Trainers are reminded of the following Australian Rule of Racing in relation to Bleeding Attacks (AR 53A) -
(1) An attack of bleeding shall be the appearance of blood at both nostrils, irrespective of quantity, unless in the opinion of the Stewards such bleeding was caused by external trauma.
(2) If a horse suffers an attack of bleeding at any time the fact of such bleeding shall be reported by the Trainer without delay to the Stewards.
(3) If any Principal Racing Authority advises in writing that any horse has suffered an attack or attacks of bleeding such advice shall be prima facie evidence that such horse has suffered an attack or attacks of bleeding. [amended 30/4/03]
(4) A horse which has in the opinion of the Stewards suffered an attack of bleeding shall not without permission of the Stewards:
(a) be trained, exercised or galloped on any racecourse for a period of two months thereafter;
(b) start in any race for a period of three months, and then only after a satisfactory gallop of at least 1,000 metres in the presence of a Steward.
(5) If a horse suffers more than one attack of bleeding such horse shall be ineligible to start in any race.
(6) If a horse displays blood at one nostril, the trainer shall without delay report such occurrence to the Stewards. [added 1/12/05]
(7) Unless the Stewards are satisfied that the presence of blood provided for in sub-rule (6) was attributable to external trauma, the horse shall before racing again be required to undergo a satisfactory gallop of at least 1,000 metres in the presence of a Steward. [added 1/12/05]