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The Orders and Rules of Racing

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


26. Publication of information about changes

26.1 The Clerk of the Scales will cause to be displayed on the screen or number board any alterations to the following information which differs from that appearing in the official race card

26.1.1 declared horses,
26.1.2 declared Riders, with allowances claimed if appropriate,
26.1.3 the draw in any flat race,
26.1.4 any extra weight or variation of weight or weight allowance,
26.1.5 colours, and
26.1.6 any declaration that a horse is wearing

26.1.6.1 a hood,
26.1.6.2 blinkers,
26.1.6.3 visor,
26.1.6.4 eyeshield,
26.1.6.5 eyecover,
26.1.6.6 cheek pieces (sheepskin or otherwise), or
26.1.6.7 any combination of the items in Paragraphs 26.1.6.1 to 26.1.6.6, or
26.1.6.8 a tongue strap.

The definitions in Paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 have effect for the purposes of Paragraph 26.1.6.
26.2 The Clerk of the Scales will immediately cause to be displayed on the screen or number board such alterations to the information listed in Paragraphs 26.1.1 to 26.1.6 as the Stewards may sanction.
26.3 The information will be displayed either continuously or at regular intervals until the race starts.
26.4 Where a horse is withdrawn under Rules 6, 35 or 39 the Clerk of the Scales must immediately

26.4.1 arrange for an announcement to be made over the public address system which states that the horse is withdrawn and indicates whether or not the horse has come under Starter's Orders, and
26.4.2 arrange for a notice to be exhibited on the number board or screen which states whether or not the horse has come under Starter's Orders.

26.5 Where the horse is withdrawn by order of the Starter, the Clerk of the Scales must also immediately report that fact to the Stewards.