Racing Australia

Racing Online - Posts tagged: Racing Australia

RA Push To Revise National Racing Calendar

Racing Australia has announced it will form a working party to review the racing calendar with an over-riding national focus. The group will be charged with analysing the structure and relevance of the Australian Pattern guidelines which help determine which races are allocated black-type status. Among the working party’s main goals will be an assessment[...]
Read More

Barry O’Farrell Steps Down From RA

Barry O’Farrell is to step down from his role as chief executive of Racing Australia for yet to be revealed professional reasons. RA chairman chairman Greg Nichols announced on Friday, O’Farrell would leave the organisation. “Barry recently advised me that, for professional reasons he’s currently unable to disclose, he was no longer able to continue[...]
Read More

Racing Officials Move To Enhance Welfare

Racing authorities have moved to strengthen rules regarding the re-homing of horses in a national approach to welfare. Officials from the states and territories met in Sydney on Friday to identify ways to enhance Australia’s equine welfare programs. The meeting, organised by Racing Australia, was prompted by last week’s ABC 7.30 report on the slaughter[...]
Read More

Queensland Cobalt Inquiries To Go Ahead

Several outstanding cobalt inquiries in Queensland will be dealt with according to the current rules despite the Australian Trainers’ Association calling for a review of the science relating to the substance. Queensland Racing Integrity commissioner Ross Barnett said Racing Australia had advised him it had not resolved to review the situation and as such any[...]
Read More

Vets To Report To RA On Cobalt Science

The Racing Australia board has asked its veterinary advisory committee to report back on the science of cobalt following a letter from the Australian Trainers Association. The ATA has asked RA to review rules in light of an increasing number of scientific opinions that cobalt levels can be inadvertently boosted by legally sourced and administered[...]
Read More

Stud And Stable Staff To Be Recognised

Some of the unsung heroes of the Australian racing and breeding industry will be recognised and celebrated at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards. This year’s awards ceremony – an initiative of Thoroughbred Breeders Australia and Racing Australia and sponsored by global racing and breeding operation Godolphin – is in Sydney on Friday when[...]
Read More

Challenge To Cobalt Rules To Resume Soon

Another important challenge to the Australian Racing rules involving cobalt will continue in Queensland early next month. Gold Coast trainer Kelly Doughty is fighting a conviction and 12 months disqualification after stewards found her guilty of presenting Blue Book to race with a cobalt level above the allowed threshold at Doomben in November 2017. Doughty,[...]
Read More