Jockey Club

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For the North American thoroughbred horse racing industry see: The Jockey Club.



The Jockey Club is responsible for the day-to-day regulation of United Kingdom horse-racing. In conjunction with the British Horseracing Board and the Horserace Betting Levy Board, it is one of the three bodies which provide management for horse racing in the United Kingdom.

The Jockey Club is responsible for:

  • Race course medical and veterinary arrangements for riders and horses
  • Employment and direction of race course Officials
  • The licensing of racecourses
  • Licensing of trainers, riders, valets
  • The registration of owners and stable employees
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Security and anti-doping measures
  • The conduct of racing

It is intended that these regulatory responsibilities will be transferred to a new Horseracing Regulatory Authority in January 2005. The Jockey Club will continue to own and manage 13 racecourses through Racecourse Holdings Trust, and the 2,800 acres (11 km²) of training grounds at Newmarket.

External link

Official site (http://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk)

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