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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 8 - HANDICAPPING, PENALTIES, QUALIFICATIONS AND ALLOWANCES - (F)132 to (F)143


132. Making a handicap

132.1 For the purposes of these Rules

a Handicapper is a person appointed by the Authority to be a handicapper for one or more race meetings;
a Handicap Rating is the number allocated to a horse by the handicapper on his assessment of that horse's performances.

132.2 In making a handicap in relation to a horse for the purposes of a Handicap Race, a Handicapper shall allot the weights to be carried by the horse in accordance with

132.2.1 the Handicap Rating of the horse, and
132.2.2 such of the following as apply to the race

132.2.2.1 where the race is a flat race, Rules 31 to 36,
132.2.2.2 where the race is a steeple chase or hurdle race, Rules 42 to 46,
132.2.2.3 where the race is for horses of more than one age, the appropriate weight for age allowances specified in Part 2, 3, 4 or 5 of Schedule 12,
132.2.2.4 where the race is for horses of a single age and any horse running in the race is foaled in the southern hemisphere in the period starting on July 1st and ending on December 31st, a deduction which represents the difference between, on the one hand, the appropriate weight for age allowance specified in Part 2 or 3 of Schedule 12 and, on the other, the appropriate weight for age allowance specified in Part 4 or 5 of that Schedule, and
132.2.2.5 where the race is for horses of more than one age, horses foaled in the period starting on January 1st and ending on June 30th in the southern hemisphere shall receive the appropriate weight for age allowances specified in Part 2 or 3 of Schedule 12.