Amendments to Australian Rules of Racing effective 1 September including industry notice on Stomach tubing

Monday 26 August 2013

Recent amendments to the Rules of Racing will impact the way that racehorses can be treated before racing.

Please note that effective 1st September, 2013, amended Rule of Racing AR. 64G and new Rule of Racing AR. 178AA will be implemented that will:

(i) Prohibit the procedure of stomach tubing (naso-gastric intubation) within one clear day of racing.

(ii) Prohibit the administration of alkalinising agents within one clear day of racing.

The purpose of this notice is to explain the changes and to assist trainers and veterinary practitioners in managing compliance with the amended and new Rules.

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