|Australian Harness Racing Rules 274-280||
|Studs, Sires and Stud Book|
274. (1) A person desiring to use a place as a stud may make application for registration of the place to the Controlling Body.
(2) A person desiring to register a stallion as a sire may make application for registration of the horse to the Controlling Body.
(3) An application under this rule is to be made within the time, in the manner and form, and be accompanied by such documentation, information and fees as the Controlling Body may determine.
(4) The Controlling Body may grant registration for such period and upon such terms and conditions as it thinks fit or it may refuse registration.
(5) Registration may be cancelled by the Controlling Body.
(6) A person who uses or permits or connives at the use of a place as a stud which is not registered for such use under these rules, or in breach of a term or condition of registration, is guilty of an offence.(7) A person who uses or permits or connives at the use of a stallion as a sire when the stallion is not registered as a sire under these rules, or in breach of a term or condition of registration, is guilty of an offence.
274A. (1) Application to register a place as a stud or register a stallion as a sire shall be made on form R274-A.
(2) A place will not be registered as a stud if the owner or studmaster is younger than 18 years.
(3) Unless the material is already on file with the Controlling Body an applicant for registration of a place as a stud shall furnish with the application -
(a) certified extracts of the birth of the stud owner and studmaster;
(b) the police records of the stud owner and studmaster.
(4) The Controlling Body at any time may request a stud owner or studmaster to furnish further copies of the material relating to the owner or studmaster, as the case may be, mentioned in sub rule 3.
(5) (a) A certificate from a veterinary surgeon approved by the Controlling Body -
(b) Sub rule (a) (i) does not apply to the registration of a place as a stud if the applicant holds a current licence, authority or approval from a state government department or other state body licensing or authorising the use of the place as a stud.
(6) Where application is made to register a place as a stud and it is inconvenient to obtain signed authorisation on form R274-A from a stallion owner to stand the stallion at the stud, the Controlling Body may accept written authorisation in some other manner from the stallion owner.
(7) It is a condition of registration that a stud shall always be maintained in a fit and proper condition.
(8) Any change to any of the particulars entered on an application made under sub rule 1 shall immediately be notified to the Controlling Body.
(9) Notification or certification of registration under rule 274 shall be prominently displayed on the registered premises.
275. (1) The connections of a sire shall keep a written record of all mares served by the sire.
(2) The record shall contain the names of mares served, the dates of first and last service and the method of service.
(3) The connections of the sire shall lodge the record with the Controlling Body before such date as determined by the Controlling Body accompanied by such fees as the Controlling Body determines.
(4) If a mare is served after lodgement of the record the connections shall, within 28 days of the last date of service, apply to the Controlling Body to add to the record the particulars required under sub rule (2).
(5) The connections of a sire shall issue to the owner of a served mare a document containing details of the mare and service performed.
(6) (a) Subject to paragraph (b), in a breeding season the total number of mares bred in accordance with Parts 18 and 19 of these Rules to a sire registered in Australia including free returns from a previous breeding season shall not exceed 150.
(b) In the breeding season commencing 1 September 2020 and ending 31 August 2021 the total number of mares bred to a stallion registered in Australia may exceed 150 to a maximum of 170 provided that:
(i) each additional foal is the progeny of a free return to that sire; and,
(ii) the free return must be to the same mare and that sire; and,
has made written application to HRA to use the free return and the
application has been approved.
(8) The Controlling Body may from time to time change the information required to be recorded under this rule, the way in which it is recorded and the manner, form and time in which information is to be supplied, materials or documents lodged or issued, or application made to the Controlling Body or other person.
(9) A person who fails to comply with any provision of this rule is guilty of an offence.
275A. (1) The written record of service referred to in sub rule (1) of rule 275 shall be kept on form R275-A.
(2) Form R275-A shall be lodged with the Controlling Body no later than 31 March each year.
(3) The document issued under sub rule (5) of rule 275 shall be form R277-A.
276. (1) The connections of a mare that is to be served by a sire shall, before service, supply to the studmaster of the sire the mares registration certificate.
(2) Subject to sub rule (3), the connections of a sire shall, in respect of each service by the sire, ensure by reference to the registration certificate of the mare being served, that it is the mare whose name will appear in the record kept under rule 275.
(3) The connections of a sire, not being in possession of a mare’s registration certificate, shall not permit the mare to be serviced by the sire unless the mare’s identity is verified by the Controlling Body or by reference to a publication of the Controlling Body or Harness Racing Australia containing the mare’s identification details.
(4) A person who fails to comply with any provision of this rule is guilty of an offence.
277. (1) The connections of a standardbred mare shall within such time after foaling as the Controlling Body determines notify the Controlling Body of the foaling and supply particulars of any prominent markings on the foal and its location..
(2) Notification shall be made on the document provided under rule 275(5) and shall be accompanied by such fees as the Controlling Body may determine.
(3) If a mare fails to produce a live foal from a service conducted under these rules the connections shall so notify the Controlling Body within 12 months of the last date of service.
(4) A person who fails to comply with any provision of this rule is guilty of an offence.(5) The Controlling Body may from time to time change the details, time and form of notification required under this rule.
(6) Unless the Controlling Body otherwise determines, a horse is ineligible for registration if notification of its foaling is made after it attains the age of 2 years.
277A. (1) Notification of foaling shall be made on form R277-A.
(2) Notification shall be given within 21 days of foaling.
278. (1) If so directed by the Controlling Body, the connections of any standardbred horse shall furnish the Controlling Body with any bodily specimen or sample from the horse.
(2) A person who fails to comply with sub rule (1) is guilty of an offence.
279. Except where the Controlling Body otherwise determines a horse shall be ineligible to race unless the provisions of the rules in Part 18 and Part 19 applicable to or in respect of that horse have been complied with.
280. (1) The connections of a sire shall not lodge or cause to be lodged with the Controlling Body any record containing information relating to services performed by the sire in respect of serviced mares which is incorrect or incomplete.
(2) A person who fails to comply with sub rule (1) is guilty of an offence.
Australian Trotting Stud Book
280A. (1) The Keeper of the Stud Book shall publish annually the Australian Trotting Stud Book.
(2) The Keeper of the Stud Book shall determine the style, form, and layout of the Australian Trotting Stud Book.
(3) The Australian Trotting Stud Book shall contain the following Tables:
Table 1 – Sires
Part A – General List
This part shall comprise standardbred sires that have sired progeny or winners subsequent to the publication of the previous Stud Book.
The entry therein shall include a distinctive number, best racing or time trial performance, colour, year of foaling and pedigree to second generation and the breeder’s name and the State of domicile.
The entry shall also include a list of the names of mares that have produced to the sire concerned together with an annual updated list of winners and their best performances.
Qualifying Trial times shall not be recognized.
Part B – Tabulated Pedigrees of Stallions
This section shall include all those stallions at Stud from Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe.
Table 2 – Dams
Part A – General List
All Standardbred mares producing a foal to a Standardbred sire or having a previously notified foal named or having produced with new or reduced time performance or increased stakemoney subsequent to the publication of the previous Stud Book shall be automatically entered in the next following Stud Book.
The mare’s entry will parallel that of a sire’s entry and the breeder’s name of such of her foals will also be recorded.
Qualifying Trial times shall not be recognised.
Part B – Tabulated Pedigrees of Dams
This section shall include all those dams bred published in Part A of this Table.
Table 3 – Index to Registrations
All horses whose names have been issued and/or approved by the Registrar since the publication of the previous Stud Book shall be entered in the next published Stud Book in the Table called Index to Registrations. The entry shall include the allotted name, colour/sex, year of foaling and the breeding thereof. All such approved names shall also be entered against the dam’s record of foalings.
(4) HRA may at its discretion add additional Tables or such information as it considers necessary.
(5) Winning performances in a race and against time endorsed by HRA shall be the only time performances recorded in the Stud Book.
(6) Times for races less than a mile shall not be recorded.
(7) In the event of non-compliance with Rules 93, 94, 94A, 95, 95A, 95AB or 96 HRA may direct any sire, dam or their progeny be ineligible for either naming or entry in the Stud Book, or set down conditions or require undertakings before a specific horse is named or before a sire, dam or their progeny are entered in the Stud Book.
Rules Effective from 1st September 1999 (State Controlling Bodies must adopt)
Rules Approved - 16th March 1999 (AHRC Meeting)