The Cornell Collar is a throat support device which research indicates can assist those horses known to suffer displacement of the soft palate during running. The use of the Cornell Collar in races is subject to the following conditions:
- The trainer must submit to the Stewards a letter from a registered veterinarian stating that the use of the Cornell Collar is justified and appropriate in the given horse.
- The horse must complete a barrier trial wearing the Cornell Collar, to the satisfaction of the Stewards, before being permitted to race in this gear.
- A stable return must be lodged, prior to race-day, listing the Cornell Collar as gear to be worn on race day.
- The official racecourse veterinarian must inspect the horse pre-race to ensure the device has been correctly fitted.
- If the Cornell Collar is to be removed as part of a horse’s gear then the Stewards must be advised both by stable return and a letter which details the reasons for discontinuing with this gear.
- Only the original Vet-Aire Cornell CollarTM is approved for such use.