Horsemen's
Handbook

SHOEING

1.

All horses must race shod with four aluminium plates (shoes).  No horse shall be permitted to race unshod.

2. The Club's farriers will be available for shoeing if required.
3. Trainers are advised that the approval of the Executive Manager of the Department of Veterinary Regulation must first be obtained for the plating of horses for racing in any way other than with a nailed-on plain shoe.  The use of any substance between the plate and the hoof, such as wedges, leathers, etc. also requires inspection and the approval of the Executive Manager of the Department of Veterinary Regulation.
4. Glue-on aluminium racing plates are permitted if necessary and must be approved by the Department of Veterinary Regulation.  It must be noted that it is not permitted for glue-on shoes to be applied or re-applied less than two (2) hours prior to the start time of the horse's race.
5. Calks, toe grabs or other devices, which may represent a danger to other horses, are not permitted under the Club's Rules.
6. Connections may use the services of their own farrier providing that the Executive Manager of the Department of Veterinary Regulation is notified in writing at least three (3) days prior to the intended arrival of the farrier at the Club's racehorse isolation stables.