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Advertisements and Sponsorship Material
Owners, trainers and jockeys whilst in Singapore, should not carry advertising or sponsorship material other than as required or approved by Singapore Turf Club.

Interviews
Owners, trainers and jockeys whilst in Singapore, should make themselves available, at no charge, at all reasonable times (including immediately after the races) for interviews by the press and other representatives of the media when requested by Singapore Turf Club.

Visiting jockeys will be covered by Singapore Turf Club’s insurance policy against injuries and accidents resulting from work related activities in Singapore.

Visiting horse connections (owners, trainers, assistant trainers, head lads, exercise riders and grooms) are strongly advised to arrange their own insurance to cover travel, work and non-work related injury and illness.


Licensing
The Singapore Turf Club will issue visiting licences to overseas trainers and jockeys participating in the race upon their arrival in Singapore. A visiting jockey licence will enable the jockey to ride in Singapore for all races on 15 and 17 May 2015.

Overseas jockeys are required to arrive in Singapore at least one day before the race meeting.

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On race days, all jockeys are required to be in the Jockeys’ Room at least one hour before the first race.

Testing of Jockeys
The Malayan Racing Association Rules of Racing require the random selection of two jockeys per raceday, plus any other at the discretion of the Stipendiary Stewards, to take and pass a breathalyser test for alcohol and a urine test for prohibited substances.

The prohibited substances for Riders under MRA Rules of Racing are:

a. Stimulants e. Depressants i. Muscle Relaxants
b. Narcotics f. Alcohol j. Any other substances, not included in the above classes but, which, in the opinion of the Medical Officer, may affect a rider's health, ability to safely perform the duties of a rider and/or which may alter the integrity and/or validity of the testing results obtained.

c. Anorectics g. Dissociative Anaesthetics
d. Diuretics h. Hallucinogens


The prohibited substances shall exclude the following:
1. Alcohol at or below a concentration of 0.02% on a breath analyser.
2. Amphetamine or methamphetamine at or below a concentration of 500 microgrammes per litre in urine and 50 microgrammes per litre in oral fluid.
3. Anorectics at or below a concentration of 500 microgrammes per litre in urine and 20 microgrammes per litre in oral fluid.
4. 6-Acetyl morphine at or below a concentration of 10 microgrammes per litre in urine and 5 microgrammes per litre in oral fluid.
5. Benzodiazepines at or below a concentration of 300 microgrammes per litre in urine  and 20 microgrammes per litre in oral fluid.
6. Cannabiniods at or below a concentration of 150 microgrammes per litre in urine and 20 microgrammes per litre in oral fluid.
7. Cocaine or benzoylecgonine at or below a concentration of 150 microgrammes per litre in urine and 20 microgrammes per litre in oral fluid.
8. Dextromethorphan or dextrorphan at or below a concentration of 500 microgrammes per litre in urine and 1 microgramme per litre in oral fluid.
9. Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine at or below a concentration of 500 microgrammes per litre in urine and 50 microgrammes per litre in oral fluid.
10. Diuretics at or below a concentration of 500 microgrammes per litre in urine.
11. Opiates at or below a concentration of 300 microgrammes per litre in urine and 30 microgrammes per litre in oral fluid.
12. Phencyclidine at or below a concentration of 25 microgrammes per litre in urine and 5 microgrammes per litre in oral fluid.


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Body Protector
Every rider is required to wear a body protector of a design approved by the Stipendiary Stewards during training and during the races. To compensate for the jockeys being required to wear body protectors, the weight of all jockeys shall be deemed to be 1.0 kg less than the weight registered on the scale.

Equipment
1. Whips
All whips used in the race and in training must be in accordance with the Malayan Racing Association Rules of Racing and approved by the Stipendiary Stewards.

2. Blinkers and Pacifiers
Before a horse may be raced in Blinkers or Pacifiers, permission must be obtained from the Stipendiary Stewards. Once such permission has been granted, the horse shall not be permitted to race without Blinkers or Pacifiers until a fresh application has been made to and approved by the Stipendiary Stewards. However, the Stipendiary Stewards may give permission for Blinkers or Pacifiers to be removed should they consider that the state of the track in very wet weather warrants such action.

3. Extra Gear
The use of tongue straps, prickers, bits of a patent or unusual design, Special Boots and similar appliances, if to be used in the races, must be declared in the Declaration to Start Form and such equipment may only be used in the races with the prior approval of the Veterinary Surgeons in consultation with the Stipendiary Stewards.

Once any gear, including bandages, boots, plates and bits, has been used on a horse in any race, it shall continue to be used on that horse without any variation until permission to remove or vary the same has been obtained from the Stipendiary Stewards.

4. Faulty Gear
Trainers and jockeys are jointly and severally responsible for any bad or faulty gear used by them or on their horses.

5. Bandages
Any bandages used on a horse in the races must be fastened to the satisfaction of the Stipendiary Stewards or Veterinary Surgeon.

6. Covered Bits and Reins
Any removable type of covering, which can be stitched on to the bit, may only be used after inspection by and with approval of the Veterinary Surgeons. Such covering must be removed immediately after use.

All reins used in the race and in training must be in accordance with the Malayan Racing Association Rules of Racing and approved by the Stipendiary Stewards.


7. Whistles and Rattles
The use of whistles, rattles and other noisemaking instruments during training or racing is totally prohibited.

8. Skull Caps
Every rider shall wear a Skull Cap of approved design and material when riding in any race but such skull cap shall not be put in the Scales.

Skull Caps must be worn during training by all Jockeys, Apprentices, Track Riders and Trainers who are licensed or permitted to ride work.
Horse Shipment
The Club through appointed shippers, will arrange and meet the costs of return transport by road from the home stable to the embarkation airport and return air transport for all horses participating in the Singapore Airlines International Cup or the KrisFlyer International Sprint.

Horses from the same region will, as far as possible, travel on the same flights regardless of the shippers used. Horses travelling together will share pallets on the basis of two horses to each pallet where possible. The shippers will as far as possible, utilize direct cargo flights or cargo flights with minimum stopovers in transporting horses to Singapore and for the return to their home countries.

It is recommended that horses arrive at least 10 days before the date of the races to allow for recovery from any travel related problems.

All horses travelling to Singapore must be accompanied by their passports which have been endorsed by their respective racing authorities and where no passports are available, by their registration documents or any other documents which can be used to identify the horses and to ascertain that the horses have received the necessary vaccinations.

The shippers will advise and assist with such documentation and any other documentation that may be necessary.

The documents will be enclosed and returned prior to the horses’ departure from Singapore.

On arrival at Changi International Airport in Singapore, horses will be loaded onto air-conditioned horse floats and transported to the air-conditioned isolation stables at the Singapore Racecourse.

The Singapore Turf Club and its appointed agents will not be liable for any death or injury to any invited horses during transportation to and from Singapore, or while in Singapore.

After the race, overseas horses shall go into pre-export isolation for return to their home countries.

Isolation on return to their home countries will be at the connections’ cost.

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Appointed Shipping Agents
Australia
International Racehorse Transport
Mr Chris Burke/Mr Lachlan Ford
Tel: (61) 3 9643 3000
Fax: (61) 3 9643 3030
Email:
cburke@irt.com/lford@irt.com

North Amercia
International Racehorse Transport
Mr Simon Glennie
Tel: (1) 630 513 0312
Fax: (1) 630 513 0412
Email:
sglennie@irt.com

New Zealand/ Hong Kong
New Zealand Bloodstock
Mr Greg Northcott
Tel: (64) 9298 0055
Fax: (64) 9298 0506
Email:
greg.northcott@nzb.co.nz

Europe
BBA Shipping & Transport Ltd
Mr Kevin Needham
Tel: (44) 1638 665 021
Fax: (44) 1638 669 273
Email:
Kevin.needham@bbashipping.com

United Arab Emirates
Janah Management Co Ltd
Ms Philippa Wells
Tel: (44) 1638 732100
Fax: (44) 1638 731319
Email:
PWells@janah.co.uk

Japan
Nosawa & Co Ltd
Mr Mark Ogura
Tel: (81) 3 3216 3476
Fax: (81) 3 3201 3039
Mobile: (81) 90 4720 6272
Email:
mark.ogura@nosawa.co.jp



Horse Insurance
The Singapore Turf Club will not be responsible for horse insurance. Connections are advised to make their own insurance arrangements for their horses.

Lead Ponies
The Singapore Turf Club will not provide Lead Ponies for overseas horses.

Trainers who wish to import a Lead Pony are advised to consult with the shippers and the Club on the availability of isolation space in Singapore prior to shipping them. Lead Ponies may be transported in the air stable provided by the Club if space permits. All additional expenses incurred in shipping these ponies to Singapore will be at the connections’ cost.

The pre-departure government health testing and vaccination requirements for race horses must also be fulfilled by the Lead Ponies.


Weather Condition in Singapore
May: Hot and humid with temperatures ranging from 25°C (76°F) to 32°C (89°F).

Isolation and Training Arrangements
The isolation and training arrangements will be based on the health requirements agreed upon between the government authorities of the overseas entries’ home countries and Singapore. Every effort will be made to meet trainers’ need within the isolation requirements.

All Singapore Turf Club training facilities, except the swimming pool and uphill track, will be available to the overseas horses. Overseas horses will train separately from local horses and training sessions will be controlled to ensure compliance with isolation requirements. Every effort will be made to ensure that overseas horses train when the weather most suits them. Evening training under lights will be available by prior arrangement to allow horses to get used to the lighting conditions.

Horses must wear the numbered saddle cloths provided by the Club for all training on the tracks.


Isolation Stables
The Isolation Stables at the racecourse are fully air-conditioned and are fitted to high standards. The stables provide safe and effective isolation and are secure and comfortable for horses.

Bedding
These types of bedding are available: wood shavings or shredded paper. Trainers should indicate their preference as early as possible.

Water Supply
The water supply in Singapore is safe for drinking and is free of any odour or taste. Bottled distilled water will be provided if required.

Fodder
A large selection of manufactured feeds and basic fodder will be provided by the Singapore Turf Club.

Feed Supplements and Patent Medicines
Trainers who wish to import their own fodder, feed supplements or medications must apply to the Head (Veterinary) of the Singapore Turf Club early for approval.

Feed supplements and medications may, at the discretion of the Head (Veterinary), be tested by the Singapore Turf Club Laboratory Department for prohibited substances.

Injectable medications and medications containing prohibited substances must be handed over to the Club’s Veterinary Department on arrival.

No treatment or medication may be administered without the permission of the Singapore Turf Club’s Veterinary Surgeons.


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