Charlie Hart, Stephen Winter and Jayne Leggett have been appointed to the Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF), the British Horseracing Authority announced on Monday. Hart, 25, has both bookmaker and bloodstock experience. The 52-year-old Winter is a self-employed online gaming consultant, while Leggett is the Managing Director of Gaming Media Solutions and an expert in both gambling compliance and socially responsible gambling.
“The calibre of aspirant this year was perhaps our highest yet, and I would like to thank both successful and unsuccessful applicants,” said HBF Chairman Colin Hord. “Charlie adds a ‘bettor and layer’ combinations and hopes to see a greater transparency between both sides, while Stephen is as passionate as us all about the sport, and is hoping for more accountability from all of racing’s stakeholders. Jayne hopes to help us break down the remaining barriers between punters and bookmakers, though all the members bring fresh attitudes and expertise, which can only make us stronger in the long term.”