Announcements

  • 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...

  • BHRC STATEMENT OF APOLOGY

    21Aug

    The BHRC wishes to offer their apologies to Tregaron Trotting Club, Horse Owners and especially the Quill Family from Ireland for the inconvenience caused by the BHRC Office in their clerical error, in omitting the entries of Mr Quill for the Tregaron Trotting Races.

    The problem has now been resolved.

    Resulting in changes to some of the Welsh Classic Heats and Draws which were done on Facebook Live draw last night.

    Permission has been granted for One Heat of the Welsh Classic to have ...

  • LAMPETER – Sunday 2nd September

    16Aug

    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

  • TREGARON AUGUST FESTIVAL – Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August

    15Aug

    Features 1 GROUP 2 race and SIX  GROUP 1 races

    View Schedule

    Increased prize money for Maiden, Novice & Grade 1 !!

    Entries will close Wednesday 15th August at 5pm. Entries through the BHRC Online Entry System:- www.bhrc.org.uk/racing/race-en...

  • EVENWOOD @ BINCHESTER – Wednesday 22nd August

    10Aug

    Following the cancellation of the Scorton Fixture for 2018, the Evenwood Committee have kindly agreed to stage racing at Binchester in the same week so that the opportunity to race is not lost.

    The race fixture will be held on Wednesday 22nd August (first race 5pm) and will be subject to entries.

    Races will be framed on monies won (no split for owner, trainer or driver). Races for graded horses over 1¼ miles

    All entries to Harry Lee Fletcher on 07478 443543

  • BOUGHROOD – Sunday 19th August

    7Aug

    Entries through the BHRC Online Entry System - Entries close Wednesday 8th August

    Features the ** GROUP 2 ** Boughrood Classic Handicap Final

    Maiden & Novice - Boughrood Classic Heats & Final - Boughrood Ladies Pace - Boughrood Top Grade Pace - Qualifiers

  • TAN Y CASTELL TROT – Sunday 5th August

    30Jul

    Entries through the BHRC Online Entry System - Entries close Monday 30th July @ 10am

    View Schedule

    Qualifiers - Maiden - Novice - Grade 1 - Heat (Grade2+) - High Grade Pace

    ** ENTER NOW **

  • BINCHESTER 29Tth July – ** CANCELLED **

    29Jul

    Unfortunately due to the bad weather and heavy rain the racing at Binchester today is CANCELLED.

    A track inspection has taken place this morning and the racing is OFF due to track conditions.

    Please share!

  • TREGARON AUGUST FESTIVAL – Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August

    23Jul

    Features 1 GROUP 2 race and SIX  GROUP 1 races

    View Schedule

    Entries will close Wednesday 15th August at 5pm. Entries through the BHRC Online Entry System:- www.bhrc.org.uk/racing/race-entries/

    Strata Florida Heats & Final - Junior W...

  • EVENWOOD @ BINCHESTER – 29th July 2018

    18Jul

    ** Still chance to Enter **

    Horses not entered through staged payments can still be entered to compete at this Memorial fixture.

    £130 per entry - Entries through the BHRC Online Entry System:

    www.bhrc.org.uk/racing/race-entries/

    Enter up to 10am Monday 23rd July

    DON'T FORGET Le Trot races also offered - enter online NOW!

    EV...

  • MUSSELBURGH RACES 2018

    10Jul

    Event 1 - The Famous Musselburgh Pace (EF: £80)

    Event 2 - 3YO Grass Derby (EF: £70)

    Event 3 - C Class Drivers (EF: £40)

    Event 4 - Le Trot (Aged, 4yo, 3yo - TrotBritain rules of entry)

    Event 5 - The Red John Memorial Hurricane Pace (EF: £65)

    Event 6 - 2YO Grass Futurity (EF: £60)

    Event 7 & 8 - Maiden & Novice (EF: £60)

    Event 9 - Free For All (EF: £100)

    View Full Race Schedule

    Please note...

  • CEREDIGION HARNESS RACING FESTIVAL – Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July

    6Jul

    An explosion of exceptional young horses which are setting the harness racing season alight means that this weekend’s harness racing festival at Aberystwyth is one not to be missed.

    A small number of outstanding two and three-year-old horses emerge every year but this year the quality of pacing talent is greater than ever, adding to the competitiveness of the racing.

    Top horse race commentator Darren Owen who has been at all the leading meetings so far says that some of the racing this year...

  • WELSH DRAGON SERIES

    29Jun

    If wishing to run in the Junior Welsh Dragon (2yo) and Little Welsh Dragon (3yo) races at this year's August Festival, payments are due on or before 1st July 2018.

    All payments must be made exclusively via the BHRC Online Entry and Payment System - Race Entry Log In Page

    Further enquiries, please contact Ray Jenkins on 07989 680840.

  • CEREDIGION TROTTING CLUB FESTIVAL – Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July

    26Jun

    ** ENTRIES THROUGH THE ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM **

    Entries close 9pm Wednesday 27th June - CLICK to view schedule

    Features a host of GROUP RACES:

    GROUP 2

    The Ceredigion 2YO Pace

    The Ceredigion 3YO Pace

    CLICK HE...

  • WELSH DRAGON SERIES

    22Jun

    If wishing to run in the Junior Welsh Dragon (2yo) and Little Welsh Dragon (3yo) races at this year's August Festival, payments are due on or before 1st July 2018.

    All payments must be made exclusively via the BHRC Online Entry and Payment System - Race Entry Log In Page

    Further enquiries, please contact Ray Jenkins on 07989 680840.

  • BHRC CLASSICS – FUTURITY, DERBY & PACING CLASSIC

    15Jun

    ** GROUP 1 RACES **

    All to be staged at Tir Prince on 30th June 2018

    Declarations of drivers are due for entries for the Futurity, Derby and Pacing Classic today (15th June) in line with Section X37.

    Please text (07834 53929) or email (bhrc.office@yahoo.co.uk) ASAP.

    Please note all horses must meet qualifying standards as laid out in Section X9.

    If your 2YO has qualif...