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The Orders and Rules of Racing

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


139. Weight allowances for horses

139.1 All weight allowances for a horse are cumulative unless otherwise specified.
139.2 Fillies and mares shall, unless the Authority directs otherwise, receive the following allowances

139.2.1 5lb in respect of a flat race which is not a flat Pattern Race, is not a flat Classified Stakes or is not a Rating Related Maiden Race;
139.2.2 3lb in respect of a flat Pattern Race, a flat Classified Stakes of class 1, 2 or 3;
139.2.3 7lb in respect of a steeple chase, hurdle race or National Hunt Flat Race which is not a Classified Stakes;
139.2.4 3lb in respect of a steeple chase or hurdle race Classified Stakes.

139.3 Subject to the minimum weights permitted for the race by Rules 29.2 or 41.2, horses foaled in the period starting on July 1st and ending on December 31st in the southern hemisphere shall receive the following allowances

139.3.1 in respect of a race for horses of more than one age, the appropriate southern hemisphere weight for age allowance in Part 4 or 5 of Schedule 12, and
139.3.2 in respect of a race for horses of a single age, a deduction of weight that 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.

139.4 Paragraphs 139.2 and 139.3 do not apply to any Handicap.
139.5 No horse shall receive an allowance of weight, nor be relieved from extra weight, for having been beaten in one or more races, but this does not prohibit Maiden allowances or allowances to horses that have not won within a specified time, or have not won races of a specified value or distance.
139.6 No allowance of weight shall be made to any horse

139.6.1 for being the produce of a stallion or mare whose produce never won a race,
139.6.2 for being the first produce of a mare,
139.6.3 for being the produce of a stallion covering at, or under, a particular fee, or
139.6.4 for being half-bred.