Treatment records reminder

1 August 2023

Keeping accurate and clear treatment records are important not only for integrity in racing, but also for improving training practices.

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Chief Thoroughbred Steward Josh Adams is reminding trainers about the importance of keeping treatment records for integrity purposes.

AR rule 104 Trainers must keep treatment records.

Treatment records often represent an important part of the evidence considered by stewards in relation to prohibited substance and administration on race day matters.

It is important that the way treatment records are kept is clear and provides for the recording of all information which may be relevant to a matter before the stewards.

A record of all treatments administered to a horse must be recorded in the trainer’s treatment records. The reason why a treatment was administered may, in addition to clarifying matters before the stewards or during stable inspections, could prompt trainers to review the necessity of some treatments or medications.

Each record of administration must include the following information:
(a) the name of the horse;
(b) the date and time of administration of the treatment or medication;
(c) the name of the treatment or medication administered (brand name or active constituent);
(d) the route of administration including by injection, stomach tube, orally, topical application or inhalation;
(e) the amount of medication given (if applicable);
(f) the duration of treatment (if applicable);
(g) the name and signature of the person/s administering and/or authorising the administration of the treatment or medication;
(h) the reason for administering the treatment or medication.

The QRIC Treatment Record Book is a guide for all trainers. 

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