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

  • WOLVERHAMPTON – Sunday 1st October

    20Sep

    Dunstall Park, WV6 0PE - First Race at 1pm

    Entries open Thursday 14th September 2017 - All Entries to BHRC Office

    Entries close Thursday 21st September 2017

    Provisional Race Schedule (may be changed if entries dictate)

    UPDATE ** ALL Graded races will be Ballot For Position within Grade

    Where grades are amalgamated handicap trails will apply **

    Maiden & Novice - Entry Fee £50

    1st - £500, 2nd - £200, 3rd - £10...

Latest News

  • WOLVERHAMPTON 3YO – Sunday 1st October

    21Sep

    Final Entry Fee due by 22nd September

    Horses must be qualified and declared, with named driver, by Friday 22nd September

    Horses may be supplemented in for a total fee of £750 up to Friday 22nd September

  • PETER WALLACE

    20Sep

    The Wallace family would like to thank everyone who attended the funeral of Peter Wallace.

    Huge thanks also to all the people who donated funds which have been raised to fund the purchase of defibrillators for local race meetings.

    Carolynn, Katey & Anna

  • BRITISH PACING CLASSIC 2017

    19Sep

    Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond the control of the BHRC, the British Pacing Classic for 2017 has been cancelled.

    The BHRC, having regard to sections P4 and X12 of the rules, have explored options of relocation, but unfortunately determined that the race will be void for 2017.

    ALL fees paid in regard of the British Pacing Classic 2017 will be refunded within the next 14 days.

  • TIR PRINCE – Saturday 23rd September

    19Sep

    The meeting at Tir Prince Raceway on Saturday 23rd September has unfortunately been CANCELLED due to a lack of entries. This therefore concludes the 2017 racing season at Tir Prince. Usually when we have a low entry at this stage we would attempt to rally round and get more entries but in this instance we are so far away from putting on a meeting that we have decided to let everyone know straight away that we wont be racing on 23rd September. We would like to take this opportunity to thank e...

  • WOLVERHAMPTON 3YO – Sunday 1st October

    19Sep

    Final Entry Fee due by 22nd September

    Horses must be qualified and declared, with named driver, by Friday 22nd September

    Horses may be supplemented in for a total fee of £750 up to Friday 22nd September

  • PETER WALLACE – Funeral Arrangements

    18Sep

    The funeral service for Mr Peter Wallace will be held at Wear Valley Crematorium (DL14 8NR) on Tuesday 19th September 2017 at 11am.

    The wake afterwards will be held at Hamsterley Social Club, Hamsterley, DL13 3QF.

    The family of Mr Wallace welcome everyone to attend.

    The family have requested no flowers please. Donations can be contributed towards the raising of funds for the purchase of a defibrillator for local race meetings.

  • PRAKAS DERBY TROT – York 7th October 2017

    15Sep

    Due to the unfortunate cancellation of the Le Trot Derby at Tir Prince in October, the decision has been taken to extend entries for the PRAKAS Derby Trot (3YO's) to be staged at York on Saturday 7th October 2017.

    Entries are for 3YO Standardbred Trotters or 3YO Trotter Francais Trotters at £150 per entry

    Race is over 1¼ miles (heats if required will be raced over 1 mile)

    Entries will close Friday 22nd September 2017

    Contact BHRC O...

  • WOLVERHAMPTON – Sunday 1st October 2017

    13Sep

    Dunstall Park, WV6 0PE - First Race at 1pm

    Entries open Thursday 14th September 2017 - All Entries to BHRC Office

    Entries close Thursday 21st September 2017

    Provisional Race Schedule (may be changed if entries dictate)

    Maiden & Novice - Entry Fee £50

    1st - £500, 2nd - £200, 3rd - £100

    Grade 1 and 2 - Entry Fee £50

    1st - £500, 2nd - £200, 3rd - £100

    Grade 3 and 4 - Entry Fee £60

    1st - £600, 2nd - £250, 3rd - £150

    Gra...

  • Update for Corbiewood 16th & 17th September 2017

    12Sep

    Final on the Saturday will be £1,000 to the winner. Final kindly sponsored by LPD Demolition & Kennedy Family.

    Joe Murdock Final on the Sunday will be £4,000 to the winner. Final kindly sponsored by Total Produce & The Murdock Family.

    Heats both days will be £350 to the winner, maiden, novice & saddle race will be £300 to the winner. Free For All will be min £450 to the winner.

    Split will be as close to 50/50 (within reason) over the 2 days.

    Entries close tonight at 9pm, text Kar...

  • BHRC – Integrity

    12Sep

    The BHRC have received positive integrity results from samples obtained at Chelmsford on 15th August 2017.

    Disciplinary procedures will be undertaken in accordance with the BHRC Rules and Regulations.

  • LONGNOR 7th September – CANCELLED

    7Sep

    LONGNOR RACES CANCELLED

    In the opinion of the racing committee the track is unfit to race on

  • The 2017 Le TROT TROTBritain 3yo Championship series tops £90,000

    4Sep

    £60,000 will be paid out on Saturday night for the Tir Prince-sponsored Gold, Silver and Bronze Finals. Adding the £28,300 paid out during the 28 heats and the £1,850 in the Consolation, this makes the Le Trot 3yo Championship series by a long way the biggest ever money-wise in the history of British harness racing. And the £15,000 to the winner of the Gold final is again by far the biggest prize for a single race.

    Provisional fields and prize money schedule are available at

    CHELMSFORD

    4Sep

    TROTBritain have received the following letter from the CEO of Chelmsford City Racecourse, explaining their decision to cancel the Le Trot races at the two final meetings, following events at that of August 15.

    “On a personal level I’m very disappointed that we haven’t been able to take the trial forward but the reports I received, both verbal and written left me with no choice.

    [Here follow confidential quotations from course security documenting the unacceptable behaviour of a minority...

  • OBITUARY – Peter Wallace

    4Sep

    It is with deepest sadness that we inform of the passing of Peter Wallace.

    A true gentleman with a great passion for the sport of Harness Racing.

    Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

  • PRAKAS SERIES 2017

    1Sep

    Entries close 1st September

    PRAKAS Championship - 4YO+

    For British Bred Trotters

    £150 Entry Fee

    PRAKAS Derby - 3YO

    3YO Standardbred Trotters or Trotter Francais

    £150 Entry Fee

    Contact BHRC Office to make payment via Credit or Debit card or BACS payment with Horses Name as Reference:

    BACS payments accepted:

    Sort Code: 08-92-99

    Account Number: 65778445

    Please use horses name as Reference

  • LAMPETER – Sunday 3rd September

    1Sep

    First race 2pm - Qualifiers 1pm - Declarations close 12.30

    Any enquiries: 07868 568402 - Track postcode: SA48 8LE

  • PUBLIC TRAINER RETURNS – SEPTEMBER

    1Sep

    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...

  • WOLVERHAMPTON 3YO – Sustaining Fee

    31Aug

    at Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton on Sunday 1st October 2017

    View Entries

    5th Sustaining Fee of £50 due by 1st September

  • DISCIPLINARY HEARING – WARNING OFF PERSON

    30Aug

    Mr DAVID TAFF

    • A disciplinary hearing was convened on Saturday 26th August 2017 to examine an issue under section S42 of unpaid fines and costs due by Mr David Taff.
    • The disciplinary panel consisted of BHRC Stewards; Lisa Knott, Jackie Maguire and Jason Podmore.
    • The panel heard submissions from Mr Taff.
    • The panel determined that due to non-payment of fines and costs, Mr David Taff would be a Warned Off person from 27th August 2017 u...

  • SHRC 2YO FUTURITY

    30Aug

    at Corbiewood Sunday 17th September 2017

    FINAL Entry Fee of £20 due by 1st September 2017

  • WOLVERHAMPTON 3YO – Sustaining Fee

    29Aug

    at Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton on Sunday 1st October 2017

    5th Sustaining Fee of £50 due by 1st September

  • Rasus takes a gallop through the trotting season

    23Aug

    On Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August there will be a chance to enjoy highlights from some of Wales' top harness racing meetings and to hear stories from the world of harness racing around the country.

    Ifan Jones Evans and Wyn Gruffydd will be guiding us through the highlights of a meeting known as the 'Cheltenham of Wales' - the Tregaron Festival of Harness Racing. The programme will also feature highlights of other major meetings this season from both harness racing associations - Ceredigi...

  • STAGBI BRITISH BREEDERS BONUS 2017

    23Aug

    In 2016, STAGBI decided to expand on the existing Breeders Premiums, and introduced the British Breeders Bonus. STAGBI will award a Breeders Bonus to the breeders of a British bred winner of specific races. These races will comprise of a 2YO race, 3YO race and aged races. Different races will be chosen anually. In 2016, £2000 was awarded and for 2017, £3000 has been allocated to the British Breeders Bonus Fund.

    STAGBI have nominated the following BHRC races for the British Breeders Bonus t...

  • BHRC – Integrity

    23Aug

    The BHRC have received a positive integrity result from a sample obtained at Musselburgh on 22nd July 2017. The substances identified are a Class 3 and a Class 2 substance in the Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances.

    Disciplinary procedures will be undertaken in accordance with the BHRC Rules and Regulations.

  • BHRC OFFICE

    23Aug

    On Thursday 24th August the BHRC office will close at 1pm. Limited contact available after 1pm on mobile 07834539292.

    On Friday 25th August the BHRC office will close at 2pm.

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

  • SHRC 2YO FUTURITY

    23Aug

    at Corbiewood Sunday 17th September 2017

    FINAL Entry Fee of £20 due by 1st September 2017

  • CHELMSFORD

    23Aug

    I regret to announce that Chelmsford City Racecourse have decided, at short notice, to cancel the Le Trot events at their meetings on 30th September and 12th October. We are asking for a formal statement from them concerning this action and the reasons for it.

    Although a set back for TROTBritain this will not deter us from our aims of taking Trotting forward in Great Britain and enhancing the LeTrot initiative. The foundations we are building with this seasons Le Trot 3 year old Series, an...

  • YORK SALE – Saturday 7th October

    23Aug

    York holds its annual Standardbred Horse Sale on Saturday 7th October at 11am with top quality horses up for sale.

    Horses sold at this sale are proven winners. In recent weeks we have seen horses take out major races. Robyn Camden was sold in 2016 and is unbeaten so far as a 2YO winning the Diamond Creek VDM fillies in Ireland breaking the track record in the process.

    Mikey Camden and Tommy Camden recently finished 1st and 2nd at Bells Field with Mikey coming off a 70 yard trail and Tommy...

  • AMMAN VALLEY 28th August – CANCELLED

    23Aug

    The fixture scheduled for Amman Valley on Monday 28th August 2017 has been cancelled due to lack of entries.

    Next fixture at Amman Valley is Sunday 8th October 2017.

  • LE TROT RACES – Gait Stewarding Update

    18Aug

    In accordance with the BHRC’s delegation of control and organisation of Le Trot races, TROTBritainwill implement the following procedures regarding galloping and irregular trotting in these races.

    The gait rules are consistent with those in the French Code des Courses and the International Accord on Trotting Races.

    READ MORE

  • BHRC NATIONAL PACING DERBY

    18Aug

    Declarations for eligible horses are due with named driver by 18th August 2017.

    Last chance to supplement a horse into the race for a fee of £750 up to 18th August 2017.

    Included in the STAGBI British Breeders Bonus 2017:

    Derby- £100

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

  • YORK SALE 2017 – Saturday 7th October

    17Aug

    Entries are now OPEN for the 2017 sale.

    Download Entry Form

    All entries to Craig Stevenson. Entries close Friday 8th September.

    Racing follows the sale:

    Anto Russell Memorial Free For All Pace

    Camden Daniel Junior Free For All Pace

    STAGBI Broodmares Pace (Preferred - Top 10 Entries)

    Open Preferred Handicap Races

    Maiden Pace 1¼ mile (x1)

    Novice Pace 1¼ mile (x1)

    Prakas Le Trot Events

    Saddle Pace (...

  • WORLD TROTTING CONFERENCE 2017

    17Aug

    The World Trotting Conference moves on to day 3 today.The UK delegates attending the conference in Prince Edward Island are Jim Mcinally, Gwenan Thomas and Ryan O'Neil.

    Today they will take part in a symposium headed IS IT TIME FOR WHIP FREE RACING. Speakers will include John Campbell president and CEO of the Hambeltonian society and Geoff Want chairman of Harness racing Australia.

    Other subjects already covered at the conference include Fractional ownership,Marketing idea's and an update...

  • BROUGH – Monday 28th August 2017

    16Aug

    Download Entry Form

    Open Handicap Heats & Final (Grade 2+) - Maiden & Novice - Grade 1 - Conditioned Saddle Pace - Qualifiers & Workouts

    Entries close 9pm Wednesday 16th August 2017

  • STAGBI BREEDERS PREMIUM AWARDS

    16Aug

    At the end of each year, STAGBI acknowledges successful breeders via the Breeders Premium Awards. Traditionally these are awarded to the Breeders of British & Irish Bred horses (i.e. horses conceived and born in GB or Ireland) and are based on races won. Premiums are divided into the regions - England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. From 2016, and as IHRA have chosen to become independent of STAGBI, the premiums will be divided into the regions - England, Scotland and Wales - and as formerly ar...

  • BHRC NATIONAL PACING DERBY

    16Aug

    Declarations for eligible horses are due with named driver by 18th August 2017.

    Last chance to supplement a horse into the race for a fee of £750 up to 18th August 2017.

    Included in the STAGBI British Breeders Bonus 2017:

    Derby- £100

    ** GROUP 1 RACE **

  • TREGARON AUGUST FESTIVAL – Friday 25th & Saturday 26th

    15Aug

    Entries close Wednesday 16th August @ 9pm

    Features -

    ** GROUP 1 RACE ** - THE WELSH CLASSIC

    Friday:

    Strata Florida (Heats & Final) - Junior Welsh Dragon (2YOs) - Little Welsh Dragon (3YOs) - Battle of the Big Guns

    Saturday:

    Welsh Classic (Heats & Final) - Le Trot (Aged & 3YO)

    Also Maiden, Novice and Grade 1 subject to entries.

    Entries close Wednesday 16th August @ 9pm

    Online Entry:-

    BROUGH – Monday 28th August 2017

    14Aug

    Download Entry Form

    Open Handicap Heats & Final (Grade 2+) - Maiden & Novice - Grade 1 - Conditioned Saddle Pace - Qualifiers & Workouts

    Entries close 9pm Wednesday 16th August 2017

  • SIRE STAKES – 3YO Admission Fee

    14Aug

    Sire Stakes 3YO Admission Fee are due by FRIDAY 18th AUGUST 2017.

    Drivers must be notified to BHRC (drivers in accordance with section X37 of the BHRC Rules and Regulations.

    Horses must meet qualifying standards as laid out in section X9 of the BHRC Rules and Regulations.

  • Bumper Card at Boughrood

    14Aug

    This year has seen an increased number of entries for the largest one day Harness Racing fixture in Mid Wales. Boughrood Races will host a bumper 15 race card on Sunday 20th August with over 140 horses taking part at the picturesque track at Boughrood Court Farm Nr Llyswen.

    This could be down to this year’s fixture boasting increased prize money with Maidens horses winning £400 up to the winner of the Boughrood Classic Final taking home £2000. The committee have also arranged for each winner...