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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Horse & Owner Manual (E)


PART 2 - HORSES

26A. Notification of neurectomy operations

26A.1 In this Rule, a Neurectomy is defined as a procedure which permanently interferes with a specific and anatomically recognised nerve using surgery, cryosurgery, chemical interference or any other means resulting in desensitisation of any part of the limb.
26A.2 When a horse that is under the care or control of a Licensed Trainer or Permitted Trainer undergoes a Neurectomy, that Trainer must notify the Racing Calendar Office no later than 7 days after the horse has undergone the Neurectomy, and ensure that the surgeon endorses the horses' passport.
26A.3 Where a horse that is not under the care or control of a Licensed Trainer or Permitted Trainer undergoes a Neurectomy

26A.3.1 the Owner must notify the Racing Calendar Office no later than 7 days after the horse has undergone the Neurectomy, and ensure that the surgeon endorses the horses' passport, and
26A.3.2 in the event that the horse subsequently comes under the care or control of a Licensed Trainer or Permitted Trainer, that Trainer must notify the Racing Calendar Office no later than 7 days after the horse has come under his care or control.

26A.4 To establish a contravention of Paragraph 26A.3.2 it is not necessary that knowledge of the Neurectomy on the part of the Licensed Trainer or Permitted Trainer be demonstrated, although the Authority may decide not to take Disciplinary Action in respect of a contravention of Paragraph 26A.3.2 if the Licensed Trainer or Permitted Trainer satisfies the Authority that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to ascertain whether or not the horse had previously undergone a Neurectomy.
26A.5 Notification of a Neurectomy to the Racing Calendar Office must be accompanied by the horse's passport.
26A.6 When a Neurectomy is notified in accordance with this Rule, the Neurectomy shall be recorded by the Racing Calendar Office and the horse's passport endorsed accordingly.
26A.7 A horse which has been subject to a Neurectomy shall be permanently ineligible to race.