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. 140B.
The various gear approved for use in Australia and the conditions associated with their use, are detailed in the Register of National Approved Gear.
Register of Nationally Approved Gear
Amendment to New Helmet Standard (203Kb)
Reminder of banning of Tipperary Vests (132Kb)
Tasmanian Local Rules of Racing effective 7 February 2018 (1Mb)
Tasmanian Track Safety Limits (106Kb)
Barrier Certificate (97Kb)
Equissage Raceday Policy (208Kb)
Raceday Plating (328Kb)
The Australian Rules of Racing are available from Racing Australia:
Australian Thoroughbred Rules of Racing
Racing Australia Notices:
Rule Amendment - AR 178E(1) - Race Day Medication (72Kb)
Rule Amendment - AR 47(3)(b) Weighing-in Light (75Kb)