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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply race day routines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244035  Apply race day routines 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to prepare, turn out a horse and explain the routine procedures of a race. They will also be able to handle a horse in a parade ring and conduct a horse inspection before the race.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Feeding and watering a horse for a race day.
  • Turning out a horse for racing.
  • Explaining race day routines.
  • Handling a horse in a parade ring.
  • Conducting a post race inspection of the race horse. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners assessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The importance of the specialised feeding and watering routine on a race day as opposed to a normal day, including but not limited to: time of feeding, quantity reduced, early watering, limited watering at the course, use of different feeds, no hay or lucern.
  • Knowledge of the parade ring and the requirements including but not limited to: anti clockwise movement of horses in the parade ring, numerical order of horses.
  • Steps to inspect a race horse after the race including but not limited to: bleeding from nostrils, laceration on front and hind heels, hind tendon. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Feed and water a horse for race day. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different feeding and watering patterns for race day are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A racehorse is fed and watered according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of incorrect feeding and watering are explained using a given case study. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Turnout a horse for racing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons for turning out a horse for a race day are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A horse mane and tail are prepared according to instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation of a horse mane and tail include but are not limited to pulling, plaiting and trimming.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quarter marks are put on the race horse's hindquarters according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The horse's hooves are polished in accordance with worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain race day routines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different areas of a racecourse are explained in order to establish restricted and non-restricted areas. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The different areas of a race course include but are not limited to parade ring, holding area, saddling area, weighing area.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Routines to be followed before and during the race are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Routines to be followed after the race are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Handle a horse in a parade ring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Parade ring requirements are explained in order to ensure safety and public viewing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parade ring requirements include but are not limited to anti clockwise and numerical order.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The racehorse is led following internationally accepted techniques. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Horse-leading techniques include walking in the left, at the horses shoulders without tension in the lead rope.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Winners or place boxes etiquette are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A lead reign is attached to the bridle and the horse handed over to the winning connections according to instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct a post race inspection of the race horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of inspecting a racehorse for injury is explained in order to deal with injuries immediately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of common injuries that might occur during a race are explained in given case studies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Common injuries include but are not limited to bleeding from nostrils, cuts, grazes on front and hind legs and feet, heat in horses legs, eye injuries.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The racehorse is inspected by following a checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any injury is reported to trainer or assistant trainer according to instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic horse race day preparation in the racing stable yard.
  • Race day preparation at the racecourse.
  • The routine after the race.
  • Inspecting a race horse after the race for injury. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when working at the racecourse on a race day. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams when working with horses at the racecourse on a race day. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when working with horses at the race course on a race day. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and critically evaluate information when handling the horse at the racecourse on a race day. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in formal and informal situations when talking to other workers, the trainer, racecourse officials, National Horseracing Authority officials and clients about horses at the race course on a race day. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that horse related problems on a race day do not occur in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58493   General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



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