Thu 20 Dec
Disclosed is Justice Alan Robertson’s judgement Summary in regards the decision made on Artificial Insemination in the breeding industry.
Wed 19 Dec
Statement by ARB Chairman The Hon. Michael Duffy
“The Australian Racing Board (ARB) welcomes the decision today of Justice Robertson in the Federal Court upholding the validity of the Australian Rules of Racing in respect of the definition of a Thoroughbred.
Thu 29 Nov
Report from Dr Craig Suann of Racing NSW on the 19th International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians (ICRAV) 2012
Thu 29 Nov
Report by Dr Caron Jander, ARB National Medical Officer on the 4th International Conference for the Health, Safety and Welfare of Jockeys (ICHSWJ) 2012
Thu 29 Nov
Report on issues decided at ARB Board Meeting on 22nd November 2012
Mon 22 Oct
The Hon Michael Duffy's speech to the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities in Paris on 8th October 2012 on the Current Challenges & Measures in the Racing Industry.
Tue 9 Oct
The ARB was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Frank Martin on Saturday.
Mon 10 Sep
At its meeting last Friday, the Asian Pattern Committee (APC) approved the upgrade of three Australian races to the elite Group 1 level.
Thu 6 Sep
The Australian Racing Board was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Rod Thirkell-Johnston who passed away last week.
Thu 6 Sep
Tasmanian racing loses one of its longest-serving administrators.
Mon 9 Jul
This notice informs industry stakeholders of developments concerning the helmets worn in Australian thoroughbred racing.
Thu 10 May
The Australian Racing Board is pleased to announce that it has increased the maximum number of individual owners allowed per horse from 10 to 20.
Mon 30 Apr
The Australian Racing Board Chief Executive, Andrew Harding, has today announces his intention to leave the ARB.
Wed 11 Jan
World Racing&amp;apos;s undefeated superstars FRANKEL and BLACK CAVIAR dominate the headlines following the release of the 2011 World Thoroughbred Rankings (WTR) by the International Federation of Horse Authorities in London tonight (AEST).
Wed 14 Dec
Australian Pattern Committee Chairman, Alan Brown, has responded to criticisms of the Australian Racing Board’s decision to adopt the Asian Racing Federation Ground Rules for quality control of black type racing.
Fri 2 Dec
The Australian Racing Board today released the thirteenth edition of the Australian Racing Fact Book, its annual reference guide to the Australian thoroughbred racing industry.
Fri 2 Dec
On Wednesday, the ARB on recommendation from the Australian Pattern Committee, resolved to adopt the new Asian Racing Federation (ARF) Ground Rules which will in future govern all Group Races in Asia.
Thu 18 Aug
At the Australian Racing Board's meeting today the following decisions were made with regards to the Australian minimum riding weights.
Fri 5 Aug
On the eve of the first Black Type races of the new season the 2010-11 ANZ Classifications have been released reflecting the best individual performances by horses during the recently concluded racing year in Australia and New Zealand.
Fri 5 Aug
Further to Australian Pattern Committee (APC) announcement on 22nd July 2011 recommending a number of changes within Australia’s black type listings, the Chairman of the APC, Alan Brown, today announced that the Australian Racing Board (ARB) has approved a number of additional races being included within the listings.
Fri 22 Jul
The Chairman of the Australian Pattern Committee (APC), Alan Brown, today recommended changes to the Australian Racing Board following a meeting in Sydney of the APC.
Thu 9 Jun
At the Australian Racing Board’s meeting today a letter was tabled from the Australian Jockeys Association requesting an increase in the minimum riding weight from 53kg to 54kg. The AJA’s letter was accompanied by the results of a national survey of its members on this issue.
Thu 9 Jun
The Australian Racing Board (ARB) today approved a proposal from Racing Victoria (RV) to make the Australian Racing Hall of Fame and Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards truly national events.
Fri 8 Apr
The wet spring and summer have resulted in an increased risk of insect borne viral infections. Viruses that are transmitted by insect vectors are broadly called arboviruses.
Thu 24 Feb
Everyone is welcome to attend the Annual Racing Fraternity Mass for 2011 on Sunday 13th March at Lady of Rosary Catholic Church. The racing mass is attended by all denominations and by people who are representing all sections of the racing industry, and is offered for the well-being of the racing industry as a whole.
Tue 22 Feb
Following a recommendation from the Australian Pattern Committee (APC) the Australian Racing Board has elevated the Canberra Guineas into the black type listing.Scheduled to be run on Sunday March 13th over 1400m, the $100,000 Canberra Guineas will hold Listed status for the first time.
Thu 27 Jan
The Australian Racing Board Chief Executive, Andrew Harding, comments on the RSPCA funded study on the effect of padded whips on the performance of horses. The study has been carried out by Professor David Evans, and Associate Professor Paul McGreevy from the University of Sydney.
Wed 12 Jan
Australian racing’s superstars Black Caviar and So You Think have achieved worldwide acclaim following the release of the 2010 World Thoroughbred Rankings (WTR) by the International Federation of Horse Authorities in London tonight (AEST).
Fri 3 Dec
The Australian Racing Board today released the twelfth edition of the Australian Racing Fact Book, its annual reference guide to the Australian thoroughbred racing industry.
Wed 1 Dec
The Board re-elected Mr Bob Bentley unopposed as its Chairman for a further two year term.The Board welcomed the report of the Senate Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee which was published last Friday.
Fri 12 Nov
The Paris-based International Federation of Horseracing Authorities has released the world thoroughbred rankings covering the period 1st May to 7th November 2010.
Thu 11 Nov
The Australian thoroughbred racing industry is embarking on a national trial of 30 minute gaps between races. The trial by the Principal Racing Authorities involved is being coordinated and assessed by the Australian Racing Board’s National Race Planning Committee.
Mon 9 Aug
On the eve of the first Black Type races of the new season the 2009.10 ANZ Classifications have been released reflecting the best individual performances by horses during the recently concluded racing year in Australia and New Zealand.
Fri 6 Aug
The Australian Racing Board (ARB) has today launched its new industry employment website RacingJobs.com.au
Wed 21 Jul
The Australian Pattern Committee (APC) met today for its annual end-of-season meeting. The APC has made a number of recommendations to the Australian Racing Board
Tue 6 Jul
The Journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine has published a study by Australian researchers on predictors of race-day jockey falls in flat racing in Australia.
Wed 23 Jun
The Commonwealth Government has today released the final report of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Australia’s Gambling Industries. The report contains a series of recommendations relating to the relationship between wagering and the Australian racing industry.
Fri 21 May
The Australian Racing Board Chairman, Bob Bentley, has urged the Commonwealth Government to allocate increased funding to Hendra Virus research.
Wed 19 May
Working party established to streamline the licensing of jockeys who ride in more than one State or Territory.
Fri 30 Apr
This article holds the stories that appear on the Home Page under Racing News.
Thu 22 Apr
ARB Chairman frustrated at blocking of the Australian Government’s attempt to introduce an EADRA levy scheme
Thu 18 Mar
Controls on the use of the whip, new national schedule of betting deductions, National Jockeys Licence and Industry Research and Development
Fri 18 Dec
The Australian Racing Board today released the eleventh edition of the Australian Racing Fact Book, its annual reference guide to the Australian thoroughbred racing industry.
Sun 13 Dec
World Thoroughbred Rankings released by the International Federation of Horse Authorities featuring a record Australian-trained contingent
Tue 17 Nov
SO YOU THINK and VIEWED have been included in the list of the World's best 50 racehorses in the latest release of the World Thoroughbred Rankings
Wed 21 Oct
The Productivity Commission has today released the draft report of its inquiry into Australia’s gambling industries.
Sun 27 Sep
As from 1 October 2009, a new testing method will be introduced by the Australian racing laboratories which will allow the direct detection of hydrocortisone hemisuccinate (arising from the use of hydrocortisone sodium succinate) in blood and urine.
Wed 23 Sep
The Australian Racing Board has announced its decisions arrived at after receiving recommendations made by the panel.
Tue 15 Sep
The Australian Racing Board and the Australian Jockeys Association have reached agreement on future application of the rules which govern use of the whip. Under the existing rules that became effective as of 1st August 2009 riders are allowed to use padded whips.
Thu 10 Sep
The Australian Racing Board has today considered the results to date of the sweeping changes to the whip rules that came into effect on 1st August 2009.
Tue 1 Sep
The ARB has appointed a panel to hear submissions and make recommendations to the Board. The panel will be conducting hearings in Melbourne on Tuesday 22nd September, 2009 at which representatives of industry stakeholders are invited to make submissions.
Fri 31 Jul
The 2008-09 ANZ Classifications have been released reflecting the best individual performances by horses during the recently concluded racing season in Australia and New Zealand.
Mon 27 Jul
A meeting of industry participants will take place in Sydney on Friday. The Australian Racing Board understands that the purpose of the meeting is to exchange information on the challenges facing the industry and in particular the future funding model.
Thu 2 Jul
The Chairman of the ARB, Mr Bob Bentley and the Chairman of the AJA, Mr Ross Inglis, jointly congratulate the Principal Racing Authorities for their willingness to co operate in the establishment of a national personal accident insurance program for all Australian jockeys.
Tue 30 Jun
The Australian Pattern Committee met today for the first time to consider changes to the Pattern, since Equine Influenza. Accordingly, the Committee reviewed the races within the Black Type listings and have made a number of recommendations to the Australian Racing Board.
Fri 26 Jun
Australia’s Royal Ascot hero SCENIC BLAST has been marked extremely highly in the latest IFHA World Thoroughbred Rankings released today.
Thu 18 Jun
The Australian Racing Board has today received a full briefing on progress in implementing the sweeping changes to the rules that have been made governing use of the whip.
Wed 3 Jun
Australian Racing Board Chairman Bob Bentley has paid tribute to Bruce McLachlan who died in his sleep last night.
Fri 20 Mar
The Australian Racing Board has appointed Mr Alan Brown as Chairman of the Australian Pattern Committee.
Thu 19 Mar
Australian Racing Board and Australian Jockeys Association reach agreement. The Australian Jockeys Association and the Australian Racing Board are pleased to jointly announce agreement on a response to the AJA’s “Racing for our Lives” proposal.
Thu 19 Mar
The Australian Racing Board has today announced sweeping changes to the rules governing use of the whip. The effect of these changes will be to change forever the role of the whip in Australian racing.
Tue 10 Feb
The Australian Racing Board Chairman, Mr Bob Bentley, expressed his thanks to racing bodies from around Australia who have moved quickly to donate to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
Thu 5 Feb
The Australian Racing Board Chairman has said that last night’s vote in the Senate against a horse disease response levy bill was a massive sell out by the Federal Opposition.
Mon 19 Jan
The Australian Racing Board has welcomed a study in the Australian Medical Journal (MJA) examining the incidence of race-day falls in Australia.
Fri 9 Jan
The Australian Racing Board articulates the steps that are presently being taken to put in place legally sound arrangements for reciprocating penalties imposed by overseas racing authorities.
Thu 18 Dec
Australian Racing Board’s Chief Executive, Andrew Harding has welcomed today’s announcements concerning implementation of the recommendations of the Beale review of Australia’s quarantine systems.
Fri 12 Dec
The Australian Racing Board today received a presentation from the Australian Jockeys’ Association on their request that the industry direct 1% of prizemoney towards insurance and other needs of jockeys.
Fri 12 Dec
The Australian Racing Board today announced the election of Mr Bob Bentley as its new Chairman.
Wed 10 Dec
The Australian Racing Board Chairman, Bob Bentley has today written a letter as part of the consultation process for changes to controls on whip use. The consultation process will focus on a number of draft measures that have been identified for industry consideration and comment.
Thu 24 Apr
The Commissioner of the Inquiry into the Outbreak of Equine Influenza in Australia in August 2007, the Hon. Ian Callinan AC, has provided his report to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Tony Burke.
Wed 9 Apr
The Australian Racing Board has today launched improvements to the Australian Thoroughbred Racing Employment Centre (ATREC) website.
Mon 7 Apr
The Australian Racing Board advises the industry on the steps being to protect Australia’s interests relating to the positive EI test results in a group of imported US horses currently being held in New Zealand post arrival quarantine.
Thu 13 Mar
The Australian Racing Board is pleased to confirm that from tomorrow Australia will be once again declared provisionally free of equine influenza when the last amber zone in Queensland is reclassified to green.
Tue 11 Mar
The Australian Racing Board has announced that work to restore travel routes for Australian yearlings and racehorses is reaping excellent results.
Mon 10 Mar
The Australian Racing Board Chief Executive Andrew Harding has commended the Federal Agricultural Minister for his announcement this afternoon that he is deferring passage of the Federal Governments’ proposed levy legislation until after the Callinan Inquiry.
Mon 10 Mar
The National Management Group (NMG) which is responsible for managing the response to equine influenza has granted approval for the thoroughbred racing industry’s horses which are currently vaccinated to continue to receive needed booster shots until at least 30th June, 2008.
Tue 26 Feb
Meeting in Launceston today, the Directors of the Australian Racing Board gave further consideration to the issue of ongoing vaccination.
Tue 26 Feb
The Australian Racing Board today considered a report on the implications for Australian Racing of new gene technologies. The report, by geneticist, Dr Natasha Ellis, reviews current developments in the field of genetic research and examines the integrity and welfare concerns for racing as well as potential benefits.
Tue 26 Feb
Meeting in Launceston today, the Directors of the Australian Racing Board unanimously resolved to continue representations to the Federal Government opposing any attempt being made to impose on horse owners the costs of the program to deal with the consequences of the outbreak of equine influenza.
Mon 21 Jan
The Australian Racing Board today released the ninth edition of the Australian Racing Fact Book, its annual reference guide to the Australian thoroughbred racing industry.
Thu 17 Jan
The equine influenza (horse flu) outbreak in Australia is currently contained and is on track for early eradication.
Mon 5 Nov
The ARB Chairman has responded to claims by the former Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister, the Honorable Warren Truss, that the organisation had been hypocritical on quarantine because it asked him to overturn a ban on horses travelling from the United Kingdom in 2001.
Fri 26 Oct
The Australian Racing Board has today given in-principle approval to the adoption of new Australian Rules of Racing making it mandatory for all horses involved in racing and breeding to be vaccinated as a condition of participation in the industry.
Thu 22 Dec
The Chairman of the Australian Racing Board, Andrew Ramsden, today received news of the death of the Irish-born racing figure Michael Osborne.
Fri 9 Dec
The Australian Racing Board today released the 2004/05 edition of the Australian Racing Fact Book, its annual reference guide to the Australian thoroughbred racing industry.
Fri 11 Nov
The Emirates Racing Association are the hosts of the Emirates International Apprentice Jockeys Championship (EIAJC) being held in Dubai on 17th–20th November 2005.
Fri 21 Oct
The Australian Racing Board Chairman’s Fellowship has been established to foster young industry leaders in the Thoroughbred Racing Industry. Awarded annually, the Fellowship provides career development opportunities for individuals who are identified as likely significant contributors to the Industry.
Thu 21 Apr
Race Clubs across Australia will hold ANZAC Day race meetings with special commemorative activities and programmed feature races, forming part of Australian racing’s commemoration of the ANZAC spirit.
Fri 18 Mar
The Australian Racing Board announced today that its aim to reform bloodstock sales has moved a step closer with the circulation of a draft Code of Practice for bloodstock transactions.
Mon 24 Jan
The Australian Thoroughbred Racing Industry has united throughout January in a million dollar effort to assist Australian aid the agencies with the Tsunami relief efforts.
Tue 11 Jan
The Australian Racing Board Chairman, Andrew Ramsden, today welcomed the announcement by the government of Singapore that it was immediately lifting a 3 month automatic ban on the export of horses from Australia.
Fri 29 Oct
The Australian Racing Board met in Melbourne yesterday with the following outcomes:
Wed 29 Sep
The Australian Racing Board has appointed a panel to engage in consultation with the major auction houses, the Bloodstock Agents Association, owners, breeders and trainers on industry standards for bloodstock transactions.
Thu 23 Sep
In 2003, the Australian Pattern Committee commenced the first major review of the Australian Black Type Listings since the Committee was established by the Australian Conference of Principal Clubs over 20 years ago.