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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 3 - GENERAL DUTIES OF TRAINERS - (C)21 to (C)49


44. Additional responsibilities for apprentice and conditional jockeys

44.1 A Trainer must ensure the fit condition of any saddle used by an Apprentice Jockey or Conditional Jockey employed by him.
44.2 A Trainer or his representative must be present when an Apprentice Jockey or Conditional Jockey who is riding for him is weighed out for a race.
44.3 A Trainer must ensure that each Apprentice Jockey or Conditional Jockey riding for him

44.3.1 is aware that he must have his girths checked at the start,
44.3.2 is aware that he must report any concerns that he may have to the Starter or his Assistant, and
44.3.3 otherwise complies with all requirements as to equipment which are imposed by Rules (D)36 to (D)39.

44.4 A Trainer must ensure that each Apprentice Jockey riding for him in a flat race is aware that he must ensure that the blindfold has been removed from the horse before the start of the race.
44.5 Where an Apprentice Jockey or Conditional Jockey fails to comply with any provision of

44.5.1 Rule (D)36 (safety vests, skull caps and saddles), or
44.5.2 Rule (D)37 (whips used for racing),

the Trainer shall be taken to have contravened a requirement imposed on the Trainer by these Rules.
44.6 A Trainer must ensure that an Apprentice Jockey or Conditional Jockey employed by him

44.6.1 arrives at any meeting where he is declared to ride, and
44.6.2 acquaints himself with every course on the first occasion that he rides there and the stewards will not consider this requirement to have been met unless the Trainer has ensured that he has walked the course.