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British Horseracing Authority (BHA)

The British Horseracing Authority is responsible for the governance, administration and regulation of horseracing and the wider horseracing industry in Britain. The BHA leads on the development and growth of racing, and prioritizes the health and welfare of the sport’s participants.

75 High Holborn
London, England WC1V 6LS
United Kingdom

Main Phone:
+44 20-7152-0000


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Joe Saumarez Smith
Paul Stephenson
Independent Regulatory Director
Julie Harrington
Chief Executive Officer
Greg Swift
Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs
Kyrsten Halley
Independent Non-Executive Director
Catherine Beloff
Director of Legal, Governance and Business Partners
Raj Parker
Independent Non-Executive Director
Jamie Stier
Director of Raceday Operations and Regulation
Laura Whyte
Non-Executive Director
Ruth Quinn
Director of International Racing and Racing Development
Richard Wayman
Chief Operating Officer
Nicky Lander
Communications and Online Assistant
British Horseracing Authority (BHA) News
British Horseracing Authority speaks on UK affordability checks
12 Jan 2024
Julie Harrington, Chief Executive of the British Horseracing authority, issued a statement in regard to a Parliamentary debate taking place on 26 February to consider the implementation of financial risk checks for bettors. read more »

Racing welcomes new roadmap for removing restrictions
22 Feb 2021
In regards to the government’s announcement of a roadmap for cautiously easing COVID restrictions, the British Horseracing Authority is backing the decisions. read more »

British government to examine reform of the Horserace Betting Levy in 2021
8 Dec 2020
The British Horseracing Authority welcomes the announcement from the Sports Minister that the government is to look again at the timetable for reviewing the Horserace Betting Levy. read more »