BHA stewarding review must look at non-triers

The British Horseracing Authority is to carry out a widespread review of the role of raceday stewards and the way they carry out their functions. Chief executive Paul Bittar said yesterday that there was no urgency to complete the review. He sees the current year as an opportunity to discuss and consult over a range of ideas, with a view to a gradual change of approach over the next 2-3 seasons. Read more


Graeme McPherson has a dual career as racehorse trainer with a 40-box yard in Gloucestershire and as a Queen’s Counsel, often operating for the Bloody Hopeless Amateurs in disciplinary cases. Yesterday, he was across the desk from the BHA panel, as trainer McPherson appealed against the £3000 fine imposed by stewards at Chepstow last month for deliberately running a horse down the field. Read more