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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 6 - PROCESSING AFTER ENTRY - (F)83 to (F)114


94. Restriction as to number of meetings at which a rider is permitted to ride

94.1 No Rider who is declared to ride at any flat or mixed meetings shall be permitted to ride at more than nine meetings in Great Britain during any 7 day period, starting on Saturday and ending on Friday.
94.2 For each 7 day period

94.2.1 The Racing Calendar Office shall monitor the total number of meetings at which each Rider has already ridden or, if the time fixed for declarations to run has expired, at which he is booked to ride, and
94.2.2 for any Rider approaching or exceeding the permitted number of meetings, this number shall be shown on the Racing Administration Internet Site and updated periodically between the release of the last overnight declarations of runners and 1.00 p.m. each day.

94.3 At the deadline specified in Rule 92.2 for making declarations of Rider, The Racing Calendar Office shall expunge any declaration to ride for a Rider which is for

94.3.1 the meeting at which the Rider would exceed the permitted number of meetings, and
94.3.2 if the Rider is declared to ride at two or more meetings on the same day but is not permitted to ride at all of them, each meeting at which he would exceed the permitted number and at which his first ride is the later.

94.4 Where a Rider who had previously been deemed to have reached the weekly maximum is, after the time specified in Rule 92.2 for making declarations of Rider, substituted to an alternative meeting, the substitution shall be permitted only if the Authority or Stewards are satisfied that the Rider did not ride at one of the meetings at which he had been declared to ride for one of the following reasons

94.4.1 a meeting at which the Rider had been declared to ride was abandoned,
94.4.2 any of the Rider's declared rides at a meeting was for any reason unable to run,
94.4.3 the Rider was ill or declared unfit to ride, or
94.4.4 such other circumstances as the Authority or Stewards may consider acceptable.