead we shall proceed straight to Oswestry Cemetery for 3pm, where a short service will be held at the graveside. The family are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

  • LATEST UPDATE

    17Mar

    We are currently living through testing times and, as we are seeing, sporting events around the globe are currently being affected.

    We in British Harness Racing need to display a responsibility to our sport, License Holders and fans over the staging of race meetings, work outs and qualifying sessions in the coming months.

  • WALES & WEST H.R.A. – A.G.M.

    16Mar

    Wales & West HRA have made the decision to postpone the AGM and committee meeting due to be held on 18th March. Members will be notified as soon as possible as to when the meeting will be rescheduled.

  • ONE PERSON ONE VOTE SYSTEM

    15Mar

    Here Robert Millichap presents some proposals for the one person one vote system.

    Robert, one time Secretary of the Wales & West and horse owner of over 30 years, is a professional Accountant, specialising in business restructure sales and liquidation.

    Robert is willing to take phone calls on the subject - 07585 121 440

  • 2020 CALENDAR Volume 51 No 1

    13Mar

    The Calendars have now all been posted out, if you think you should have received a calendar after paying the annual subscription and have not received it, please contact the BHRC office by email on bhrc.office@yahoo.co.uk and let us know.  We apologise if you have not received your calendar.

  • NEW RULING FOR 2 yr old RACES

    12Mar

    After extensive consultation with owners trainer's and promoters and also taking into account the welfare of two year olds in training the BHRC directors have now finalised the restructuring of the stakes programme for these horses. ..........

  • FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

    10Mar

      Gordon Parks’ funeral will be held on Monday 23rd March 2020 at 2.30 pm at Trinity Church Oswestry.

  • OFFICE CLOSED

    9Mar

    Due to staff illness the Goole office will be closed until Monday 16th March 2020. Please don’t hesitate to contact the BHRC Secretary, Heulwen on Line 1 – 01974 298 367, who will be available to assist you during the office hours printed opposite.

  • DRIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD

    6Mar

    Place your vote through the links attached for Drive of the year & Horse of the year

  • DEEPEST SYMPATHY

    6Mar

    We are sad to report one of Harness Racing’s biggest characters recently passed away. Gordon Parkes of the Vyrnwy Stud, Oswestry, owner of Dixieland, Bret’s Nightingale and BackintheSaddlepan will be sorely missed, our condolences go to his family at this sad time.

  • BHRC PACING CLASSIC 4yo & Over

    6Mar

    Entries are now being taken for the BHRC Pacing Classic 4yo & Over

  • NATIONAL PACING DERBY 3yo

    6Mar

    Entries are now being taken for the National Pacing Derby 3yo

  • NATIONAL PACING FUTURITY 2yo

    6Mar

    Entries are now being taken for the National Pacing Futurity 2yo

  • YORK RACEWAY 4 year old races

    6Mar

    York Raceway 4 year old Races

  • YORK RACEWAY 3 year old races

    6Mar

    York Raceway 3 year old races

  • OFFICE HOURS

    5Mar

    The new BHRC office hours are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.00am – 5.00 pm Tuesday 10.00 – 9.00 pm IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ADHERE TO THESE NEW OFFICE HOURS Contact telephone numbers: Line 1 – 01974 298 367 Line 2 – 01405 766 877

  • BHRC Committee Meeting

    5Mar

    The next BHRC Committee meeting will be held on Sunday 29th March 2020 at 11am @ Carlisle Premier Inn, Junction 44.

  • EXTENSION ON RENEWING LICENCES

    29Feb

    Please note that due to the new structuring of the BHRC office, deadlines for renewing your licences and registrations has been extended to Wednesday 4th March 2020, please renew your licences through the BHRC website, payment can be made through this method. Your patients would be very much appreciated.

  • Young Drivers Award

    26Feb

    This Award is available to a Young STAGBI member (aged 17 – 25) who is seeking some financial assistance in order to pursue an activity that will enhance their knowledge and benefit their involvement in the Standardbred Breeding /Harness Racing Industry.

      STAGBI Young person's award form

  • Eligible horses for the Welsh Dragon Series 2020

    25Feb

    Welsh Dragon Series 2020 Eligibles (002)

  • Welsh Dragon Series

    25Feb

    Payments are due for Welsh Dragon Series on or before 1st March 2020.

    Cyfres Y DDRAIG GYMREIG Taliadau 2020 (002)

  • * Annual Renewal Licences Now Due *

    21Feb

    The annual renewal licences are now due, take advantage of the discounted rates, fees will be increased from the 1st March 2020. Please ensure you send the forms and the correct fees to the Office, payment can be made through BACS, Cheques or Credit Card.  A reference to your payment is required if paying by […]

  • Musselburgh 2020

    3Feb

    Musselburgh 2020 – Dates Confirmed 14/15 July (Tuesday & Wednesday)

    For those interested in keeping harness racing going at Musselburgh we have some great news. The Musselburgh Fair Day Association have been in negotiations for many weeks now with the management of the racecourse and have finally secured dates for 2020 – 14th & 15th July.

    Musselburgh is harness racings jewel in the crown. Its been running for 127 years now and the Famous Musselburgh Pace Cup is the most prestigious ...

  • Public Trainers

    23Jan

    Can we please remind all public trainers who have not yet done so, that licences must be renewed and paid in full by the 31st January 2020.

  • Appointment of new BHRC Secretary

    23Jan

    The BHRC are pleased to announce the recruitment of Heulwen Bulman as full time Secretary to the organisation.

    Heulwen has excellent credentials, not only is she highly qualified for this role, she has a passion for harness racing and will be familiar with a great many license holders both in Britain and Ireland, having been a major driving force behind the highly successful Aberystwyth Meeting.

    The office in Goole will continue to be operated by our Office Administrator Hollie Sutcliff...

  • Welsh Dragon Payment Schedule 2020

    22Jan

    Click on the link below to view the 2020 payment schedule for the Welsh Dragon Click Here – Welsh Dragon Payment schedule 2020

  • NWHOA Meeting @ Tir Prince

    21Jan

    The NWHOA will be holding a meeting in the bar at Tir Prince Raceway on Wednesday 5th February. We will be looking to bring members up to date on the forthcoming season and to vote on The BHRC awards amongst other things. The meeting will commence at 7pm both existing and new members are welcome.

  • Committee Meeting 16th Feb 2020

    21Jan

    A committee Meeting will be held at 11-00 February 16th at the Manchester Airport South Premier Inn, Runger Lane, Wilmslow Road, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, M90 5DL.

    Proposed items for the agenda are welcome and to be emailed to the BHRC Office by February 10th along with a list of attendees.

    Many thanks,

    Darren Owen

    BHRC Chairman

  • NWHOA Championship Races @ Tir Prince

    21Jan

    Tir Prince Raceway are delighted to be hosting The NWHOA Championship races again in 2020.

    The 4 Year Old Championships will take place on Saturday 6th June and The Brightwells Sales 2 Year Old Championships and The NWHOA 3 Year Old Championships will take place on Saturday 20th June.

    Please download and complete the forms to enter.

    NWHOA 2 Year Old Championships 2020

  • Boughrood Entertainment Evening

    14Jan

    Boughrood Harness Racing Club will be holding their annual evening of entertainment with a buffet at Brecon Workmen’s Social club on Friday 24th January 2020 at 8pm.

    Entertainment for the evening will be provided by one of Wales’ top comedy entertainers – Mr Gary Le Vell.

    Cost of tickets for the evening will be £12 per person, including buffet.

    Tickets will be available from Mr Jeff Langford on 01982570260 or any other Committee Member.

  • 2020 Fixture List

    18Dec

    Click on the link below to view the set fixture dates for 2020.

    2020 Fixtures

  • New Committees

    18Dec

    Firstly, on behalf of the BHRC I send my gratitude to everyone who has offered their services working on various committees to aid our sport.

    The three committees formed so far are Development, Stewarding and Media & Promotions.

    Regarding Media & Promotions, I would like the Media & Productions Committee to take charge of production of the Harness Calendar.

    It is my desire to see the Calendar as an interesting read as well as the usual source of information, so it is to be hoped as a tea...

  • Obituary – Bernadette Kelly

    18Dec

    It is sad to report the passing of Bernadette (Bernie) Kelly, a key figure on the Irish Harness Racing scene and Secretary of the Vincent Delaney Memorial.

    The BHRC would like to offer their sincere condolences to the whole family, Bernie was a ray of sunshine and will be sorely missed by us all.

  • Tregaron Race Schedule for 2020

    13Dec

    Click on the links below to view the new schedule for Tregaron Trotting Club's Festival of Harness Racing for 2020.

    Tregaron Race Schedule July 2020[11207]

    Explanatory Notes Tregaron Race Schedule[11206]