Amendments to the Rules of Racing – Manipulative Therapy; effective from 2 April 2018.
Manipulative therapy may have a short-term analgesic (pain-killing) effect in the horse. Under the following amendment to the Rules of Racing it will not be permissible for any horse to receive Manipulative Therapy on raceday.
Amendment to Rule (C)33.
33A.1 On the day of the race in which the horse is declared to run, it is not permissible for the horse to receive Manipulative Therapy until such time as the horse has either run in the race or has been withdrawn.
33A.2 In this Rule, Manipulative Therapy includes physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic and acupuncture.