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

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Latest News

  • 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]

  • Harry Perkins

    9Dec

    We are so sad to hear of the passing of Harry Perkins on 4th December 2019.

    The funeral will be at 2.30pm on Thursday 19th December at St Johns Church in Lawley, Telford. TF4 2PD

    Mr perkins had many happy years racing particularly with the Wales & West.

  • Note to all organisations

    6Dec

    We need your votes for the various Horse of the Year categories for the 2019 Season.

    The closing date for submissions to the BHRC Office has been put back to January 12th.

    The BHRC categories are -

    2-Y-O Filly,

    2-Y-O Colt,

    3-Y-O Filly,

    3-Y-O Colt,

    Mare of the Year,

    Pacer of the Year,

    Overseas Horse of the Year,

    Trotter of the Year.

  • Megan Royle

    3Dec

    Very sad to hear of the passing of Megan Royle. Megan was the BHRC company secretary for around 15 years a very long time ago before the offices moved to Yorkshire.

    Im sure some of our licence holders will remember her and the good work she did within the company.

    The Funeral will be held on the 10th December 2019 at 11am at the crematorium in St Asaph. All are welcome.

  • Obituary – Arwyn Hughes

    2Dec

    We in harness racing are saddened by the news of the passing of Arwyn Hughes, former President of the Tregaron Trotting Club.

    A familiar, friendly face on the circuit, he served as a Track Judge at Tregaron, Lampeter, Wales & West meetings, and Hereford & Borders.

    Our condolences go to his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.

  • News Update from The Chairman

    29Nov

    Hello harness fans, this is a news update as we head to the end of November.

    You don't need me to tell you there are a few issues going on at the moment, I'm sure the jungle drums have been beating!

    The Directors of the BHRC have agreed to stage an EGM at the request of Mr Anthony Fettah, supported by the Musselburgh Fair Day Association, Craig Stevenson and the SHRC. License holders will be notified of the date of said meeting.

    You are probably aware Kirsty Lee, the Company Secretary,...

  • Obituary – Ronnie John

    27Nov

    Very sad to hear of the passing of Ronnie John, a stalwart of the harness racing scene in this country. On behalf of the BHRC I would like to offer our condolences to his family and friends

    Thanks,

    Darren

  • Chairman’s Message

    20Nov

    May I take this opportunity to thank you all for the support, for a position I have never craved, as Chairman of this organisation.

    At this time, I would like to acknowledge Mr Roy Sheedy, the outgoing Chairman, for his services to harness racing in Great Britain.

    My ambition in my new role is to attempt to coordinate the promotion of the sport, hoping to nurture seeds of growth.

    I do not want to see this great sport continually dragged through the law courts, whilst this happens the ...

  • STAGBI YOUNG PERSONS AWARD

    30Oct

    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.

    The first award was allocated in Spring of 2019, with the second application date set as 1st November 2019 for an Autumn/Winter award. Application must be completed and forwarded to S...

  • BHRC OFFICE

    25Oct

    Please note variation to office hours:

    Monday 28th October - 10am to 1pm

    Tuesday 29th October - 10am to 1pm

    Wednesday 30th October - 9.30am to 3pm

    Thursday 31st October - CLOSED

    Friday 1st November - 10am to 1pm

  • BHRC OFFICE

    17Oct

    Due to unforeseen circumstances the BHRC Office is closed for today (Thursday 17th October 2019).

  • VINCENT DELANEY MEMORIAL 2020

    15Oct

    The Vincent Delaney Memorial committee in conjunction with the Irish Harness Racing Association has confirmed that the 2020 VDM weekend will be held on August 15-16th at Portmarnock Raceway, Dublin, Ireland.

    Fresh off the record-breaking success of the 2019 festival, the committee along with the IHRA have exciting plans in place for the 2020 event with the most notable being purse increases in the VDM Finals with the winners of the 2-year-old fillies and colts guaranteed €15,000, with no ...

  • OBITUARY – Mr Gray

    15Oct

    It is with great sadness that I announce the passing on Wednesday 9th October 2019 of Mr David Gray at the age of 98, Mr Gray was very involved with Harness Racing from being a BHRC Steward in the 1960’s & 70’s, he also became a Life Member of the BHRC, he was Secretary of a number of organizations in the North of England, to Stewarding at the many grass venues in the North of England up to the 1990’s, as well as been Starter at the Famous Musselburgh meeting in the days of the tape starts.

    ...

  • BHRC Office

    14Oct

    The BHRC Office will close at 1pm today (Monday 14th October 2019)

  • Wolverhampton Raffle in Aid of Blood Wise (Leukaemia research)

    8Oct

    An unbelievable total of £6590 was raised by a raffle held at Wolverhampton races. Tickets were sold on the day and the prize draw made during the interval.  Some fantastic prizes were donated for this worthy cause and the winners are as below:

    4 day Trip for 2 to Las Vagas staying in a Trump Hotel - Richard Haythornthwaite

    A week stay in a villa in Alicante which sleeps 8 - Chloe Wakefie...

  • 2019 YORK STANDARDBRED SALE

    4Oct

    * Catalogue available now - £5 each *

    York Sale Catalogue will be available to purchase at Corbiewood on Saturday 5th October from Karen Kennedy or on Sunday 6th October at Wolverhampton from Kirsty Legrice.

    Anyone wishing to receive a catalogue via post please contact Dawn Forrest on 07885654536.

  • 2019 BRIGHTWELLS STANDARDBRED SALE

    4Oct

    MONDAY 21st OCTOBER 2019 @ 11am

    Held on the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells LD2 3SY

    *Catalogues available now - to order your copy CLICK HERE*

    Late entries close Monday 14th October - N.B. No catalogue remarks will b...

  • YORK SALE – Saturday 12th October @ 11am

    4Oct

    The Standardbred Horse Sale returns to York on Saturday 12th October 2019 @ 11am.

    For Sale Catalogue contact Craig Stevenson on 07979222256 - For booking of Trade Stand contact Kirsty on 07972874773

    Your opportunity to acquire regally bred Standardbreds with NO Buyers Commission

    * ALL Horses presented at the Sale MUST have received vaccinations against equine influenza in line with the BHRC Equine Flu Vaccination Regime *

    Camden Equestrian Centre are currently in th...

  • BHRC AGM – Saturday 16th November

    3Oct

    The BHRC AGM will be held on Saturday 16th November 2019 at Days Inn, Wetherby at 11am.

    Persons wishing to attend must notify the BHRC in writing by 12noon Monday 11th November 2019.

    (Email: bhrc.office@yahoo.co.uk / Text: 07834539292)

    Officials due for re-election are:

    Chairman - Roy Sheedy

    Vice Chairman - Jim McInally

    BHRC Stewards - Barry Delaney, Bret Strickland

  • STAGBI YOUNG PERSONS AWARD

    2Oct

    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.

    The first award was allocated in Spring of 2019, with the second application date set as 1st November 2019 for an Autumn/Winter award. Application must be completed and forwarded to S...

  • PUBLIC TRAINER RETURNS – OCTOBER

    30Sep

    Public Trainer returns listing horses currently in training are due.

    Please submit details to BHRC ASAP.

    W53. Public Trainers are required to submit a written return in advance every month stating the horses in their care or training for that upcoming period. Returns must be sent to the BHRC Office by the 7th day of each month, after which a fine of £10 per day may be imposed. If the return is not received by the 14th day of the month, the Trainer’s licence will be suspen...

  • 2019 BRIGHTWELLS STANDARDBRED SALE

    30Sep

    MONDAY 21st OCTOBER 2019 @ 11am

    Held on the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells LD2 3SY

    Late entries close Monday 14th October - N.B. No catalogue remarks will be required from the vendor this year as STAGBI will be providing them for each lot. Also, if you enter online full pedigrees are not requested as they are obtained directly from STAGBI (once partial pedigrees are provided).

    Please note STAGBI require entries this year to be fully vaccinated.

  • WOLVERHAMPTON – Sunday 6th October

    27Sep

    CLICK HERE to view entries for Wolverhampton

  • WOLVERHAMPTON UPDATE

    24Sep

    ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL HORSES ENTERED **

    *** UPDATE FROM BHA - Trainer's will not be required to complete a Health Declaration

    ALL HORSES MUST HAVE RECEIVED A VACCINATION AGAINST EQUINE INFLUENZA WITHIN THE LAST NINE (9) MONTHS

    ALL PASSPORTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION

    Entries close Wednesday 25th September - All entries through BHRC Online Entry System:

  • OBITUARY – JIM McMANUS

    17Sep

    The funeral of my good friend Jim McManus takes place on Thursday 19th September at Our Ladies Chapel, Bannockburn, beginning 11am followed by cremation at Bannockburn Crematorium at 12 o'clock.

    Tea will then be served at Mcues, Main street, Bannockburn.

    Jim McInally

  • BREEDERS CROWN UK & IRELAND

    13Sep

    Yearling nominations for foals born in 2018 due by 1st October.

    Don’t let your youngster miss out on the richest series for homebred horses.

    Nomination Fee for Yearlings is £50

    https://breederscrownukandireland.com/product/breeders-crown-foal-entry/

  • EVHRA @ WOLSINGHAM – Sunday 22nd September

    13Sep

    Text entries to Les Coward on 07989658471 - Entries close 15th September

    CLICK HERE for Race Schedule

    Maiden & Novice - NHR Novice Conditioned - Handicap - NHR Members Handicap Conditioned - Qualifiers (after racing)

  • WOLVERHAMPTON HARNESS RACES – Sunday 6th October 2019

    11Sep

    Entries close Wednesday 25th September - All entries through BHRC Online Entry System: CLICK HERE to enter

    CLICK HERE to view Race Schedule

    ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL HORSES ENTERED **

    ALL HORSES MUST HAVE RECEIVED A VACCINATION AGAINST EQUINE I...

  • HANDICAP RULES & REGULATIONS

    11Sep

    Further to the updates to the Handicap Rules and Regulations for 2019 being suspended in January until November 2019, it was confirmed that the Handicap Rules and Regulations in place from 1st January 2018 would remain in place until 1st November 2019.

    The Handicap Rules and Regulations from 1st January 2018 only included Penalty Free at the beginning of the season. Therefore there will be NO end of season Penalty Free racing in 2019.

  • STANHOPE SHOW – Saturday 14th September

    5Sep

    Stanhope Show entries close Sunday 8th September - All entries to Tina Brough on 07704481253

    Handicap Heats & Final (1¼ mile) - Low Grade Race (1 mile) - Consolation (1¼ mile) - all subject to entries

  • STAGBI YOUNG PERSONS AWARD

    4Sep

    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.

    The first award was allocated in Spring of 2019, with the second application date set as 1st November 2019 for an Autumn/Winter award. Application must be completed and forwarded to S...

  • YORK SALE – Saturday 12th October @ 11am

    3Sep

    The Standardbred Horse Sale returns to York on Saturday 12th October 2019 @ 11am.

    All entries must be on the official entry form - Entries close Sunday 15th September - Entry Fee £50 - CLICK HERE to Download Entry Form

    * ALL Horses presented at the Sale MUST have received vaccinations against equine influenza in line with the BHRC Equine Flu Vaccination Regime *

  • PUBLIC TRAINER RETURNS – SEPTEMBER

    31Aug

    Public Trainer returns listing horses currently in training are due.

    Please submit details to BHRC ASAP.

    W53. Public Trainers are required to submit a written return in advance every month stating the horses in their care or training for that upcoming period. Returns must be sent to the BHRC Office by the 7th day of each month, after which a fine of £10 per day may be imposed. If the return is not received by the 14th day of the month, the Trainer’s licence will be suspen...

  • BHRC NOTICE

    30Aug

    The BHRC have today written to every licensed household. All persons (licence holders & associates) are requested to please read and carefully take note of the contents.

  • SHRC 2YO & 3YO Races 2019

    30Aug

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

    FINAL Entry Fee £20 due by 1st September - 1 mile - full conditions on entry form - Total Entry Fee £100

  • BELLS FIELD @ Corbiewood – Sunday 8th September

    30Aug

    An alternative Bells Field meeting will be held at Corbiewood on Sunday 8th September 2019.

    Entries close Sunday 1st September @ 9pm - Entries only accepted by text to Karen Kennedy on 07747165705

    May Miller Low Grade Heats & Final - Bells Field High Grade Heats & Final - Maiden & Novice

  • OBITUARY – Bob Lord

    29Aug

    We would like to inform the harness racing community of the passing of Bob Lord last weekend. Bob was a regular face at meetings across the country for many years from racing himself, with Michael and their horses to selling socks and boots and anything else people would buy! He may not have been racing for a while but I’m sure many people will remember Bob and his faithful sock! For anyone wishing to attend Bobs funeral details are below -

    Thursday 5th September

    1:40pm

    Rochdale cremator...

  • EVHRA @ WOLSINGHAM – Sunday 22nd September

    29Aug

    Text entries to Les Coward on 07989658471 - Entries close 15th September

    CLICK HERE for Race Schedule

    Maiden & Novice - NHR Novice Conditioned - Handicap - NHR Members Handicap Conditioned - Qualifiers (after racing)

  • LONGNOR – Thursday 5th September

    21Aug

    Heats and lower grades £300-80-40 entry fee £10.Final £500-100-80.

    Entries close Wednesday 28th August.

    Ring 01335390412 or text 07971606717 to enter

  • WOLSINGHAM – Saturday 7th September

    20Aug

    Entries close Sunday 1st September - All entries to Dawn Forrest on 07885654536