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1 Registrar of Racehorses Introduction of the Thoroughbred Identification Card 1 January 2005 – for 2003 Foal crop

2 The Australian Stud Book has ceased production of the Document of Description commencing with the 2003 foal crop. These horses, which are microchipped as an additional form of identification, will turn 2YO on 1 August In preparation for the change, the Registrar of Racehorses has commenced production of the Thoroughbred Identification Card, for issue from 1 January The card will be issued at the time of registration for racing purposes, and will replace the Document of Description for all horses born after 1 July For those born before that date, nothing changes and they will continue to carry their Document of Description.

3 White Markings (legs to highest point) Head:Star, Stripe N/F:FetlockO/F:Coronet N/H: NilO/H:Cannon Microchip No: Free text line 1111 Off ShoulderNear Shoulder The new system for 2003 foals is as follows: Australian Stud Book - Foal Identification 2003 foals To assist with the new process, the Australian Stud Book will issue a Foal Identification Card at the time of parentage verification. Cards will be sent to the Contact Breeder of a particular foal, once DNA testing has been verified. The card will display the sire, dam, date of birth, sex and microchip number of the foal, as well as the brand image that appears on the Brands Register. For more information regarding the identification process, see Registrar of Racehorses – Thoroughbred Identification Card When the 2003 foal is ready to be registered, the Foal Identification card should be forwarded to Racing NSW with the Application to Register a Racehorse form and a new card will be produced once the horse is named. This card will travel with the horse, as does the current Document of Description for older horses. For a map of the document path- from stud to racecourse, see to Register a Racehorse formwww.racingnsw.com.au Front Back

4 Horse Information (Web) Page – all horses Once registered, the Thoroughbred Identification Card is supported by additional information on the Registrars website. Such details include Owners names, Form of the horse, Stewards embargoes, Approved Gear that the horse races in, etc. This information will be displayed for all horses, including those with a Document of Description. Horse Information Page OWNERS DETAILS: Oliver Koolman Racing Pty Ltd Syndicate (Mgr: O Koolman) & J, Mrs L & M Gigante STEWARD EMBARGOES:Current – Nil (click here for more) GEAR:Blinkers Off, Gelded, Standard Race Plates (Front) First Time (click here for more) RECENT FORM:Oliver Koolman (Warwick Farm) PALE BLUE, PALE GREEN DIAGONAL STRIPES, SLEEVES AND QUARTERED CAP [more form]more form EXOTIC DISEASE RECORD: Current – Nil (click here for more) – When Available On Stud Book Website KIAWAH (AUS) 1999 Bay Gelding D.O.B. 24/08/1999 by DESERT KING (IRE) 1994, from NEW SMYRNA (AUS) 1991 Identification Number: AUS Micro Chip Number: N/A Previous Runs Career: $57,860Track: Good: Dead: Slow: First-up: nd-up: Min-Dist-Win: 1200Max-Dist-Win: 1500 PosDateTrackDistClassJockeyBrWgtPriceFirst/Second 6 of 13 30Mar04 GOSF Good1200TRANSL Cassidy1253.5$7.501Mustard of 8 16Mar04 W FM Good11003UP 1SC-LYL Cassidy754$7.501Hipwell of 8 04Mar04CANN Good12504UP TRANSD Beadman553$4.601Run Just Run Example

5 The Microchips The microchips used in the Australian program are manufactured by Digital Angel Corp. (formerly Destron Fearing) and are exactly the same as those used by Weatherbys in Great Britain & Ireland and by France GALOP in France. They are similar to the ones used in South Africa. The microchips are especially manufactured for the Australian Stud Book, and have a code specifically for Australian thoroughbreds which will not be repeated in any other thoroughbred racing country. To ensure this security, the Digital Angel microchips are fully compliant with:- 1.The International Standards Organisation (ISO) requirements; 2.The relevant Australian Standards AS and AS as set out by Standards Australia Committee IT 28; 3.The ISBC guidelines. They will be injected right into the nuchal ligament in the neck of the horse, exactly midway between the ear and the withers on the nearside, 2.5 cm to 3.5 cm below the top of the neckline. They have an anti- migratory cap which eliminates any movement.Readers/Scanners To read the chip once inserted, standard scanners used by Vets in everyday practice read the microchip number of the horse from a close distance. This number can be matched with the number displayed on the Thoroughbred Identification Card, or on the Racing NSW or Australian Stud Book website. These scanners, which must be able to read ISO standard microchips, are available for purchase from many veterinary suppliers (quote the standards above), although Owners and Trainers may choose to continue to identify their horses using the traditional method of Brands and white markings (shortened version on the ID cards).Racing NSW Australian Stud Book For more information on the above, and other changes commencing Jan , see or contact Steve Bell at phone (02)

6 Commonly Asked Questions and Answers Registration of Thoroughbreds – pre 2003 foalsWill anything change on 1 January 2005? If your horse is not already named, you will need to complete an Application to Register a Racehorse and lodge it with the Registrar. You will also need to send your horses Document of Description (Identification Papers) in with this form. The cost of registering a racehorse is $100. When your horse has been named by the Registrar, the Document of Description is processed and returned to the Managing Owner or Trainer by request.Application to Register a Racehorse From 1 Jan 2005 Owners names will no longer be printed in the Document of Description. They will be receipted when processed and posted on our website The current owners names are displayed in race book format as First Initial and Surname. Any subsequent change of Ownership or lease will be similarly displayed. Please note that the Document of Description is not legal title to the Ownership of the horse - it is a method of identification. Registration of Thoroughbreds– foalsIs the system any different to the Document of Description? The Australian Stud Book ceased production of the Document of Description for 2003 foals onwards. It will be replaced by the Foal Identification Card at the time the horse is parentage verified. No, in so much as the Identification Card replaces the Document of Description for 2003 foals. It should travel with the horse for Identification purposes except when forwarded to the Registrar with the Application to Register a Racehorse form.Application to Register a Racehorse Racing career once registeredWhat details are on the Horse Information Page? The Registrar of Racehorses will approve a name for your horse, and then replace the Foal ID card with a Thoroughbred Identification Card, adding the approved name. This card should stay with the horse throughout its racing career. The card is supported by the Horse Information Page for all supplementary information.Thoroughbred Identification Card Note: The Australian Stud Book is also developing an Exotic Disease Record in case of outbreak, which will be linked to the H.I.P. when completed. The H.I.P. includes Owners names, form of the horse, Stewards embargoes, and Approved Gear that the horse races in. This information will be displayed for all horses, whether they carry a Thoroughbred Identification Card or a Document of Description.H.I.P. If you dont have access to the Internet, or friends or neighbours dont, please contact the Registrar, State Deputy Registrar or your local racing authority for a printed copy of the H.I.P. Transfer of Ownership from 1 January all horsesIs there any change from 1 st January 2005? If you have purchased a horse and it is already named, you will need to transfer the horse into your name, or you and your fellow owners names. You will need to complete an Application to Transfer a Racehorse and lodge it with the Registrar or your State Principal Authority. The cost of transferring a horse is $100 in NSW, and in some other states higher due to GST. Please check with your home state before submitting the form.Application to Transfer a Racehorse State Principal Authority Yes - you will no longer need to forward the Document of Description (or Identification Card) when applying to Transfer the Ownership of the horse. These documents are for Identification purposes only and should stay with the horse - they are not proof of Ownership. Lease of a Racehorse from 1 January all horsesIs there any change from 1 st January 2005? The process for lease is similar to that of transfer. You will need to complete an Application to Lease a Racehorse and lodge it with the Registrar or your State Principal Authority. The cost of leasing a horse is $50 in NSW, and in some other states higher due to GST. Application to Lease a Racehorse State Principal Authority Yes - as with the new Transfer system you will no longer need to forward the Document of Description (or Identification Card) when applying to Lease a horse. These documents are for Identification purposes only and should stay with the horse-they are not proof of Ownership

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8 Registrar of Racehorses Racing NSW P O Box 867 Mascot 1460 Ph (02) Deputy Registrar Racing Victoria Ltd 400 Epsom Rd, Flemington 3031 Ph (03) Deputy Registrar Queensland Racing P O Box 63 Sandgate 4017 Ph (07) Deputy Registrar Thoroughbred Racing S.A Ltd G P O Box 2646, Adelaide 5001 Ph (08) Deputy Registrar RAWWA P O Box 222 Belmont 6984 Ph (08) Deputy Registrar Darwin Turf Club G P O Box 589 Darwin 0801 Ph (08) Deputy Registrar Tasmanian Thoroughbred Racing Council P O Box 1329, Launceston 7250 Ph (03) Contact Details


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