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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Race Administration Manual (F)


PART 6 - PROCESSING AFTER ENTRY

95. Scratching non-runners before declaration to run stage

95.1 This Rule applies in relation to

95.1.1 any race which closes more than 6 days before running,
95.1.2 any Class 1 flat race or jump race, or
95.1.3 any Heritage Handicap.

95.2 If, at any time before the time determined in accordance with this Part for making declarations to run, the Trainer knows that a horse he trains will be a non-runner in a race, he must notify The Racing Calendar Office immediately by making a Scratching.
(Rule 100 sets out the procedure for notifying a non-runner after the time determined in accordance with this Part for making declarations to run).
95.3 A Scratching may be made only through the Racing Calendar Office and, once made, may not be withdrawn.
95.4 Unless Paragraph 95.5 applies, the only persons who may make a Scratching are the Trainer or his representative.
95.5 Where the horse is trained outside Great Britain, the Scratching may also be made by a Person who

95.5.1 is an official of the Racing Authority under whose authority the Trainer of the horse is duly qualified as such, and
95.5.2 holds a valid authorisation to make the Scratching.

95.6 A Person making a Scratching must provide

95.6.1 the security code allotted by the Authority under Rule 67,
95.6.2 the name of the horse,
95.6.3 the name of the meeting, and
95.6.4 the name of the race.