About Catterick Racecourse

Horse Welfare

Responsibility for the care of our animals rests with everyone in our sport and it's something we take very seriously at Catterick.

From the people who independently govern and regulate racing, through to racecourses, the sport’s participants and the 6,000 stable staff whose role it is to care for the 20,000 + horses who race over the course of a year, British horseracing is run by people with a deep love and care for horses.

The British Horseracing Authority is the Government-recognised body responsible for the independent regulation of horseracing and welfare of all participants. None of the fixtures held annually in Britain could take place unless key BHA welfare criteria have been satisfied.

You can find out more about British Racing’s commitment to horse welfare by visiting their website here.


HorsePWR is British racing’s hub dedicated to the Thoroughbred racehorse, the ultimate equine athlete. The site is designed to open the doors to the sport and talk about the Thoroughbred – their purpose, the lives they lead, and the high welfare and safety standards that underpin British racing. We want to provide facts, educate, and confront the tough questions head on. The facts matter. Why? Because we understand our responsibility for our horses.

Purpose. Welfare. Responsibility. That’s HorsePWR.

Visit the site here.