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Enhanced safety initiatives to set new global benchmark for Spring Racing Carnival

Racing Victoria (RV), together with the Victoria Racing Club (VRC), have today announced the industry’s plan to set a new global safety benchmark for horses competing in the Spring Racing Carnival.

The new safety measures, to be introduced this year, follow an extensive review into the rate of injuries sustained by international horses during the Spring Racing Carnival over the past decade, with a primary focus on Australia’s greatest race, the Melbourne Cup.

The RV Board has endorsed 41 recommendations, which centre on enhanced veterinary oversight and screening of international horses seeking to compete in the Spring Racing Carnival and of all horses – local and international – in the Melbourne Cup.

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