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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 2 - PREPARATION FOR THE RACE - (B)19 to (B)30


23. Verifying the Declaration Sheet

23.1 A Person who signs the Declaration Sheet for a horse, or who in circumstances specified in Paragraph 23.3 makes a declaration by telephone, declares that

23.1.1 the horse is to run, and
23.1.2 the information contained in the sheet in relation to the horse is correct.

23.2 A declaration by signature must be made not less than three-quarters of an hour before the time fixed for the race.
23.3 A declaration may be made by telephone if, in exceptional circumstances, the Stewards authorise the Clerk of the Scales to accept the declaration but such authorisation may be given only if

23.3.1 the horse is not due to have its passport verified under Rule (E)15.1.1, 15.1.2 or 16.2,
23.3.2 the declaration is made not less than three-quarters of an hour before the time fixed for the race, and
23.3.3 the Person making the declaration immediately reports to the Clerk of the Scales to confirm the declaration on arrival at the racecourse.

23.4 Before the end of the period specified in Paragraph 23.2 or 23.3.2, the information contained in the Declaration Sheet may be altered without penalty.
23.5 If any necessary correction is not made before the end of that period

23.5.1 the Person making the declaration, or
23.5.2 if the declaration was made by one of his employees, the Trainer,

shall be taken to have contravened a requirement imposed on him by these Rules.