The Group operates through 3 divisions: Sportech Racing and Digital, Sportech Venues, and The Football Pools, providing betting technology and operating systems and retail venues for betting on football (soccer), horseracing
and greyhound racing.
As well as those directly employed by racecourses, stables, training yards and bloodstock yards, horseracing
also indirectly employs tens of thousands of vets, farriers and caterers and is along established pillar of the betting industry.
However, the most regrettable aspect of all this is not the Greens' transparent attempt to buy a few urban first-timers' votes by turning their guns on horseracing
, which provides an annual PS25million to the Exchequer.
At the time of that agreement, the Government committed to share the sale proceeds 50/50 between the horseracing
industry and the tax payer.
News reports so far suggest this case is an aberration and is not indicative of wider use of anabolic steroids in British horseracing
My legal advisors, having engaged with the British Horseracing
Authority, have been advised that even if I'm found innocent of the charges, the British Horseracing
Authority will not refund my legal fees, which I have been advised would be at least PS50,000.
meeting will be a unique event since it will have diverse groups of riders competing under one roof as well as include special prizes for locally bred horses and imported horses.
Bittar is no stranger to these shores, having been project manager for the British Horseracing
Board in 2004-5 and is currently the chief strategy officer at Racing Victoria.
The Racing for Change board includes representatives from racecourses, the Horserace Betting Levy Board and the British Horseracing
The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) collects ten per cent of bookmakers' profits on British horseracing
, pumping around 90 per cent of the levy back into the sport.
The group expects to stage 353 fixtures this year - accounting for about 25% of all UK racing - but the size of next year's schedule is still uncertain due to the impact of a sharp fall in the horseracing
Dragonfish will also distribute globally the Horseracing
Pools and Live Racing Streaming from tens of tracks globally for which PGE owns exclusive distribution rights, through Dragonfish licensees and via 888.