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The Orders and Rules of Racing


91. Procedure for making or withdrawing a declaration to run

91.1 This Rule specifies the procedure to be followed

91.1.1 when making a declaration to run, and
91.1.2 when withdrawing a declaration.

91.2 A declaration to run may be made or withdrawn only

91.2.1 by telephone, or
91.2.2 through the Racing Administration Internet Site, or
91.2.3 in the case of a horse trained outside Great Britain and Ireland, in writing.

91.3 A declaration to run which is made by telephone shall only be taken down for acceptance from the day before that on which it is due.
91.4 A declaration to run 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 the previous stage of entry or confirmation of entry, as the case may be.
91.5 Where a declaration to run is made through the Racing Administration Internet Site

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

91.6 The following information must be given when making or withdrawing a declaration to run

91.6.1 the name of the Owner and, if different, the name which under Part (E)3 is required to be used when running the horse,
91.6.2 the name of the horse,
91.6.3 the name of the meeting, and
91.6.4 the name of the race.

91.7 Unless Paragraph 91.8 applies, the only Persons who may make or withdraw a declaration to run are

91.7.1 the Owner of the engagement,
91.7.2 in the case of a withdrawal of a declaration for a horse sold without transfer of the engagement, the Nominator, and
91.7.3 the Authorised Agent of a Person within Paragraph 91.7.1 or 91.7.2,

and, when making or withdrawing the declaration, any such person must provide the security code allotted to him by the Authority under Rule 67.

91.8 Where the horse is trained outside Great Britain, a declaration to run may also be made or withdrawn by

91.8.1 the Trainer of the horse, or
91.8.2 if he holds a valid authorisation, an official of the Racing Authority under whose authority the Trainer of the horse is duly qualified as such.

91.9 Any declaration or withdrawal which is made in writing under Paragraph 91.2.3 must be easily legible and must provide sufficient details to identify the correct race.