MRA Regulations
1 Approved Gear
1.1 Bandages
  1. Bandages must be fastened to the satisfaction of the Stipendiary Steward or Veterinary Surgeon.

1.2 Bits
  1. Steel Ring or D-type Snaffle or Straight Bar.
  2. Rubber-covered bits which show evidence of reinforcement with steel through the centre.
  3. Ring Bits, either fixed or movable with ring-type attachment.

1.3.1 Blinkers and/or Pacifiers
  1. Before a Trainer declares a horse to race with blinkers or pacifiers, the horse must:
    1. be certified tractable from a Starting Stall, wearing the appropriate blinkers or pacifiers, in the presence of a Stipendiary Steward or the Official Starter. Multiple gradings are permissible; and
    2. have galloped over a minimum distance of 1000 metres in the company of at least one other horse to the satisfaction of the testing official.
  2. Trainer must declare their intention to race a horse in blinkers and/or pacifiers as required, on the declaration form at the time of acceptance.
  3. Permission to declare an Apprentice to ride a horse in a race, equipped with blinkers and/or pacifiers for the first time must be obtained prior to declaring the Apprentice.
  4. Blinkers and/or pacifiers must be correctly fitted under the horse’s bridle and must be attached with buckles instead of velcro.
  5. Permission to discontinue the use of blinkers and/or pacifiers on a horse, in a race, must be obtained from the Stewards.

1.3.2 Unless there are exceptional circumstances, permission to race in blinkers or pacifiers on the weekend of a meeting when the said horse has raced without them on the previous weekend will not be granted.

1.4 Boots
  1. Boots shall be of good quality, light in weight and fastened with buckles. Interlocking material, press studs etc not permitted. Boots may be worn with elastoplasts but not with bandages.

1.5 Cheekers
  1. Strap shall be attached to the bridle and down nasal bone to the bit and to be attached to the bit.

1.6 Ear Plugs/Ear Muffs
  1. Ear plugs/muffs must be approved by the Stipendiary or Veterinary Surgeon.

1.7 Martingales
  1. Martingales must be fitted in a manner approved by the Stipendiary Stewards or Veterinary Surgeon. Fixed or Standing Martingales are not permitted.

1.8 Racing Plates
  1. Plates fitted for racing shall conform to the following:
    1. Not exceed the aggregate of 680 grammes inclusive of nails.
    2. Be properly fitted without protruding beyond the walls and heels of the foot.
    3. The fuller edges shall be level and the nail heads shall not protrude in excess of 2 millimetres from the ground bearing surface of the shoe. In addition, the nail heads should be of the ‘bevel head’ type.
    4. Clips shall be properly and safely fitted.
    5. Plates with toe grabs, calks or any other protrusion from the ground surface of the plate shall not be used.
  2. A Trainer shall obtain the written permission of the Stipendiary Stewards for the use of any special shoeing of a horse entered to race. Any written request for the use of special shoeing must be received not less than forty eight (48) hours prior to a race day to allow inspection by the Farrier and/or Veterinary Surgeon.
  3. Permission to declare an Apprentice to ride a horse in a race, equipped with blinkers and/or pacifiers for the first time must be obtained prior to declaring the Apprentice.
  4. A horse which is not fully shod shall not be permitted to race unless with the permission of the Stipendiary Stewards.

1.9 Reins
  1. Reins which are approved by the Stewards. (Amended 1/12/10)

1.10 Shadow Rolls (Nose Band)
  1. Rolls should project not more than 4 centimetres from the nasal bone when fixed and should not adversely impair the vision of the horse.

1.11 Tongue Ties
  1. Tongue ties which are approved by a Stipendiary Steward or Veterinary Surgeon.

1.12 Whips (Amended 1/12/10)
  1. Only whips (including padded) of a design and specification approved by the Stewards may be carried in races, official race trials, barrier tests or trackwork. (Amended 1/12/10)
  2. Every such whip must be in a satisfactory condition and must not be modified in any way. (Amended 1/12/10)
  3. The Stewards may confiscate any whip which in their opinion is not in a satisfactory condition or has been modified. (Amended 1/12/10)

1.13 General
  1. Any additional gear, not referred to in this Regulation, shall not be worn by a horse in a race without the prior written approval and permission of the Stipendiary Stewards.
  2. Any gear approved and used on a horse in a race shall continue to be used on that horse without variation until permission to the contrary has been obtained from the Stipendiary Stewards.
  3. The Stipendiary Stewards may inspect any saddlery, general equipment and gear which is to be carried in a race. Any defective equipment found may be confiscated.
  4. No person shall use or attempt to use defective equipment in a race. The person having charge of an Apprentice in a particular race shall also be responsible for ensuring that such Apprentice's equipment is not defective.
  5. When any horse is equipped in a way which may, in their opinion, be harmful to a horse in a race or when such equipment may, in their opinion, adversely affect the running of such horse, the Stipendiary Stewards may:
    1. Order the equipment concerned to be replaced or removed; or
    2. Withdraw the horse from the race.
2 Balloting
2.1 Where the size of a field in any race has exceeded the limit, the order of Emergency Acceptors will be determined by the Panel of Handicappers in accordance with the conditions as published in the Official Programme for the race meeting.

2.2 An Emergency Acceptor in a Feature Race shall be exempted from any ballot that may be conducted for the alternate race on the same day.

2.3 An Emergency Acceptor which is scratched from the Feature Race shall not be permitted to start in the alternate race.

2.4 An Emergency Acceptor which is eliminated from the Feature Race shall be permitted to start in the alternate race.

2.5 Emergency Acceptors will be included in the barrier draw.
3 Branding
3.1 All racehorses shall be freeze-branded by the Veterinary Surgeon for identification and registration purposes. In the case of an imported racehorse, it shall be freeze-branded during the quarantine period.
4 Classification
.1 Minimum Entry Levels for Classification of Group, Graded (listed in Part 1 of International Cataloguing Standards) and Listed race winners .

Category 1: Australia, Canada, Dubai, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, United States of America


Race Type Minimum MRA Rating
Group Winner
*(4 year old and above)
Minimum rating of 90
Listed Winner
*(4 year old and above)
Minimum rating of 85
*3 year old Group winner Minimum rating of 75
*3 year old Listed winner Minimum rating of 70
*2 year old Group winner Minimum rating of 60
*2 year old Listed winner Minimum rating of 55
*Age refers to when Group/Listed race was won.

Category 2: New Zealand and South Africa

Subtract two rating points from Category 1 ratings.

Category 3: Other countries

Subtract five rating points from Category 1 ratings. (Amended 1/7/07)

.2 Minimum Entry Levels for horses which are not Group/Listed Winners

The minimum entry level for raced 4 year olds and above would be 55. The minimum entry level for raced 2 and 3 year olds would be 50. (Amended 1/7/07)

.3 An unraced Malaysian-bred horse will be given a rating which qualifies it to run in Class 5 races. (Amended 1/7/07)

.4 A horse which has been registered with the Malayan Amateur Racing Association for amateur racing will not be permitted to be registered in professional racing. (Amended 1/7/07)
5 Field Sizes
5.1 Associated Clubs are to adopt a maximum of twenty (20) acceptors after final acceptances for their races inclusive of emergency acceptors and that emergency acceptors are to carry their respective saddle cloth numbers in the order as ranked by the Handicappers in races.
6 Home-Based Restricted Maiden Races
6.1 Home-based Restricted Maiden races will be taken into account for the purpose of classification of Restricted Maiden horses into open company.
7 Maiden/Restricted Maiden Races
7.1 The conditions for Maiden/Restricted Maiden races are as follows:
  1. Malaysia
    1. All horses which have not won a race, both newly registered imports and horses already registered with the Association will be eligible to run in Maiden races. Unraced two (2) and three (3) year old horses (with the exception of Malaysian-bred horses) must have two race starts in Restricted Maiden or Term races to be allocated an official MRA rating before becoming eligible for any race held under Handicap conditions. (Amended 18/3/16)
    2. All unraced horses registered to race in Malaysia which have turned four (4) years old and have not won or completed two race starts in Restricted Maiden or Term races will be allocated a MRA rating of not less than 44 points. (Amended 28/8/15)
    3. All Malaysian-bred horses are qualified for handicaps with an initial rating of not less than thirty eight (38) points. (Amended 15/6/13)
  2. Singapore
    1. All horses which have not won a race, both newly registered imports and horses already registered with the Association will be eligible to run in Maiden races. Unraced two (2) and three (3) year old horses (with the exception of Malaysian-bred horses) must have three race starts in Restricted Maiden or Term races to be allocated an official MRA rating before becoming eligible for any race held under Handicap conditions. (Amended 18/3/16)
    2. All unraced horses registered to race in Singapore which have turned four (4) years old and have not won or completed three race starts in Restricted Maiden or Term races will be required to complete three race starts before being allocated a MRA rating. (Amended 28/8/15)
    3. All unraced horses, registered to race in Singapore which have turned (6) years old and have not won or completed three race starts in Restricted Maiden or Term races will be allocated a MRA rating of not less than 55 points. (Amended 28/8/15)

7.2 Restricted Maiden races will be confined to two (2) and three (3) year old horses which were unraced on importation into Malaysia and Singapore and Malaysian-bred horses which satisfy the age restriction. The Restricted Maiden races will be run under Weight-For-Age conditions. (Amended 1/4/09)

7.3 All winners of Restricted Maiden or Terms races without an official rating will immediately be classified with a handicap rating, regardless of the number of race starts.

7.4 Two (2) year old Southern Hemisphere bred horses will only be eligible to race against older horses from 1st January onwards and two (2) year old Northern Hemisphere bred horses will only be eligible to race against older horses from 1st June onwards, in accordance with the Southern Hemisphere Weight-For-Age Scale.

7.5 The minimum top weight for Restricted Maiden races will be:
  1. 55 kilogrammes - three (3) year old horses
  2. 53 kilogrammes - two (2) year old horses

7.6 All newly registered imported raced horses must meet the requirements of Rule 78 before being allowed to race while all newly registered unraced horses must meet the requirements of Regulation 9 before being allowed to race. (Amended 15/6/13)
8 Naming of Horses (Restrictions)
8.1 As a guide, the following names of horses will not be accepted for registration with the Association:
  1. In the case of all horses registered with the Association, within the five (5) years after their death, or before they reach twenty (20) years of age, whichever occurs first. An exception may be made where the name of a horse which has been reported as dead and has not raced is sought for re-use by the same applicant. (Amended 18/4/11)
  2. Names which appear on the International List of Protected Names. (Amended 1/10/08)
  3. Names which have more than eighteen (18) characters, including signs or spaces. (Amended 1/10/08)
  4. The name of a public person, without that person's or the family's permission. (Amended 1/10/08)
  5. Names which are followed by numbers. (Amended 1/10/08)
  6. Names which are made up of initials or figures. (Amended 1/10/08)
  7. Names which are suggestive; or whose meaning, pronunciation or spelling may be construed as vulgar, obscene or insulting; or names considered in poor taste; or names that may be offensive to religious, political or ethnic groups. (Amended 1/10/08)
  8. Names where the spelling or pronunciation of which, are unacceptably close to a protected name or a name registered for a horse whose year of foaling is within ten (10) years of that of the horse in question. (Amended 1/10/08)
  9. Names which begin with a sign other than a letter. (Amended 1/10/08)
  10. Prominent Company, Product or Trade Names except with the written approval of the Company or Body associated with the name. (Such approval may not be required where the name has an alternative meaning in common usage.) (Amended 1/10/08)
  11. Names which would cause confusion in the administration of racing or betting. (Amended 1/10/08)
  12. Names of well-known horses. (Amended 1/10/08)
  13. Names that are already registered to a sibling or parent of the horse in question. (18/4/11)

8.2 The use of the definite or indefinite article does not constitute a different name.
9 Official Race Trials
9.1 Official Race Trials will be held for all unraced horses and horses sent back to complete an Official Race Trial by the Stipendiary Stewards.

9.2 All unraced horses will be required to pass an Official Race Trial before they can be declared to race. The results of the Official Race Trial will be valid for a period of two months preceding the date of being declared for the race meeting. (Amended 15/6/13)

9.3 The conditions for Official Race Trials will be as follows:
  1. Entries for the trials will close on the day before the trial date.
  2. Trials will be run over a distance of not less than 1000 metres. (Amended 1/10/07)
  3. No less than four (4) horses and not more than eight (8) horses shall be scheduled to take part in each trial. In the event that there are insufficient entries, the Stewards may, at their discretion, allow horses of a similar standard to be included to make up the required field number. (Amended 1/5/07)
  4. Colours and saddle cloths are to be worn.
  5. Weights allocated should be based on the differential in the Southern Hemisphere Weight-For-Age Scale with hemispheric and sex allowances or as may be otherwise determined by the Handicappers. (Amended 1/10/07)
  6. No trial will be conducted on a track considered by the official conducting the trial to be unsafe.
  7. Horses participating in a trial may be required to be weighed in accordance with the Associated Club’s requirements. (Amended 1/10/07)

9.4 A horse will not be eligible to be declared for a race until it has passed the required Official Race Trial conducted by a testing Official whose decision shall be final. (Amended 15/6/13)

9.5 Horses which, in the opinion of the Stipendiary Stewards, have performed in a trial in an unsatisfactory manner will be failed.
10 Passports
10.1 A horse shall not be permitted to start in a race if its passport:
  1. has not been issued.
  2. has not been received by its Trainer.
  3. is not available for inspection.


10.2 The passport must always accompany a horse when it is away from its home centre.

10.3 The passport must be produced for inspection by an Official of the Club or Association upon request.

10.4 No person may alter or amend any particulars in the passport except an Official of the Club or Association.

10.5 Trainers are required to:
  1. confirm and endorse the information in the passports.
  2. notify the Secretary of the Association when there is any change of sex, marking, coat colour or discrepancy in the passport and return it for amendment.
  3. return the passport to the Secretary of the Association for endorsement when there is a change of name of the horse. (Amended 1/7/12)
  4. report the loss, and seek the replacement, of a passport within seven calendar days of such loss.
  5. return the passport to the Secretary of the Association to be stamped "CANCELLED" and to be returned to the horse owner when the horse has been deleted. (1/7/12)

10.6 The replacement fee is fixed at S$50/RM125 per passport. (Amended 24/6/16)

10.7 The passport shall remain the property of the Association and the Association reserves the right to demand its return.

10.8 A Trainer failing to comply with any of the above may be fined a sum not exceeding $1,000 or such other punishment as may be prescribed under these Rules.
11 Procedures for the Weighing of Horses on Race Days
11.1 All horses declared to start in the races must be presented at the appointed place and time to be weighed by officials appointed by the respective Associated Clubs failing which the horse may be withdrawn from their races.

11.2 Other than the bridle and lead rope, all other gear that may influence the actual weight of the horse must be removed before the horse is weighed.

11.3 The horses' weights will be recorded in a standard form by the Weighing Official and the form submitted to the Stipendiary Stewards and the associated Clubs who have the authority to disclose the horses' weights.

11.4 The Weighing Official will also indicate the MRA Brand number of the horses weighed into the printouts indicating the respective weights of the horses if such printouts are available. The printouts will then be submitted to the Stipendiary Stewards.

11.5 The horses' Trainers or their authorised representatives may be present to witness the weighing of their respective horses.

11.6 The Weighing Official must report any horse which is too fractious and could not be weighed to the Stipendiary Stewards who may exempt such horse from being weighed.

11.7 The Weighing Official must report any deviations of 15 kilogrammes or more in the recorded weights from the previous recorded weights of any horse to the Stipendiary Stewards, who may conduct an investigation into the discrepancy and if necessary take disciplinary actions under the relevant rules.
12 Rating Bands
12.1 The rating bands for races held in Singapore shall from time to time, be determined by the Singapore Turf Club. (Appendix 4) (Amended 19/12/07)

12.2 The rating bands for races held in Malaysia shall from time to time, be jointly determined by the Associated Clubs in Malaysia. (Appendix 4) (Amended 19/12/07)

12.3 A written notification on the rating bands, and any changes thereto, shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Association. (Amended 19/12/07)

12.4 The Association shall, from time to time, issue notices in respect of these rating bands, and any changes thereto. (Amended 19/12/07)
13 Registration Criteria
13.1 The criteria for registration of an unraced or raced horse to race at Race Meetings in Singapore shall from time to time, be determined by the Singapore Turf Club. (Amended 1/7/11)

.1 The criteria set out in Appendix 5 of the Regulations for the registration of horses in Singapore are minimum criteria only. Horses that satisfy the minimum criteria are not entitled as of right to registration. (1/7/11)

.2 Notwithstanding that the criteria set out in Appendix 5 of this Regulation is intended to be adhered to as closely as possible, the Singapore Turf Club may at its discretion waive or vary certain criteria depending on the facts of each application for registration. (1/7/11)

.3 Horses that do not satisfy the criteria for registration as determined by the Singapore Turf Club, which are nevertheless accepted for registration, may in addition to the registration fee payable, pay an administrative fee to be determined at the discretion of the Singapore Turf Club. (1/7/11)

13.2 The criteria for registration of an unraced or raced horse to race at Race Meetings in Malaysia shall from time to time, be jointly determined by the Associated Clubs in Malaysia. (Amended 1/7/11)

.1 The criteria set out in Appendix 6 of the Regulations for the registration of horses in Malaysia are minimum criteria only. Horses that satisfy the minimum criteria are not entitled, as of right to registration. (1/7/11)

.2 Notwithstanding that the criteria set out in Appendix 6 of this Regulation is intended to be adhered to as closely as possible, the Associated Clubs may at its discretion waive or vary certain criteria depending on the facts of each application for registration. (1/7/11)

.3 Horses that do not satisfy the criteria for registration as determined by the Associated Clubs in Malaysia, which are nevertheless accepted for registration, may in addition to the registration fee payable, pay an administrative fee to be determined at the discretion of the Associated Clubs. (1/7/11)

13.3 A written notification on the registration criteria, and any changes thereto, shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Association. (Amended 1/1/10)

13.4 The Association shall, from time to time, issue notices in respect of these registration criteria, and any changes thereto. (Amended 1/1/10)

13.5 In addition, the Association shall, from time to time, issue notices in respect of requirements for registration of horses with the Association. (Amended 1/1/10)

13.6 All horses to be registered in Singapore/Malaysia for racing at Race Meetings must undergo a uniform and independent veterinary examination prior to their importation. The veterinary certificate attesting the fitness and soundness of the horses to race must be provided before such importation. (1/1/10)

13.7 At the end of each calendar year, any horse above the age of 6 years at that time and with a rating of 21 points or below shall be deleted from the Classification List and de-registered by the Association. (1/1/10)

13.8 The Committee reserves the right at its absolute discretion to grant an exemption from the regulations relating to registration and de-registration in exceptional circumstances. The decision of the Committee shall be final and no appeal against the decision shall be permitted. (1/1/10)
14 Starting Stall Loading Procedures (Race Days)
14.1 The Starter, Assistant Starter and Handlers will station themselves at the starting post prior to the arrival of the runners.

14.2 When the runners arrive at the start they will walk in a circle, anti-clockwise, around the Starter until the roll is called. Where it is necessary for the runners to assemble other than behind the stalls, Starters will act according to local circumstances.

14.3 Riders who wish to dismount at the start must obtain Starter’s permission before doing so and shall themselves lead their horses around. Horses are not to be passed to or led around by Handlers.

14.4 When the roll is called by the Starter, each Rider on being named will audibly acknowledge his presence at the start.

14.5 Loading will take place under the direction of the Starter or his Assistant. Horses shall be loaded according to the sequence prescribed by the Local Committee of the Club holding the meeting. In the absence of any prescribed sequence, horses will be loaded in sequence, from the inside barrier outwards.

14.6
  1. All horses will be loaded with the front gates closed.
  2. Should any horse become fractious when being loaded or when in the stalls, the Starter shall take whatever action he deems necessary and he shall report the matter to the Stipendiary Stewards.
  3. Under no circumstances will a blindfolded horse be loaded without its Rider.

14.7 When loading is completed and the Assistant Starter or his Assistant is satisfied that all the back gates are securely shut, he will from his position at the rear of the stalls, indicate accordingly to the Starter. The Starter having satisfied himself of the above and that there are no Handlers in front of the stalls shall effect the start. No Handler shall assist or prevent a horse from leaving the stalls.

14.8 While loading is in progress, Riders and handlers will maintain a strict silence, except in so far as it necessary to attract the Starter’s attention, or to facilitate loading.

14.9 It shall be the responsibility of every Rider to ensure that the blindfold on his horse is removed before the start of the race.
15 Starting Stall Tests and Procedures
15.1 The following shall undergo a Starting Stall Test as determined by the Stipendiary Steward:
  1. New horses having their first run.
  2. Horses with a record of refusing to be boxed.
  3. Horses with a record of being very slow to begin.
  4. Horses with a record of being wayward at the start.
  5. Horses with a record of being either fractious or difficult to be boxed.

15.2 (Deleted 1/5/07)

15.3 A horse which is known to be difficult or fractious may be boxed into the Starting Stall first and then followed by the other horses in the race.

15.4 Any horse, the entry of which is subject to passing a barrier test, must pass the required test at its own centre before travelling to a race meeting for which it is entered. The Club holding the meeting will not be responsible for any travelling expenses if this regulation has not been complied with.

15.5 A horse will not be eligible to be declared for a race until it has passed the required test conducted by an Official whose decision shall be final. (Amended 1/12/12)

15.6 The Starting Stall Test Procedures are as follows:
  1. Appointed Officials shall conduct Starting Stall Tests on a day and at a time as shall be determined from time to time and notified by the Local Committee of an Associated Club. The decision of the appointed Officials on the outcome of the tests shall be final.
  2. The Trainer or in his absence, his Assistant Trainer or Supervisor, shall be present when a horse under his care is presented for a Starting Stall Test.
  3. When a horse is presented for a Starting Stall Test, it shall not have been administered any medication or drug that is prohibited or which could affect its behaviour or performance.
  4. When a horse is presented for a Starting Stall Test, it shall not have been exercised that day if such exercise could, or is likely to, affect its behaviour or performance.
  5. No horse shall enter the Starting Stalls with the front gate open.
  6. A horse, which is subject to a Starting Stall Test, is liable to be failed if it:
    1. is unable to reach the Starting Stalls without substantial aid.
    2. cannot be loaded into the Starting Stalls without substantial aid and within a reasonable time.
    3. becomes fractious or dangerous on being loaded or after being loaded in the Starting Stalls.
    4. fails to jump or run in a reasonably straight line or in a satisfactory manner.
  7. A horse which fails a Starting Stall Test or is issued with a Starting Stall Test on a race day will be barred from taking another test for a minimum period of five (5) days. (Amended 1/12/10)
16 Test and Test Cards
16.1 When a horse is required to do a test, the Stipendiary Stewards will issue to the Trainer a Test Card endorsed with the tests to be carried out.

16.2 It shall be the responsibility of the Trainer to arrange for the test/tests to be carried out.

16.3 Following the test/tests, the Test Card will be appropriately indorsed by the testing Official.

16.4 The completed Test Card will be produced by the Trainer at declaration time when entered for a race.

16.5 Any horse issued with a Test Card shall be barred from taking a test for a minimum period of five (5) days. (Amended 1/12/10)

16.6 A horse will not be eligible to be declared for a race until it has passed the required test conducted by a testing Official whose decision on the outcome of the test shall be final. (Amended 1/12/10)

16.7 Any horse which has not raced for a period of twelve (12) months or more, within 30 days prior to the date of the race for which the horse intends to enter, must pass a 1000-metre gallop trial and an examination by the Club Veterinary Surgeon before being declared to race. (Amended 18/4/11)
17 Transfer of Horses between Trainers
A receiving Trainer is responsible for the lodgement of the transfer form (which shall be in the form as may be from time to time prescribed by the Association, duly completed and endorsed by the Owner, the current Trainer and the receiving Trainer) with the Association immediately when a horse is transferred to his stable failing which the Club receiving the entry for a race may not process it and if the horse is handicapped, it may be scratched or withdrawn without notice. Provided always that this Rule shall not be applied where, in the view of the Association or Local Committee, there are exceptional circumstances, including but not limited to where it is impossible for the receiving Trainer to comply with the Rule. (Amended 1/10/07)
18 Transportation of Horses
18.1 Owners and Trainers may use the floats provided by the Associated Clubs at a fee as may be, from time to time, determined by the Associated Clubs for the transportation of race horses between the racing centres and all other locations. Neither the Trainer nor the Owner shall have any claim against the Association and/or any of the Associated Clubs and/or their respective servants and/or agents and/or independent contractors for any damage or loss whatsoever and howsoever caused in respect of or arising from the transportation of the race horses including without limitation any damage or loss arising from any wilful or negligent act or omission of any of the Associated Clubs and/or their respective servants and/or agents and/or independent contractors. The expression "damage or loss" includes without limitation injury or death to the race horses, delay in the race horses arriving at the locations and injury to person or damage to property caused by and/or to the race horses or the vehicles transporting such race horses. (Amended 24/6/16)

18.2 Owners and Trainers using the floats provided by the Associated Clubs shall obtain their own insurance coverage to protect them from any damage or loss which may in any way arise whilst the race horse is being transported between the racing centres and all other locations. The expression "damage or loss" includes without limitation injury or death to the race horses whilst being loaded or unloaded in and/or to and from the float. Nothing in this Regulation shall restrict the operation at any time of Regulation 18.1. (Amended 24/6/16)

18.3 Trainers and Owners may use their own floats for the transport of race horses between the racing centres and other locations including airports provided that such floats are registered with the Association. Trainers and Owners whose horse floats are registered with the Association shall be issued with permits valid for a period of one year. (Amended 1/5/07)

18.4 The conditions and warranties for the registration of an approved horse float are as follows:-
  1. The float must be used only for the purpose of transporting race horses solely under the charge of the Trainer;
  2. The Trainer and Owner must ensure that the float, including the feed bins are thoroughly cleaned both internally and externally, and disinfected at the premises of the Club or such other location authorised by the Club after each and every trip and shall ensure that it is in a good working condition;
  3. The Trainer and Owner shall obtain all necessary approvals, licences and permits for the transport of their race horses from the Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan and/or other government authorities;
  4. The Trainer and Owner shall maintain a Register of the movement of horses transported in his float as follows:-
    1. The date and time the horse leaves the stable and the date and time it arrives at the Club’s loading and unloading bay or spelling station whether approved or unapproved;
    2. The date the horse is returned to the stable from the Club or spelling station whether approved or unapproved;
    3. The Trainer shall maintain a Register of such movements of horses which Register shall be open for inspection at all times by the Stipendiary Steward, or an Official of the Associated Club.
  5. The Owner and Trainer in employing Stable Employees for the operation of horse floats shall comply with Rule 37 of the Rules of Racing.
  6. An application for the registration of a horse float shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Association in the prescribed form. All applications for renewals must be made three (3) months before the expiry of the permit.

18.5 Criteria for Registration of MRA Horse Float (1/1/16)
  1. Each bay must have a minimum area of 1.75 m²
  2. The entire interior compartment of the horse floats must not have any sharp and/or protruding edges.
  3. Partitions should:
    1. be sturdy enough to withstand the weight of the horse being transported, and have quick release fittings so that they can be easily removed if a horse becomes cast in the vehicle during transport;
    2. be free of sharp edges and designed to minimize injury;
    3. be at least 600mm high and 600mm from the floor; and
    4. prevent horses from biting and/or kicking one another.
  4. Each horse must have enough head room to stand in its natural position, with a clear safe area above the horses head.

    A minimum internal clear height of 2.1m is required.
  5. There must be easy access on the vehicle for the syce to check on the horses, water them, etc, throughout the journey.
  6. Horse float must be well ventilated, and have fans to keep the interior ventilated at all times.
  7. The horse float exhaust must not pollute the area where the horses are confined.
  8. Adequate circulation to allow for sufficient clean air, removal of smells and gases. The windows and/or roof of the horse float must be able to be easily opened from the outside.
  9. The horse float must have adequate area for syce to stay with the horses or if not available, the wellbeing of the horses must be monitored with a CCTV system from the driving cabin.
  10. There must be an intercom system for the syce to communicate with the driver
  11. There must be a basic first-aid/medical kit in the horse float.
  12. The horse float flooring must be in good condition and has adequate traction.

18.6 The Association reserves the right: (Amended 1/1/16)
  1. To inspect any horse float at any time to ascertain that the conditions and warranties are met and the standard of hygiene is maintained;
  2. To suspend the permit of any approved horse float if it fails to meet any of the conditions and warranties set by the Association from time to time; and
  3. To withdraw or cancel any permit without notice when an approved horse float is found to be in breach of the Rules and Regulations.

18.7 Any Trainer or Owner found to be: (Amended 1/1/16)
  1. using a float not registered with the Association to transport his race horses, except where prior written approval has been obtained from the Stipendiary Stewards or an official of an Associated Club; or
  2. using a float to transport race horses not under his charge; or
  3. transporting race horses using a float when the Trainer or the owner of the float has not obtained all the necessary statutory regulatory approvals, including but not limited to licences and/or permits issued by the Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan and/or other government authorities; or
  4. not maintaining the Register of the movement of horses in his float in accordance with Regulation 18.4 and/or the movement of stable employees for the transportation of his horses in breach of Rule 37 of the Rules of Racing and/or during the suspension of the permit issued by the Association for the transport of his race horses;
shall be liable to be fined an amount not exceeding $1,000 for each infringement of this rule.
19 Subsidised Veterinary Services to MRA Registered Racehorses
19.1 Subsidised Veterinary Services shall be provided by the Club Veterinary Surgeons to all registered racehorses either visiting, or resident at stables of the Associated Clubs within the jurisdiction of the Association. The Service shall not be applicable to such racehorses while they are at MRA-Approved Spelling Establishments.

19.2 Subsidised Veterinary Services shall only be applicable to necessary Veterinary Treatment for illness or injury and/or compulsory vaccinations under these Rules and Regulations. Subsidised Veterinary Services shall not be applicable to surgery, screening for insurance purposes or pre-purchase examinations.

19.3 The Club Veterinary Surgeons shall supply all medicines and consumables for the Subsidised Veterinary Services or they may issue prescriptions as may be necessary or upon the request of the respective Owner or Trainer.

19.4 Subsidised Veterinary Services are offered to Members without liability and on the basis that no claims shall be brought and/or made against the Association or the Associated Clubs or their respective Committees or employees by Trainers and Owners or any other persons or body from any circumstances of loss, damage or injury suffered or sustained by Members arising out of Subsidised Veterinary Services.
20 Vaccinations
20.1 No horse shall be stabled at any Associated Club, MRA-approved Spelling Station or registered unless it has been duly vaccinated. Vaccination status must be current at all times.

20.2 Vaccinations shall be performed by the Official Veterinary Surgeon, an MRA-approved Veterinary Surgeon or a Government Veterinary Surgeon. Where performed by an MRA-approved Veterinary Surgeon or a Government Veterinary Surgeon, the trainer must notify the Club's Veterinary Surgeon within seven calendar days.

20.3 All compulsory vaccinations shall be carried out:
  1. within the premises of the Associated Club by the Official Veterinary Surgeon, or
  2. at MRA-approved Spelling Stations and Quarantine Stations by the Official Veterinary Surgeons of the Associated Clubs or MRA-approved Veterinary Surgeons. (Amended 1/5/07)

The compulsory vaccinations shall be:
.1 For Equine Influenza
  1. Two primary vaccinations with Equine Influenza vaccine 4 to 6 weeks apart; and
  2. Booster vaccinations of Equine Influenza vaccine at 6 monthly intervals after the last primary vaccination.

.2 For Japanese B Encephalitis
  1. Two primary vaccinations of Japanese B Encephalitis vaccine 4 to 6 weeks apart; and
  2. Booster vaccinations with Japanese B Encephalitis vaccine at 12 monthly intervals after the last primary vaccination.

.3 For Equine Herpes Virus
  1. Two primary vaccinations of EHV vaccine 4 to 6 weeks apart; and
  2. Booster vaccinations with EHV vaccine at 6 monthly intervals after the last primary vaccination.

.4 For Tetanus
  1. First primary dose given upon arrival in the quarantine station;
  2. Second primary dose given 4 to 6 weeks later with third dose given 12 months after the second primary dose. (Amended 1/7/08)
  3. Booster vaccinations with Tetanus vaccines at 24 monthly intervals after the third dose. (Amended 1/7/08)
  4. Tetanus to coincide with Japanese Encephalitis B vaccination. (1/7/08)

20.4 Vaccination Charges

Compulsory vaccinations for Equine Influenza, Japanese B Encephalitis, Tetanus and the Equine Herpes Virus carried out within the premises of the Associated Club, Quarantine Stations and MRA-approved Spelling Stations by the Official Veterinary Surgeon shall be provided free of charge. (Amended 1/7/08)

20.5 The passport must be endorsed to show the above vaccinations.

20.6 A trainer failing to comply with any of the above may be fined a sum not less than $1,000. (Amended 10/12/07)
21 Veterinary Certificates (Standard) for Importation and Registration of Race Horses with the Association
21.1 The Veterinary Certificate, which shall be in the form which is found in Appendix 1 to these Regulations or in such form as shall be notified from time to time by the Association, which has to be completed by the examining veterinary surgeon prior to the importation of a racehorse is to be submitted before the horse is exported to enable the Veterinary Surgeon to determine its suitability for registration with the Association.
22 Quarantine and Isolation
22.1 Horses in quarantine and isolation should not be brought into the stables of any Associated Clubs until official clearance has been given by the Veterinary Surgeon.
23 Weight for Age for Flat Races (Standard)
[Please see Appendix 2]
24 Withdrawal of Horses
24.1 A horse entry fee will be refunded when a horse is withdrawn from the second weekend's engagement before the handicaps are published. The notice of withdrawal must be lodged by the Trainer in writing not later than 10.00 a.m. on the Monday before the second weekend's races. An administrative charge will be deducted before a refund is made.

24.2 Horses which have been scratched from a race on veterinary grounds must be presented to an Official Veterinary Surgeon, who may perform or recommend such diagnostic tests as he, or the Stipendiary Stewards, deem necessary to establish the fitness of the horse to race, and be certified fit to race prior to the acceptance of the horse to race again.
PERSONS: LICENCED OR REGISTERED
25 Apprentices
25.1 An Apprentice Jockey must be indentured to a Home Based Trainer who shall act as his master. (Amended 16/6/17)

25.2 An Apprentice Jockey must hold an Apprentice Jockey licence issued by the Club where his/her master trainer is based (Home Club) before he/she can apply for an Apprentice Jockey licence at the other Associated Clubs. (Amended 16/6/17)

25.3 The licence period granted by the other Associated Clubs must not exceed the licence period granted by the Home Club. (Amended 16/6/17)

25.4 An Indenture Agreement must be signed between the Apprentice Jockey or his guardian and the Home Based Trainer. (Amended 16/6/17)

25.5 The Indenture Agreement must provide that the Apprentice's earnings from races shall be divided in the following proportions; two-thirds to the Apprentice Jockey and one-third to the Trainer. (Amended 16/6/17)

25.6 The Association shall have the right to withhold the Apprentice Jockey's earnings until the completion of his career as an Apprentice Jockey. (Amended 16/6/17)

1 An Apprentice Jockey shall be required to maintain a minimum sum of S$20,000/RM20,000. (Amended 1/1/15)

.2 Any balance in excess of the minimum sum can be withdrawn by the Apprentice Jockey provided he is above twenty one (21) years of age. (Amended 1/1/15)

.3 Withdrawals under Regulation 25.4.2 can only be made in March, June, September and December of each year or at such other dates as may be from time to time notified by the Association, provided that the aggregate of these dates shall not exceed four (4) times in each calendar year. (Amended 1/1/15)

25.7 An Apprentice Jockey taking a mount outside his master’s stable must obtain the prior permission of his master and approval of the Stipendiary Steward. (Amended 16/6/17)

25.8 All new Apprentices shall be required to ride at such lengths as to be able to kick a horse out, ie. to ride 'hands and heels'. (Amended 16/6/17)

25.9 Permission to use a whip in a race will only be considered after an Apprentice has ridden at least twelve (12) races. (Amended 16/6/17)

25.10 An Apprentice Jockey shall be given at least fifteen (15) rides each year by his trainer/master. Failure to comply with this requirement by the Trainer may attract a fine of up to $5,000 for the first violation and a fine of up to $10,000 for subsequent violations to be decided by the Stipendiary Stewards. (Amended 16/6/17)
25.11 Apprentice Jockey Licensing Criteria (Amended 16/6/17)
.1 An applicant for an Apprentice Jockey licence must:
    1. have successfully completed an associated Club’s Apprentice Jockey training programme with a training school approved by the Association and be issued with a certificate to this effect; or (Amended 1/1/15)
    2. have successfully completed an Apprentice Jockey training programme with a training school and has a proven performance record; or (Amended 1/1/15)
    3. hold, or be eligible to apply for, the equivalent of an Apprentice Jockey licence issued by an overseas racing authority and has a satisfactory riding and disciplinary record from an overseas racing authority; (Amended 1/1/15)
  1. pass a riding competency test conducted by the Stipendiary Stewards;
  2. pass a test on the MRA Rules of Racing;
  3. be able to claim an allowance and his riding weight must not exceed fifty (50) kilogrammes;
  4. pass a medical examination;
  5. be between sixteen (16) years and before attaining the age of twenty-six (26) years when he or she commences apprentice jockey training; and
  6. be recommended by the Stipendiary Stewards.

.2 An applicant must not have record of any criminal or bookmaking offences.

.3 Subject to the discretion of the Local Committee under Regulation 27, an applicant must not have held an Apprentice Jockey licence for a period of more than an aggregate of five (5) years prior to the application. (Amended 1/1/15)
26 Jockeys
26.1 General Jockey Licensing Criteria

An applicant for a Jockey Licence must: (Amended 1/1/15)

.1 have good riding and disciplinary records;

.2 have satisfactory performance over the last three years;

.3 produce a written recommendation by the Stipendiary Stewards;

.4 pass a medical examination by a doctor approved by the Association;

.5 not have record of any criminal or bookmaking offences;

.6 not exceed fifty-five (55) kilogrammes in riding weight; and

.7 be not more than the age of sixty (60) years.

26.2 In addition to satisfying the criteria set out in Regulation 26.1, an applicant for a Jockey Licence must: (Amended 1/1/15)

.1 be a citizen of either Malaysia or Singapore; (Amended 1/12/10)

.2 hold or have held an Associated Club licence or MRA Jockey licence or an overseas Jockey licence issued by a recognised overseas racing authority or must be a graduate of a recognised Apprentice Training School and have served as an Apprentice; (Amended 1/1/15)

.3 satisfy the criteria of the respective Associated Club as may be determined from time to time; and (Amended 1/1/15)

.4 have passed an examination on the MRA Rules of Racing set by the Stipendiary Stewards; (Amended 1/1/15)

26.3 Visiting Jockey and Visiting Apprentice Jockey Licensing Criteria (Amended 1/1/15)

.1 A deposit of S$500/RM1,250 must be lodged with each application for a Visiting Jockey licence or a Visiting Apprentice Jockey licence made on behalf of a Visiting Jockey or a Visiting Apprentice Jockey. The deposit will be forfeited if such Visiting Jockey fails to fulfil his engagement after his application has been approved. (Amended 24/6/16)

.2 Applications for a Visiting Jockey licence or a Visiting Apprentice Jockey licence will be in accordance with the individual Club's rules and conditions. (Amended 1/1/15)

.3 The Visiting Jockey licence or Visiting Apprentice Jockey licence will be immediately revoked if the Visiting Jockey or Visiting Apprentice Jockey is disqualified or suspended for six (6) or more months under these Rules. (Amended 1/1/15)

26.4 Amateur Rider Licensing Criteria (Amended 1/1/15)

An applicant for an annual general permit to ride under Rule 40(1) must:

.1 have good riding and disciplinary records;

.2 pass a medical examination by a doctor approved by the Association;

.3 not have record of any criminal or bookmaking offences;

.4 not exceed seventy-five (75) kilogrammes in riding weight;

.5 be not less than the age of sixteen (16) and not more than the age of sixty (60) years;

.6 have passed a test set by the Stipendiary Stewards; and

.7 satisfy any other requirement which may be from time to time notified by the Association.
27 Licences, Permits, Registrations and MRA Passes
27.1 Every application for a licence, permit, registration or MRA Pass, whether it be a new application or an application for renewal, shall be considered individually upon its merit.

27.2 The Committee or the Local Committee as the case may be, subject to the Rules, has the absolute discretion: (Amended 16/6/17)
  1. to grant or to refuse to grant or to renew or to refuse to renew licences or permits to Trainers, Assistant Trainers, Riders and other applicants for licences from the Association or Associated Club and at any time without assigning any reason whatsoever, to suspend, vary or revoke any such licence; (Amended 1/1/15)
  2. to register or refuse to register and to renew or to refuse to renew the registration of owners and other applicants for registration with the Association;
  3. to grant or to refuse to grant and to renew or to refuse to renew MRA Passes to stable employees and other applicants for MRA Passes.

Provided always that the Local Committee shall not grant a licence to any person whose application to the Committee for the grant or the renewal of any licence, permit or pass was previously rejected, unless that person shall have first obtained leave of the Committee. (20/8/16)

27.3 The criteria and requirements set out in the Regulations for the grant of licences or permits, registration or issue of MRA Passes are minimum criteria and requirements only. Applicants for such licences, permits, registration and MRA Passes who satisfy the minimum criteria and requirements are not entitled, as of right, to licences, permits, registration or MRA Passes.

27.4 A fee shall be charged to the Trainer for each MRA Pass issued to his stable employees. The fees for the respective grades of staff are set out in the notice on Schedule of Fees. The fee for a replacement pass will be double that prescribed in the notice on Schedule of Fees.

27.5 The MRA criteria for the issue of a MRA Pass are set out below in that the applicant:

.1 Must have completed primary education;

.2 Must be above sixteen (16) years of age;

.3 Must be certified by a MRA-approved doctor to be medically fit (Amended 1/7/11);

.4 Must have no record of bookmaking offences; and (Amended 1/7/11)

.5 with a previous record of a criminal offence who may otherwise satisfy the criteria set out in these Regulations may be issued with a MRA Pass provided that (1/7/11):

.1 such criminal record discloses that it was the applicant’s only conviction; and (1/7/11)

.2 a period of not less than five (5) years has lapsed since he completed serving any sentence imposed by a court of law on a charge of a criminal offence. (1/7/11)

27.6 An applicant with a previous conviction for drug-abuse who may otherwise satisfy the criteria set out in these Regulations may be issued with a MRA Pass provided that (Amended 1/7/11):

.1 such previous record of drug-abuse discloses that it was the applicant’s only conviction;

.2 a period of not less than five (5) years has lapsed since he completed serving any sentence imposed by a court of law on a charge of drug abuse; (Amended 1/7/11)

.3 he produces a written confirmation by the relevant authority that he had successfully undergone treatment and/or rehabilitation at an approved institution; and (Amended 1/7/11)

.4 the MRA Laboratory certifies that no controlled drugs and/or prohibited substances were detected in the urine sample submitted by him for testing at his own cost. (Amended 1/7/11)

27.7 Notwithstanding that the criteria and requirements for the grant of licences or permits, registration or the issuance of MRA Passes set out in this Regulation are intended to be complied with by the applicant, the Committee or the Local Committee where applicable may at its sole discretion refuse to grant or to renew a licence, permit, registration or MRA Pass, depending on the facts of each application. (Amended 1/1/15)
28 Owners
28.1 A transfer of ownership will be registered only if the application is accompanied by a confirmation from its Trainer that no training fees are owed by the Owner.

28.2 The Owner registration fee must be paid to the Association in the January of each year.

28.3 If an Owner does not pay his registration fee by 31st January of each year, his owner’s licence may not be renewed. (Amended 15/6/13)

28.4 Managers are responsible for their partners’ registration fees and if these are unpaid by 31 January of any year, horses jointly owned by members of such partnerships may not be accepted or declared for any race. (Amended 15/6/13)

28.5 An Owner who is also an Ordinary Member of any of the Associated Clubs can deduct S$20/RM50 from the registration fee for each Associated Club which he belongs to. (Amended 24/6/16)

28.6 An Owner who is an Ordinary Member of all the Associated Clubs is exempted from paying any registration fee to the Association.

28.7 A registered Owner who subsequently has no registered horse must return his 'Owner Badge' to the Association. A refund on a monthly pro-rated basis for the remaining months of his current annual registration fee will be made provided that his badge is surrendered within three months of the de-registration of his horse.

28.8 An Owner wishing to withdraw his registration must notify the Secretary of the Association in writing, failing which he is liable for a year's fee.

28.9 Owners Registration Criteria

.1 Applicants for registration as Owners must be above 21 years of age. They should be in good financial standing and not bankrupt.

.2 Such applications shall be in the form as provided in Appendix 3, as may be modified from time to time and notified by the Association. Applicants are required to confirm that:
  1. they do not have any criminal record at the time of application; and
  2. the information stated in the application is true and correct.

.3 A person who has a record of disqualification under these Rules may not be registered for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of the disqualification; (Amended 15/6/13)

.4 A person whose application is not recommended by the Associated Club nearest to his place of residence as shown in his National Registration Identity Card or Passport, may not be registered;

.5 Any person who does not authorise or give consent to the Association to check on his relevant records or to seek other information relevant to the application, shall not be registered.
29 Testing Procedures for Testing Riders and Other Persons for Prohibited Substances
29.1 General

.1 The meanings of the expressions set out in Rule 136 shall apply in this Regulation, save where the context requires otherwise. (Amended 1/12/10)

.2 All Riders and Other Persons selected for testing shall be required to identify themselves to the Sample Collection Officer (the "SCO") who shall explain and supervise the procedure.

.3 The SCO shall be responsible for ensuring that each Sample is properly collected, identified and sealed.

.4 Aside from random testing under Regulations 29.2 and 29.3, the Stipendiary Stewards may also conduct Target Testing if the results from random testing fall within Regulations 29.6.

29.2 Selection of Riders

.1 In normal circumstances one jockey and one apprentice jockey will be tested at random at each Race Day at the discretion of the Stipendiary Stewards.

.2 The selected Riders shall be chosen by ballot conducted by the Stipendiary Stewards prior to racing, which may be attended by a Rider’s representative. Sequentially numbered balls (one representing each Rider) or suitable alternatives shall be placed in separate containers, one for jockeys and the other for apprentice jockeys respectively. The jockey and apprentice jockey whose allocated numbers are drawn from the respective containers shall be subject to testing hereunder.

.3 The selected Riders shall be informed upon arrival on course and directed to the SCO.

.4 For the purposes of this Rule, each Rider shall be allocated a number for the ballot.

29.3 Selection of Other Persons

.1 Other Licensed Persons or holders of MRA Passes ("Other Persons") may be selected to be tested at the sole discretion of the Stipendiary Stewards.

.2 The selected Other Persons shall be directed to the SCO.

29.4 Breathalyser

.1 Any Rider or Other Person selected for testing will be required to pass a breathalyser test before being allowed to ride or perform his duties, as the case may be. The SCO will demonstrate the use of the apparatus to assure the Rider or Other Persons that the equipment is working correctly.

.2 Any Rider who fails a breathalyser test will immediately be reported to the Stipendiary Stewards, and may not be permitted to ride pending an inquiry.

.3 Any Other Person who fails a breathalyser test will be immediately reported to the Stipendiary Stewards and may be suspended from performing his duties pending an inquiry.

29.5 Collection of Urine Sample

.1 Each Associated Club shall designate a Sample Collection Area (the "SCA") that meets the following requirements:
  1. Prior written approval has been obtained, from the Chief Stipendiary Steward of the Associated Club, for the area to be used for collecting samples from Riders and Other Persons selected for testing ("Persons Tested");
  2. The facility can be secured to restrict access to this area to authorised personnel and Persons Tested;
  3. The facility has all the equipment necessary for sample collection;
  4. The facility has storage facilities available for the temporary storage of samples at 4°C (± 3°C) in a locked or otherwise appropriately secured manner, until such samples are ready for secure transport and delivery to the MRA laboratory. Such facility must also be in an area where access can be restricted to authorised personnel only;
  5. The facility has a private area set aside for the Person Tested to provide the sample and an observer to witness the provision of the sample. There shall be no source of water in this area with the exception of a toilet with the water in the water cistern and toilet bowl dyed a distinctive colour; and
  6. The facility has a copy of the Associated Club’s current standard operating procedures available for reference, if required, by the sample collection personnel and the Person Tested.

.2 Each Associated Club shall appoint, in writing, a SCO who shall be responsible for ensuring that the process of sample collection, completion of sample collection documents and/or any other relevant forms is done in a manner that complies with the standard operating procedure ("SOP") approved by the Local Committee. The SCO shall also arrange the dispatch of the "A" sample to the MRA Laboratory.

.3 The SCO shall undertake the following tasks:
  1. Confirm the identity of any Person Tested by viewing his MRA pass or other suitable photo identification.
  2. Appoint a person (the "Observer") of the same gender as the Person Tested to witness the sample collection from the body of the Person Tested directly into the sample bottle. The Observer shall accompany the Person Tested at all times until the sample collection procedure is either completed or terminated on the order of the Chief Stipendiary Steward. The Observer shall attest to the fact that the sample is from the Person Tested by making the appropriate declaration on the Urine Sample Card.
  3. Provide a copy of the current SOP for sample collection when requested to do so by any Person Tested.
  4. Direct the Person Tested to remove any outer garments that may conceal items or substances which may either adulterate and/or interfere with the integrity of the sample.
  5. Direct that the Person Tested empty his pockets of all items and place these onto a tray for the duration of the sample collection.
  6. Instruct the Person to wash and then dry his hands prior to the sample collection. For the duration of the sample collection, the Person Tested shall not be given access to washing facilities, soap dispensers or any other substances that may adulterate the sample.
  7. Offer the Person Tested a choice of unused sample collection bottles and allow him to choose three. The SCO is to apply labels so that the bottles are marked as "A", "B" and "C" respectively. The SCO shall wear gloves at all times when handling these bottles.
  8. Direct the Person Tested to fill bottle "A" up to the half way mark with water and to use this water to rinse bottles "B" and "C" and the water is to be left in bottle "C".
  9. Direct the Person Tested and the Observer to proceed to a private area where the Observer shall witness the collection of at least 30 millilitres of urine from the body of the Person Tested into the "A" sample bottle. To facilitate the successful completion of this process, the Observer shall be instructed by the SCO to ensure that the Person Tested removes all clothing between waist and mid-thigh in order that he has an unobstructed view of the provision of the sample. Once the Person Tested is unable to provide any more urine, then the Person Tested shall return the sample collection bottle to the SCO.
  10. After the sample is collected, accept the "A" bottle containing the sample from the Person Tested and direct the Observer to confirm that he has observed the sample collection and to ascertain if he has any relevant observations to report. If the Observer reports any unusual or suspicious behaviour by the Person Tested, a note of this shall be made by the SCO on the Urine Sample Card and the Chief Stipendiary Steward of the Associated Club shall be informed accordingly.
  11. Determine the volume of urine in the "A" bottle and, if this exceeds thirty (30) millilitres, proceed with the next stage of the sample collection process. If the volume is less than thirty (30) millilitres, the SCO shall proceed in accordance with Regulation 29.6.1.
  12. Record the temperature of the urine sample supplied by the Person Tested within four (4) minutes of the sample being placed into the sample bottle. This shall be done by either marking the relevant area of an irreversible temperature-indicating strip attached to the bottle or by scanning the external surface of the sample bottle with a suitable infrared thermometer. Measurement of temperature by means of a thermometer inserted into the sample is strictly prohibited. If the temperature of the specimen is outside of the range 32°C to 38°C or the SCO has reason to believe that the sample provided by the Person Tested has been altered or substituted, he will proceed in accordance with Regulation 29.6.2.
  13. Direct the Person Tested to split the urine into equal amounts in bottles "A" and "B".
  14. Apply identically numbered tamper-proof seals to bottles "A", "B" and "C" and direct the Person Tested to initial on all three seals. A label with the same unique number shall be applied to the Urine Sample Card.
  15. Insert the "A", "B" and "C" bottles into separate tamper-proof security bags and then place them into temporary storage in the storage facilities referred to in Regulation 29.5.1(d).
  16. Complete the Urine Sample Card and any other documentation.
  17. Arrange for the A sample to be dispatched to the MRA Laboratory and ensure that the "B" and "C" bottles are stored in the storage facilities referred to in Regulation 29.5.1(d). The latter samples shall only be discarded after the MRA Laboratory reports that the corresponding A sample is negative and the Chief Stipendiary Steward of the Associated Club has given approval for the disposal

29.6 Invalid urine sample collection

.1 Where the Person Tested fails to provide at least thirty (30) millilitres of sample and declares that he is unable provide any more sample at that time, then the following shall apply:
  1. The collection bottles and any urine therein are disposed of in a proper manner by the SCO.
  2. A Rider who has a riding engagement shall be permitted to leave the SCA and must return immediately after completing the ride, save where prior permission has been granted by the Chief Stipendiary Steward of the Associated Club for a stipulated period of time, the Rider must return within that period of time.
  3. The Person Tested should be provided with the opportunity to re-hydrate by drinking from individually sealed, non-caffeinated and non-alcoholic beverages supplied by the Associated Club. It is recommended that the Person Tested consume approximately two hundred and fifty (250) millilitres of water every thirty (30) minutes. However, the consumption of beverages by the Person Tested is to be restricted to a maximum of one (1) litre by the SCO.
  4. Once the Person Tested states that he is ready to provide another sample, the SCO shall proceed to collect a new sample by resuming the process from Regulation 29.5.3(f) above.
  5. Where the SCO has reasonable suspicion of foul play in the failure of the Person Tested to provide 30 millilitres of, the Chief Stipendiary Steward of the Associated Club shall be informed accordingly.

.2 Where a urine sample falls outside of the permissible sample temperature range and/or where the SCO has reasonable suspicion that the sample provided by the Person Tested has been altered or substituted, the SCO shall do the following:
  1. Direct the Person Tested to split the urine into equal amounts in bottles "A" and "B".
  2. Apply the identically numbered tamper–proof seals to bottles "A", "B" and "C" and direct the Person Tested to initial on all three seals. A label with the same unique number is applied to the Urine Sample Card.
  3. Complete the Urine Sample Card and indicate in bold lettering that the sample may be invalid by writing "SAMPLE MAY NOT BE VALID – POSSIBLE TAMPERING" or similar declaration prominently on the Urine Sample Card and the sample sheet to be sent to the MRA Laboratory.
  4. Insert the "A", "B" and "C" bottles into separate tamper-proof security bags and place them in the storage facilities referred to in Regulation 29.5.1(d).
  5. Complete the Urine Sample Card and any other documentation.
  6. Notify the Stipendiary Stewards that the sample may have been tampered with.
  7. Proceed to collect another sample by resuming from Regulation 29.5.3(f) above and arrange for the "A" sample to be dispatched to the MRA Laboratory and ensure that the "B" and "C" bottles are stored in the storage facilities referred to in Regulation 29.5.1(d).
  8. The samples in the "B" and "C" bottles shall only be discarded after the MRA Laboratory reports that the corresponding "A" sample is negative and the Chief Stipendiary Steward of the Associated Club has given approval for the disposal.

29.7 Collection of Oral Fluid Sample (1/12/10)

.1 Each Associated Club shall designate a Sample Collection Area ("SCA") for Oral Fluids that meets the following requirements:
  1. Prior written approval has been obtained from the Chief Stipendiary Steward of the Associated Club for the area to be used for collecting samples from Riders and Other Persons selected for testing ("Persons Tested");
  2. The facility can be secured to restrict access to this area to authorized personnel and Persons Tested;
  3. The facility has all the equipment necessary for sample collection;
  4. The facility has storage facilities available where the samples can be kept in a locked or similarly secured manner, until such samples are ready for transport and delivery to the MRA Laboratory. This storage must be located in an area where access can be restricted to authorized personnel only.
  5. The facility has a private area set aside for the Person Tested to provide the sample and an observer to witness the provision of the sample.
  6. The facility has a copy of the Associated Club’s standard operating procedures ("SOP") available for reference, if required, by the sample collection personnel and the Person Tested.

.2 Each Associated Club shall appoint, in writing, a Sample Collection Officer ("SCO") who shall be responsible for ensuring that the process of sample collection, completion of sample collection documents and/or any other relevant forms are done in a manner that complies with the SOP approved by the local Committee.

.3 The SCO shall undertake the following tasks:
  1. Confirm the identity of any Person Tested by viewing his MRA pass or other suitable photo identification;
  2. Appoint a person (the "Observer") to witness the collection of the sample from the Person Tested. The Observer shall attest to the fact that the sample is from the Person Tested by making the appropriate declaration on the Oral Fluid Sample Card;
  3. Provide a copy of the SOP for sample collected when requested to do so by any Person Tested;
  4. Direct the Person Tested to remove any item or object from their mouth which may either adulterate and/or interfere with the integrity of the sample. The Person Tested is also not permitted to rinse their mouth with water or any other fluid, even if the purpose is to remove an adulterant. This should be allowed to clear by the natural production of saliva;
  5. Complete the Oral Fluid Sample Card and any other documentation; and
  6. After the sample is collected, direct the Observer to confirm that he has observed the sample collection process and to ascertain if he has any relevant observations to report. If the Observer reports any unusual or suspicious behavior by the Person Tested, a note of this shall be made by the SCO on the Oral Fluid Sample Card and the Chief Stipendiary Steward of the Associated Clubs shall be informed accordingly.

.4 Samples may be stored at a temperature up to 25ºC for a maximum period of 120 minutes after collection, thereafter the storage temperature shall be 4ºC ±3ºC.

.5 The oral fluid sample collection process may consist of the use of either one or two oral fluid collection devices. When the oral fluid is collected using a single device, instructions for splitting the oral fluid into two approximately equal portions shall be documented in the SOP.

.6 The two samples or the two aliquots of the one sample, obtained as described in MRA Regulation 29.7.5 above, shall be designated as the "A" and "B" sample. After sealing both containers with the same uniquely numbered label, they are then placed into separate tamper-proof security bags before being put into the storage area, described in MRA Regulation 29.7.4 above. The samples will be retained in this location until the "A" sample is dispatched to the MRA Laboratory for analysis and the "B" sample is sent for secure storage at the location stated in the SOP. The SCO shall also arrange the dispatch of the "A" sample to the MRA Laboratory.

.7 No control fluid or system blank will be obtained during the collection of an oral fluid sample.

.8 The Oral Fluid Sample Card or other equivalent documentation, must be completed as stated in the SOP.

.9 The "B" sample shall be destroyed after the MRA Laboratory reports that the corresponding A sample is negative for Prohibited Substances and the Chief Stipendiary Steward of the Associated Club has given approval for the disposal of the sample.
30 Stable Supervisors/Stable Managers
30.1 As a guide, a Trainer may employ a Stable Supervisor for every ten (10) horses under his charge or such other numbers as shall be determined and notified from time to time by the Association. Each Trainer may also employ a Stable Manager in his stable. (Amended 16/6/14)

30.2 Generally, a Stable Supervisor is a promotional grade for syces, track riders and stable hands. The criteria for licensing of Supervisors are as follows:

.1 Must have served at least three years with an MRA-licensed Trainer or a stable of a recognised racing authority;

.2 Pass a practical and theoretical examination set by the Stipendiary Stewards;

.3 Obtain a recommendation by the Stipendiary Stewards;

.4 Produce reference from previous employers;

.5 Pass a medical examination by an MRA-approved doctor; and

.6 An applicant must not have record of any criminal or bookmaking offences.

30.3 The criteria for licensing of a Stable Manager are as follows (16/6/14):

.1 Pass a theoretical examination on MRA Rules of Racing and Regulations set by the Stipendiary Stewards;

.2 Able to demonstrate prior experience, or ability to, in promoting and maintaining business arrangements with racehorse owners;

.3 Obtain a recommendation by the Stipendiary Stewards;

.4 An applicant must not have record of any criminal or bookmaking offences.

30A Equine Dentists (17/3/17)

30A.1 The criteria for licensing of an Equine Dentist are as follows:

.1 Must have a Certificate IV in Equine Dental Practice from Melbourne University and is recognized by SW TAFE Australia, or must possess equivalent qualification in his country of origin;

.2 Preferably registered with the Equine Dentist Association in his country of origin;

.3 Must provide references for his past work;

.4 Obtain recommendations from the Veterinary Surgeon and Stipendiary Steward of the respective Associated Clubs; and

.5 Must not have record of any criminal or bookmaking offences.

30B Equine Massage Therapists (17/3/17)

30B.1 The criteria for licensing of an Equine Massage Therapist are as follows:

.1 Must possess certification/s from the Equine Massage Academy (EMA) in the UK or equivalent qualification in his country of origin;

.2 Obtain recommendations from the Veterinary Surgeon and Stipendiary Steward of the respective Associated Clubs; and

.3 Must not have record of any criminal or bookmaking offences.
31 Subsidies
31.1 The subsidy paid to Trainers in respect of racing on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday will be as follows:

Subsidies Saturday Or Sunday Subsidy
S$/RM
Public Holiday Subsidy
S$/RM
(a) Stable Supervisor $8.00 $16.00
(b) Farrier (Amended 1/12/08) $7.60 $15.20
(c) Syce $6.10 $12.20


31.2 The Club holding a race meeting will pay a sum of S$/RM5 per day per horse when a horse is away from its home centre and participating in races at the Club. This payment is a subsidy towards the syces' outstation allowance and should be claimed by the respective Trainers from the Club holding the race meeting.
32 Track Riders
32.1 There shall be two grades of Track Riders, namely,
  1. Senior Track Riders who will be permitted to participate in barrier trials and tests but not ride in races, and
  2. Track Riders who will be permitted to participate in barrier trials and tests subject to approval from Stewards but not ride in races. (Amended 17/3/14)

32.2 The criteria for the registration of Senior Track Riders are:
.1
  1. Have held a full Professional Jockey licence from a recognised Turf Authority, or
  2. Have held an Apprentice Jockey licence from a recognized Turf Authority with proven performance records, or (Amended 1/1/15)
  3. Have been an MRA licensed Track Rider for a continuous period of six years. (1/1/15)

.2 Be at least eighteen (18) years of age and not older than sixty (60), save where the Association has waived such age limit;

.3 Passed a medical examination by an MRA-approved doctor;

.4 Produce references from previous employers;

.5 Passed a practical test conducted by the Stipendiary Stewards; and

.6 Must not have record of any criminal or bookmaking offences

32.3 The criteria for the registration of Track Riders are:

.1 Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and not older than sixty (60) years;

.2 Pass a medical examination;

.3 Obtain a performance riding test and recommendation from the Stipendiary Stewards; and

.4 Must not have record of any criminal or bookmaking offences.

32.4 An applicant, for registration as a Track Rider, with a previous record of drug abuse, who otherwise satisfies the criteria set out in these Regulations, may be issued with an MRA Pass provided the following conditions are met:

.1 such previous record of drug-abuse discloses that it was the applicant’s only conviction;

.2 a period of not less than five (5) years has lapsed since he completed serving any sentence imposed by a court of law on a charge of consumption of controlled drugs;

.3 production of a written confirmation by the relevant authority that he had successfully undergone treatment and/or rehabilitation at an approved institution; and

.4 certification by the MRA Laboratory that no controlled drugs and prohibited substances have been detected in the urine sample submitted by him for testing at his own cost.
33 Assistant Trainers
33.1 As a guide, a Trainer may employ an Assistant Trainer for every twenty (20) horses under his charge or such other numbers as shall be determined and notified from time to time by the Association. (Amended 1/12/12)

33.2 An Assistant Trainer should be available to attend race meetings and deputise for a Trainer who has been granted permission to be absent or is unable to attend race meetings. (Amended 1/12/12)

33.3 Assistant Trainer Licensing Criteria (Amended 1/12/12)

.1 An applicant for an Assistant Trainer licence must be from one of the following three categories:

.1 A person who holds or has held an Assistant Trainer licence or its equivalent for a period of at least one (1) year with a registered racing authority; or (Amended 1/12/10)

.2 A person who has successfully completed the Diploma of Horse Business Management Course conducted by the Marcus Oldham College or Certificate IV in Racing (Thoroughbred) – Trainer course conducted by Traintech 2000 Pty Ltd or such other institutions approved by the Association; or

.3 A citizen or permanent resident of Malaysia or Singapore who satisfies the following criteria :

.1 he is a stablehand who has served at least three years as a Stable Supervisor at its equivalent grade with a licensed trainer with a recognised racing authority; or

.2 he is a veterinary surgeon or jockey who has served up to a year as a Stable Supervisor. In exceptional cases, they can be directly appointed as an Assistant Trainer;

.3 he is a jockey who has completed a one-year course on stable management with a recognised overseas racing institution, such as the Taft College in Australia or the University of Arizona in the United States; or

.4 he is a former official of the Association.

.2 All applicants for an Assistant Trainer licence:

.1 Must have a good disciplinary record;

.2 Must have passed a practical and theoretical examination set by the Stipendiary Stewards;

.3 Must be recommended by the Stipendiary Stewards;

.4 Must pass a medical examination conducted by a MRA-approved doctor;

.5 Preferably have a secondary education or its equivalent; and

.6 Must not have record of any criminal or bookmaking offences.
34 Trainers
34.1 Trainers Licensing Criteria

.1 An applicant for a MRA Professional Trainer Licence must be from one of the following categories:
  1. A person who holds or has held an MRA Trainer licence;
  2. A person who has held an MRA Assistant Trainer licence for at least three years;
  3. A person who holds or has held an overseas Professional Trainer licence for a continuous period of three years. However, where a person has held a Professional Trainer licence for less than a continuous period of three years, but has been employed as Foreman in a Group Training Establishment in a recognised overseas racing jurisdiction for a continuous period of six years during which he has acted in the capacity of an Assistant Trainer for a period of three years in that Group Training Establishment would be considered to have satisfied this criteria.
  4. A person who is an ex-jockey or Professional Equine Veterinary Surgeon and has served at least two years as an Assistant Trainer.

    Save that in exceptional cases a jockey may be directly appointed as a Professional Trainer.
  5. A person who is a former official of the Association

.2 In addition, the applicant must satisfy the following criteria:
  1. Must be at least twenty one (21) years of age and not older than sixty-seven (67) years of age; (Amended 16/6/17)
  2. Passed written and oral tests conducted by the Stipendiary Stewards;
  3. Passed a practical test conducted by a panel consisting of an MRA Trainer representative, a Veterinary Surgeon and an MRA Stipendiary Steward;
  4. Obtained a recommendation by the Stipendiary Stewards;
  5. Have a good disciplinary record in racing;
  6. Have produced owners' support for a minimum of fifteen (15) horses;
  7. Provide a banker's references which should indicate his financial standing and show that he had maintained an active account for the past three years and has a balance in fixed deposits and current account savings, exceeding S$100,000/RM250,000 for the six months immediately preceding the date of application for a licence; (Amended 24/6/16)
  8. Deposited a banker's guarantee or cash deposit of an amount to be determined by his Club; and
  9. Passed a medical examination by a MRA-approved doctor.

.3 An applicant must not have record of any criminal or bookmaking offences.

.4 An "overseas" applicant must submit:
  1. Performance record giving the names of horses trained and the number of runners and winners; and
  2. Disciplinary records for the preceding three (3) years.

.5 If an expatriate applicant obtains a licence, he must register ten (10) new horses within twelve (12) months of being licensed as MRA Trainer.

.6 A Trainer applying for renewal of his licence must submit a stable management account for the previous year.

.7 A Trainer who is sixty-seven (67) years of age may apply for extension of his licence, and such application will be considered on its individual merits, provided that such application will only be considered if the Trainer is certified medically fit, has a clean disciplinary record and is not delinquent in his payments to the Clubs and the Association. (Amended 16/6/17)

.8 Any applicant must not be delinquent in any of his payments to any of the Clubs and/or the Association.

.9 Notwithstanding that the licensing criteria set out in this Regulation is intended to be adhered to as closely as possible, the Committee may at its sole discretion waive or vary certain criteria depending on the facts of each application for a licence.

34.2 Amateur Trainer Licensing Criteria (31/3/08)

An applicant for an annual general permit to train under Rule 40 (1) must:

.1 have a good disciplinary record in racing;

.2 pass a medical examination by a doctor approved by the Association;

.3 not have record of any criminal or bookmaking offences;

.4 be not less than the age of twenty one (21); and

.5 satisfy any other requirement which may be from time to time notified by the Association.
35 Winning Commissions
35.1 The syces' winning commissions are as follows:
  1. S$/RM500   Winner of a Feature Race
  2. S$/RM400   Winner of an Ordinary Race
  3. S$/RM140   Second Place
  4. S$/RM90   Third Place
  5. S$/RM55   Fourth Place
MISCELLANEOUS
36 Accident, Injuries and Medical Attention
.1 After a fall, injury or accident during track work or in a race, a Jockey/Amateur Rider must be medically examined immediately, failing which he may not be permitted to ride again or claim any benefits that he may otherwise be entitled to. Such an incident must also be reported immediately to the Stipendiary Steward and the Club Secretary. (Amended 18/4/08)

.2 A Jockey/Amateur Rider who is excused from riding on medical grounds must produce a medical certificate of fitness before he can resume riding. (Amended 18/4/08)

.3 A Jockey/Amateur Rider who has been declared to ride and is subsequently stood down on medical grounds must immediately inform the Club Secretary or the Stipendiary Steward and produce a medical certificate certifying that he is unfit to ride, from a doctor approved by the Association. The Jockey/Amateur Rider must produce a medical certificate of fitness before he can resume riding. (Amended 18/4/08)

.4 Medical expenses will be paid by the Association for injuries sustained by registered Jockeys/Amateur Riders when riding track work or in races, provided that (Amended 18/4/08):

.1 such medical expenses are incurred in respect of treatment in Singapore or Malaysia, and (Amended 18/4/08)

.2 such medical expenses shall not be claimed in excess of (Amended 18/4/08):

.1 a period of two (2) years from the date of the injuries being first sustained, or (Amended 18/4/08)

.2 a sum of money as may be, from time to time, notified by the Association, (Amended 18/4/08)

whichever shall occur first. (Amended 18/4/08)

.5 Trainers may undertake their own insurance coverage for themselves in regard to Personal Accident and Hospital Surgical Insurance as the Association no longer provides this coverage. They must also take such coverage for their employees.

.6 A Jockey/Amateur Rider who is injured is entitled to hospitalisation in a twin-bedded ward in Singapore or Malaysia. Where a bed in a twin-bedded ward is not available, a Jockey/Amateur Rider may be accommodated in a single-bed ward. (Amended 18/4/08)

.7 Nothing in these Regulations are to be construed, or relied on in any Court of law, as conferring upon all persons mentioned under the definition in MRA Rule of Racing 6(1) the status of "employees" or "servants", whether of the Association or its Associated Clubs, under the Workplace Safety and Health Act 2006 (Singapore) or Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 (Malaysia). (13/11/15)

.8 When an Apprentice Jockey is below the age of 21, the Apprentice Jockey’s guardian, namely the person who has signed the Indenture Agreement on behalf of the Apprentice Jockey, shall also be bound by the MRA Rules of Racing and Regulations. (13/11/15)
37 Entry Fees
37.1 All horse entry fees shall be determined and notified by the Associated Clubs from time to time. (Amended 1/4/17)

37.2 The Association will retain S$/RM40 from each entry and the remaining sums will be credited to the Associated Club conducting the race meeting to defray its expenses. (Amended 1/4/17)

37.3 A refund of entry fees less the charge of S$/RM50 will be made only when the horse is withdrawn by order of the Racing Stewards or is a scratching on veterinary grounds. (Amended 1/4/17)
38 Leave of Absence
38.1 A Trainer or Jockey must obtain the permission of the Stipendiary Steward whenever he wishes to:
  1. be absent from a racing centre during a race meeting, or
  2. leave the racecourse within fifteen minutes after the "ALL CLEAR" of the race in which he has a horse or ride, as the case may be.

38.2 A Trainer or Jockey must obtain the approval of the Association or the Associated Club, as the case may be, prior to taking a leave of absence. The Association or the Associated Club must approve a leave of absence for such period as it deems fit but not more than six (6) months in any calendar year. (Amended 1/1/15)

38.3 In the event that a Trainer or Jockey fails to resume training or riding, as the case may be, after his approved period of leave of absence, the Committee or the Local Committee, as the case may be, shall be entitled to require the Trainer or Jockey to show cause as to why his licence should not be cancelled. (Amended 1/1/15)

38.4 A Trainer or Jockey who fails to satisfy the Committee or the Local Committee, in the show cause proceedings pursuant to Regulation 38.3, that his failure to resume training or riding, as the case may be, was for justifiable reasons, shall have his licence cancelled. (Amended 1/1/15)
39 Malayan Racing Association Benevolent Fund (ex Sugden Benevolent Fund)
39.1 The attention of Trainers, Jockeys/Amateur Riders and Apprentice is drawn to the matter of incapacitation allowances payable under the Rules of the Malayan Racing Association Benevolent Fund. (Amended 18/4/08)

39.2 All parties concerned are hereby notified that the allowances stated under this Rule shall be fixed by the Committee. (Amended 18/4/08)

39.3 The amount of payment which may be awarded to a claimant from the Fund, in the event of temporary disability, shall be, as may be from time to time, notified by the Committee. (Amended 18/4/08)

39.4 These benefits are not assured, but are intended to be benevolent allowances. The amount whereof will be in the absolute discretion of the Committee. (Amended 18/4/08)

39.5 Jockeys/Amateur Riders are hereby notified that claims for expenses in respect of dental treatment will only be accepted in cases where the claim arose out of an accident occasioned in the course of work. (Amended 18/4/08)
40 Medical Certificates
40.1 All Trainers and Jockeys are hereby notified that, any Jockey or Apprentice Jockey who has been declared to ride and is subsequently stood down on medical grounds, must produce to the Stipendiary Steward a medical certificate that he is unfit to ride from a doctor approved by the Malayan Racing Association. The medical certificates must be obtained from one of the MRA approved doctors who are appointed by the Turf Clubs at the various racing centres as may be from time to time notified in writing by the Association.
41 Medications containing Prohibited Substances
41.1 A Trainer may be fined, suspended or disqualified if any medication containing any prohibited substances is found in any stable under his control or management unless the medication was supplied by a Veterinary Surgeon or was obtained from a registered pharmacy or registered medical practitioner after the Trainer has complied with the provisions of these Regulations.

41.2 Any Veterinary Surgeon supplying any medication to a Trainer to be administered to a horse shall issue to the Trainer a prescription:

.1 identifying the medication by its generic name or trade name and the quantity supplied;

.2 identifying the horse by name and brand number to which the medication will be administered;

.3 giving specific directions for the use of the medication, including the dosage, frequency and duration of its administration; and

.4 supplying an approximate withdrawal time for the administration of the medication.

41.3 The Veterinary Surgeon shall keep a copy of any prescription issued by him to a Trainer for a period of at least six (6) months after the completion of treatment and shall make an entry in the permanent veterinary record of the horse relating to the supply of the medication.

41.4 The copy of the prescription retained by the Trainer must be produced to the Stipendiary Stewards upon demand.

41.5 Any Trainer who wishes to use any unused or leftover medication supplied for the treatment of a particular horse to treat another horse shall obtain a new written prescription from the Veterinary Surgeon before he administers the medication to the second horse.

41.6 Where a Trainer wishes to use a medication containing a prohibited substances which cannot be obtained from a Veterinary Surgeon, the Trainer may purchase the medication from a registered pharmacy or registered medical practitioner after obtaining the permission in writing of the Senior Veterinary Surgeon of the Club to use the medication.

41.7 Upon making a purchase of the medication referred to in these Regulations the Trainer shall present the medication to the Veterinary Surgeon for identification and, if necessary, for analysis prior to administering the medication to any horse in his stable and obtain a written prescription from the Veterinary Surgeon for administering the medication to one or more horses named in the prescription.

41.8 Every Trainer shall keep proper records in a form required by the Association of all medications containing prohibited substances administered to horses under his charge. (Amended 5/9/11)

41.9 A Veterinary Surgeon who has treated a horse shall provide the Trainer with a written advice of every treatment administered to a horse under the Trainer’s charge. (Amended 5/9/11)
42 Metropolitan Meetings in Australia and Totalisator Meetings in New Zealand
42.1 Metropolitan Racecourses in Australia

Race Meetings held at the following racecourses that have Metropolitan Status pursuant to the Australian Rules of Racing are:

STATES MEETING
1   NEW SOUTH WALES Canterbury
Randwick
Rosehill
Warwick Farm
2   NORTHERN TERRITORY Darwin Cup Meeting (Listed Race)
3   QUEENSLAND Doomben
Eagle Farm
Gold Coast (Magic Millions Meeting)
Ipswich (Ipswich Cup Meeting)
4   SOUTH AUSTRALIA Cheltenham
Morphetville
Oakbank (EasterMeeting)
Victoria Park
5   TASMANIA Elwick
Mowbray
6   VICTORIA Caulfield
Flemington
Moonee Valley
Sandown
7   WEST AUSTRALIA Ascot
Belmont


42.2 Totalisator Meetings in New Zealand

The Totalisator Club Meetings of New Zealand are listed monthly in the New Zealand Racing Calendar published by the New Zealand Racing Conference.
43 Pregnant Filly or Mare
43.1 Any MRA-registered filly or mare shall be permitted to race or take part in any trial or track work provided such filly or mare is less than 120 days pregnant.

43.2 A trainer/owner intending to breed a MRA-registered filly or mare must:
  1. register the filly or mare with the MRA (Malaysian) Stud Book before the filly or mare is covered by a stallion.
  2. notify the Stipendiary Stewards in writing as soon as possible of the pregnancy of any filly or mare under his/her charge and enclose a covering certificate from a registered breeder endorsed by the MRA (Malaysian) Stud Book or from the Stud Book/Racing Authority of the exporting country.

43.3 Any filly or mare returning to racing after having had a foal would be required to pass a satisfactory 1000-metre gallop trial and veterinary examination prior to entry for races.
44 MRA (Malaysian) Stud Book
Schedule of Fees

SCHEDULE OF MRA (MALAYSIAN) STUD BOOK FEES

No. STUD BOOKING MRA FEE
(RM)
1.0 FOAL REGISTRATION -
1.1 Basic 100.00
1.1.1 Certificate of Identity/Document of Description No Charge
1.1.2 Late Registration Penalties No Charge
1.2 Duplicate Certificate 250.00
1.3 Bloodtyping - Sampling Fee
Parentage Verification Cost
300.00
2.0 BROODMARE REGISTRATION -
2.1 Basic 100.00
2.2 Annual Mare Return Fee 80.00
2.3 Late Fees - 1st Month 50.00
2.3.1 2nd Month 100.00
2.3.2 3rd Month 200.00
2.4 Change of Ownership 80.00
2.5 Bloodtyping - Sampling Fee
Parentage Verification Cost
300.00
3.0 STALLION REGISTRATION -
3.1 Basic 500.00
3.2 Annual Stallion Return Fee 125.00
3.3 Late Fees - 1st Month 50.00
3.3.1 2nd Month 100.00
3.3.2 3rd Month 200.00
3.4 Change of Ownership 80.00
3.5 Bloodtyping - Sampling Fee
Parentage Verification Cost
300.00
4.0 EXPORT REGISTRATION -
4.1 Stud Book Certificate 200.00
4.2 Late Fee 650.00
4.3 Passport Endorsement 75.00
5.0 IMPORT REGISTRATION -
5.1 Import Certificate 80.00
5.2 Late Fee NIL
6.0 NAMING REGISTRATION (NON-RACING PURPOSE ONLY) -
6.1 Basic 80.00
6.2 Change of Name – Registration with Country of Origin 150.00
7.0 ISSUE OF IDENTITY DOCUMENTATION -
7.1 Passport Issue No Charge
7.2 Duplicate Issue 100.00
8.0 PROMOTION TO THOROUGHBRED OR VEHICLE STATUS -
8.1 Basic 1000.00
EXPLANATORY NOTES ON THE MRA (MALAYSIAN) STUD BOOK FEES
(with the relevant Malaysian Stud Book Rules)
1.0 FOAL REGISTRATION

Purpose : Identification and verification of the authenticity of the foal. (MSB Rule 6.12)

1.1 Basic Fee  : RM100.00

1.2 DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE

Purpose : To encourage certificate security.

Basic Fee : RM250.00

1.3 BLOODTYPING

Purpose : To determine the confirmed parentage of the foal. (MSB Rule 6.4/6.4.1/6.4.2/6.5)

Sampling/Verification Fee : RM300.00

2.0 BROODMARE REGISTRATION

Purpose : To ensure eligibility for registration into the MRA (Malaysian) Stud Book. (MSB Rule 6.11/15.2/15.3)

2.1 Basic Fee : RM100.00

2.2 ANNUAL MARE RETURN FEE

Purpose : To maintain current and consistent records of the active broodmares in the Stud Book. (MSB Rule 6.2/6.7)

Annual Fee : RM80.00

2.3 LATE CHARGES

Purpose : To discourage the delay of registering broodmares. (MSB Rule 6.4.1)

Late Fee : 1st Month : RM 50.00

2nd Month : RM100.00

3rd Month : RM200.00

2.4 CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP

Purpose : To authenticate transfer of ownership of broodmare.

Basic Fee : RM80.00

2.5 BLOODTYPING/PARENTAGE VALIDATION

Purpose : To determine the confirmed parentage of the broodmare.

Sampling/Verification Fee : RM300.00

3.0 STALLION REGISTRATION

Purpose : To ensure eligibility for registration into the MRA (Malaysian) Stud Book. (MSB Rule 15.2/15.3)

3.1 Basic Fee : RM500.00

3.2 ANNUAL STALLION RETURN FEE

Purpose : To maintain current and consistent records of the active stallions in the Stud Book. (MSB Rule 3.4)

Annual Fee : RM125.00

3.3 LATE CHARGES

Purpose : To discourage the delay of registering stallions. (MSB Rule 3.4/4.4)

Late Fee : 1st Month : RM 50.00

2nd Month : RM100.00

3rd Month : RM200.00

3.4 CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP

Purpose : To authenticate transfer of ownership of stallion.

Basic Fee : RM80.00

3.5 BLOODTYPING/PARENTAGE VALIDATION

Purpose : To determine the confirmed parentage of the stallion.

Sampling/Verification Fee : RM300.00

4.0 EXPORT REGISTRATION

Purpose : To enable both the proper documentation and control of breeding horses leaving the country.

4.1 STUD BOOK CERTIFICATE

Purpose : To endorse the authenticity of the horse or foal leaving the country. (MSB Rule 14.4)

Stud Book Certificate Fee : RM200.00

4.2 LATE FEE CHARGES

Purpose : To discourage the improper exportation (late and unauthorised lodgements) of horses or foals. (MSB Rule 14.4)

Late Fee : RM650.00

4.3 PASSPORT ENDORSEMENT

Purpose : Issued as an aid pertaining to the identification of the horse. (MSB Rule 14.3)

Passport Endorsement Fee : RM75.00

5.0 IMPORT REGISTRATION

Purpose : To enable the proper documentation and control of horses entering the country. (MSB Rule 15.2)

Import Certificate Fee : RM80.00

6.0 NAMING REGISTRATION (NON-RACING PURPOSE ONLY)

Purpose : To enhance the identification of a horse(s).

6.1 Basic Fee : RM80.00

6.2 CHANGE OF NAME - REGISTRATION WITH COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Purpose : For use in probable event of owner transfer.

Basic Fee : RM150.00

7.0 ISSUE OF IDENTITY DOCUMENTATION

Purpose : To accurately determine the authentication of the horse throughout its entire racing or breeding career.

7.1 Basic Fee : NIL

7.2 DUPLICATE PASSPORT

Purpose : To encourage passport security. (MSB Rule 12.10)

Basic Fee : RM100.00

8.0 PROMOTION TO THOROUGHBRED STATUS

Purpose : To submit recommendations to the International Stud Book Committee for promoting a non-thoroughbred horse to the Thoroughbred Stud Book based on recordings of eight consecutive thoroughbred crosses including the generation of which it is a progeny.

8.1 Basic Fee : RM1000.00
45 Prohibited Substances and Threshold Levels
45.1 Prohibited Substances and Threshold Levels (in horses)

Substances acting on the nervous system

Substances acting on the cardiovascular system

Substances acting on the respiratory system

Substances acting on the digestive system

Substances acting on the urinary system

Substances acting on the reproductive system

Substances acting on the musculoskeletal system

Substances acting on the blood system

Substances acting on the immune system other than those in licensed vaccines

Substances acting on the endocrine system, endocrine secretions and their synthetic counterparts

Any other substances that may from time to time be deemed to be a Prohibited Substance by the Committee and which has been notified by the Association.

PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES INCLUDE:

Anti-pyretics, analgesics and anti-inflammatory Substances Cytotoxic Substances

Antihistamines

Diuretics

Local anaesthetics

Muscle relaxants

Respiratory stimulants

Sex hormones, anabolic agents and corticosteroids

Substances affecting blood coagulation

PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES: THRESHOLD LEVELS

Arsenic 0.3 microgram per millilitre in urine (Amended 18/4/11)

Boldenone 0.015 microgram free and conjugated boldenone per millilitre in urine from male horses (other than geldings) (Amended 18/4/11)

Carbon Dioxide 36 millimoles available carbon dioxide per litre in plasma

Cobalt 0.025 microgram per millilitre in plasma or 0.100 microgram per millilitre in urine (Amended 13/11/15)

Dimethyl Sulfoxide 15 micrograms per millilitre in urine or 1 microgram per millilitre in plasma (Amended 18/4/11)

Estranediol in male 0.045 microgram free and glucuroconjugated

horses (other than 5α-estrane-3β, 17α-diol per millilitre in urine geldings) (Amended 1/9/09)

Hydrocortisone 1 microgram per millilitre in urine (Amended 18/4/11)

Methoxytyramine 4 micrograms free and conjugated 3-methoxytyramine per millilitre in urine (Amended 18/4/11)

Salicylic Acid 750 micrograms per millilitre in urine or 6.5 micrograms per millilitre in plasma (Amended 18/4/11)

Testosterone 0.02 microgram free and conjugated testosterone per millilitre in urine from geldings, or 100 picograms free testosterone per millilitre in plasma from geldings, or 0.055 microgram free and conjugated testosterone per millilitre in urine from fillies and mares (unless in foal) (Amended 26/11/14)

Theobromine 2 micrograms per millilitre in urine or 0.3 microgram theobromine per millilitre in plasma (18/4/11)

N.B. The conjugated substance is the substance that can be liberated from conjugates.

45.2 Prohibited Substances and Threshold Levels (for Riders and Other Persons)

Prohibited Substances for Riders, for the purposes of these Rules shall be any substances which fall into the following classes:
  1. Stimulants
  2. Narcotics
  3. Anorectics
  4. Diuretics
  5. Depressants
  6. Alcohol
  7. Dissociative Anaesthetics (2/4/12)
  8. Hallucinogens
  9. Muscle Relaxants
  10. Any other substances, not included in the above classes but, which, in the opinion of the Medical Officer, may affect a Rider's health, ability to safely perform the duties of a Rider and/or which may alter the integrity and/or validity of the testing results obtained.

45.3 Without prejudice to the generality of these Regulations, Prohibited Substances (Riders and Other Persons) in Malaysia shall exclude the following: (Amended 11/11/16)
  1. Alcohol at or below a concentration of 0.02% on a breath analyser.
  2. Cannabinoids at or below a concentration of 15 microgram per litre of urine and 10 microgram per litre in oral fluid. (Amended 11/11/16)
  3. Dextromethorphan or dextrorphan at or below a concentration of 500 microgram per litre in urine and 1 microgram per litre in oral fluid. (Amended 11/11/16)
  4. Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine at or below a concentration of 500 microgram per litre in urine and 50 microgram per litre in oral fluid. (Amended 11/11/16)
  5. Diuretics at or below a concentration of 500 microgram per litre in urine. (Amended 11/11/16)
  6. Codeine at or below a concentration of 300 microgram per litre in urine and 30 microgram per litre in oral fluid. (Amended 11/11/16)

45.3A Without prejudice to the generality of these Regulations, Prohibited Substances (Riders and Other Persons) in Singapore shall exclude the following: (11/11/16)
  1. Alcohol at or below a concentration of 0.02% on a breath analyser. (11/11/16)
  2. Dextromethorphan or dextrorphan at or below a concentration of 500 microgram per litre in urine and 1 microgram per litre in oral fluid. (11/11/16)
  3. Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine at or below a concentration of 500 microgram per litre in urine and 50 microgram per litre in oral fluid. (11/11/16)
  4. Diuretics at or below a concentration of 500 microgram per litre in urine. (11/11/16)
  5. Codeine at or below a concentration of 300 microgram per litre in urine and 30 microgram per litre in oral fluid. (11/11/16)

45.4 The Prohibited Substances specifically listed in these Regulations shall not be regarded as exhaustive and shall include any other substances that may from time to time be deemed to be a Prohibited Substance by the Committee and which has been notified by the Association.
46 Referee Laboratories and Samples
46.1 Referee Laboratories (Approved by MRA)

.1 Analysis of Equine Referee Samples (10/12/07)

.1 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Laboratory
Sha Tin Racecourse
N.T., Hong Kong

.2 Racing Analytical Services Ltd
400 Epsom Road
Flemington
Victoria 3031
Australia

.3 LGC Limited (Amended 18/3/16)
Newmarket Road
Fordham, Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom CB7 5WW

.4 Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory
Royal Randwick Racecourse
Alison Road
NSW 2033
Australia

.5 Laboratoire des Courses Hippiques
15 rue de Paradis
91370 verrieres le Buisson
France

.2 Analysis of Riders and Other Persons Referee Samples (10/12/07)

.1 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Laboratory
Sha Tin Racecourse
N.T., Hong Kong

.2 Racing Analytical Services Ltd
400 Epsom Road
Flemington
Victoria 3031
Australia

.3 Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory
Royal Randwick Racecourse
Alison Road
NSW 2033
Australia

.4 Laboratoire des Courses Hippiques
15 rue de Paradis
91370 verrieres le Buisson
France

46.2 Referee Samples (in respect of horses)

.1 The Secretary of the Association will from time to time forward to the Secretary of each Associated Club the names and addresses of the laboratories approved by the Association to be Referee Laboratories. (Amended 1/7/08)

.2 When a sample is taken from a horse it will be split into two parts, one part will be analysed by the MRA Laboratory, and the other part, known as Referee Sample, will be held by the Associated Club where the sample was taken. The Referee Sample shall only be disposed of by the Associated Club one (1) month or more after the MRA Laboratory declares that no Prohibited Substances were found in the Sample sent to the laboratory for testing. (Amended 10/12/07)

.3 Within seven (7) days of the Trainer being notified of the presence of a Prohibited Substance from a sample collected from a horse under his charge, the Trainer may request, in writing, that the Referee Sample be sent to one of the MRA Approved Referee Laboratories. When despatching the Referee Sample to the Referee Laboratory, the Secretary of the Association shall ask the nominated laboratory to confirm the presence of the Prohibited Substance(s) reported on the certificate issued by the MRA Laboratory. Confirmation of the results shall be conclusive proof of the presence of the Prohibited Substance. (Amended 1/7/08)

.4 In the event the Trainer fails to make the request within the time period specified in these Regulations the Trainer shall be deemed to have accepted the finding of the MRA Laboratory relating to the sample and there shall be no further recourse to challenge the said finding of the MRA Laboratory which shall be conclusive proof of the presence of the said Prohibited Substance in the said sample. (Amended 10/12/07)

.5 A certificate provided by the Referee Laboratory confirming the presence of the said Prohibited Substance in the sample sent to the Referee Laboratory shall be conclusive proof of the presence of the said Prohibited Substance in the said sample. (Amended 10/12/07)

.6 All costs arising from the despatch of the Referee Sample to the MRA Approved Referee Laboratory shall be to the account of the Trainer. (Amended 10/12/07)

46.3 Referee Samples (in respect of Riders, or Other Persons)

.1 Within seven (7) days of a Rider or Other Person being notified of the presence of a Prohibited Substance from a sample collected from him, the Rider or Other Person may request, in writing, for the referee sample be sent to one of the MRA Approved Referee Laboratories. When despatching the Referee Sample to the Referee Laboratory, the Secretary of the Association shall ask the Referee Laboratory to confirm the presence of the Prohibited Substance(s) reported on the certificate issued by the MRA Laboratory which shall be conclusive proof of the presence of the said Prohibited Substance in the said sample. (Amended 1/7/08)

.2 In the event the Rider or Other Person fails to make the request within the time period specified in these Regulations the Rider or Other Person shall be deemed to have accepted the finding of the MRA Laboratory relating to the sample and there shall be no further recourse to challenge the said finding of the MRA Laboratory which shall be conclusive proof of the presence of the said Prohibited Substance in the said sample. (Amended 10/12/07)

.3 A certificate provided by the Referee Laboratory confirming the presence of the said Prohibited Substance in the sample sent to the Referee Laboratory shall be conclusive proof of the presence of the said Prohibited Substance in the said sample. (Amended 10/12/07)

.4 All costs arising from the despatch of the Referee Sample to the Referee Laboratory shall be to the account of the Rider or Other Person. (Amended 10/12/07)
47 Schedule of Fees
(Amended 17/3/17)
SCHEDULE OF FEES FEES IN
S$
FEES IN
(RM)
1 Registration of Owner Membership
(From 1 January to 31 December)
456.00 1,140.00
2 Registration of Owner Membership
(From 1 July to 31 December)
240.00 600.00
3 Renewal of Owner Membership 456.00 1,140.00
4 Registration of Horse 40.00 100.00
5 Registration of Assumed Name 40.00 100.00
6 Change of Constitution of Assumed Name 40.00 100.00
7 Change of Name of Horse 800.00 2,000.00
8 Change of Assumed Name 40.00 100.00
9 Registration / Renewal of Racing Colours 40.00 100.00
10 Sale of Horse (Transfer) 80.00 200.00
11 Registration / Renewal of Licence of Stable Supervisor/Stable Manager 40.00 100.00
12 Registration / Renewal of Licence of 10.00 25.00
13 Registration / Renewal of Licence of Track Rider 10.00 25.00
14 Registration / Renewal of Licence of Senior Track Rider 20.00 50.00
15 Registration / Renewal of Licence of Farrier 10.00 25.00
16 Registration / Renewal of Licence of Stable Clerk 10.00 25.00
17 Registration / Renewal of Licence of Valet 10.00 25.00
18 Application for Licence (Syce, Senior Track Rider, Track Rider, Farrier, Stable Clerk, Valet) (Amended 1/1/17) 50.00 125.00
19 Application for Licence (Stable Supervisor) (Amended 1/1/17) 250.00 625.00
20 Application for Licence (Stable Manager) (Amended 1/1/17) 500.00 1,250.00
21 Registration / Renewal of Licence of Trainer (Amended 1/1/17) 160.00 400.00
22 Registration / Renewal of Licence of Assistant Trainer (Amended 1/1/17) 80.00 200.00
23 Application for Licence (Professional Trainer and AssistantTrainer) (Amended 1/1/17) 800.00 2,000.00
24 Application for Licence of Equine Dentist (Amended 17/3/17) 500.00 1,250.00
25 Registration / Renewal of Licence of Equine Dentist (Amended 17/3/17) 40.00 100.00
26 Application for Licence of Equine Massage Therapist (Amended 17/3/17) 500.00 1,250.00
27 Registration / Renewal of Licence of Equine Massage Therapist (Amended 17/3/17) 40.00 100.00
28 Registration / Renewal of Spelling Station (Amended 17/3/17) 100.00 250.00
29 Registration / Renewal of Horse Float (Amended 17/3/17) 100.00 250.00
30 Lodgement of Appeal to Racing Stewards (under Rule 9(4)(a)) (17/3/17) 1,000.00 2,500.00
31 Lodgement of Appeal to MRA Committee (under Rule 9(4)(a)) (17/3/17) 4,000.00 10,000.00
32 Lodgement of Appeal to Appeal Panel (under Rule 9(4)(b)) (17/3/17) 2,000.00 5,000.00
33 Retrieval of Racing Information for the past 1 year to current (17/3/17) 300.00 750.00
34 Retrieval of Racing Information from the past 5 years to current (17/3/17) 500.00 1,250.00
35 Retrieval of Racing Information for above past 5 years (maximum up to past 10 years) (17/3/17) 1,000.00 2,500.00
48 Spelling Stations
MRA approved spelling stations are as follows:

.1 Equine Spelling (M) Sdn Bhd
Jalan Chemor
Tanjong Rambutan
31250 Perak
Malaysia

.2 Hillsview Spelling Station
8 Tambun Heights
31400 Ipoh, Perak
Malaysia

.3 Ponderosa Spelling Resort
24 Lorong Sentosa Lawan Kuda
Gopeng
31600 Perak
Malaysia

.4 Racehorse Spelling Station Sdn Bhd
33rd Milestone
39200 Ringlet
Cameron Highlands
Pahang Darul Makmur
Malaysia

48.1 Trainers are reminded that horses which are spelled at an approved spelling station must be placed with a professional trainer for a period of not less than three weeks before they can be raced. The Manager of any spelling station must submit to the Secretary of the Association, monthly returns (by the first day of the following month) of horses entering or leaving the spelling station. (Amended 1/5/07)

48.2 Horses which have been spelling at a place other than an approved spelling station must be placed with a professional trainer for a period of not less than two months before they can be raced.

48.3 It is important to note that horses returning to the Trainers' stables at the Turf Clubs after spelling must be continuously kept and trained, within the Associated Clubs for the periods mentioned in Regulations 48.2 before racing.

48.4 Trainers are warned that severe action, including the withdrawal of horses from races, will be taken for any infringement of these Regulations and/or the Rules.

48.5 Any changes in the list of MRA approved spelling stations shall be notified by the Association.

48.6 Every Spelling Station shall keep proper records in a form required by the Association of all medications containing prohibited substances administered to horses under its charge. (5/9/11)

48.7 The record referred to in these Regulations must (5/9/11):

.1 identify the horse, the medication, the dosage, frequency of administration, the recommended withdrawal time and the prescription identification number; and (5/9/11)

.2 contain an entry of any medication administered by the Veterinary Surgeon. (5/9/11)

48.8 Such records shall be made available for inspection by the Stipendiary Stewards, at their discretion, or by any other Official as directed by the Committee or Local Committee. (5/9/11)
49 Standard Procedure for the Collection of Fines
49.1 The Standard Procedures for collection of fines are as follows:
  1. The Stipendiary Stewards will issue a Notification of Fine imposed on defaulting or offending person which will be acknowledged by the defaulting or offending person.
  2. Defaulters or offenders must settle their fines at any of the four Associated Clubs within fourteen (14) days of the date of the notification of fines.
  3. The four Associated Clubs will issue Acknowledgement of Payment of Fines on receipt of cash/cheque from defaulters or offenders.
  4. Defaulting or offending person may apply to the Association, the Local Committee or Stewards to extend the period for payment of fines provided that such application is made before the expiration of the above-mentioned fourteen (14) day period.
  5. On the 1st and 15th of each month, the Association will notify defaulters or offenders, who have not paid within fourteen (14) days of the date of notification of fines or such extended period as approved by the Association, the Local Committee or Stewards, that their names are placed on the Forfeit List.
  6. The Association will publish the names of defaulters or offenders placed on the Forfeit List in the MRA Classification List.
50 Training Fees
50.1 Trainers are not to arbitrarily increase their monthly training fees but as licensees they must notify the Association of any intended increase in such fees giving the reasons for the increase to the Secretary of the Association in writing.
51 Urine and/or Blood Sample Collection
51.1 Analytical examination and collection of samples from horses for purposes of testing for compliance under Rules 134 and 135, shall be undertaken at such times and in such manner as may be directed by the Stipendiary Stewards from time to time and who, for this purpose, may take possession of and detain any such horse for such period and under such conditions as the Stipendiary Stewards may think proper. Any owner, trainer or other person who prevents or attempts to prevent or in any way interferes with the exercise of such powers by the Stipendiary Stewards shall be investigated and punished, if found guilty, under Rule 21(4) of the Rules of Racing. (Amended 18/4/11)

51.2 The Stewards may direct that the sampling is to include the taking and storage of Samples for subsequent analytical examination. (Amended 18/4/11)

51.3 For the purposes of veterinary examination under this Regulation, the Trainer of the horse must ensure that the horse's passport, or if it does not have one, an equivalent document certifying the horse's identity, is available for inspection at the time of the examination. (18/4/11)

Collection Procedure

51.4 The procedures for the collection of any Sample taken under Rules 134 and 135 are specified in this Regulation. (18/4/11)

51.5 Trainers are to ensure that their syce/representative attends the collection of pre and post-race samples and the collection of any analytical samples during the post-mortem of any horse and is familiar with the collection procedures and the written declarations to be signed. Ignorance of the procedures or inability to understand the written declarations may not be regarded as a valid defence in any subsequent inquiry. (18/4/11)

51.6 The Trainer or his representative will be expected to observe (18/4/11):
  1. the division and transfer of the Sample into the blood tubes or urine bottles, and (18/4/11)
  2. the sealing and labelling, with the appropriate coded label, of the blood tubes or urine bottles. (18/4/11)

51.7 After witnessing these procedures the Trainer or his representative will be expected to sign a declaration to the effect that he has witnessed the procedures and that he was satisfied that they have been complied with. (18/4/11)

51.8 Should there be an objection regarding collection process, the Trainer or his representative must raise it immediately with the Veterinary Surgeon on duty. Failure to do so may preclude the Trainer from questioning the integrity of the procedure at a later date or in any subsequent inquiry. (18/4/11)

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