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At the recent HRA Gear and Equipment Committee meeting, the Advantage Tomahawk 1.3 Sully was approved for use in racing events conducted in Australia - effective 26 July 2017. In accord with the HRA Sulky Standard and approval process, the sulky has been tested for strength, durability and performance....
At the recent HRA Gear and Equipment Committee meeting, the Dux Turbine One sulky wheels was approved for use in racing events conducted in Australia - effective 26 July 2017. In accord with the HRA Sulky Wheel Standard and approval process, the sulky has been tested for strength, durability and performance....
Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has recently investigated concerns raised by a number of Stewards regarding the footrests of the Advantage STA sulky. To be clear, these concerns were restricted to the loop styled footrests as pictured, not the sulky itself. HRA’s discussions with the manufacturer,...
Harness Racing Australia (HRA) licence holders, other than those in NSW*, are covered by the HRA National Risk Management Program. The insurance program is designed and managed by HRA in conjunction with state bodies to provide a broad range of cover at the lowest possible cost to licence holders. HRA...
Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has released the 2017/2018 Grand Circuit, Trotting Masters and Feature Race Calendar which was considered by the Feature Race Committee and approved by the HRA Executive at their recent meeting. The Calendar collates the feature races conducted in Australia, with New Zealand...
Following a review of Rule 44 the ‘Change of Tactics’ rule the Stewards have modified the obligations resting with trainers and/or drivers with respect to any intended change in the usual racing pattern of their horse. It is recognised that, while best intentioned, some of the particularised...
Following a request for Handicapping Submissions, HRA received some tremendously constructive feedback and proposals from a range of organisations and individuals. Every proposal and comment received was debated as a part of a National Handicapping Meeting in Melbourne last month and was evaluated against...
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