One of the strengths of Australian thoroughbred horse racing is that owners, trainers and riders are able to travel between States and Territories in the knowledge that the conditions of racing are the same as in their own States or Territories. The establishment of national rules and practices achieves this. One such policy practice is that the Australian Chairman of Stewards are constantly reaching agreement on a uniform approach to gear that is permitted under AR. 206.
The various gear approved for use in Australia and the conditions associated with their use, are detailed in the National Equipment Register.
Amendment to New Helmet Standard (203Kb)
Reminder of banning of Tipperary Vests (132Kb)
Thoroughbred - Local Rules effective 19 December 2019 (946Kb)
Tasmanian Track Safety Limits (106Kb)
Barrier Certificate (97Kb)
Equissage Raceday Policy (208Kb)
Raceday Plating (328Kb)
INDUSTRY NOTICE - Tongue Tie Policy 01.04.20 (213Kb)
The Australian Rules of Racing are available from the Racing Australia website.
Notice to trainers re screening limits effective 1.4.20 (290Kb)
Notification for rule amendment effective 1 April 2020
Rule Amendment - AR 51 and AR 78 (Retirement of 13 year old horses) (74Kb)
Rule Amendment - AR 123 (Safety Vests) (75Kb)