The Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Stewards provide the below notice to all licensed persons competing in the TAB Breeders Crown finals series at Tabcorp Park Melton on 20 and 21 November 2020.
Out of Competition Sampling
During the TAB Breeders Crown series a total of 106 out of competition samples have been obtained from horses which have competed in the series.
These samples have been submitted for analysis by Racing Analytical Services Limited.
HRV Race Day Treatment Policy
In accordance with the Australian Harness Racing Rules (AHRR), HRV Stewards remind licensed participants of the HRV Race Day Treatment Policy. For further advice or information in relation to the associated requirements, contact the HRV Integrity Department or consult your veterinarian.
HRV Covid-19 Protocols
HRV reminds the industry of the current protocols in place in relation to COVID-19.
Link: HRV Covid-19 Protocols
These protocols apply to all race meetings and trial programs conducted in Victoria.
Horse Arrival Times
All horses engaged to compete at the Tabcorp Park Melton meeting tomorrow night are required oncourse 2 hours prior to their race.
Increased Penalties in Feature Races
In accordance with the HRV Minimum Penalty Guidelines, HRV Stewards advise that ‘Feature Races’ are deemed to be events of $30,000 prizemoney or greater. Therefore, should a licensee offend under an applicable Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) in a feature race, HRV Stewards may impose an increased penalty.
HRV Stewards advise that in accordance with the notice of increased penalties in feature races, drivers will not be afforded a caution for whip use should they offend in a ‘Feature Race’. Furthermore, as previously advised where HRV Stewards form an opinion that a driver has not attempted to comply with the applicable AHRR (Rules), a penalty far greater than the advertised minimum may be applied.
Any queries in relation to this notice can be directed to the HRV Integrity Department on 8378 0200 or Integrity@hrv.org.au.