Racing and Bloodstock APPG

First Registered: 24/02/2020 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To keep parliamentarians and the government up to date with issues in horseracing and bloodstock; to foster good relations with the various parts of horseracing, and between them; and for connected purposes.

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Recent Documents related to Racing and Bloodstock

1. Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
08/01/2021 - Secondary Legislation

Found: (ii)“Becher Chase horse-racing” (iii)“Cheltenham New Year’s Day meeting horse-racing” (iv)“Coral Welsh Grand

2. Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulations 2021
07/05/2021 - Secondary Legislation

Found: Euro Super Series”; (ii)“Betfair Hurdle Day horse-racing”; (iii)“Billie Jean King Cup Play-offs by BNP Paribas

3. Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 20) Regulations 2020
23/10/2020 - Secondary Legislation

Found: Tour)”; (iii)“Dubai Future Champions Festival horse-racing”; (iv)“European Tour Golf – Aberdeen Standard Investments

4. Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2021
10/02/2021 - Secondary Legislation

Found: entries— (i)“Classic Chase horse-racing”; (ii)“Clarence House Chase horse-racing”; (iii)“England Roses v Jamaica

5. Impose a tax on the racing industry, to fund the care of all ex-race horses
29/07/2020 - Petitions

Found: British and Irish racing industries are slaughtered in Great Britain because the racing industry will not

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Racing and Bloodstock

1. Racehorse Protection
15/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: understand the potential risks of injury. In horse-racing, jockeys have the choice whether to participate - Speech Link
2: mentioned that a number of organisations in the racing industry cover these areas. He also mentioned the - Speech Link
3: pragmatic steps when horses have been killed. If racing has a bad name in the media, that has been brought - Speech Link

2. Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility
31/10/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: all-party group on racing and bloodstock industries.The Minister will know that horse-racing relies heavily - Speech Link
2: horse-racing—in fact, they may well encourage bookmakers and others to focus more on horse-racing. - Speech Link
3: events other than sports or horse or greyhound-racing, and only then by playing gaming machines in bookmakers - Speech Link

3. Draft Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017
27/03/2017 - General Committees

1: increased. The levy will be due on bets on British racing made by consumers located in Britain. As part and - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
23/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: assessment he has made of the contribution of horse-racing to (a) social, (b) cultural and (c) economic life - Speech Link
2: Britain each year. The Government support British racing, and our reforms to the horse-race betting levy - Speech Link
3: chairman of the all-party parliamentary racing and bloodstock industries group. Like many Members across - Speech Link

5. Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017
29/03/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: providing long-term certainty for betting and racing industries.Horseracing is an extremely popular - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Racing and Bloodstock
1. Horse Racing
asked by: Lord Moynihan
... the United Kingdom and France following the end of the transition period for the UK's departure from the EU.

2. Pigeon Racing
asked by: Grahame Morris
... what the proposed date is to reinstate the General Licence for Gatherings to permit the return of pigeon racing.

3. Pigeon Racing
asked by: Dave Doogan
... when he plans to review the restrictions placed on pigeon racing implemented by his Department due to the perceived transmission risk of bird flu by racing pigeons.

4. Pigeon Racing
asked by: Lyn Brown
... what assessment he has made of the effect on mental health of restrictions on (a) pigeon racing gatherings and (b) cross-Channel pigeon races.

5. Pigeon Racing
asked by: Lyn Brown
... what representations he has made to his EU counterparts on the effect of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692 on cross-Channel pigeon racing.

Latest Questions
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8 Current APPG Officers
Laurence Robertson Portrait
Laurence Robertson
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Tewkesbury
Joined: 24th February 2020
Dan Carden Portrait
Dan Carden
Vice Chair
Labour - Liverpool, Walton
Joined: 24th February 2020
Viscount Falkland Portrait
Viscount Falkland
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Arts and Heritage
Philip Davies Portrait
Philip Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Shipley
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Donoughue Portrait
Lord Donoughue
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Betting and Gaming
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Laurence Robertson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4196.


No benefits in kind are on record for the Racing and Bloodstock APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Racing and Bloodstock APPG

Former APPG Officers
Victoria Prentis Portrait
Victoria Prentis
Vice Chair
Conservative - Banbury
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021
No other APPG Memberships