The British Horseracing Board is
the Governing Authority for horseracing in Great Britain. The BHB
was formed in June 1993, fulfilling a long-standing need for a democratic,
accountable authority to take over from the Jockey Club as racing's
The NTF is the trade
organisation responsible for all licensed thoroughbred racehorse trainers
in the United Kingdom.
The governing body of the NTF consists of a Council of 18 members
made up of two sub-committees, one representing Flat Race trainers
and one representing National Hunt trainers.
The RCA is the trade
organisation representing the fifty-nine racecourses in Britain and
is one of the major bodies within the racing industry. Sixteen courses
race only on the flat, twenty-four over jumps and nineteen under both
codes including racing on artificial surfaces at three All-Weather
The Jockey Club is
the regulatory authority for horseracing and has been synonymous with
racing in this country since its establishment in 1752, and is responsible
for the integrity of British horseracing. It also owns and operates
thirteen racecourses, manages the Newmarket training grounds and raises
and manages charitable funds.
The Arabian Racing Organisation Limited, is the sole Arabian Racing
Authority in the UK, operating with the support and permission
of the Jockey Club of Great Britain and the British Horseracing
Board (BHB). ARO racing was
established in 2000 and is responsible for this fast growing amateur
sport in the uk.
The Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) has over 8,000 members and promotes and protects the interests of racehorse owners in Great Britain. Since 1945 we have been making members' racehorse ownership more cost-effective and enjoyable.