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    British Horseracing Authority is the single governing and regulatory body for British Horseracing
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    • British Horseracing Authority, 75 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LS
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About British Horseracing Authority Limited

British Horseracing Authority (BHA) are the single governing and regulatory body for British Horseracing. They are responsible for governance, administration and regulation of horseracing and the wider horseracing industry.

The BHA lead on the development and growth of racing, prioritising the health and welfare of its participants. They aim to maintain the integrity of British racing, secure long-term sustainable funding for the sport and lead on equine health and welfare.

Their values include: integrity - to do the right thing to uphold its reputation for fairness; accountable - to take personal responsibility for its actions; credible - to be open and honest about what it does; responsive - to stay in tune with the sport’s diverse stakeholders; and progressive - to promote a forward-thinking and collaborative culture.

The organisation is based in London and is led by Chief Executive Nick Rust, who has more than 27 years’ experience in the betting and gaming industry.

What is it like to work for British Horseracing Authority Limited

Nick is very down to earth, humble and an authentic leader. He knows practically everybody’s name in the business and is knowledgeable on their roles and what they bring to the organisation.
To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, the BHA and Racing Welfare - a registered charity supporting the workforce of British horseracing - announced that they have become signatories of the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation.
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The BHA organises staff roadshows to encourage their London staff to attend regional roadshows to meet and socialise with colleagues. Their goal in 2018 is to have all employees attend one of three regional events.

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