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Taranto Relinquishes Chairman Role

June 29, 2020:

Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has announced that it is looking for a new chairman, as Michael Taranto has advised the HRA Executive that he will not be seeking re-appointment as chairman of HRA at the forthcoming annual general meeting....read on

Jamieson To Down Under Conference

November 20, 2018:

Harness Racing Australia Chairman Michael Taranto has unveiled the full program for HRA’s inaugural National Conference, which will take place on Friday, December 14 at Flemington Racecourse....read on

Jamieson To Speak In Australia

October 16, 2018:

Officials from Harness Racing Australia today announced plans to establish an annual HRA National Conference....read on

Australia Delays Whip Ban

June 10, 2017:

The Executive of Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has reaffirmed its commitment to the removal of the use of whips in harness racing, but announced this week it would not implement such rules by the previously-stated September 1 date....read on

Australia To Ban Whips

December 10, 2016:

In a move sure to spark much discussion, Australia's harness racing industry has announced that the country will ban the use of existing whips in 2017....read on

Media Swarms International Drivers

February 20, 2015:

The drivers taking part in the 2015 World Driving Championship continue to receive a substantial amount of attention from the Australian media....read on

Horses Scratched For Wide Sulkies

December 13, 2014:

What was scheduled to be one of the biggest nights on the calendar of a racetrack in Australia was marred with controversy after a number of top contenders were late scratches due to racebikes exceeding the acceptable width....read on

Global Effort To Protect Integrity

June 30, 2014:

On Monday, the Ontario Racing Commission announced the formation of a new international effort to share intelligence information across borders to protect the integrity of horse racing....read on

We Will Trot You

November 1, 2013:

Harness Racing Australia (HRA) has recently unveiled its 'We Will Trot You' marketing concept, designed to create a national brand focus capable of delivering a big, bold and exciting image for harness racing across the country....read on

TV, Racing Promotion Discussed At WTC

June 13, 2013:

Discussion of television and technology’s positions in racing and the promotion of racing and racetracks shared the spotlight on the third day of the World Trotting Conference in France....read on

Controversy Over Voluntary EI Vaccination

March 25, 2010:

Harness Racing Australia has announced that it is deeply concerned at reports that the Minister for Agriculture, Tony Burke, will advocate for voluntary vaccination of...read on

HRA: No Change To New Whip Rules

February 1, 2010:

The executive of Harness Racing Australia (HRA) reiterated its support for the recently amended rules pertaining to the use of whips in harness racing at its monthly meeting on January 28, 2010, but has agreed to ease the financial burden on drivers found to be in breach of the new guidelines...read on

Whip Rule DVD Released Down Under

October 27, 2009:

Harness Racing Australia has announced that the first step in an industry transition strategy designed to introduce the new rules governing whip use in harness racing...read on

Whipping Rules Approved Down Under

October 13, 2009:

It has been announced that new rules governing the use of the whip in Australian harness racing will come...read on


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