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Breeding Rule Amendments - Important Notice

  16 June 2020       At a meeting of the Harness Racing Australia (HRA) Executive on 12 June 2020, two important amendments to the Breeding Rules were finalised...

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African Horse Sickness

  3 September 2020  A concerning report from World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) today has confirmed that African horse sickness (AHS) has been detected in horses in Malaysia.This is...

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Racing Year Permanently Changed to 1 January

1 September 2020 Ironically, on the day Australian Standardbreds would ordinarily be turning a year older, Harness Racing Australia (HRA) today advise that the Racing Year (season), will be permanently...

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New Whip Rules and Educational Video

The Australian Harness Racing industry continues to be at the forefront of equine health and welfare, including the way in which drivers can apply the whip. As society’s expectations of...

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Bushfire Assistance

Our hearts go out to those affected by the bushfires, both within the harness racing industry and outside of it. In conjunction with Animal Health Australia HRA have compiled the...

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Industry Notice regarding Deregistration and Deceased Notification Amnesty

  HRA would like to take this opportunity to remind participants of their obligations under rule AHRR 96A regarding the deregistration or death of a horse, in particular the following...

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OUTCOMES OF HRA SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING ON EQUINE HEALTH & WELFARE

A Special Meeting of Harness Racing Australia (HRA) Members was conducted following the 2019 Annual General Meeting in Hobart on Friday 8th November 2019. The purpose of the Special Meeting...

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HRA's Response to Questions from ABC's 7.30 Report

17 October 2019 Ms Amy Donaldson Producer ABC 7:30   Via email……   Dear Amy, Thank’s for the opportunity to respond to your questions regarding the harness racing commitment to...

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Deregistration notification now accessible online

HRA is pleased to announce that as of June 14 2019 the industry will now have the ability to complete Deregistration and Deceased forms online in HarnessWeb. It is a...

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HRA's Equine Health & Welfare Statement

Harness Racing Australia first published its Equine Welfare Statement in 2008. The document undergoes review periodically to update terms and definitions and to continuously strengthen the commitment that the harness...

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Retraining the Standardbred Project- The next stage for Savesomtimetodream

It’s been an incredible journey for the wonderful war horse Savesomtimetodream. After 113 race starts netting him more than $220,000 in prizemoney and several country cups, retirement beckoned for the...

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The HRA National Conference 2018 will be held in the Skyline Room in the Hill Stand at Flemington Racecourse.  

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Inaugural HRA National Conference

  Inaugural HRA National Conference Announcement       Jody Jamieson Harness Racing Australia (HRA) today announced plans to establish an annual HRA National Conference. HRA Chair, Mr Michael Taranto, ...

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There Is No Finish Line Training Videos

As part of HRA's Retraining The Standardbred Project a number of detailed training videos have been created to assist those who are looking for Standardbred specific resources to assist in...

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Retraining The Standardbred Project Sponsors

Harness Racing Australia's Retraining the Standardbred Project is made possible thanks to the following organisations, who know that when it comes to equine welfare There Is No Finish Line ; ...

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Retraining The Standardbred Project

In May 2018 Harness Racing Australia in conjunction with Horse Deals magazine began a project to find and retrain a recently retired Standardbred for a new career under saddle. The...

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Deregistration Form Update

  The R25A Deregistration form has recently been updated to include seperate categories for racing, training and paddock injuries. It is hoped that being able to collect specific data about...

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HRA Industry Notice - Deregistration Obligations

Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has issued a reminder to connections of horses of their responsibilities under Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 96A, and specifically; (3) Where a registered horse has...

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