Amendment to Australian Rules of Racing

Friday 4 July 2014


The Australian Racing Board has recently introduced a requirement that safety vests also be an Approved vest in addition to meeting either the European Standard EN 13158 or the ARB Standard 1.1998.

In deciding whether to grant Approved status to a safety vest, the ARB will apply a public interest test.

As a result of satisfying both requirements, the USG Flexi Race vest has now been added to the Approved list and can be worn by riders from 1st August, 2014.

Amendment to Rule 87B(2)

Please amend AR.87B(2) as follows:

“(2) Notwithstanding compliance with subrule (1), no safety vest may be worn in a race, official trial or jumpout unless it is an Approved safety vest. Such Approved Level 1 safety vests are: Hows Racesafe, Ozvest, Racelite Pro, Vipa and USG Flexi Race.

Date of effect: 1st August, 2014