As a minimum we provide:
British Horseracing Authority (BHA)
Uttoxeter Racecourse is licensed and regulated by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). The BHA set and police the standards of equine facilities and veterinary care at all racecourse in Britain,
In addition to our own Veterinary team, the BHA also provides their own Veterinary Officer at each meeting to support our vets and to ensure that standard are maintained at all racecourses. Our Veterinary Team consists of three top class equine specialist veterinary surgeons who are deployed around the track, parade ring and stable yard to ensure that a vet will be on the scene literally within seconds of any incident.
Their first priority is to make a diagnosis of any injury and to provide a calm environment to treat the horse. As soon as the assessment of the injury has been made, a horse ambulance will be called to the scene and will transport the horse back to the stable yard or to the local Equine Hospital, where further treatment can be undertaken.
To learn more about Horseracing’s work to protect the horse, please visit The British Horseracing Authority's website.
Retraining of Racehorses (RoR)
Horseracing in Britain also has its own charity. Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is British Horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing.
The Roles of Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) are: