Australian Harness Racing Rules 274-280
Studs and Sires

 


Please Note:   All forms mentioned in the Rules are available from State Controlling Bodies. 

Please Note:  On 1st March 2008 Harness Racing Australia Inc (HRA) replaced Australian Harness Racing Council Inc (AHRC) as the organisation's name.  All AHRC's formal structures, rules, regulations, policies, processes etc., now pertain to HRA, and any reference to Australian Harness Racing Council Inc, AHRC, Council or The Council shall mean Harness Racing Australia Inc or HRA.
 

Registration

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 -

 (i)   supporting the registration of a place as a stud; and/or

 (ii)  supporting the registration of a stallion as a sire -

must be furnished with the initial application made under subrule 1 and with each subsequent application.

(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.

Sire summary sheet and related matters

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)  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.

(7)  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.

Identity verification

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 mare’s 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.

Notification of foaling

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.

Bodily samples

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.

Ineligibility to race

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.

Offences

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.

 

PLEASE NOTE:
Rules Effective from 1st September 1999 (State Controlling Bodies must adopt)
Rules Approved - 16th March 1999 (AHRC Meeting)
 

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