Following the BHA's announcement on 17th March 2020, all flat horse racing fixtures will be suspended from 18th March until at least the end of April. Jumps racing has been suspended until 1 July. Read our News section for more information.
British Horseracing Authority (BHA)
Arena Racing Company is licensed and regulated by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). The BHA sets and polices the standards for Equine facilities and Veterinary care at all Racecourses in Britain.
The BHA also provides their own Veterinary Officer at each meeting to ensure that these strict standards for racecourses. We also employ top class Veterinary Surgeons and deploy them around the track, parade ring and stable yard to ensure that a vet will be on the scene literally within seconds of an incident.
Their first priority is to make a diagnosis of any injury and to provide a calm environment to treat the horse. As soon as the assessment of the injury has been made, a horse ambulance will be called to the scene and will transport the horse back to the stable yard or to the local Equine Hospital, where further treatment can be undertaken.
To learn more about Horse Racing's work to protect the horse, please visit The British Horseracing Authority's website.
Retraining of Racehorses (RoR)
Horse Racing in Britain also has its own charity. Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is British Horseracing official charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing. The Roles of Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) are: