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The Orders and Rules of Racing


86. Procedure for scratching a horse

86.1 This Rule specifies the procedure to be followed when Scratching a horse under Rule 85.
86.2 A Scratching may be made only

86.2.1 by telephone,
86.2.2 through the Racing Administration Internet Site, or
86.2.3 in the case of a horse trained outside Great Britain, in writing.

86.3 Deleted.
86.4 A Scratching which is made through the Racing Administration Internet Site or in writing must not be submitted before the time has passed for the close of any previous stage of entry.
86.5 Where a Scratching is made through the Racing Administration Internet Site

86.5.1 the Person who makes it must ensure that the transaction has been properly completed and that all details relating to the horse are correct, and
86.5.2 a claim that the transaction was not correctly processed shall not be entertained without supporting evidence in the form of a printed confirmation page.

86.6 The following information must be given when making a Scratching

86.6.1 the name of the horse,
86.6.2 the name of the meeting, and
86.6.3 the name of the race.

86.7 Unless Paragraph 86.8 applies, the only Persons who may make a Scratching are the Owner of the engagement and his Authorised Agent and, when making the Scratching, any such Person must provide the security code allotted to him by the Authority under Rule 67.
86.8 Where the horse is trained outside Great Britain, the Scratching may also be made by

86.8.1 the Trainer of the horse, or
86.8.2 if he holds a valid authorisation which is in writing and signed by the Owner or his Authorised Agent, an official of the Racing Authority under whose authority the Trainer of the horse is duly qualified as such.

86.9 Any Scratching which is made in writing under Paragraph 86.2.3 must be easily legible and must provide sufficient details to identify the correct race.