Makybe Diva Stakes Upgraded to Group 1
11/6/13 Makybe Diva Upgrade
Tue 11 JunThe Australian Pattern Committee today announced that the application to upgrade the Makybe Diva Stakes from Group 2 to Group 1 has been approved by the Asian Pattern Committee.
Mon 8 AprMedia Release in relation to hypoxic training in horses.
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Tue 8 JanThe Australian Racing Board has today released the Racing Fact Book detailing all the facts and figures of the 2011-12 racing season. “While a number of publications report in detail particular aspects of racing and breeding, the Fact Book is unique in compiling them as one journal” ARB Chief Executive Peter McGauran said.
Thu 20 DecDisclosed is Justice Alan Robertson’s judgement Summary in regards the decision made on Artificial Insemination in the breeding industry.
Wed 19 DecStatement 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.
Media Release - Report on 19th International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians (ICRAV) 2012Thu 29 NovReport from Dr Craig Suann of Racing NSW on the 19th International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians (ICRAV) 2012
Media Release - Report on 4th International Conference for the Health, Safety and Welfare of Jockeys (ICHSWJ) 2012Thu 29 NovReport 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 NovReport on issues decided at ARB Board Meeting on 22nd November 2012
Mon 22 OctThe 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 OctThe ARB was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Frank Martin on Saturday.
Mon 10 SepAt its meeting last Friday, the Asian Pattern Committee (APC) approved the upgrade of three Australian races to the elite Group 1 level.
Thu 6 SepThe Australian Racing Board was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Rod Thirkell-Johnston who passed away last week.
Thu 6 SepTasmanian racing loses one of its longest-serving administrators.
Mon 9 JulThis notice informs industry stakeholders of developments concerning the helmets worn in Australian thoroughbred racing.
Thu 10 MayThe 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 AprThe Australian Racing Board Chief Executive, Andrew Harding, has today announces his intention to leave the ARB.
Wed 11 JanWorld 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 DecAustralian 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 DecThe 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 DecOn 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 AugAt the Australian Racing Board's meeting today the following decisions were made with regards to the Australian minimum riding weights.
Fri 5 AugOn 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 AugFurther 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 JulThe 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 JunAt 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 JunThe 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 AprThe 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 FebEveryone 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 FebFollowing 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 JanThe 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 JanAustralian 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 DecThe 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 DecThe 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 NovThe Paris-based International Federation of Horseracing Authorities has released the world thoroughbred rankings covering the period 1st May to 7th November 2010.
Thu 11 NovThe 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 AugOn 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 AugThe Australian Racing Board (ARB) has today launched its new industry employment website RacingJobs.com.au
Wed 21 JulThe 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 JulThe 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 JunThe 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 MayThe Australian Racing Board Chairman, Bob Bentley, has urged the Commonwealth Government to allocate increased funding to Hendra Virus research.
Wed 19 MayWorking party established to streamline the licensing of jockeys who ride in more than one State or Territory.
Fri 30 AprThis article holds the stories that appear on the Home Page under Racing News.
Thu 22 AprARB Chairman frustrated at blocking of the Australian Government’s attempt to introduce an EADRA levy scheme
Thu 18 MarControls on the use of the whip, new national schedule of betting deductions, National Jockeys Licence and Industry Research and Development
Fri 18 DecThe 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 DecWorld Thoroughbred Rankings released by the International Federation of Horse Authorities featuring a record Australian-trained contingent
Tue 17 NovSO 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 OctThe Productivity Commission has today released the draft report of its inquiry into Australia’s gambling industries.
Sun 27 SepAs 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 SepThe Australian Racing Board has announced its decisions arrived at after receiving recommendations made by the panel.
Tue 15 SepThe 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 SepThe 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 SepThe 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 JulThe 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 JulA 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 JulThe 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 JunThe 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 JunAustralia’s Royal Ascot hero SCENIC BLAST has been marked extremely highly in the latest IFHA World Thoroughbred Rankings released today.
Thu 18 JunThe 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 JunAustralian Racing Board Chairman Bob Bentley has paid tribute to Bruce McLachlan who died in his sleep last night.
Fri 20 MarThe Australian Racing Board has appointed Mr Alan Brown as Chairman of the Australian Pattern Committee.
Thu 19 MarAustralian 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 MarThe 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 FebThe 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 FebThe 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 JanThe Australian Racing Board has welcomed a study in the Australian Medical Journal (MJA) examining the incidence of race-day falls in Australia.
Fri 9 JanThe 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 DecAustralian 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 DecThe 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 DecThe Australian Racing Board today announced the election of Mr Bob Bentley as its new Chairman.
Wed 10 DecThe 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 AprThe 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 AprThe Australian Racing Board has today launched improvements to the Australian Thoroughbred Racing Employment Centre (ATREC) website.
Mon 7 AprThe 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 MarThe 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 MarThe Australian Racing Board has announced that work to restore travel routes for Australian yearlings and racehorses is reaping excellent results.
Mon 10 MarThe 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 MarThe 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 FebMeeting in Launceston today, the Directors of the Australian Racing Board gave further consideration to the issue of ongoing vaccination.
Tue 26 FebThe 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 FebMeeting 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 JanThe 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 JanThe equine influenza (horse flu) outbreak in Australia is currently contained and is on track for early eradication.
Mon 5 NovThe 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 OctThe 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.
Mon 17 JulThe Australian Racing Board has announced details of the Australian Thoroughbred Racing Employment Centre (ATREC) that is being launched today.
Thu 22 DecThe Chairman of the Australian Racing Board, Andrew Ramsden, today received news of the death of the Irish-born racing figure Michael Osborne.
Fri 9 DecThe 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 NovThe 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 OctThe 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 AprRace 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 MarThe 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 JanThe 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 JanThe 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 OctThe Australian Racing Board met in Melbourne yesterday with the following outcomes:
Wed 29 SepThe 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 SepIn 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.
Fri 8 MarBetting operations in Australian Territories which are designed primarily to siphon bets from punters in other States considered unacceptable.
Fri 8 JunCommunications Minister, Senator Alston, called on to accept legislative amendments to exclude wagering services from a proposed ban on interactive gambling
Tue 5 JunRacing industry meets with government ministers to discuss quarantine protocols for horses travelling to Australia from the EU to compete in the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival