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The Orders and Rules of Racing

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


31. Handicap flat races other than nursery handicaps: previous experience

31.1 This Rule applies to any flat race Handicap, other than a Nursery Handicap, and the conditions specified in this Rule must be met up to and including

31.1.1 if the race closes more than six days before running, the Saturday immediately before the publication of the weights in The Racing Calendar, and
31.1.2 otherwise, the Saturday immediately before closing.

31.2 In the case of a Heritage Handicap or a Handicap Race with a Total Prize Fund of £30,000 or more, no horse may run in the race unless the Handicapper is prepared to allot a Handicap Rating to the horse and

31.2.1 it has run at least three times in a flat race in Great Britain, or
31.2.2 it is trained in Great Britain and has run at least three times in flat races run under the rules of any one or more Recognised Racing Authorities, or
31.2.3 the requirements of Paragraph 31.4 are met in respect of the horse.

31.3 No horse which is trained in Great Britain, which is three-years-old or upwards may run in any other Handicap Race unless the Handicapper is prepared to allot a Handicap Rating to the horse and the horse

31.3.1 has run at least three times in flat races run under the rules of any one or more Recognised Racing Authorities, or
31.3.2 has run in either one or two flat races run in Great Britain and it has won at least one of them.

31.4 No horse which is trained outside Great Britain, which is three-years-old or upwards may run in any other Handicap Race unless the Handicapper is prepared to allot a Handicap Rating to the horse and the horse

31.4.1 has run at least three times in flat races run in Great Britain and/or Ireland, or
31.4.2 has run at least three times in flat races run under the rules of any one or more Recognised Racing Authorities and either the Handicapper is prepared to allot a Handicap Rating of 90 or more, or the horse has already run in a Handicap flat race in Great Britain.