Thoroughbred racing horse ownership carries with it the opportunity and privilege to access special experiences unavailable to the general racing enthusiast.
However, with power comes responsibility. The relationships that owners have with other owners, trainers, jockeys and the broader racing community must be managed carefully in a complex, regulated environment.
It is important to remember that Stewards, and other authorities, backed by legislation, have power to regulate the sport of thoroughbred horse racing, and its participants.
It follows that owners should familiarise themselves with the laws and rules of racing to see how it may apply to them, and obtain appropriate legal advice when required.
The following resources are a good place to start:
- Racing Act Victoria 1958 - http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/ra195867/
- RVL’s racing and integrity rules - https://rv.racing.com/racing-and-integrity/rules-of-racing
- Decisions of the Racing and Disciplinary Board - https://rv.racing.com/racing-and-integrity/rad-board
Disclaimer: TROA does not provide legal advice and nothing on this page or this website should be construed as a representation to that effect.