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Jumps Racing Continues In South Australia

The South Australian Government will today receive a select committee report recommending the continuation of jumps racing in South Australia.

Jumps Racing Continues In South Australia

The South Australian Government will today receive a select committee report recommending the continuation of jumps racing in South Australia.

The report due to be table in parliament on Thursday states that it has “unanimously resolved to recommend that jumps racing in South Australia should not be banned”.

The report recommends that the issue of whether jumps racing continues in South Australia should not be revisited by parliament for at least three years.


The committee began its investigation into the future of jumps racing in SA last year and received 1181 submissions from a wide spectrum of groups and individuals including veterinarians, animal welfare organisations, racehorse owners, breeders, trainers, Thoroughbred Racing SA and the Australian Jumps Racing Association.

The committee attended race meetings that conducted jumps races at Oakbank, Warrnambool and Mount Gambier before compiling its report which includes 28 recommendations.

New Limited says the report states: “The majority of the submissions we received legitimately expressed concerns for the safety and welfare of horses participating in jumps races. It is clear from these submissions that there is a widespread public sentiment for a greater duty of care to animals, particularly those involved in sports.

“The industry must satisfy the public that it has a continuing commitment to mitigating risk and achieving world best practice in all aspects of this sport.

“The committee is confident that the recommendations we have made in this report call the industry to account and can enhance the safety of this sport in South Australia.”

TRSA chair Frances Nelson said she was looking forward to reviewing the report.

“While we are yet to review all aspects of the report, most of the recommendations are already in place or are being reviewed,” she said.

“The result is very good for the industry and for the breeders, owners, trainers and jockeys who invest so much care, time and energy into their horses.

“We are naturally very pleased with the outcome and would like to thank the members of the Select Committee for their approach and diligence on such an important issue.”

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