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    The minutes of the Annual General Meeting, held on 13 January 2014 are now available. You can download them here
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CHANGE OF DATE - Workshop on the effect of Restricted Races on the National Statistics.


It has come to the attention of The National Horseracing Authority that the date which was originally chosen for the workshop on the effect that the Restricted Races have on the statistical information and the National Championship Logs, is not convenient for too many interested parties.  It has therefore been decided to change the date of the workshop to a later date.  The workshop will no longer be held on 16th October 2014.

The workshop will now be held on Tuesday, 18th November 2014 commencing at 10:00.  The meeting will be held in the offices of The National Horseracing Authority in Turffontein or, if there are too many attendees, at a venue nearby.

The National Horseracing Authority apologises for any inconvenience that may have been caused by the change of date.

The National Horseracing Authority would like to invite all interested persons to attend the Workshop.  Interested persons are asked to RSVP to shan@nhra.co.za by Friday 7 November 2014 at the latest, so that proper arrangements can be made.


 

Workshop to Discuss the Effect of Restricted Races on the National Statistics.

The National Horseracing Authority will be holding a Workshop to discuss the effect of races which are restricted to certain horses because of a particular condition, on the national statistics and national championship logs.  The Workshop will be held on Thursday 16 October 2014 at 10:00.  The Workshop will be held either at The National Horseracing Authority Head Office or at a nearby venue, depending on the number of attendees.

The National Horseracing Authority is responsible for maintaining the official statistics for horseracing in South Africa and Zimbabwe.  The purpose of the statistics is to provide accurate information for use by the industry.  The information must therefore not be biased or misleading.  Restricted Races have the potential to distort the information significantly and it is important that they be considered very carefully in regard to their inclusion in statistical information.

The National Horseracing Authority would like to invite all interested persons to attend the Workshop.  Interested persons are asked to RSVP to shan@nhra.co.za by Friday 3 October 2014 at the latest, so that proper arrangements can be made.
 


 

 

 

Guidelines for Classification of Prohibited Substances and the Guidelines for Penalties for Prohibited Substances.

The Guidelines for Classification of Prohibited Substances document provides a list of substances with the classification of these into classes (Class 1 to 5) related to the considered severity of the finding of the particular substances in a horse on race day. The list is inclusive of the local veterinary and human substances considered most important in treatment, or of particular concern, within horseracing in South Africa. The Guidelines for Penalties for Prohibited Substances document provides a guide to the penalties to be imposed associated with the prohibited substances considered in the Classification of Prohibited Substances document.

These documents were approved by the NHA Rules Committee on 8 April 2014 and the NHA National Board on 24 April 2014.

Phenylbutazone has now been rescheduled as a Schedule 7 substance by the Department of Health. This implies that no person may acquire, use, possess, manufacture or supply phenylbutazone.  This makes phenylbutazone a substance which is forbidden in racing.  According to the NHA Classification of Prohibited Substances, a forbidden substance is a Class 1 substance.  It must be noted that phenylbutazone and its metabolite oxyphenbutazone are therefore listed as Class 1 substances and not Class 4 substances, which normal NSAID’s are.

The Classification of Prohibited Substances and the Guidelines for Penalties for Prohibited Substances can be accessed from the menu items in both the Laboratory and Veterinary sections above.