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April 2024

A change to the Rules of Racing will see BHA Stewards able to declare a non-runner in any race beginning from starting stalls if they believe that a horse has been denied a fair start. Under the existing Rules, a horse can only be declared a non-runner if it has been prevented from starting due to a faulty action of the starting stalls or if it is riderless at the off. But from 1 May 2024, the powers of the Stewards will be extended to include situations where a horse has been prevented from starting on equal terms and its chances in a race

British racing has launched HorsePWR, a new communications campaign designed to share and promote the facts around welfare in horseracing. The campaign’s new platform www.horsepwr.co.uk provides the facts about the sport and the Thoroughbred, to share information about their purpose, the lives they lead, and the high welfare and safety standards that underpin British racing. Racing’s new digital hub brings together in one place all the most important information on horse welfare – easy to find, easy to read – with facts and data provided and questions answered. HorsePWR also explores the areas that racing has committed to improve, from reducing risk on and