Horse Racing

RULES OF RACING

Friday, September 22, 2017

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RULE 201. (1) A horse shall be disqualified if he or his rider causes interference or intimidation in any part of the race or if his rider be found guilty of improper, dangerous, reckless or careless riding unless the Stewards are satisfied that the interference or intimidation or conduct of the rider had no effect on the result of the race or was caused by the fault of some other horse or rider.

(2) The extent of the disqualification (if any) under this Rule shall be in accordance with the provisions of Rule 244.

RULE 244. The Stewards are vested with the power to determine the extent of disqualification in cases of an offence arising under Rule 201. They may alter the placing in the race of the offending horse or they may not place it at all and the other horses shall take positions accordingly. In the event that the act giving rise to the disqualification causes a horse or a rider to fall or otherwise causes the horse to fail to finish the race with its rider in the saddle, the disqualified horse shall not be placed at all.

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