Get to know Investigative Steward Daniel Caruana.
Thumps is sometimes seen in standardbred horses post-race and post-exercise.
Thumps is the colloquial name for synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF). The flank muscles are seen to contract (flutter) in a regular manner, because the muscles are contracting at the same time as the heart.
Below is an initiative from HRV Stewards regarding the presentation or retention of horses on course where the analysis of a previous blood sample taken from that horse or that trainer's horse(s) has revealed an elevated TCO2 level.
Get to know Deputy Chairman of Stewards Nick Murray.
It is imperative for the integrity of harness racing to have multiple avenues for participants, punters and concerned members of the community to report integrity issues and concerns at any time, while having confidence that the information they provide will be taken seriously, is treated confidentially and acted on accordingly.
The Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Stewards draw the attention of all industry stakeholders to amendments to the Australian Harness Racing Rules (AHRR) which took effect from 1 January 2020.
Integrity Matters gained great attention in informing and engaging through the Harness Racer and, post the magazine's publishing, I am looking forward to continuing that conversation through Victoria's home of harness racing, thetrots.com.au.