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The Orders and Rules of Racing

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


136. Races relevant to calculation of penalties, allowances and qualifications

136.1 For the purpose of calculating any allowance or qualification for a race, the term pattern races shall be taken to include all races which are regarded as, or are assessed as, being the equivalent of pattern races under Paragraphs 3 and 4 of Schedule 13.
136.2 In respect of any flat race, no account shall be taken in calculating any penalty or allowance of

136.2.1 any Private Sweepstakes,
136.2.2 the Newmarket Challenge Whip,
136.2.3 any Match,
136.2.4 any steeple chase or any hurdle race run under these Rules or the Rules of a Recognised Racing Authority,
136.2.5 any National Hunt Flat Race run in Great Britain or Ireland, or
136.2.6 any French AQPS race.

136.3 In respect of any flat race, no account shall be taken in calculating the qualification of a horse of

136.3.1 any Private Sweepstakes other than the Newmarket Challenge Whip,
136.3.2 any Match,
136.3.3 any steeple chase or any hurdle race run under these Rules or the Rules of a Recognised Racing Authority,
136.3.4 any National Hunt Flat Race run in Great Britain or Ireland, or
136.3.5 any French AQPS race.

136.4 In respect of any steeple chase or hurdle race, no account shall be taken in calculating any penalty or allowance or the qualification of a horse of

136.4.1 any flat race run under these Rules or the Rules of a Recognised Racing Authority,
136.4.2 any Private Sweepstakes,
136.4.3 the Newmarket Challenge Whip,
136.4.4 any Match,
136.4.5 any National Hunt Flat Race run in Great Britain or Ireland, or
136.4.6 any French AQPS race.

136.5 In respect of any race, if a horse

136.5.1 has not won a race,
136.5.2 has not won a race before a particular date, or
136.5.3 has not won a race of a specified value or distance,

no account shall be taken in calculating any penalty or allowance or the qualification of the horse of any wins in a Private Sweepstakes, other than the Newmarket Challenge Whip, or in a Match.