New Zealand Thoroughbreds Now Required To Have ‘Accountable Person’ For Increased Traceability

In an effort to improve traceability of the Thoroughbred racing and breeding populations in New Zealand, the country has released new rules to ensure that retiring racehorses are placed in appropriate homes. To enforce this, all horses are now required to have an “accountable person” who is responsible for informing NZ Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) of the death, retirement from racing or breeding of a horse in their care. This person can be an owner, manager, trainer or other person responsible for the horse’s care.

If the horse is to be retired, this accountable person must ensure that the horse is given or sold to a person with an adequate working knowledge of Thoroughbreds and must provide the NZTR with the new owner’s contact details. NZTR has been following up with the owners of registered horses that are listed as inactive on its website.

Additionally, the window in which an owner is required to report a foal’s birth has been shortened from 6 months to 30 days. This can be done electronically and there is no fee.

Read more at HorseTalk.

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