Appeal Process

Racing Appeals Tribunal 

Procedure for initiating and hearing appeals

  1. An appeal is to be initiated by the lodging of a written notice of appeal with the Secretary of the Tribunal within 7 days of the date on which the appellant is notified of the decision to be appealed against. An appeal fee of $250 must accompany this Notice.
  2. The Secretary of the Tribunal is, on receiving a notice of appeal:
    1. to forward notice of it to the Tribunal, and
    2. if the placing of any horse may be affected by the result of the appeal, to give a copy of the notice of the appeal to the owner of the horse (if the owner is not the appellant) and to the harness racing club concerned, and
    3. to serve on the appellant a transcript of the evidence taken at the hearing in respect of the decision appealed against.
  3. Within 7 days of receiving the transcript of evidence, the appellant is to lodge with the Secretary of the Tribunal a written notice of the grounds of appeal. The appeal is limited to those grounds, except by leave of the Tribunal.
  4. On receiving notice of the grounds of appeal, the Secretary of the Tribunal is to forward 3 copies of the notice to the Tribunal along with a transcript of the evidence taken at the hearing in respect of the decision appealed against.
  5. The date, time and place for the hearing of an appeal is to be fixed by the Tribunal. The Secretary of the Tribunal is to give at least 7 days’ written notice of such date, time and place to the appellant and to such other persons as the Tribunal thinks fit.
  6. The Tribunal is to commence the hearing of an appeal as soon as reasonably practicable after the lodging of the notice of the grounds of appeal.
  7. The Tribunal may, in a particular case, extend any period of time specified in this clause if in its opinion the circumstances of the case so require.

Please click here for the Appeals lodgement form.

RACING APPEALS TRIBUNAL ACT 1983 - SECT 15B

Appeals to Tribunal relating to harness racing

  1. Any person who is aggrieved by any of the following decisions may, in accordance with the regulations, appeal against the decision to the Tribunal:
    1. a decision of a harness racing club (within the meaning of the Harness Racing Act 2009),
    2. a decision of a steward of HRNSW.
  2. Any of the following persons or bodies that are aggrieved by a decision of HRNSW may, in accordance with the regulations, appeal against the decision to the Tribunal:
    1. any person,
    2. a harness racing club (within the meaning of the Harness Racing Act 2009)

Racing Appeals Tribunal Regulation 2010 - Division 3

Decisions from which an appeal lies to Tribunal

  1. In the case of an appeal made under section 15A or 15B of the Act, an appeal may be made to the Tribunal only in respect of a decision:
  2. Expressions used in this clause have the meanings given to them in the rules.

For a full copy of the Racing Appeals Tribunal Regulation 2010 under the Racing Appeals Tribunal Act 1983 click here.

Questions

If you have any questions please contact the Appeals Secretary: 

Mrs Diane Lobb

Ph: 02 9722 6610
Fx: 02 8580 5791

Email: appeals@hrnsw.com.au

Lodge Appeal Forms

Please email any forms to:

appeals@hrnsw.com.au

Or post to:

The Appeals Secretary
Mrs Diane Lobb
PO Box 1034
Bankstown NSW 1885