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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 4 - THE RACE - (B)45 to (B)59


59. Failure to run a horse on its merits

59.1 A Rider of a horse shall be taken to have contravened the requirement imposed on him by Rule 58.1 in each of the following cases.
59.2 Case 1 is where the Stewards or the Authority consider that the Rider has intentionally failed to ensure that his horse is run on its merits.
59.3 Case 2 is where the Stewards or the Authority consider

59.3.1 that there was no intentional disregard of the requirement that the horse be run on its merits, but
59.3.2 that the horse has not achieved its best possible placing because the Rider

59.3.2.1 failed to ride out approaching the finish on a horse that would have been placed first, second, third, fourth or in any other placing for which there is prize money,
59.3.2.2 mistook the race distance and either began riding a finish too early or failed to ride a finish,
59.3.2.3 took the wrong course, or
59.3.2.4 asked for an effort or made some other permissible manoeuvre too late as a result of serious misjudgement or inattention.

59.4 Case 3 is where, in circumstances not falling within Case 1 or 2, the Stewards or the Authority consider that the Rider has failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure his horse is run on its merits.
59.5 For the purposes of this Rule

59.5.1 placing means any placing given to the horse by the Judge from and including first place to last place, and
59.5.2 if a dead-heat occurs as a result of any of the circumstances in Case 1, 2 or 3 it will be regarded as the equivalent of not achieving the best possible placing.