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Date of Introduction

Rule 178E(1) Amended Rule 12 October 2018
47(3)(b) Amended Rule 12 October 2018
Local Rule 1- definitions of "Provincial", "Country" and "Metropolitan" Amended the definitions of "Provincial", "Country" and "Metropolitan" 1 January 2019
Local Rule 8 Amended Rule 1 January 2019
Local Rule 56 Amended Rule 1 January 2019
TOR Rule 3   Amended rule 1 August 2018
Definition of ‘Bullying’ in Rule 1 and Rule 175(x)   Inserted new definition of ‘Bullying’ in Rule 1 and Amended Rule 175(x) 1 August 2018
Rule 8E(1)   Amended rule 1 August 2018
Rule 56AA   Inserted new rule 1 August 2018
Rule 64   Amended rule 1 August 2018
Rule 80E(3) and Rule 177B(7)     Inserted new rules 1 August 2018
Rule 87A(2)   Amended rule 1 August 2018
Rule 134A   Amended rule 1 August 2018
Rule 135   Amended rule 1 August 2018
Rule 137A   Amended rule 1 August 2018
Rule 137AB   Inserted new rule 1 August 2018
Rule 140(a)   Amended rule 1 August 2018
Rule 141A(1)   Amended rule 1 August 2018
Rule 143   Amended rule 1 August 2018
Rule 175D   Inserted new rule 1 August 2018
Rule 177C, Rule AR.178, Rule 178G and Rule 200A   Amended rule 177C, Amended Rule AR.178, repeal Rule 178G and Amended Rule 200A 1 August 2018
Rule 178F(2)   Amended rule 1 August 2018
TOR Standard Training Agreement Agreement amended 1 August 2018
TOR Co-Owner Agreement Agreement amended 1 August 2018
AR.178EA Updated notice of screening limits for therapeutic substances 13 July 2018
AR.14B Amend Rule 1 January 2018
LR.64A(2) Amend Rule 22 December 2017
LR.22(f) Rule deleted 23 October 2017
LR.129 New rule inserted 23 October 2017
LR.75 Rule Deleted 1 July 2017
LR.64A(2) Rule amended 1 July 2017
TOR Rules New rules inserted 1 August 2017
TOR LR.119 - LR.128 New rules inserted 1 August 2017
LR.35(3) Rule Deleted 10 Febraury 2017
AR.137A(5) Rule amended 24 Febraury 2017
AR.69A Rule amended 24 Febraury 2017
AR.69 Rule amended 24 Febraury 2017
AR.28 Rule amended 24 Febraury 2017
AR.1A Rule amended 24 Febraury 2017
AR.178EA

Screening Limits for Therapeutic Substances

1 July 2016
AR.64H and 64N Delete exisiting AR.64h and insert new AR.64H, insert new AR.64N 1 September 2016
AR.1 AR.14B AR.15 AR.54A AR.64J AR.64JA

New Foal and Owner Registration Rules

In a move to safeguard the integrity of racing and enhance the industry's commitment to animal welfare, Racing Australia has introduced national rules that require unnamed horses and their owners to be identified and subject to the Australian Rules of Racing.

This means a foal will not be accepted into the Australian Stud Book unless Foal Ownership Declaration Forms have been submitted by all beneficial owners. Additional Infromation:
1 September 2016
AR.64M

Enforcement of corticosteroid rule

1 September 2016
AR.1 AR.177B(5)

Definition of Possession

1 September 2016
AR.140(a)(a)

Reporting by jockey of incident occurring on track

1 September 2016
AR.81B AR.81BB

Prohibited Substances

Full spelling of prohibited substances MDMA and MDEA has been corrected 
1 September 2016
AR.134B

Horses Gaining an advantage at the start

It is necessary to have flexibility within the rules to enable the stewards to declare a horse which obtains an unfair start a non-starter, rather than for the focus to be on the horses which were disadvantaged at the start (or for the race to be voided).
1 September 2016
AR.1
AR.92(2)

Restricted Listed Races

Restricted Listed races have been placed on an equal pairing to Listed races in regard to eligibility. (Restricted Listed races are races held by sales companies for horses sold exclusively through their companies eg, Magic Millions.) AR.1 
1 September
2016
AR.137A(2)

Padded Whips at Trackwork

1 September
2016
AR.196(5)

Party to stomach-tubing of a horse

1 September 2016
AR.178A
AR.178A(3)
 

Treatment of a horse on course, post-race

1 September 2016
AR.175(j)
AR.175A

Clarification of existing powers

1 September 2016
AR.47(3)

Shockwave therapy and eligibility to race

1 September 2016
AR.178C(1)(l) 

Cobalt thresholds for plasma and urine

1 September 2016
AR.28

Sale of a horse

5 December 2016
AR.103

Amendments to AR.103

5 December 2016
AR.69(c)

Amendments to AR.69(c)

5 December 2016
AR.177B(2)

Three new categories of substance in the re-ordered list in AR.177B(2)

5 December 2016
AR.64N

Seven clear day rule for vaccinations

As a vaccinated horse could present OH&S and integrity concerns, it is undesirable to have horses in competition inside seven clear days of such vaccinations.
5 December 2016