The Harness Racing New South Wales Board yesterday (Wednesday July 27) agreed to include an additional clause to the NSW Breeding Schemes terms and conditions. The existing conditions for the $1.8M series allow for foals by a mare inseminated outside of Australia, provided that the foal is born in NSW and the foal is registered in NSW, and provided that the foal is not eligible for any other Australian State Breeding Scheme.
HRNSW fielded an enquiry as to whether a weanling born in New Zealand that is not eligible for any other breeding scheme in Australia was eligible if they acquired the weanling and the dam.
Given the similarities with the existing clause, the Board decided it was worthwhile to accommodate such a request as NSW were to gain both the weanling for racing and the dam for reproduction.
As such the following clause has been added to the NSW Breeding Schemes Terms and Conditions:
f) A weanling of a mare inseminated outside of Australia, where both the mare and weanling have been imported to NSW, provided that it is not eligible for any other Australian State Breeding Scheme. Such nominations must be made by 31 August in the season of birth.
The fee for such nominations is to be $275, which is in line with foals that are notified interstate and apply to be eligible for the NSW Breeding Schemes.