Applications for licences, permits or registrations are determined by the BHA however, in certain circumstances, the BHA may refer matters to the Licensing Committee for a decision on the merits, or an applicant may seek reassessment by the Licensing Committee in the event that the BHA has decided to refuse an application.
The BHA’s Licensing Committee procedures allow fair and impartial consideration of matters referred to it, which may include a hearing for individuals with the Committee. In all instances, the BHA will put forward its reasons for the refusal or the referral, together with any supporting documentation. The individual is then allowed a reasonable period of time to respond. Hearings take the form of a discussion led by the Licensing Committee and individuals can be legally represented.
The Licensing Committee will reach a decision based upon the evidence before it and provide accompanying reasons as soon as practicable thereafter.
Decisions of the Licensing Committee are final subject to relevant rights of appeal to the Appeal Board.
Full details regarding the determination of applications can be found at Schedule (A)9 of the Rules of Racing. Previous decisions of the Licensing Committee are detailed below.
2022 Committee Decisions
Mr J and Mrs S Best | September 2022
2021 Committee Decisions
Mr Gary Sanderson | 8 September 2021
Mrs S Best-amendments to conditions attached to licence
2019 Committee Decisions
Mr Yue Tin Howard Cheng – 4 July 2019
2017 Committee Decisions
Suzannah Best – Licensing Committee Notice
Alan Berry – Hearing concluded 5 September, reasons published 14 September
2016 Committee Decisions
Alan Berry – Hearing concluded 5 December, reasons published 10 January
2015 Committee Decisions
2014 Committee Decision
2013 Committee Decision
2012 Committee Decisions
2011 Committee Decisions
Milton Harris (Reasons) – 12 January
2010 Committee Decisions
Richard Tierney (Reasons) – 9 September
Darren Williams (Reasons) – 3 August