California HRB Approves Measure to Require Identifying Microchips in Racehorses
The new requirements will become active policy in 12-18 months.
September 29, 2017
The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday approved a measure requiring all racehorses in the state to be microchipped.
According to a report on Blood-Horse.com, the measure was based on amendments to existing rules regarding entries and eligibility for horses to race, among others, and would make any horse in the state without an identifying microchip -- or a waiver from the board of stewards -- ineligible to race.
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