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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 3 - RACING PROGRAMMES - (F)20 to (F)46


21. Conditions of the race: additional requirements for specific categories of race

21.1 The conditions of a flat race must not contain

21.1.1 any restrictions as to training stables, or
21.1.2 in respect of any race that is not confined to Apprentice Jockeys or Amateur Riders, any riders' allowances other than those provided by Rule 140 (flat race allowances).

21.2 The conditions of a steeple chase, hurdle race or National Hunt Flat Race must not contain

21.2.1 any restrictions as to training stables, or
21.2.2 in respect of any race which is not confined to Conditional Jockeys, any riders' allowances other than those provided by Rule 141 or 142 (jump race allowances).

21.3 The conditions of a National Hunt Flat Race must provide

21.3.1 that the race is a Weight-for-Age Race which

21.3.1.1 is not less than one and a half miles,
21.3.1.2 is not more than two and a quarter miles,
21.3.1.3 is for horses which at starting have not run under any recognised Rules of flat racing, steeple chasing or hurdle racing, apart from in National Hunt Flat Races run under these Rules or in Irish National Hunt Flat Races or in French AQPS races;

21.3.2 that any rider must be one of the following

21.3.2.1 a Conditional Jockey,
21.3.2.2 an Overseas Rider whose authorisation by a Recognised Racing Authority corresponds to a Conditional Jockey's licence,
21.3.2.3 an Amateur Rider who holds a Category B permit to ride granted by the Authority,
21.3.2.4 an Overseas Rider whose authorisation by a Recognised Racing Authority corresponds to such a permit, and
21.3.2.5 if the race is deemed to be 'Open', a Jockey who holds a licence which allows him to ride in steeple chases, hurdle races or National Hunt Flat Races or an Overseas Rider whose authorisation by a Recognised Racing Authority corresponds to such a licence.