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Every person so offending shall be warned off Newmarket Heath and other places where these Rules are in force.

50. When a person is warned off Newmarket Heath Disqualifiand so long as his exclusion continues, he shall not cation for be qualified, whether acting as an agent or otherwise, corrupt prac

tices, to subscribe for or to enter or run any horse for any race either in his own name or in that of any other person, and any horse of which he is wholly or partly the owner, or which after the fact of his being warned off has been twice published in the Racing Calendar, shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Stewards to be under his care, training, management, or superintendence, shall be disqualified.

If a person be so excluded for any fraudulent practice in relation to a particular horse wholly or partly belonging to him, such horse shall, at the discretion of the Stewards, be perpetually disqualified for all races, and the onner or on ners of such horse shall, if 30 ordered by the Stewards, return all money or prizes which such horse has won in any race at any meeting.

51. If any person be reported by the Committee of Disqualifi. the Subscription Rooms at Newmarket or at Tatter- cation for sall's as being a defaulter in bets, he shall be disquali- default in fied as in the last rule mentioned until his default is cleared.

52. All fines shall be paid to the Bentinck Benevo- Fines. lent Fund.

Omission of Conditions. 53. (i) When any match or sweepstakes is made, Omissions, and no weight mentioned, the horses shall carry how supplied 8st 10lb each, and if any weight be given the highest

of weight; weight shall be 8st 121. (ii) When any match or sweepstakes is made, and

of course. no course mentioned, the course shall be as follows:

If at Newmarket.
If two years old, six furlongs T.Y.C,
If three years old, one mile

If four years old, two miles

If five years old, or upwards, four

And if the horses be of different age, the course shall
be fixed by the age of the youngest.

of day. (iii) If no day be mentioned for a race, it shall be run on the last day of the meeting, unless otherwise agreed by all the parties engaged.


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Jockeys' Fees. 54. In the absence of special agreement the fee to a winning jockey shall be five guineas, and to a losing jockey three guineas, and no further charge except for expenses shall be allowed.

All jockeys' fees shall be paid to the Stakeholder or Clerk of the Course at the same time as the stakes, as by Rule 28.

In the absence of special agreement, a jockey who accepts a retainer cannot terminate it otherwise than by two months' notice in writing, ending at the end of the year; and failing such notice, his retainer continues for the next season, and so on from season to season until duly terminated by such notice as above-mentioned, provided the same or any agreed retaining fee is paid in advance in respect of each season before the commencement thereof.

Employers retaining the same jockey have prece. dence according to the priority of their retainers. A retainer which is continued as above-mentioned has priority as from the date of its first commencement.

If a jockey be prevented from riding by suspension for fraudulent practices or other misconduct, any person who has retained him may cancel the retainer.

The Stewards of the Jockey Club shall have power to release a jockey from his retainer for any cause appearing to them sufficient.

No jockey shall ride in races on Newmarket Heath, or elsewhere where these Rules are in force, until he shall have obtained a licence from the Stewards of the Jockey Club, on application at the Registry Office, but no rider will be required to take out a licence nntil the last day of the week in which he shall have ridden a winner for the first time.

Every jockey shall on application for a licence furnish Messrs Weatherby with his full name and address. A list of the licensed jockeys shall be published annually in the Racing Calendar.

Any rider who shall infringe these rules will be reported to the Stewards of the Jockey Club, who may suspend him from riding.

Any owner, or trainer, or both, who shall knowingly employ an unlicensed jockey, shall be fined not less than 251. each.

55. No trainer shall engage any lad or other stable servant, without previously referring to his last em

ployer in the United Kingdom, France, Austria, or Hungary, and receiving a satisfactory reply in writing.

Any trainer infringing this rule and continuing to employ such boy after notice has been served on him, shall not be allowed to train or run horses where these Rules are in force ; and any lad leaving his master before the terms of his engagement are complete shall be disqualified from riding in any race.

Any boy prevented from obtaining employment by this rule shall have the right of appeal to the Stewards of the Jockey Club.

Every jockey at the termination of his apprenticeship is free to form engagements for himself, irrespective of any which may have been made for him during such apprenticeship.

Calculation of Time. 56. When the last day for doing anything in rela- Sandays tion to a race falls on a Sunday, it may be done on omitted. the following Monday, unless the race to which such act relates is appointed for that day, in which case it must be done on the previous Saturday.

Recognised Meetings or Races. 57. Any meeting or race shall be deemed recognised Recogniscd

meetings which is held under the Rules and sanction of the established Jockey Club, or other Turf authority, of the country in which it is held or run; or (where no such authority exists) under these rules; and no horse which has run in any unrecognised race, or at any anrecognised meeting, shall be allowed to run at any meeting under these Rules.

New Rules. 58. No new Rule of Racing can be passed, nor can New Rules. any existing rule be rescinded or altered without being previously advertised three times in the “Sheet Calendar,” and notice given of the meeting of the Jockey Club at which it is to be proposed; and no new rule, or repeal or alteration of a rule, shall take effect until it has been confirmed at the meeting ensuiug that at which it was passed, and until it has been twice published in the Sheet Calendar. Any owner of race-horses or persons affected by such new rule, rescission, or alteration, may, before it is made, petition the Jockey Club through the Secretary. All such petitions shall be laid before the meeting before the question is put.

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JOCKEY CLUB. [These are only applicable to races run at Newmarket.]




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Respecting the Stewards. Mode of 1. The three Stewards of the Jockey Club shall be annual elec- continued in their office till the next annual financial tion.

meeting (which takes place in the Craven) when the senior Steward shall vacate after settling the accounts made up to the 31st of December preceding, and shall then name a member of the Jockey Club to succeed him, subject to the approbation of the Members of the Jockey Club then present, and at every subsequent financial meeting the senior Steward shall, in like

manner, retire and propose his successor.

of 2. If any of the Stewards shall die or resign, the death remaining Stewards may appoint a member of the Club resignation,

to succeed the deceased or declining Steward, but such nomination shall be notified to the Club at the first general meeting, and if the appointment meet their approval, the said member shall remain in office until

the expiration of his predecessor's time. Substitute 3. When only one Steward is present, and neither of for absent the absent Stewards shall have appointed a substitute, Stewards.

the member of the Jockey Club present who has last

served the office shall act ex officio. TheStewarde 4. The three Stewards shall have the complete conhave power trol of the property and estates of the Club, with .--to appoint officers : power to mortgage, sell, let upon lease, or exchange,

if necessary, subject to the approval of the next General Meeting of the Club, and further, shall have the power of appointing all the public officers and the servants of the Club; the Keeper of the Matchbook to receive the stakes and collect the entrancemoney, and all other funds belonging to the Jockey Club; and the Stewards shall produce an account of the funds and disbursements of the Club at the annual financial meeting, and they shall be responsible to the Club for the correctness of the annual accounts, and for all the money collected as belonging to the Jockey Club.

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5. The Stewards shall fix the hour of starting for to fix time of each race at or before nine o'clock in the evening pre

starting: ceding the day of running, and notice of the time of starting is to be fixed up in the Coffee-room immediately afterwards.

6. The Stewards have full power to make such regu- to lations as they may think proper in regard to the

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7. All disputes relating to racing at Newmarket shall to settle disbe determined by the three Stewards; if only two putes Stewards be present they shall fix upon a third person,

Newmarket: being a member of the Club, in lieu of the absent Steward, but the Stewards, if they think fit, may call in any other members of the Jockey Club to their assistance, or may refer the case to a general meeting, if the importance or difficulty of the matter in dispute shall appear to them to require it. The witnesses examined shall be required to sigu their evidence, and if either party desire to have a short-hand writer engaged to take down the evidence, the Stewards may (if they think proper) engage a writer at the expense of the person making the request.

8. If any dispute arising elsewhere shall be referred may decide to the Stewards of the Jockey Club, and they shall

red to them think fit to take it into consideration, the matter must from other relate to horse-racing, and be sent by the Stewards of places: the Meeting where the matter in question occurred.

9. The Jockey Club and the Stewards thereof take not to decide no cognizance of any disputes or claims with respect

bettingcases: to bets, except in the case of an official report of default made to them by the Committee of the Sub. scription Rooms at Nermarket, or at Tattersall's.

10. The Stewards have a discretionary power to may warn off warn any person off the Race-course at Newmarket,

the Course: or any premises belonging to the Jockey Club, and in case of such notice being disregarded, to take legal proceediugs against the offenders.

11. All meetings of the Club shall be called by the to call MeetStewards at their

discretion. Notice of Meetings at ings of the Newmarket for the transaction of general business, and the days upon which they are to be held, must be given in the Sheet Calendar published during the previous week.

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