New rule for horses to have scans before major race raises questions *H&H Plus*

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  • The rules also ban any international horse who has ever had a previous major fracture or orthopedic surgery from racing, and limits international Melbourne Cup contenders to one start in Australia prior to the big race. H&H finds out more, and gathers the views of British vets and racing authorities

    NEW requirements for horses to undergo extensive body and limb scans ahead of the Melbourne Cup have raised a plethora of questions surrounding the knock-on effects of the stringent new regulations.

    Racing Victoria and the Victoria Racing Club announced a raft of new requirements for horses competing in the Spring Racing Carnival, with even more measures for international horses and those competing in the Melbourne Cup.

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