Legal responsibilities for all horse owners

It is now a legal requirement that all horse owners register their ownership within 30 days of purchase with their passport issuing organisation. Weatherbys issues all passports for thoroughbreds registered with the General Stud Book. This legislation applies to all equines and so TBA members are reminded to ensure that Read the full article…

2019 HBLB Codes of Practice

The Horserace Betting Levy Board has published the 2019 Codes of Practice on equine disease, in preparation for the upcoming equine breeding season. The codes of practice are an essential guide for the prevention and control of equine diseases which represent a potential major threat to equine breeding, which include: Read the full article…

Applications open for the TBA’s Elite Mares Scheme

Applications are now being accepted for the TBA/HBLB Elite National Hunt Mares’ Incentive.  The scheme was introduced to incentivise breeders to use the selection of quality National Hunt stallions on offer in Britain.  British based mares that have attained a certain level of success on the racecourse, or have themselves Read the full article…

National Minimum Wage

The NTF has highlighted that a number of racehorse trainers have been contacted by HMRC about paying the national minimum/national living wage, and that the “equestrian world” may be being targeted.  The TBA recommends that members check that they are paying the correct rates of pay to their staff.   The Read the full article…

TBA Member Offer- Cheltenham Countryside Day

Cheltenham Racecourse has kindly offered members the opportunity to attend the Countryside Day on Friday, 16 November. The quality of card of six races includes the Grade 2 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and will be combined with a number of countryside themed events taking place before and during racing. The offer Read the full article…

New Membership Booklet

As announced in our recent members newsletter, the TBA has produced a new booklet on membership services. The publication is aimed at ensuring members get the most out of their subscription by highlighting the key benefits available, which include; educational events, Racecourse Badge Scheme for Breeders, legal and business support Read the full article…

The proposal for a British Bred Premium Scheme

The racing industry’s Breeding Strategy Group, which contains cross-industry representatives, is recommending that British racing adopt a British Bred Premium Scheme (BBPS) from 2019 onwards. This aims to support and encourage the buying and breeding of British bloodstock through the payment of prize money bonuses to the breeders and winning Read the full article…