The implementation of the Racing Australia Single National System (SNS) has resulted in the requirement for the notification of plating in NSW being amended to provide uniformity across Australia.
Currently in NSW trainers, are required to nominate if their horse is wearing approved or standard race plates. Examples of approved race plates include Victory, Kerkhaert, St. Croix, Concord, and Wedged/heeled Plates.
With the implementation of the SNS there is now no requirement for trainers to declare these plates as it is presumed that horses are wearing approved standard plates unless there is notification to the contrary.
In respect to horses that are to be fitted with non-standard plates, the requirement remains for trainers to declare this plating type. The current categories of non-standard plates include:-
• Bar Plates • Concussion Plates • Glue on Shoes • Tips • Pads • Synthetic Hoof Filler
All notifications for a change of plating to or from non-standard race plates must be made with the Trainers Service Centre by no later than acceptance time.
AR141A(2) - Prior to the acceptance time of any race for which a horse is entered, trainers must –
(a) Obtain approval from the Stewards for the use of any synthetic hoof repair material, hoof pads or any non-standard, partial, modified and/or therapeutic, racing plates or tips.