QLD - Additional Nomination Policy

01 May 2023

In an effort to assist trainers in gaining a start with their horses and to achieve maximum field sizes effective immediately Racing Queensland have introduced the following policy:

A horse that is nominated for a race at a race meeting and fails to gain a start may be accepted into another race it may be eligible for upon confirmation with the trainer.

In other words if it is not viable to extend nominations for one or more races Racing Queensland handicappers may invite a horse nominated at a race meeting into another race at the same meeting at their discretion.

Horses may only accept for another race if that horse is eligible for such race and all other horses originally nominated have first priority.

A driver concession cannot be added for eligibility purposes however the automatic mare 3YO or 2YO concessions may apply unless stated otherwise in race conditions.

Handicappers may apply this policy at their discretion and may invite a horse or horses if they are likely to be competitve with and clearly not superior to those horses already nominated.

This policy applies to horses nominated at the race meeting only and no new nominations will be accepted unless a message has been sent to all participants to extend nominations.


Related News

1 June 2023
HRV: Change to naming applications
From June 1 naming applications previously submitted through Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) will be processed by Harness Racing Australia (HRA). All other registration functions, including foal notifications, stallion services, stud registrations, embryo transfer approvals, exports, retirements and licensing,...
1 June 2023
ID23 - Event Coordinator
The Opportunity Reporting to the Marketing Manager, this role will take ownership of RQ’s role in the project, ensuring that the event is project managed at the highest level across a number of key areas including; marketing, events, racing operations and adhoc event and planning support. Key duties...
22 May 2023
Harness Racing Australia 2022 Annual Report Published
The 2022 Harness Racing Australia (HRA) Annual Report has now been published online here: HRA 2022 Annual Report.pdf (harness.org.au) The Annual Report, which will shortly be available in hard copy includes the Chairman’s message, along with the message from the Chief Executive. The Annual Report...
8 May 2023
Audit Tender 2023 - HRA & RISE Racing Pty Ltd
Harness Racing Australia (HRA) is the peak organisation in Australia for the promotion of Harness Racing in Australia. HRA is an Incorporated Not for Profit member based organisation with the members being the State Controlling Bodies as well as the Principal Racing Club in each state. RISE Racing Pty...
Click for more