The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has launched a new forum in an effort to allow punters in the UK to offer constructive suggestions as to how the sport can develop and change for the benefit of the betting public.
The ‘Horseracing Bettors Forum’ will deliver proposals and recommendations to both the BHA and BHA Racing Betting Group for developments that would be of benefit to the wider community that wagers on racing in the region.
The new Forum, which will meet on a quarterly basis to discuss topics, will also consider proposals provided by the BHA for feedback on how they would be received by the betting public.
Simon Rowlands, who currently serves as head of research and development for global horseracing data analysts Timeform, will become the first chair of the new Forum on a year-to-year rolling basis.
The Forum will consist of up to eight individuals with a history of interest and involvement in betting on British racing, with the remaining members being appointed by the BHA in consultation with the chair.
The BHA is inviting applications from appropriate individuals that wish to put themselves forward for consideration.
“There are nine million people who bet on British Racing each year,” BHA chief executive Nick Rust said.