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A big thank you to the breeders and photographers who sent in the 84 entries Harness Breeders Victoria received for this year’s Search For A Star! The quality is outstanding and we’re rapt to be able to showcase all your little stars in a dedicated Facebook album. Click here to learn how...
Racing Queensland has today introduced a split prize money system to assist owner partnerships. Prize money can now be sent directly to each individual owner under a payment distribution system that will ease the burden on harness racing syndicate managers. Under the new disbursement scheme, RQ can pay...
Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has recently completed consultations regarding changes to The Australian Trotting Stud Book (Stud Book), most notably the process of application, approval and fees associated with Registering Stallions in the Stud Book. While these changes will take effect from 1 September...
HUMAN PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS Following previous notices issued by HRNSW in relation to human prescription medications, HRNSW again warns Trainers and stable employees that appropriate steps must be taken to ensure that horses are not contaminated with human prescription medications by any means including...
RACEDAY TREATMENTS & TOPICAL APPLICATIONS Trainers are reminded that treatments should not be administered to any horse on race day, prior to a horse running in a race or to any horse on a racecourse after a horse has run in a race. HRNSW Stewards, however, approve of the application of ice only...
Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has recently conducted a review of the Clearance into Australia Horse Registration application process. Effective 1 July 2022, horses physically arriving in Australia will be subject to the following changes: Completed applications are required within 7 days of the horse’s...
Driver Changes Due to the continual requirement to chase trainers for drivers after the driver declaration deadline has elapsed Racing Queensland will effective from June 1 report to Stewards any trainer who has not confirmed the driver for their horse as at the 9:00am driver deadline. Stewards will...
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