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22 December 2016

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Resignation of Racing Australia Chairman.

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16 December 2016

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Recent cases of fraudulent behaviour have highlighted the issue of secret commissions.

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7 December 2016

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New Racing Australia Chief Executive Officer

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10 November 2016

 

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16 September 2016

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New Rules ensuring the integrity of racing and the welfare of horses

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31 August 2016

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ASIC's Key Changes to Horse Racing Syndicates

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25 August 2016

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Resignation of Chief Executive Officer

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12 July 2016

RA CALENDER NOTICE


AMENDMENTS TO AUSTRALIAN RULES OF RACING - Registration of Foals and Owners

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12 July 2016

INDUSTRY NOTICE


Registration of Foals and Owners

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7 July 2016

REVISED URINE and NEW PLASMA THRESHOLDS FOR COBALT


 

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4 July 2016

Registration of foals and owners


The Racing Australia Board has today announced the introduction of new rules for the registration of Thoroughbred foals and their owners.

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1 July 2016

Screening Limits for Therapeutic Substances


Advice on Screening Limits effective 1st July 2016.

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24 June 2016

Whip Rules


The Racing Australia Board has considered a report from its National Chairmen of Stewards Committee on the new whip rules since their introduction on 1 December 2015.

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28 April 2016

Federal Government's action to combat Illegal Offshore Wagering


Racing Australia on behalf of Australia's 8 State and Territory Principal Racing Authorities has welcomed the Federal Government's announcement today on wagering issues critical to the future of the industry.

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15 April 2016

Racing Australia Reforms


The Racing Australia Board met last Friday (8 April) and resolved to introduce further reforms to the integrity, animal welfare and business practices of the Australian Thoroughbred Industry.

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17 December 2015

Racing Australia inaugural Annual Report


The watershed merger in April, 2015 of the Australian Racing Board (ARB), Racing Information Services Australia (RISA) and the Australian Stud Book (ASB) to establish Racing Australia fulfilled the long-time aim of a single national body with substantial assets and powers to regulate and develop the Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding Industry.

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19 November 2015

New Whip Rules to commence 1 December 2015


The AJA has informed Racing Australia of the resolutions from meetings that took place at race meetings last Saturday on the issue of the new whip rules.

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23 OCTOBER 2015

Calendar Notice - Whips


Racing Australia will amend the rules governing the use of the whip from 1 December, 2015.

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7 OCTOBER 2015

Messara Highlights Australian Industry's 30-Year Progress at 49th IFHA Conference


In his keynote speech at the 49th IFHA Conference in Paris, Racing Australia Chairman John Messara AM described the 30-year rise of the Australian Thoroughbred industry.

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5 OCTOBER 2015

Racing Australia Chairman John Messara AM delivers keynote speech at the 49th IFHA Conference in Paris


In his keynote speech at the 49th IFHA Conference in Paris, Racing Australia Chairman John Messara AM described the thirty-year rise of the Australian Thoroughbred industry.

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29 SEPTEMBER 2015

INDUSTRY NOTICE - New AR.178AB


OFFICIAL TRIALS EXEMPT FROM THE BAN ON INJECTIONS ONE CLEAR DAY
Trainers will be aware of the new rule introduced to ban all injections to horses within One Clear Day of competition to commence on 1 October, 2015.

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25 SEPTEMBER 2015

AUSTRALIAN PATTERN COMMITTEE


The Australian Pattern Committee has recently held its bi-annual meeting and considered a total of 16 races which were eligible for upgrade.

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22 SEPTEMBER 2015

Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards


6 Days Left to Nominate for the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards. Members of the Australian horseracing community now have less than one week before nominations close for the inaugural Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards.

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15 SEPTEMBER 2015

Weight allocation & Minimum Group 1 weights


AR.103(2) has been amended to allow PRAs to set a higher minimum top weight at acceptance time. The rule currently states that there must only be a 58kg top weight at acceptance time.

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14 SEPTEMBER 2015

URGENT INDUSTRY NOTICE COMMENCEMENT DATE 1 OCTOBER 2015 - AR 178AB


Trainers and other industry participants are again notified that Australian Rule of Racing AR.178AB becomes effective from 1 October 2015. This rule prohibits the use of injections of any type in horses during the One Clear Day prior to a scheduled race and an official trial.

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07 SEPTEMBER 2015

Review into Illegal Offshore Wagering


Racing Australia has welcomed today's announcement by the Commonwealth Government of a Review into Illegal Offshore Wagering. The Thoroughbred Racing Industry strongly supports the Government's action in the face of a rapidly changing and evolving on-line landscape.

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01 SEPTEMBER 2015

INDUSTRY NOTICE - New AR.178AB


Trainers and other thoroughbred racing industry participants should be aware of new Australian Rule of Racing AR.178AB that becomes effective from 1st October 2015. This Rule prohibits the use of injections of any type in horses during the One Clear Day prior to racing and official trials.

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01 SEPTEMBER 2015

Ban on injections one clear day before racing


Racing Australia has today announced a ban on injections One Clear Day before races and official trials from 1 October, 2015. The ban extends to blood tests, vitamin injections and all other injections of any kind.

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30 AUGUST 2015

Passing of Bart Cummings OAM


Australia has lost one of its greatest ever sporting figures with the passing of legendary trainer Bart Cummings.

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28 AUGUST 2015

John Messara, Racing Australia Chairman and Leading Breeder and Owner, to be Keynote Speaker at 49th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities


Racing Australia Chairman, John Messara, will deliver the keynote speech at the 49th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities held at the France Galop Offices in Paris, France Monday, 5 October. Mr Messara is also the Chairman of Racing New South Wales, and a prominent international breeder and owner through his Arrowfield Stud.

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24 AUGUST 2015

Reminder to all Licensed Persons Banning of the Tipperary Vest


Racing Australia wishes to reinforce its Notice of 3 September, 2013 banning the use of the Tipperary Ride Lite Vest Standard M6 Issue 5 for all licensed jockeys, track riders and stable hands.

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30 JULY 2015

Industry Notice - Deferment


Racing Australia has previously advised that an amended AR.80E dealing with Compounded Pharmaceuticals would be introduced on 1 August, 2015.

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28 JULY 2015

Racing Australia


Racing Australia will amend the rules governing the use of the whip as from 1 December, 2015.

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24 JULY 2015

New Racing Australia Appointments


Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) Chair Frances Nelson QC has been elected Deputy Chair of the Racing Australia Board. The Racing Australia Directors represent Australia's 8 Principal Racing Authorities. In welcoming the appointment, Chairman John Messara AM described Frances Nelson's contribution as "invaluable".

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22 MAY 2015

Advice on Compounded Pharmaceuticals effective 1st August 2015


Revised rule introduced to deal with unregistered, improperly supplied and/or compounded stable medications

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16 APRIL 2015

Racing Australia


A new national body incorporating racing's key national functions and assets has commenced this week as Racing Australia.

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02 FEBRUARY 2015

Statement on yearling sample by ARB CEO


There have been unsubstantiated media reports today that a sample taken at the recent Magic Millions Yearling sale has proved positive for anabolic steroids.

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30 JANUARY 2015

ASB Covering Statistics


The Keeper of the Australian Stud Book, Jacqueline Stewart has completed interim statistics on the 2014 Covering Season as at 26 January 2015.

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21 JANUARY 2015

2014 World Best Racehorse Rankings


Australian sprinters have again been recognised as the best in the world following tonight's (AET) release of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings (WBRR) for 2014 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA).

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16 JANUARY 2015

Advice on Screening Limits effective 1st May 2015


For the purpose of AR.178EA, it is hereby notified that screening limits applicable to the following therapeutic substances, as approved by the Australian Racing Board, are set out as follows:

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16 JANUARY 2015

Advice on Screening Limits - Dexamethasone


The International Screening Limit (ISL) for dexamethasone of 0.2ng/mL in urine has been adopted by the Australian Racing Board and will be implemented by Australian racing laboratories with effect from 1 May, 2015.

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