UHRA update

27 May 2024

The UHRA held its AGM on 8th May 2024.    

The new Committee and roles are:

President: Jim Douglass                                

Vice President: Robert Morris

Secretary: Colleen Aiken                                

Treasurer: Wally Mann (HRICG Representative)

Committee:  Bernie Hewitt, Glen Mcelhinney, Dennis Wilson, Grant Forrest, Troy Williams, Leon Jurd, Brad Hewitt, Will Rixon


HRNSW will be conducting a review of the Penalty Guidelines for Trainers and Drivers in NSW commencing on the 17th June 2024. UHRA and HRICG will be included in this review.

It is a critical document that supports the integrity of harness racing and impacts on the welfare and livelihood of industry participants.   UHRA Committee will be collating a submission and invite any industry participant to forward their contribution to the UHRA Committee secretary by noon Sunday 26th May uhra2024@gmail.com

Alternatively print a copy of the current penalty guidelines and highlight/notes and give to any UHRA Committee member before 26th June. Industry participants may also forward a submission directly to HRNSW by 5pm Monday 3rd June mprentice@hrnsw,com.au

Below is the link to the current HRNSW Penalty Guidelines


or go to the HRNSW State page, Industry and Integrity, HRNSW Policies then scroll down to Integrity Policies. You open and print the PDF doc if you wish.

There are many industry topics/issues that impact participants and they are all on UHRA radar. The Committee can only focus on a few at a time to do each item justice. The Penalty Guideline Review is looming and requires our immediate attention. The other current focus items for the UHRA are

  • Prizemoney
  • Trainer/Driver Viability
  • National ratings/programming     

All industry participants are invited to discuss any issue with UHRA Committee members so that a broad industry perspective is canvassed or email uhra2024@gmail.com


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