Tim Tetrick Drive of the Year 2020

Joseph Riley & Ayr Paparazzi (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC Horse of the Year 2020

Oakwood Anabella (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC Leading Horse 2020

Merrington Movinup (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC Groom of the Year 2020

William ‘Billy’ Evans (Wales & West photo)

BHRC Groom of the Year 2020

Heidi Sowerby (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC Groom of the Year 2020

Abi Mattocks (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC Overseas Horse of the Year 2020

Rainbow Writer (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC Trotter of the Year 2020

Diamant De Godrel (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC Aged Pacer of the Year 2020

Merrington Movinup (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC Mare of the Year 2020

Newtown Jody (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC 3YO Colt of the Year 2020

Whichguyami (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC 3YO Filly of the Year 2020

She Be Stunning (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC 2YO Colt of the Year 2020

Yerkes Hanover (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC 2YO Filly of the Year 2020

Oakwood Anabella (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC Leading Driver 2020

William ‘Rocker’ Laidler (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC Leading Trainer 2020

Alexis Laidler (Sarah Thomas photo)

BHRC Leading Owner 2020

Raymond Huschka (Sarah Thomas photo)

Announcement

Latest News

  • RULE CHANGES 2022 SEASON

    24Jan

    RULE CHANGES 2022 SEASON   Can Members and Clubs please submit suggested rule changes they would like considered by Monday 31st January 2022, 5pm.   Please state RULE NUMBER and suggested change.  If possible please include the reason for your suggested rule change.

  • OFFICE HOURS

    19Jan

    The BHRC office will close on Thursday 20th January 2022 at 5.30pm and re-open at 9am Friday 21st January 2022. Please note the office will not be open late on Thursday this week.

  • FIXTURES 2022

    12Jan

    The fixtures list for 2022 is now displayed on the BHRC website under 2022 Fixtures. Can any promoter who plans to stage any 2, 3 or 4 year old races please contact the office with details of these races.  

  • INTEGRITY UPDATE – She’s Trecherous

    6Jan

    INTEGRITY UPDATE for Website after Case – She’s Trecherous

  • URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE AWARDS EVENING

    3Jan

    We hope you have all had a Happy Christmas and New Year and managed to keep well. Unfortunately due to the increased number of Covid-19 cases we have made the decision to postpone the Awards Evening.  We think this is the safe and sensible thing to do. We are now working with the venue to […]

  • DEEPEST SYMPATHY

    27Dec

    Deepest Sympathy are extended to the family of the late Mervyn Davies, Bucklands Farm, Brecon who passed away peacefully on 26th December 2021.  Mervyn and his late wife Isobel were the owners of Dark Fox, Bucklands Fox Trot & Buckland Foxy Boy along with many other successful horses.

  • INTEGRITY UPDATE – DKs Deuce

    15Dec

    INTEGRITY UPDATE for Website after Case 1

  • NOMINATIONS FOR SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION TO HARNESS RACING

    14Dec

    NOMINATIONS FOR SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION TO HARNESS RACING NOW OPEN!

    Clubs, associations and licence holders are invited to nominate individuals that they feel gave a special contribution to the sport of harness racing in 2021.

    If you know someone who went above and beyond then please send their name and a short paragraph detailing why you are nominating them to bhrc.awards@yahoo.com before the nomination closing date at 8pm on Monday 20th December 2021.

    Nominations will then b...

  • NOMINATIONS FOR GROOM OF THE YEAR

    14Dec

    GROOM OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

    If there is a groom/caretaker that you would like to nominate for this year’s award, please submit their name and the reason(s) why you feel they should win the award to bhrc.awards@yahoo.com

    As per the details contained in the poster, this award is open to any BHRC licence holder acting in the capacity as a caretaker, to be nominated by a licensed trainer.

    Nomination closing date is Monday 20th December at 8pm.

    The winner(s) will be announced a...

  • AWARDS VOTING

    14Dec

    VOTING NOW OPEN   The voting is now open for the BHRC equine awards for the 2021 season.   The nominees in each of the 8 categories (2YO Colt, 2YO Filly, 3YO Colt, 3YO Filly, Overseas, Mare, Trotter & Aged Pacer) have been shortlisted using the same points-based system as in 2020 – 1pt for […]

  • B.H.R.C. OFFICE HOURS OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD

    13Dec

    Please note that the BHRC office will close at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 15th December 2021 and re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022 @ 9.00am. The BHRC would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to speaking with you all in the New Year.

  • INTEGRITY UPDATE – Cirrus Briolais

    13Dec

    INTEGRITY UPDATE for Website after Case

  • DEEPEST CONDOLENCES

    10Dec

    It is with sadness we  announce the death of Mrs Rena Swinbank, Mother of Alf Swinbank aged 94 years old. She was a great supportor of racing along side her late husband Alf Swinbank,  racing horses such as Sotas Lad, Adios Boy then horses with the Dinsdale prefix. They also organised several race meeting  in […]

  • BHRC SIRE STAKES NOTICE

    9Dec

    BHRC SIRE STAKES NOTICE​​   The following stallions have been nominated in 2021 for their 2022 offspring to be eligible for the BHRC SIRE STAKES series, Any other stallion  who stood in the UK in 2021 can be nominated to the series by December 31st for a fee of £500.   BHRC SIRE STAKES nominated […]

  • OFFICE LANDLINE

    8Dec

    Due to bad weather the BHRC office land line is at present not working, please use the mobile if you need to contact the office – 07834 539 292

  • AWARDS DINNER 15th January 2022

    8Dec

    You can now study the menu, reserve and pay for your tickets through the BHRC website, IN THE SAME WAY AS WHEN YOU WERE ENTERING FOR RACES (Racing/Race Entries/Annual Awards Dinner etc). Payment must be made when purchasing tickets. PROMISES TO BE A GOOD NIGHT - COME AND BE PART OF THE EVENING.

  • AGM DIRECTORS 2021

    5Dec

    Following the Annual General Meeting these are the results of the 2021 votes for Directors to the BHRC.

  • INTEGRITY PROCESS

    28Nov

    In light of licence holders concerns about the lack of progress with Integrity cases, we would like to remind licence holders that the process is clear in the Y Section and must be adhered to in order to get a fair hearing and a fair result for both parties. Unfortunately this does take time. We have included (see attached) a simplistic diagrammatic format of the Y Section and we hope once you have read it you will fully understand why it has taken a lot of work and time to get to the stag...

  • CHILDREN’S PONY RACES

    25Nov

    The BHRC would like to remind all owners, trainers and drivers of Children’s ponies who intend competing in the children’s races in 2022, that flu vaccinations need to be sent to the BHRC office so that they are cleared to race in plenty of time.  Same rules apply.

  • Grooms’ membership of the B.H.R.C. & voting rights

    25Nov

    Grooms’ membership of the BHRC and voting rights.   We wish to confirm that holding a groom’s licence only does not give an entitlement to membership of the bhrc or a right to vote. The membership and entitlement to vote is based upon the payment of the Affiliation fee, currently £50, which owners, all trainers […]

  • Admission of Track Stewards as voting members of the BHRC

    25Nov

    Admission of Track Stewards as voting members of the BHRC   During the campaign to open up the voting membership of the BHRC to more of those actively involved in the sport, which included face book presentations, presentations to the BHRC and discussions, and 2 votes at BHRC committee level, unfortunately no mention was made […]

  • A.G.M. VOTING SLIPS

    23Nov

    Voting Slips Notice to all affiliated members of the BHRC who are eligible to vote, if you have not received a voting slip please get in touch with the BHRC Office immediately.

  • ATTENDEES FOR A.G.M.

    22Nov

    The BHRC AGM and Members Meeting will be held on December 5th at the Premier Inn Manchester Airport South, Runger Lane, Wilmslow Road, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, M90 5DL. The AGM will start at 11am followed, after a short break, by the Members Meeting. Due to the venue’s restriction on numbers, this meeting will also be […]

  • MEMBERS MEETING 5th December 2021

    19Nov

    Agenda 5th December 2021 Minutes 26th October 2021

  • For the Attention of all Drivers

    16Nov

    For the Attention of all Drivers

  • 2021 ELECTIONS – NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS OF THE B.H.R.C.

    7Nov

    2021 ELECTIONS

    NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS OF THE BHRC

    Darren Owen the current Chairman will be retiring at the AGM, as will directors George Button and Ryan O’Neil.

    No nominations have been received for the Chair or Vice Chair, therefore the directors will nominate a temporary Chair from its number for the purpose of conducting BHRC meetings.

    The following directors have put themselves up for re-election:

  • WALES & WEST ANNOUNCEMENT

    6Nov

    Wales & West Members Meeting Friday 19th November at 8pm To be held at the Fountain Inn, Builth Wells All Welcome

  • CONDOLENCES

    1Nov

    The BHRC would like to offer our condolences to IHRA chairperson Mark Flanagan on the passing of his wife Ann.  Our thoughts are with Mark and his family at this sad time.

  • MEMBERS MEETING – December 5th

    27Oct

    MEMBERS MEETING - December 5th

    Submissions for Agenda items are welcomed from our fee paying members for the next Members Meeting. The BHRC ask for your proposed Agenda items to be sent via email to the BHRC Office by Friday, November 5th at 5pm. Alternatively, please speak to any Board members with your proposed items.

  • OFFICE CLOSED

    23Oct

    Please note that the BHRC office will be closed all day THURSDAY 28th OCTOBER 2021 and FRIDAY 29th OCTOBER 2021

  • KAYLEIGH EVANS RESIGNATION STATEMENT

    21Oct

    KAYLEIGH EVANS RESIGNATION STATEMENT   The BHRC are in receipt of the resignation with immediate effect from the Board of Directors of Kayleigh Evans. Kayleigh has made this decision on the grounds of having no confidence in the security of the Board and administration of the BHRC as confidential information has been disclosed this year. […]

  • VIVIEN GILL RESIGNATION STATEMENT

    21Oct

    VIVIEN GILL RESIGNATION STATEMENT   The BHRC are in receipt of the resignation with immediate effect from the Board of Directors of Viv Gill due to personal reasons. The Board would like to thank Viv for all her hard work in the service of the governing body in the last year.

  • REMINDER – Members Meeting 26th October 2021

    21Oct

    There will be a Members meeting held via zoom on Tuesday 26th October 2021 at 7.30pm, should you wish to be in attendance then send the office an e-mail requesting the zoom code, of which will be sent out after 22nd October 2021.  Only persons registered their attendance will be admitted to the members meeting.

  • And the winners are…

    18Oct

    Leading Horse – Catalane Du Canet Leading Owner – Clare Fletcher Leading Trainer – Teresa Haythornthwaite Leading Driver – Grant Cullen Congratulations to all winners and we hope you will all join us to receive your awards on January 15th

  • Administrative Error

    15Oct

    Due to an administrative error the driver of What Matters at Appleby (Brough) was listed on the results as William Drysdale, the actual driver of the horse being Grant Cullen. The 2021 leader board has been amended to reflect this and Grant now has 57 wins for the season. The trainer of Oakwood Spur been […]

  • INTEGRITY INFORMATION

    15Oct

    The BHRC has received a positive test result for a sample taken at Tir Prince on 18th September 2021.  The substance detected is identified as a Class 1 prohibited substance in the Dec 2020 vs 14.4 Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances. The matter will now be further investigated in accordance with BHRC Rules and Regulations as […]

  • 2021 Season winners to be decided this weekend

    12Oct

    Just 15 races remain of the 2021 racing season and the winners of the leading horse, owner, trainer and driver will be decided this weekend. We are pleased to announce that the 2021 awards will be presented at an evening of celebration on January 15th. Current standings for the various categories are as follows; Leading […]

  • MEMBERS MEETING 26th OCTOBER 2021

    9Oct

    Agenda attached for the members meeting of 26th October 2021 & also minutes from previous Committee meeting of 2nd August 2021. Zoom codes will be sent out after 22nd October 2021.

  • CORBIEWOOD Schedule 16th October 2021

    8Oct

    1 Mile 3 Furlongs Race £30 C Class Drivers Race £30 Maiden Race £30 Ratings £30 Workers Race £30 No Qualifiers or Schoolers entries will be taken.

  • TIR PRINCE Schedule 17th October 2021

    8Oct

    Schedule Tir Prince 17th October 2021

  • STATEMENT

    7Oct

    As the governing body for the sport of harness racing in Great Britain, the BHRC would like to assure you we will not tolerate any form of anti social behaviour.

  • INTEGRITY INFORMATION

    7Oct

    The BHRC has received a positive test result for a sample taken at Corbiewood on 12th September 2021.  The substance detected is identified as a Class 4 prohibited substance in the Dec 2020 vs 14.4 Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances. The matter will now be further investigated in accordance with BHRC Rules and Regulations as set […]

  • PRIZE MONEY

    30Sep

    Should you still be awaiting prize money to be paid from the BHRC office for certain meetings, this is not applicable to all meetings, only certain ones who have arranged the office to pay out, PLEASE can you supply the office with your bank details, payments cannot be made unless we have current bank details.

  • YORK – Driver Declarations

    28Sep

    York provisional card for 2nd October 2021 is now on display PLEASE CAN YOU CONFIRM YOUR DRIVER DECLARATION AS A MATTER OR URGENCY ON WEDNESDAY MORNING BY 11am. Please notify the office of your driver declaration by using the new e-mail address – driverdecs.bhrc@yahoo.com

  • YORK Schedule 2nd October 2021

    26Sep

    Schedule York 2nd October 2021

  • TIR PRINCE schedule 3rd October 2021

    26Sep

    Schedule Tir Prince 3rd October 2021

  • CORBIEWOOD Schedule 3rd October 2021

    26Sep

    Corbiewood Schedule 3rd October 2021

  • From John Gill to the Jugette

    21Sep

    The Cinderella story of Oakwood Annabella continues with a late supplementary fee for arguably one of the most famous races in the harness racing world. This Wednesday evening (22nd September) the three year old daughter of Foreclosure will be amongst the line up for the 51st running of the Little Brown Jugette. The bold decision […]