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Trainers and racing participants should take note of the “Notices” provided by Racing New South Wales (RNSW) and Racing Victoria (RV) on Tuesday, 19 September and Monday, 18 September respectively.
The notice by RNSW related to the use of some commercially available feeds that have been found to contain levels of Cobalt above that specified on the labels. In particular, they referred to feed samples taken from Barastoc Phar Lap Oats‐Free Muesli Concentrated Feed manufactured on 23/3/17 and 22/5/17, and also to the use by some trainers of custom‐made feeds, feed additives, and/or supplements, and the possibility that some manufacturers are not listing all active constituents; and/or the concentration of all active constituents on the labels, packaging or elsewhere of their custom‐made products. The notice by RV made reference to custom‐made feeds in terms identical to that referred to by RNSW.
Both RNSW and RV also reminded trainers “of their obligations to know what they are feeding, and/or administering to, their horses, including the concentrations of active constituents of any products used by them”.
In addition, both RNSW and RV also provided the following “In the event that trainers are not aware of the active constituents of their horses’ feeds, feed additives and/or supplements (and the concentrations of such constituents), they should:
- exercise caution in feeding such products to their horses; and
- take immediate steps to ascertain the active constituents of their horses’ feeds, feed additives and/or supplements (and the concentrations of such constituents)”.
Thoroughbred Racing SA Limited urges trainers to exercise caution in the selection of their feeds/products used in their stables and to make the necessary enquiries of manufacturers and/or suppliers in respect of the composition of the feeds/products they supply.
Please note that in consultation with the Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club the Barrier Trials scheduled for Thursday 12th October have been rescheduled to Friday 13th October 2017. Nominations on this occasion will now close at 10 am Thursday 12th October 2017.
Please note in consultation with the Mount Gambier Racing Club and Naracoorte Racing Club the meeting scheduled for Wednesday 20th September at Mount Gambier has been transferred to Naracoorte. Race 1 $15,000 Benchmark 80 Handicap 1200 metres no change Race 2 $15,000 Benchmark 64 Handicap 2050 metres now 2000 metres...
Please note that the in consultation with the SA Trainers Association additional official jump outs have been added on Tuesday 19th September 2017 at Morphettville. These are in addition to the official jump outs at Gawler and Barossa Jockey Club on Monday 18th September 2017.
TRSA wish to advise that in consultation with the Naracoorte Racing Club the meeting scheduled for Sunday 10th September 2017 has been abandoned due to the current condition of the track and impending weather forecast. Please note this meeting will not be rescheduled.