HRA Members Approve Deletion of 'Change of Tactics' Rule

15 May 2018

HRA Members today approved the deletion of Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 44 relating to Tactics.

Often referred to as the ‘change of tactics’ rule, this Rule will be deleted by State Controlling Bodies (SCB’s) at the earliest opportunity, however, participants are urged to make themselves aware of the specific implementation dates in each jurisdiction as these may vary.

Following approval by the HRA Membership, rule amendments are then formally communicated to SCB’s who adopt the rule and determine the implementation date.  This can vary from State to States dependent upon their individual governance structures relating to Rule amendments.

In arriving at this position, regulators were of the view that race tactics still be closely monitored, particularly those of stablemates, and that the AHRR’s provided alternative options with which to take action if necessary.

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