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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Horse & Owner Manual (E)


PART 2 - HORSES

17. Horses from outside Great Britain or Ireland: export certificates and passports

17.1 Where a horse is imported into Great Britain to be trained in Great Britain, the Export Certificate for the horse must be received at the Stud Book Authority of Great Britain and Ireland before the horse may be declared to run in any race under these Rules, and within 90 days of arrival in Great Britain.
17.2 A horse which is trained outside Great Britain or Ireland may not run for a period exceeding 90 days on the production of its passport alone.
17.3 For the purposes of Paragraph 17.2, the period of 90 days commences with the date when the passport is endorsed by the Recognised Racing Authority where the horse is trained and is valid for one journey only.
17.4 The requirements of Paragraph 17.1 does not apply to horses imported from Ireland.
17.5 Where a horse is imported into Great Britain to be trained in Great Britain, before the horse may be declared to run in any race under these Rules, unless otherwise approved by the Authority, the Authority must be in receipt of a certificate of analysis issued by a BHA-approved Laboratory reporting no evidence of the presence or use of a prohibited substance or prohibited method prohibited at all times in a sample collected from the Horse in accordance with Schedule (G)2 Paragraph 4. All sample collection and analysis costs shall be borne by the applicant.
17.6 The Authority may from time to time exempt horses imported into Great Britain from certain Recognised Racing Authorities from being subject to the requirement in Rule 17.5.