Harness Racing Australia wishes to remind participants of the regulations regarding tongue ties which have been in effect in all States since 1 April 2020. Of particular note are the terms commercially available and designed for this purpose.
Tongue Tie Regulations
Tongue ties used must be commercially available and designed for this purpose.
Tongue ties must meet the following specifications:
Please note the following points, as failure to comply with them may result in stewards applying a penalty:
These regulations have been designed to deliver an outcome that HRA believes provides the appropriate balance between the safety and performance aspects of retaining the tongue tie with welfare and public expectations.
For further details, please contact your State's Integrity Department or HRA Equine Welfare Coordinator Kathleen Mullan at email@example.com.