Eligibility Requirement

In accordance with the Australian Harness Racing Rules, the following eligibility requirements are to be satisfied before a horse can be nominated for a race:

23B.  (1)  A horse cannot be nominated for a race if it is a horse as defined by sub-rule (2) and it has not satisfied the provisions of sub-rule (3).

         (2)  (a)  horse that has not participated in an official trial or racwithin the twelve month period prior to the race.

               (b)  foreign horse that has been imported into Australia and has not participated in an official trial or race within the six month period prior to the race.

         (3)  The horse must participate in an official trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards.


Reinclusion in Barrier Draw

A horse seeking reinclusion into the barrier draw is required to barrier trial at a Qualifying Trial or in a race on two consecutive occasions to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being re-instated into the barrier draw. Both trials/races cannot be performed on the same day.

A trainer or representative is required to notify Stewards at a race meeting if it is their intention to have a horse remain out of the barrier draw. If this is not notified to Stewards, the horse will be assessed for a satisfactory start.

Should a trainer intend to have a horse remain out of the barrier draw for an indefinite period (i.e. multiple race starts), that is required to be notified to Stewards. Stewards are to then notify this information to the Racing Department who will action this on the horse’s profile in Harvey. In such case, it is the responsibility of the trainer to again notify Stewards of the intention to then have the horse considered for reinclusion in the barrier draw.


Contacts For HRV Stewards

HRV Stewards - Phone - 03 8378 0222

Scratchings / Driver Changes & Weekend Racing - Phone  03 8378 0291

HRV Stewards Outside Business Hours - Phone - 9214 0650

Integrity Hotline - Phone - 03 9214 0651 or Email - integrity@hrv.org.au

Integrity Matters - Email - integritymatters@hrv.org.au