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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Race Administration Manual (F)


PART 6 - PROCESSING AFTER ENTRY

97. Exceptions to Rule 96 : non-runners

97.1 Rules 96.1 and 96.5 do not apply in any of the circumstances specified in Paragraphs 97.2 to 97.7.
97.2 In accordance with Paragraphs 5 to 7 of Schedule 7, the Trainer submits a satisfactory veterinary certificate to the Authority's Office within 7 days of the race in which horse was declared to run. In such circumstances, the Authority will suspend the horse from running in future races in Great Britain for the period of 3 days starting with the day of the race for which the horse was issued with a veterinary certificate.
97.3 Subject to paragraph 97.9, the Trainer informs The Racing Calendar Office without delay

97.3.1 by telephone, or
97.3.2 through the Racing Administration Internet Site

that he has self-certified the horse as a non-runner, specifying the reason for it not running.
In such circumstances, the Authority will suspend the horse certified from running in future races in Great Britain for the period of 7 days starting with the day of the race for which the horse was self-certified.
97.4 There is a change in the going on the day of the race from the going report which, on the day the horse was declared to run, was posted on the Racing Administration Internet Site or was available from the Clerk of the Course (or the Person nominated by him).
97.5 The Trainer considers the horse will be unsuited by the going, the horse is on the racecourse and its identity has been verified by a Veterinary Officer from its passport on the day of the race.
97.6 The Trainer, his representative or the Owner satisfies the Stewards on the day of the race that the failure of the horse to run was caused by other circumstances outside the reasonable control of the Trainer (or his representative) or the Owner.
97.7 The horse is prevented from running because the rider was not allowed, under Rule (B)22.6, to weigh out on account of the fact that certain sums due under these Rules remain unpaid.
In such circumstances, a financial penalty of £500 shall instead be imposed on the Owner of the horse.
97.8 Except to the extent stated in Rule 98.4.3 or 99.4.3, this Rule does not apply in any case falling within Rule 98 or 99.
97.9 The use of self-certificates is not permitted

97.9.1 after the Declaration Sheet has been signed under Rule (B)23, or
97.9.2 where the reason for not running is related to prize money for the race except for where the prize money has altered after the time determined in accordance with Rule 89 for making declarations to run.