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  • APPLEBY SPRING RACES – Sunday 28th & Monday 29th

    26May

    Declarations close 12.15pm prompt - Ballot Draw at 12.30pm - First Race 1.30pm

    ** Monday 29th - Race 2: **

    11. Rhyds Decoy

    Due to a database error horse number 11 on the race programmes is displayed as Rhyds Cocoa. Runner is RHYDS DECOY.

    Jogging will only be permitted before racing of condition of track allows

    No Horses permitted on the track without Number Cloth

    Horseboxes will be checked on entering the venue. Any stowaways found ...

  • LLANANDRAS – Sunday 21st May

    18May

    Llanandras Races - First Race 2pm, Qualifiers 1pm, Declarations 12.45pm. All horses on race card to pay, withdrawals to Lee Price - 07487 239322

    Also entries being taken for WWHRA Race meeting at Walton Saturday 27th May first race 2pm. Maiden, Novice, Mares Series, Weobley Heats & Final for Grade 1+. Entries close Sunday 28th May 9pm to Lee Price 07487 239322.

  • ** IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THE TREGARON RACES **

    11May

    Track telephone number is 07811 032323 - Declarations close at 12.30pm - Withdrawals to the Secretary, Gareth Evans 01974 831001 / 07811 032323 / tregaron@ceredrotian.com. Full entry fee payable in all cases.

    Read Full Notes

  • TREGARON TROTTING CLUB SPRING RACES

    5May

    Sunday 14th May 2017

    INCLUDES ** GROUP 1 RACE ** SENIOR WELSH DRAGON

    View Race Schedule

    Enter online at www.ceredrotian.com

    Entries close Sunday 7th May

    Included in STAGBI British Breeders Bonus 2017:

    4YO Senior Welsh Dragon

  • THE STANDARDBRED HORSE SALES Co BATTLE OF THE BIG GUNS

    12Apr

    ** NOMINATIONS OPEN NOW **

    Nominations are now being invited for the 2017 Battle Of The Big Guns at £500 per horse.

    Every horse will be guaranteed FIVE races (entry fee £50 per race)

    Ten horses per race (subject to track maximum) for a total purse of £2750 (1st £1400 - 2nd £600 - 3rd £250 - 4th £150 - 5th £100 - 6 to 10th £50) - every horse running will have entry fee returned.

    Trophy and Rug Presentation f...

  • ** NOTICE TO ALL LICENCE HOLDERS, COMPETITORS AND PROMOTERS **

    11Apr

    Please note that the Qualifying and Work Out fixtures staged at York and Amman Valley in April 2017 are staged under the Promoters individual Events Insurance.

    As such these events are classified as training events and as per section N13 of the BHRC Rule and Regulations, the Veterinary Surgeon may be on call and not present on site. Also, the trained first aid personnel required under section H9 will be first aid trained, but may not be a fully qualified Medic.

    BHRC licence holders and mem...

  • ** QUALIFYING & WORK OUT FIXTURES **

    10Apr

    Entry levels are low at present for Qualifying Fixtures at York (Sat 15th) and Amman Valley (Sun 16th). Enter now otherwise the dates will be cancelled.

    York - text 07979222256

    Amman Valley - text 07909698309

    Please note if you are entering for a driving test or reassessment drive you MUST enter with the track as well as notify BHRC.

  • 1st APRIL 2017

    29Mar

    PLEASE NOTE that 1st April 2017 is a busy day for closing of entries and sustaining payments:

    Appleby Spring 3YO Grass Championship - Monday 29th May

    £60 Nomination Fee due

    Ceredigion 3YO Pace - Saturday 1st July

    £70 Nomination Fee due

    NWSA 3YO Pace - Tir Prince Tuesday 25th July 2017

    £100 Nomination Fee due

    NWSA 4YO - Tir Prince Saturday 19th August 2017

    £100 Nomination Fee due

    SHRC 2...

  • ** LE TROT FRENCH TROTTER RAFFLE **

    27Mar

    The Lotto Bonus Number over the weekend was 28 - the Lucky Winner was Mr Davey Chan.

    Mr Chan made arrangements over the weekend to collect ECUME DU VIVIER and she is pictured above settled in and ready for the 2017 season. All the best of racing luck for Mr Chan and Ecume in the 3YO Le Trot Series!

  • ** LE TROT FRENCH TROTTER RAFFLE **

    23Mar

    ALL NUMBERS NOW SOLD and the winner will be decided on the Lotto Bonus Ball on Saturday 25th March 2017.

    View Numbers

    The horse for the raffle was selected during the TrotBritain live draw - 3YO Filly ECUME DU VIVIER

    Thanks everyone and Good Luck!!

    All funds raised will be divided equally between the 2017 PRAKAS & Roosevelt Race Series

  • ** Le TROT FRENCH TROTTER RAFFLE **

    15Mar

    ALL NUMBERS NOW SOLD

    The horse for the raffle was selected during the live draw last night - 3YO Filly ECUME DU VIVIER

    The all new 2017 TrotBritain Le Trot £60k 3YO Trot Series and 3YO Derby for minimum £10k

    Want to be a part of it - here's your chance

    This 3YO will be FULLY STAKED into two of Great Britain's most lucrative trotting race series to date: ...

  • BHRC HORSE OF THE YEAR 2016

    27Feb

    MIRACULOUS

    As was announced at the BHRC & STAGBI Awards Event on 25th February, the votes cast earlier in the year made MIRACULOUS the BHRC Horse of the Year for 2016.

    Prior in the evening the connections had already been presented with the Leading Horse (by number of wins) and the 3YO Colt of the Year award!

    A very deserving winner!

    Congratulations to all connections!

  • BHRC & STAGBI ANNUAL AWARDS EVENT

    25Feb

    Tonight is the night!

    At Daresbury Park Hotel, Warrington the BHRC & STAGBI will be celebrating the 2016 season and looking forward into 2017.

    The Leading Horse, Owner, Trainer and Driver of 2016 by number of wins will be commended.

    Leading Drive goes to William Greenhorn Jnr who racked up an amazing 55 wins.

    Video compilation courtesy of Kareen & Elizabeth

    BHRC will announce the HORSE OF THE YEAR 2016. The nominees are; Spo...

  • ** Le TROT FRENCH TROTTER RAFFLE **

    23Feb

    The all new 2017 TrotBritain Le Trot £60k 3YO Trot Series and 3YO Derby for minimum £10k

    Want to be a part of it - here's your chance

    The BHRC & TrotBritain Raffle

    £60 per number - winner decided on the official Lotto bonus ball (soonest date after all 59 numbers sold)

    Thanks to the kind agreement of TrotBritain TWO French Trotters will be m...

  • ** DRIVE OF THE YEAR 2016 **

    17Feb

    THANKS FOR VOTING

    Over 600 votes cast in total!!

    Great to have such a supporter and sponsor on board.

    Results will be announced on Saturday 25th February 2017.

  • ** DRIVE OF THE YEAR 2016 **

    6Feb

    Introducing a new BHRC Award kindly supported and sponsored by Tim Tetrick

    ** VOTE - VOTE - VOTE **

    A poll has been opened to determine the Drive of the Year for the 2016 season. The lucky winner (by highest number of votes) will win a gift package put together personally by the infamous Harness Racing pilot, Tim Tetrick.

    The poll will be open until 12noon Tuesday 14th February 201...

  • HORSE OF THE YEAR 2016

    30Jan

    In just under four weeks the BHRC Horse of the Year 2016 is set to be announced at the BHRC & STAGBI Awards Event.

    Here is a reminder of the quality of the horses nominated for this prestigious award, courtesy of Eric Witherspoon at Tir Prince:

    YouTube - Horse of the Year Nominees

    Tyrion Hanover in the VDM Colts Final 2016:

    YouTube - VDM 2016

  • UPDATE : LeTROT 3yo Series headed for £100,000

    12Jan

    The continuing upsurge in orders for our second visit means that the TROTBritain Le TROT 3 year old series looks likely to pay out £100,000 in heats and finals.

    Finals (to be run at Tir Prince on September 9th): Guaranteed £60,000

    The winner of the £30,000 Final (Tir Prince Raceway Gold Le Trot) will receive £15,000. The Silver Final will be worth £20,000 (£10,000 to winner). Subject to entries, a Bronze final will be run and be worth £10,000 (£5,000 to winner). If the Bronze is not run, it...

  • BHRC & STAGBI ANNUAL AWARDS EVENT

    5Jan

    The BHRC & STAGBI will once again be staging a joint Annual Awards Event to celebrate the successes of members of both organisations during 2016.

    The Event will be held at Daresbury Park Hotel, Warrington (WA4 4BB) on Saturday 25th February 2017.

    The evening will consist of a three course meal (vegetarian option available, please specify) followed by the awards ceremony which will be hosted by the respected Thoroughbred and Harness Racing commentator, Darren Owen. For the first time, th...

  • Brits and Irish win British American competition

    12Dec

    The English and the Irish invaded Pompano Park on Saturday night (December 10) in the British-American Amateur Driving Challenge and, after a very competitive three race “brawl,” the invaders paced and trotted off with the hardware and the only saving grace for the American harness racing contingent was a“North American” from Canada.

    With Britain's Richard Haythornthwaite and Cork County, Ireland's Chris O'Reilly hitting the winner's circle in the first two events, it was Canada's Shane Ar...

  • BHRC ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

    6Dec

    Following the AGM on Sunday 4th December, the voting rights of the BHRC came together to decide the winners of the Annual Awards for 2016. Winners are:

    Pacer of the Year - SPORTS TRICK

    Winner of 7 races in 2016 including the Senior Welsh Dragon at Tregaron, Appleby Spring Sunday Handicap Heat & Final, the NWSA 4YO Championship at Tir Prince and of course the Famous Musselburgh Pace Heat & Final. He was also runner up in the Park Lodge Classic Final at Ceredigion, beaten ...

  • BHRC AGM – Sunday 4th December 2016

    29Nov

    The BHRC AGM will be held at Days Inn, Wetherby on Sunday 4th December 2016 at 11am

    Officials due for re-election at the 2016 AGM:

    Chairman - Roy Sheedy offers himself for re-election

    Vice Chairman - Jim McInally offers himself for re-election

    BHRC Stewards - Barry Delaney & Bret Strickland offer themselves for re-elec...

  • Chelmsford to stage more Harness Racing after smooth introduction

    21Nov

    After the excellent racing staged at Chelmsford recently, a more than favourable review (above) has been written in the Racing Post. Congratulations to all involved!

  • CHELMSFORD LE TROT RESULTS

    11Nov

    Race 1

    1st Thunder Jiel - driver Ian Pimlott

    2nd Ubu Of Fairy

    3rd Salvado Bello

    4th Une Pebe

    5th Spot Du Mouchel

    6th Alza La Belle

    7th Totem Turgot

    8th Bravoure De Mai

    9th Alma De Sablettes

    10th Viva Sautonne

    3L & NS

    2.28.98

    Race 2

    1st Sulky Du Blequin - driver John Foy

    2nd Tenor Meslois

    3rd Titan De Prelong

    4th Tanis De Viro

    5th Sire Pazenais

    6th Twist Du Layon

    7th Three Pack

    8th Vireo De Regen

    9th Show Business

    10...

  • Track records could be set at Chelmsford Thursday

    9Nov

    With the first-ever Le Trot races taking place at Chelmsford City Racecourse in Essex, England Thursday evening, there may be some new harness racing standards recorded for England and Ireland.

    READ MORE on HARNESSLINK

  • Darren Owen to call both breeds at Chelmsford

    8Nov

    This Thursday evening in Essex, England, a first-of-its-kind takes place in the horse racing world as Chelmsford City Racecourse, a nighttime thoroughbred track, will host two Trotter Francais races as part of their race program.

    READ MORE on HARNESSLINK

  • LE TROT RACES AT CHELMSFORD – Thursday 10th November

    4Nov

    There will be two full fields of Trotter Francais LeTrot races at the Betfred owned all weather Thoroughbred track, Chelmsford City Racecourse, on Thursday, November 10.

    READ MORE on HARNESSLINK

  • BHRC LEADING LIST 2016

    25Oct

    With just the LE TROT races on 10th November at Chelmsford to see out the 2016 season, the Leading Stats for the season:

    Leading Horse:

    MIRACULOUS has topped the poll by number of wins sitting on 9. Victories include the Grass Derby at Musselburgh, the Barney Joyce 3YO at Portmarnock, the Breeders Crown at Tir Prince and the BHRC Pacing Derby - setting track records at Portmarnock and Tir Prince along the way.

    Two stand out juvenile fillies finished in second wit...

  • YORK ANNUAL STANDARDBRED SALE 2016

    12Oct

    After a slight delay, the sale was underway at York on Saturday, with a bumper crowd and a larger than expected number of buyers registered.

    As expected there was a flurry of interest in the Bettors Delight colt, RONNIE CAMDEN. The bids stopping at £20,000. Look out the VDM 2017!

    The Tonda Star line colt, BOBBY CAMDEN, though was the sale topper at £21,000. With the dam's full siblings being names such as Rhyds Hallstar and Rhyds Fivestar, it is easy to see why he was the favourite choi...

  • YORK SALE – Saturday 8th October 2016

    7Oct

    at York Harness Raceway @ 11am

    27 Lots will go before the auctioneer tomorrow, with some regally bred progeny on offer. A history maker, RONNIE CAMDEN, will be the first Bettors Delight colt to be offered for sale in the UK. Out of the mare Musical Tone, this colt has a cross that is already proven with her yearlings being in high demand stateside. He is Lot 5, so be there early!

    BOBBY CAMDEN (Art Professor/Rhyds Kayla): This maternal family need no introduction, possibly the strongest ...

  • YORK SALE – Saturday 8th October @ 11am

    7Oct

    Please find below the late entries for York Sale on Saturday 8th October, starting at 11am:

    Lot 25

    Lot 26

    Lot 27

    All vendors will be required to hand horse passports to me prior to the sale. I will...

  • BHRC AGM – Sunday 4th December 2016

    6Oct

    The BHRC AGM will be held at Days Inn, Wetherby on Sunday 4th December 2016.

    Officials due for re-election at the 2016 AGM:

    Chairman - Roy Sheedy

    Vice Chairman - Jim McInally

    BHRC Stewards - Barry Delaney, Bret Strickland

    BHRC Regional Steward - Roland Pugh

    Please note that applications are open for ...

  • THE SALES ARE COMING!

    30Sep

    York Standardbred Sale

    Saturday 8th October @ 11am

    at York Harness Raceway

    For catalogues contact Sarah Thomas on 07817 489369

    Brightwells Standardbred Sale

    Monday 24th October @ 11am

    at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, LD2 3SY

    For further information visit:

    Brightwells Website

    Brightwel...

  • STANDARDBRED SALES Co BATTLE OF THE BIG GUNS

    24Sep

    Stoneriggs Mystery is the 2015 ‘Big Gun’ and with 2900 in the 2016 series he may retain the title. He does not appear in the line up though for the final leg at Tir Prince tonight (Sat 24th). Ayr Majesty and Wellfield Official are the dangers to ‘Mystery’ It promises to be an exciting end […]

  • SIRE STAKES 2016

    15Sep

    Tir Prince 24th September 2016

    There will be five divisions of the BHRC Sire Stakes raced in 2016; 2YO Filles, 2YO Colts, 3YO Fillies, 3YO Colts and 4YO Fillies. With just one declaration the 4YO Colts race is a Walkover for Itsmycheck.

    Connections of any horses with driver still TBC are requested to contact BHRC Office with confirmation of driver ASAP.

    2YO Colts

    1st - £1441, 2nd £786, 3rd - £445

    Johnny Camden - Steve Lees

    No Brakes - Victoria Gill

    Rhyds Decoy - Andrew Cai...

  • MUSSELBURGH – 10th September

    9Sep

    Confirmation has been received that RaConfirmation has been received that Racing UK will cover the Harness Races at Musselburgh on Saturday 10th September.

    William Hill are also offering online betting for the races:

    Race 1 - Kennedy's Rosettes Pace 2.40pm

    Young Stephen - NR

    Yokalady - 12/1

    Hurricane Howard - 10/1

    Tommy Camden - 3/1

    Plan B - 6/1

    Dreamaway Carrie - 8/1

    Merrington Checkm8 - 7/2

    Diamond O'Neil - 6/1

    Lyons Premier - 5/1

    The Apprentice 3/1

    EW 1/5 1,2,3

    Race 2 - M...

  • JOHNNY CAMDEN

    8Sep

    Johnny Camden kept up his record at Tir Prince on Saturday 3rd September winning the Rhyds Stud BHRC National Pacing Futurity Colts Division by a convincing 2 lengths. The victory comes on the back of winning the Junior Welsh Dragon at Tregaron and also the Breeders Crown 2YO Colts & Geldings Final - 3 from 3 major juvenile races.

    By Pro Bono Best out of Pan Culottes, Johnny Camden was purchased by current owner John Foy at the York Standardbred Sale in October 2015 for £3,500.

    Watch out...

  • RACING AT NEWCASTLE RACE COURSE – 9th SEPTEMBER

    31Aug

    HARNESS RACING AT NEWCASTLE RACE COURSE

    Friday 9th September 2016, First Race 5pm

    Promoted by Standardbred GB, under BHRC Rules.

    Schedule of Racing

    2 Le Trot Races over the distance of 1 Mile, subject to entries

    1 Battle of the Big Guns race distance 1 Mile

    Entries for the above to Dawn Forrest 07885654536, however the entry fees are to be paid direct to Le Trot and BHRC for the Big Guns, prize money will be paid via Le Trot and BHRC.

    Entry fees and prize money for the ...

  • TREGARON AUGUST FESTIVAL – 26th & 27th @ 2pm

    23Aug

    Read Important Notes for Tregaron Races

    View Friday Start Sheet

    View Saturday Start Sheet

    Race field situated at Dolyrychain, Pontrhydfendigaid, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion, SY2...

  • TREGARON TROTTING FESTIVAL

    22Aug

    OWNERS / TRAINERS INFORMATION

    The weather over the past eight years has made it almost impossible to run a three day meeting so we have taken the sensible step and curtailed the event putting on TWO days of Championship Racing.

    Entries closed on Wednesday 17th August and races will be framed as per the handicap returns at 9am Monday 22nd August.

    The two handicaps will feature the top horses in the handicap running as FIVE heats each day (split 50:50) with the firs...