Announcements

  • MUSSELBURGH 2019 – Saturday 22nd June

    21May

    ** ENTRIES OPEN NOW **

    All entries through BHRC Online System - CLICK HERE

    Entries close 12th June 2019 - View Full Schedule

    Event 1- The Famous Musselburgh Pace

    Event 2 - The Hurricane Pace

    Event 3 - Four Assorted Races

    Event 4 - One Le Trot Aged

    For Hospitality, Sponsorship or Queries contact Anthony Fettah on...

  • APPLEBY SPRING RACES – Sunday 26th & Monday 27th May

    10May

    Entries close Saturday 11th May 2019 - View Schedule

    Event 1 - Qualifiers EF: £20

    Event 2 - Maiden & Novice EF: £40

    Event 3 - Grade 1 EF: £45

    Event 4 - 3YO Grass Championship EF: £60

    Event 5 - 2YO Pace EF: £30

    Event 6 - Non Penalty Conditional Pace EF: £40

    Event 7 - Conditional Race EF: £40

    Event 8 - Pacing Handicap (Grade 2+) EF: £50

  • YORK – Saturday 11th May

    7May

    Due to the cancellation of Evenwood for Sunday 12th May, York will stage Work Outs and Qualifiers on Saturday 11th May.

    To enter please text or ring Craig on 07979 222256.

  • TREGARON SPRING RACES – Sunday 12th May

    4May

    Entries close 9pm Sunday 5th May - ALL entries through the BHRC Online Entry System - CLICK HERE

    NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED - View Race Schedule

    Event 1 - Maiden & Novice - EF: £25

    Event 2 - Grade 1 - EF: £25

    Event 3 - Senior Welsh Dragon - EF: £50 (eligible h...

  • WELSH DRAGON

    30Apr

    CLICK HERE to view Eligible Horses

    2YO Horses wishing to run in the Junior Welsh Dragon/Dragoness - £50 due by 1st May (plus £50 entry fee due at time of entry)

    3YO Horses wishing to run in the Welsh Dragon/Dragoness - £100 due by 1st May (plus £50 entry fee due at time of entry)

  • STAR MAKER SERIES – Sponsored by The Standardbred Horse Sales Co

    2Apr

    ** NOMINATIONS OPEN NOW **

    CLICK HERE TO ENTER

    Thanks to the Promoters and Associations that have once again supported this series with their tenders.

    The heats will be as follows:

    Heat 1 - 12th May @ Tregaron

    Heat 2 - 19th May @ Presteigne

    Heat 3 - 7th June @ Corbiewood

    Heat 4 - 8th June @ Tir Prince

    Heat 5 - 21st June @ Corbiewood

    Heat 6 - 30th June @ Amman Valley

    He...

  • SIRE STAKES NOMINATIONS & FEES

    29Mar

    31st March 2019 is the due date for nominations and sustaining fees for the Sire Stakes Series.

    Stallion Nominations

    £250 each

    Includes automatic nomination of all progeny from covering in year of nomination (i.e. 2020 foals)

    Yearling Sustaining Fee

    £20 each

    The first fee due for progeny since birth, this entitles the nominated horses to compete in future Sire Stakes races at 2YO and 3YO

    2018 fo...

  • EQUINE INFLUENZA – UPDATE

    6Mar

    As many will be aware, since the start of 2019 a number of equine influenza cases have been identified across Europe and the UK, including several in vaccinated horses.

    The BHRC have reviewed advice on this and the following is recommended by the BHRC:

    • ALL horses are vaccinated with Florida Clade 1 and Florida Clade 2 protection - see AHT advice on UK vaccines HERE
    • ALL hors...

  • WELSH DRAGON

    1Mar

    SUSTAINING FEES DUE on or before 1st MARCH 2019. Entries and payments can be made ONLINE

    Yearlings (2018 foals) - £20 each

    2YOs (born in 2017) - £100 each

    3YOs (born in 2016) - £100 each

    Download ...

  • EQUINE INFLUENZA

    7Feb

    The BHA has announced today that all racing on Thursday 7 February 2019 has been cancelled due to the BHA being informed by the Animal Health Trust of three confirmed Equine Influenza positives from vaccinated horses in an active racing yard.

    Since the start of 2019, a number of equine influenza cases have been identified across Europe and the UK (in Essex, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Suffolk), including several in vaccinated horses.

    All Owners and Trainers are adv...

  • LICENCE RENEWALS 2019

    6Feb

    ALL licences can be renewed Online at www.bhrc.org.uk/racing/race-entries/

    Contact BHRC to register

    ALL Licence Renewals submitted by post MUST include a completed Licence Renewal Form.

    PLEASE NOTE that payments will NOT be accepted over the telephone if a completed Licence Renewal Form has not already been submitted to the BHRC.

    ANY...

  • BHRC CLASSIC RACES 2019

    1Feb

    ** FINAL CALL **

    To be staged at Tir Prince on 29th June

    ** GROUP 1 RACES **

    Don't miss out - ENTER NOW!

    Download Entry Form OR ENTER ONLINE

    ALL Nomination Fees due

  • ** REMINDER ** PUBLIC TRAINER RENEWAL

    30Jan

    Applications to renew Public Trainer licences must be received at BHRC prior to 31st January 2019.

    Go paperless and renew online:- www.bhrc.org.uk/racing/race-entries/

    W40. [b] Licence Renewal Applications in reference to a Public Trainer Licence must be made prior to 31st January of the year for which the licence will be valid. Only licences for persons never having previously been registered as a Public Trainer will be considered...

  • ** IMPORTANT – Handicap Rules & Regulations **

    29Jan

    Further to the feedback received on the updates to the Handicap Rules and Regulations, the Directors have discussed the issues and decided the following:

    • ALL updates to the Handicap Rules and Regulations will be suspended until 1st November 2019
    • The Handicap Rules and Regulations in place from 1st January 2018 will remain up until 1st November 2019
    • Consultation and opportunity for input and feedback will be provided by the BH...

  • ** UPDATE – Handicap Rules & Regulations **

    25Jan

    The Directors met recently and reviewed information forwarded by Handicap Consultants.

    Issues debated included Penalty Free, Lift Systems, Age Lifts, Juvenile Racing, Grades and Monies Won.

    The following was determined by Directors:

    • Updates to the Handicap Rules and Regulations would be in place from 28th February 2019
    • There is NO Penalty Free Racing
    • There is NO Lift System
    • Driver Allowances should be restricted to C Class Drivers aged 25 yea...

  • LICENCE RENEWALS 2019

    17Jan

    Renewal Notifications are currently being processed by the office and posted out.

    ALL licences can be renewed Online at www.bhrc.org.uk/racing/race-entries/

    Contact BHRC to register

    ALL Licence Renewals submitted by post MUST include a completed Licence Renewal Form.

    PLEASE NOTE that payments will NOT be accepted over the telephone if a comple...

  • CLIMB 2 CURE

    7Jan

    A Group of 45+ men from across the nation have been joined together by Watson Harrop Jr from County Durham to climb Britain’s highest and most difficult Mountain Ben Nevis - all of them with zero experience in hiking or mountaineering. They have chosen to take it on at its most difficult in the middle of the Scottish winter, to raise money for two children that are in desperate need of all of our help.

    ISLA CATON - a 4 year old little girl from Hornchurch, Essex

    Isla Was diagnosed with NE...

  • BHRC OFFICE

    11Dec

    The BHRC Office will be closed from 5pm Tuesday 11th December 2018 for the festive and New Year period.

    The Office will re-open at 9.30am on Monday 7th January 2019.

    If you have any queries or need assistance during the office shut down period, please contact Jim McInally (BHRC Vice Chairman) on 07764 664169.

  • WORLD WIDE FOOD BANK DONATIONS COMING IN

    4Dec

    A simple act of kindness by 29-year-old Watson Harrop Jnr from Durham in The North of England has become a major hit on harness racing social media both in the UK, Ireland and is spreading across the globe.

    Harrop who is strongly involved in harness racing was passing the Food Bank in his local Tesco store.

    "I noticed that the food bank never seemed to have a lot in it so off I went filled a trolley and saw it as a chance to do something for those less well off than myself," Harrop sa...

  • BHRC DRIVE OF THE YEAR 2018

    30Nov

    ** VOTING CLOSED **

    Thanks to everyone who took part, over 1000 votes cast!!

    The winner will be announced later today at the BHRC & STAGBI Awards Event. Check out Facebook for updates.

    The six nominations are:

    ALAN JONES & My Buddy

    View Race Video

    DYLAN JONES & Mattriarch

    View Race Video

    LAUREN MORAN & Vyrnwy Smoke

    • BHRC DRIVE OF THE YEAR 2018 – ** VOTING OPEN **

      27Nov

      ** VOTING OPEN **

      CLICK HERE To Vote

      Supported by world renowned driver Tim Tetrick, the BHRC Drive of the Year returns. The driver with the most votes will be announced at the BHRC & STAGBI Awards Event on Friday 30th November 2018 and will receive a gift package from Tim Tetrick.

      VOTING CLOSES 3pm on THURSDAY 29th NO...

    • BHRC DRIVE OF THE YEAR 2018

      26Nov

      The BHRC are pleased to announce that once again world renowned driver Tim Tetrick will be sponsoring the BHRC Drive of the Year. The driver who receives the most votes will receive a gift package from Tim Tetrick which will be presented at the BHRC & STAGBI Awards Event on Friday 30th November 2018.

      Voting will open tomorrow and close at 3pm on Thursday 29th November 2018.

      The task of drawing up a short list of just six from a full season of races falls to the awards initiators; Ji...

    • BHRC – 2018 AGM UPDATE

      19Nov

      Thanks to all those that attended and contributed to the 2018 BHRC AGM.

      Mr Roy Sheedy was returned as Chairman.

      Mr Jim McInally was returned as Vice Chairman.

      Mr Jim McInally and Mr Jason Podmore were returned as Stewards.

      Mr Roland Pugh was ratified as a Regional Steward.

      Further updates will follow.

    • BHRC & STAGBI ANNUAL AWARDS EVENT – Friday 30th November 2018

      13Nov

      The BHRC & STAGBI will be staging the joint Annual Awards Event on Friday 30th November 2018 at Mercure Haydock Hotel (WA11 9SG) at 7pm - last date to book will be Wednesday 14th November 2018.

      The hotel is located off Junction 23 of the M6 near Haydock Park Racecourse. Accommodation at the venue is available through the BHRC at discounted rates.

      Bookings for the evening are being taken through the BHRC Office (kids are welcome):

      ...

    • AND THE WINNERS ARE . . . .

      8Nov

      BHRC ANNUAL AWARDS 2018

      Thanks to all Licence Holders who got involved in the vote to determine this years winners. A second vote will be opened shortly to decide on the PEOPLE'S CHOICE for 2018 (see below).

      Winners of the voted categories are:

      Pacer of the Year

      EVENWOOD SONOFAGUN - with 57% of the votes, 'Gunner' retains his 201...

    • BHRC AGM – Sunday 18th November

      29Oct

      The BHRC AGM will be held on Sunday 18th November 2018 at Days Inn, Wetherby at 11am.

      Persons wishing to attend must notify the BHRC in writing by 12noon Wednesday 14th November 2018

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

      Officials due for re-election are:

      Chairman - Roy Sheedy

      Vice Chairman - Jim McInally

      BHRC Stewards - Jim McInally, Jason Podmore

      R...

    • ** VOTE ** – BHRC ANNUAL AWARDS 2018

      26Oct

      **LAST CALL**

      Don't miss the opportunity to be involved in the first voting process direct to licence holders!

      There are less than 6 votes splitting the top two in some of the categories - it's still open for deciding votes!

      Voting closes 3pm FRIDAY 26th OCTOBER 2018 - VOTE HERE

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    • **VOTE** – BHRC ANNUAL AWARDS 2018

      12Oct

      VOTING OPEN DIRECT TO LICENCE HOLDERS

      Thanks to the Clubs and Associations that got involved in the restructured process of putting forward nominees for the BHRC Annual Awards. We didn't quite get the the nine per category as some horses were put forward by more than one area. BUT we do have a more extensive list for licence holders to peruse and some difficult decisions to be made.

      The vote is now OPEN ...

    • CORBIEWOOD 2018 SEASON

      10Oct

      Unfortunately due to a lack of entries the meeting for Sunday, 14.10.18 has been cancelled.

      It has been a hard decision but going to call time on the 2018 season and cancel the remaining meetings.

      Thank you to everyone for supporting racing here at Corbie Wood this season and hope to see you all back in 2019.

      Karen Kennedy

    • WOLVERHAMPTON UPDATE

      28Sep

      First Race at 1pm

      Declarations are due by 11.30am - to be made either at the on-course Paddock Office, or on 07866 623599 or 07825 800762.

      Draw will take place at 12noon prompt in the Winners Enclosure

      NO Warming Up prior to racing - due to ground staff preparing the track

      Races are scheduled for every 20 minutes - all competitors MUST be in the Parade Ring on time

      There is a 45 minut...

    • HARNESS RACING on BBC ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP

      25Sep

      THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER on BBC1 @ 4.30pm (Episode 19)

      On 16th April the BBC visited Blythe View Farm, owned by Jason & Cheryl Podmore, to record an episode of the popular day time television program Antiques Road Trip.

      The BBC spent five hours filming with Bob Lee, Jason Podmore, Terry Allen, Jimmy Allen, Joseph Ripley, Chris Heaton, Davey Chan, Kirsty Legrice, George Newton and their horses. The Kids Club members were also present...

    • WOLVERHAMPTON – Saturday 29th September

      18Sep

      Entries through the BHRC Online Entry System - Entries close Wednesday 19th September

      View Race Schedule

      Maiden & Novice - Grade 1 & 2 - Grade 3 & 4 - Grades 5+ - C Class Drivers - STAGBI Broodmares - High Grade Pace (8+) - Le Trot Aged & 4YO

      Stabling

      There is limited stabling available at the racecourse which must be pre-booked though Jackie on 07825 8...

    • EVHRA @ WOLSINGHAM 15th September – Charity Event

      14Sep

      For the 5th Year running the Wolsingham fixture on Saturday 15th September, organised by Eden Valley, is a Charity Race Fixture.

      Over the past four years £3300 has been donated to various worthy causes including the GREAT NORTH AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE.

      This years event will once again be supporting the GREAT NORTH AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE and also HOSPICE AT HOME (CARLISLE & NORTH LAKELAND).

      The race fixture offers 8 races - comprising of three Heats and a Final for the Open Class horses, a P...

    • WOLVERHAMPTON – Saturday 29th September

      9Sep

      Entries through the BHRC Online Entry System - Entries close Wednesday 19th September

      View Race Schedule

      Maiden & Novice - Grade 1 & 2 - Grade 3 & 4 - Grades 5+ - C Class Drivers - STAGBI Broodmares - High Grade Pace (8+) - Le Trot Aged & 4YO

      NO C Class Driver Allowance in Straight Races due to the ...

    • TIR PRINCE – 8th September

      8Sep

      Join the action at Tir Prince including the epic Group 1 Crock of Gold Final from the BHRC Facebook Page - LINK

    • WOLVERHAMPTON – Saturday 29th September

      7Sep

      Entries through the BHRC Online Entry System - Entries close Wednesday 19th September

      View Race Schedule

      Maiden & Novice - Grade 1 & 2 - Grade 3 & 4 - Grades 5+ - C Class Drivers - STAGBI Broodmares - High Grade Pace (8+) - Le Trot Aged & 4YO

      To book stables contact Jackie on 07825800762 (Limited number available - from 4pm Friday 28th to 12noon Sunday 30th Sept)

    • BRIGHTWELLS 29th Official Sale of Standardbreds

      31Aug

      Monday 15th October 2018

      The Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY

      The Sale where the buyers come to buy the best.

      Be part of the Biggest and Best Sale of Standardbreds in the Great Britain & Ireland, producing fantastic results for both vendor and purchaser, and enter your horse now!

      The Sale is for fully registered stock, the property of members of The Standardbred & Trotting Horse Association of Great Britain & Ireland (STAGBI) (or for registered stock of an inter...

    • BHRC LEADING LIST

      29Aug

      With six race fixtures due over the next seven days, the competition will be on for Leading Horse. Currently atop with 6 wins each are:

      Teatime Preacher

      4YO Mare by The Preacher Pan, out of Teatime Hall. Winner of a Heat of the Hurricane Pace at Musselburgh and recent Welsh Classic champion

      Rhyds Passion

      5YO Mare by The One Night Pan, out of Bounce. Winner of Heat & Final of the Famous Musselburgh Pace

      Valseur Du Cygne

      9YO Trotter by Ka...

    • LAMPETER – Sunday 2nd September

      27Aug

      All entries via the BHRC Online Entry System - Entries close Monday 27th August

      View Schedule

      Qualifiers (EF £15) - Maiden/Novice (EF £30) - Grade 1 (EF £35) - Heats Grade 2+ (EF £50) - Top Grade Pace (EF £60) - Le Trot 4YO & Aged - Pony Pace

    • RASUS TREGARON SPECIAL

      24Aug

      RASUS have three programmes going out this weekend, covering 25 years of Rasus, Live webcast of Tregaron races and 2018 Season's Highlights:

      Rasus: Dathlu 25 - Saturday 20:00

      Hour’s documentary celebrating 25 years of Rasus on S4C combining interviews and archive illustrating some of the characters, adventures and magic moments. A comprehensive review of the fun and enterprise that ensured that a minority sport like harness racing become a cornerstone of S4C’s summer output for a quarte...