Nick Rust

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Thoroughbreds are pampered to a level many humans might envy, but they are  not pets. File photograph: Wikicommons

Last Monday at Windsor races a rambunctious three-year-old colt called Mofaaji reacted to the presence of a nearby filly with a spontaneous show of st(...)

John Gosden has called comparisons between racing and blood sports ‘extremely unwise.’ Photograph: Stephen Pond/Getty

Comments made by Nick Rust in a discussion of racing’s equine welfare policies have been described as “extremely unwise” by the leading trainer John G(...)

Some Plan, ridden by Noel Fehily, falls at the last during the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase  at the Cheltenham Festival. The Henry de Bromhead-trained horse was one of three to die in the race. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) published a series of recommendations on Wednesday designed to improve the safety and welfare of horses and ri(...)

The UK is cutting the maximum single stake that can be wagered in bookies’ betting machines from £100 to £2. File photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

At first glance UK government moves to cut the maximum single stake that punters can wager in betting machines in British bookie shops to £2 from £100(...)

Racegoers watch the JLT Novices’ Chase at  the 2018 Cheltenham Festival: There are 25,000 annual horse movements between the UK, France and Ireland. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Henry de Bromhead would be more than familiar with European Union red tape. The trainer, who won Thursday’s feature Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham (...)

Overhaul in British system could see a huge cash inflow into betting industry Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

British Horseracing Authority chief executive Nick Rust hailed a “truly historic” intention from the British government to replace the Levy betting sy(...)

Coral has signed a three-year deal with Leopardstown racecourse to sponsor the  seven-race card on January 17th. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

British bookmakers Coral has signed a three-year deal with Leopardstown racecourse to sponsor the full seven-race card on January 17th – including two(...)