Support to maintain the integrity of racing is one of HBLB’s priorities for levy expenditure under the Improvement of Horseracing. The total amount allocated to Raceday Services grants (previously known as Integrity and Regulation grants) for 2017* is £16.4m, the same as 2016 and 2015.
*This figure reflects what a full year expenditure programme would look like, however, the Board has only fixed its commitments until 31st March 2017 and expenditure after this date is subject to review.
These grants contribute towards racecourses’ costs in the following areas:
Racecourses are charged Fixture Fees by the British Horseracing Authority to cover the cost of the licensed officials, the security and veterinary raceday officials, drug testing and other costs that are deemed necessary to ensure that the high standards of integrity demanded by the Rules of Racing are met for every fixture.
Camera Patrol and Photo Finish
Racecourses are also required to ensure the provision of camera patrol and photofinish integrity services to agreed specifications set by the sport's regulator.