To be eligible for Racehorse Registration in Australia, owners and breeders must adhere to strict guidelines within the Australian Rules of Racing.
Australian Rule of Racing AR.14B states that horses cannot be registered as Racehorses unless:
Australian Rule of Racing AR.54A (1) makes it compulsory for an Unnamed Horse Change of Location form to be lodged within seven days of the change taking place.
Exceptions under AR.28(7) to minimise the frequency of lodgements include:
1) Where an unnamed horse leaves for veterinary treatment.
2) Where an unnamed horse leaves for sale preparation and/or participation.
3) Where an unnamed horse leaves for education.
Any person who fails to provide details as to knowledge of the location may be penalised.
Further transparency of unnamed horses is gained through an Unnamed Horse Transfer of Ownership form. This must be completed within four weeks of the transfer taking place by the relevant relinquishing and acquiring parties. This ensures individuals are held accountable for the welfare of unnamed horses.