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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Trainer Manual (C)


PART 3 - GENERAL DUTIES OF TRAINERS

31. Prohibition on bringing horse affected with ringworm to a racecourse

31.1 A Trainer must ensure that no horse under his care or control which he brings onto Racecourse Property is affected with any form of ringworm.

31.2 The Trainer must produce a certificate of non-contagiousness for any horse under his care or control which he brings onto Racecourse Property if it appears to be affected with any form of ringworm.
31.3 The certificate must be completed using the Prescribed form and signed by a Veterinary Surgeon. That Veterinary Surgeon must satisfy the following conditions:

31.3.1 The Veterinary Surgeon must not be:

31.3.1.1 the Owner of the horse or any person related to the Owner of the horse;
31.3.1.2 the Trainer of the horse or any person related to the Trainer of the horse; or
31.3.1.3 a Person shown in the Register of Stable Employee Names as being employed by the Trainer; and

31.3.2. The Veterinary Surgeon must be independent of the Owner and Trainer of the horse.
31.3.3 Where the Authority is not satisfied that the Veterinary Surgeon is independent of the Owner and the Trainer of the horse, it may reject any certificate of non-contagiousness. This Paragraph applies whether or not the Authority subsequently commences an enquiry to consider possible Disciplinary Action.

31.4 Any horse brought to the racecourse which appears to be affected with any form of ringworm may be withdrawn from any race by order of the Stewards.