The RCA has today welcomed the publication by BHA of the 2013 Fixture List.
Stephen Atkin, RCA Chief Executive, said; "BHA has made a number of significant improvements in the Fixture List process, in particular the formation of the Fixture Review Group, in which the RCA and Horsemen's Group (HG) played an important role, and the conduct of exhaustive research of financial and other data, on which BHA based its conclusions.
The RCA team of Paul Johnson and Ben Swarbrick made a substantial contribution to the research, alongside the BHA and HG, and I commend their efforts.
We share BHA's aspiration for a more clearly differentiated Fixture List, and look forward to working with them, the HG and the Levy Board over the next 6 months ahead of the 2014 Fixture List. The Flat race programme is already benefitting from better signposting, particularly the creation of the Qipco British Champions Series, culminating in Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on 20th October. The RCA is a major investor in this project, alongside the HG, through its 50 percent shareholding in Racing Enterprises Ltd"