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Peer calls for continued funding for equine research and education

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THE importance of maintaining funding for equine veterinary research and education following changes to the current levy system for horseracing has been highlighted in the House of Lords.

The Government announced in March that it intended to replace the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) with a new funding model, the Horserace Betting Right, to close a loophole that allowed some betting operators to avoid making any contribution to horseracing by increasing their offshore and remote betting operations. The new system, which the Government aims to introduce by April 2017, will mean that all bets placed on British racing by a British customer will fall under its scope, regardless of whether they are …

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