Horse racing in Great Britain http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27939/all en Horse racing-Jockey, three footballers banned after corruption probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/horse-racing-jockey-three-footballers-banned-after-corruption-p <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Jockey Andrew Heffernan was disqualified from riding for 15 years and three footballers were excluded from being involved in horse racing on Friday following a British Horseracing Authority (BHA) corruption inquiry.</p> <p>Heffernan was found guilty of conspiring with others to commit a corrupt and fraudulent practice, receiving a bribe and intentionally failing to ensure a horse ran on its merits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/horse-racing-jockey-three-footballers-banned-after-corruption-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bribery British Horseracing Authority Horse racing in Great Britain Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:16:02 +0000 5739506 at http://www.globalpost.com Racing: Long Run looks to regain Gold Cup crown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/racing-long-run-looks-regain-gold-cup-crown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Long Run will bid to become only the second horse in history to regain the blue riband of jump racing the Cheltenham Gold Cup here on Friday.</p> <p>Only Kauto Star has achieved the feat before, reclaiming the crown in 2009 - having lost his title to stablemate Denman in 2008 - and Long Run will have to see off his stablemate and favourite Bobs Worth if he is to emulate him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/racing-long-run-looks-regain-gold-cup-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Horse racing Horse racing in Great Britain Kauto Star AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:31:00 +0000 5783201 at http://www.globalpost.com Cheltenham plans £45 million upgrade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/cheltenham-plans-45-million-upgrade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Cheltenham racecourse plans to build a new grandstand complete with an upgraded royal box in a 45 million pound makeover of the venue, home to one of the most prestigious festivals in jump racing, its owners said on Thursday.</p> <p>The new grandstand, with capacity for 6,500 spectators, will replace a smaller 1920s block where private boxes including the one for the royals are located.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/cheltenham-plans-45-million-upgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Horse racing in Great Britain Sports Television in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:00:06 +0000 5796271 at http://www.globalpost.com Horse racing fans offered bonds to fund Cheltenham work http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/horse-racing-fans-offered-bonds-fund-cheltenham-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Weir</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - The owners of Cheltenham Racecourse plan to raise 15 million pounds towards the cost of a new grandstand by selling horse racing fans a bond offering rewards including discounts on tickets.</p> <p>The Jockey Club, which owns the track in western England, is planning to spend 45 million pounds on improvements for Cheltenham, adding a new grandstand and more luxurious royal box by 2016.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/horse-racing-fans-offered-bonds-fund-cheltenham-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Horse racing Horse racing in Great Britain Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Apr 2013 23:46:26 +0000 5823683 at http://www.globalpost.com Jockey Ahern found guilty in corruption inquiry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/jockey-ahern-found-guilty-corruption-inquiry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Jockey Eddie Ahern has been found guilty of three breaches of British Horseracing Authority (BHA) rules following a corruption inquiry.</p> <p>His punishment will be decided later on Wednesday, the BHA said in a statement on its website (<a href="http://www.britishhorseracing.com" title="www.britishhorseracing.com">www.britishhorseracing.com</a>)</p> <p>Ahern was found guilty of conspiring to commit a corrupt or fraudulent practice, intentionally failing to ensure the horse Judgethemoment was ridden on its merits at Lingfield in January 2011 and of passing information for reward.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/jockey-ahern-found-guilty-corruption-inquiry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Horseracing Authority Horse racing in Great Britain Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 16:02:16 +0000 5843886 at http://www.globalpost.com Jockey Ahern banned for 10 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/jockey-ahern-banned-10-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Jockey Eddie Ahern was banned for 10 years on Wednesday after being found guilty of three breaches of British Horseracing Authority (BHA) rules following a corruption inquiry.</p> <p>The 35-year-old was found guilty of conspiring to commit a corrupt or fraudulent practice, intentionally failing to ensure the horse Judgethemoment was ridden on its merits at Lingfield in January 2011 and of passing information for reward, the BHA said in a statement on its website (<a href="http://www.britishhorseracing.com" title="www.britishhorseracing.com">www.britishhorseracing.com</a>).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/jockey-ahern-banned-10-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Horseracing Authority Eddie Ahern Eddie Ahern Horse racing in Great Britain Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 18:03:11 +0000 5844017 at http://www.globalpost.com