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clared valid, have the option of returning him or re. taining him at the price of a beaten horse.

(ii) If the objection be made before the horse has been claimed or bought, the time for delivering him is thereby postponed until such time after the determination of the objection as the Stewarıls appoint, and if the objection be declared valid, the person who has claimed or bought him shall have the same option as in the last-mentioned case.

43. If a dead heat be declared for the first or any Special Rule other place in a race, the time for claiming or selling heat. the horses running the dead heat is thereby post poued until the dead heat is run off, as the Stewards appoint. In case of a division, each of the horses dividing is a winner for the purposes of these Rules relating to claiming and selling, and any surplus (in the case of a selling race) shall be divided between those horses and the Race Fund.

Produce Races. 44. (i) A produce race is one for which horses are Produce namel by whose produce the race is to be ran.

(ii) The produce is entered by entering the dam and sire, or sires.

(iii) It the produce of a mare be dropped before the Ist of January, or if there be no produce, or if the produce be dead when dropped, the entry of such mare is void, and the entrance money (if any) shall be returned.

(iv) Conditions of a produce race referring to allowances to the produce of untried horses, extend only to the produce of horses whose produce never won a recognized race in any country up to the day previous to that fixed for claiming allowances, and any such allowance must be claimed before the expiration of the time for naming.

Past Raoes. 45. A post race is a race for which a subscriber Post Racer must enter two or more horses, and may run any one or more of them, as the conditions prescribe.

Handicaps. 46. (i) A “handicap” is a race in which the 'Handicaps. weights which the horses are to carry are to be adjusted after the time limited for entering or naming accorsling to the handicapper's judgine it of the merits of the horses, for the purpose of equalizing their chances of winning.

(ii) In a handicap (other than a free handicap) the horses must be entered in the usual way, and the person entering a horse becomes liable for the stake or forfeit whether he accepts or not.

(iii) A free handicap is one in which no liability for stake or forfeit is incurred until acceptance, and no entry need be made; and acceptance shall be considered as equivalent to an entry and as a representation that the horse is of the age and description stated in the list of weights; and if the horse be not in fact of that age and description he shall be disqualified.

There shall not be a greater difference than 4st 7th between the highest and lowest weight in a handicap to which there is a second forfeit.

Sale with Engagements. Liability for

47. When a horse is sold with his engagements, or engagements any part of them, the seller cannot strike the horse of horses

out of any of such engagements, and he remains sold.

liable for the amount of the forfeits each of the engagements, but he may, if compelled to pay them by the purchaser's default, place the forfeit on the Forfeit List, as due from the purchaser to himself.

In all cases of sale by private treaty, the written acknowledgment of both parties that the horse was sold with the engagement is necessary to entitle the seller or buyer to the benefit of this Rule, and certain en gagements be specified it is to be understood that those only are sold with the horse; but when the horse is sold by public auction the advertised conditions of the sale are i fficient evidence, and if certain engagements only be specified, it is to be understood these only are sold with the horse, and if he has been claimed as the winner of a race of which it was a condition that the winner was to be sold with his engagements, this also is sufficient.

When a person is entitled by purchase or otherwise to start for any engagement a horse which was entered by another person, and he is prevented by these rules from starting the horse without paying forfeits or fees to which he would not otherwise be liable, he may, if he pay snch forfeits and fees, start the horse and place the forfeits or fees on the Forfeit List, with the names of the horses in respect of which they are due, as due to himself.


Foreign Horses. 48. A horse foaled out of the United Kingdom Foreign vershall not be qualified to start for any race until there tificates, &c. have been deposited at the Registry Office (1) such a foreign certificate, and (2) such a certificate of age as are next mentioned, that is to say:

(i) The foreign certificate must state the age, pedigree and colour of the horse, and any mark by which it may be distinguished, and must be signed by the secretary or other officer of some approved racing club of the country in which the horse was foaled, or by some magistrate, mayor or public officer of that country.

The Stewards of the Jockey Club may from time to time approve any racing club for the purposes of this Rale, and prescribe the magistrate, mayor or public officer by whom a foreign certificate must be signed. They may also require any further proof or confirmation in any rticular case, and may declare any horse disqualified in default thereof.

(ii) The certificate of age must be signed by a veterinary surgeon in the United Kingdom, approved for this purpose by the Stewards of the Jockey Club either by general order or in the particular case.

And these certificates, or a certified copy of them, shall be in the Weighing-room, open to the inspection of the owners of the other horses engaged in the race, the first time the horse runs in England.

Note.- The Stewards of the Jockey Club have approved generally of certificates given by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and by persons hold. ing the Highland and Agriculture Society's diploma.

A horse which has been out of the United Kingcom (otherwise than as a foal at the foot of his dam) before having run for any public plate or sweepstakes in Great Britain, shall not be qualified to start for any public race outil a certificate of age signed as in the last Rule mentioned has been deposited at the Registry Office.

Corrupt Practices and Disqualifications. 49. (i) If any person corruptly give or offer any Penalties money, share in a bet, or other benefit to any person for corrupt having official duties in relation to a race or to aby the Tarf. jockey; or

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(ii) If any person having official duties in relation to a race, or any jockey, corruptly accept or offer to accept any money, share in a bet, or other benefit; or

(iii) Wilfully enter or cause to be entered or to start for any race a horse which he knows to be disqualified; or

(iv) If any person he detected watching a trial, or proved to the satisfaction of the Stewards of the Jockey Club to have employed any person to watch a trial, or to have obtained surreptitiously information respecting a trial from any person or persons engaged in it, or in the service of the owner or trainer of the horses tried, or respecting any horse in training from any person in such service; or

(v) If any person be guilty of any other corrupt or fraudulent practices on the Turf' in this or any other country;

Every person so offending shall be warned off New. market Heath and other places where these Rules are

in force. Disqualifi- 50. When a person is warned off Newmarket Ileath eation for and so long as his exclusion continues, he shall not corrupt prac. be qualified, whether acting as an agent or otherwise,

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, borse of which he is wholly or partly the owner, or wbich 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 frandulent 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 owner or owners of such horse shall, if so ordered by the Stewards, return all money or prizes which such horse has won in any race at any meet

ing. Disqualifi- 51. If any person be reported by the Committee of

the Subscription Rooms at Newmarket or at Tattersall's as being a defaulter in bets, he shall be disquali. fied as in the last rule mentioned until his default is

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52. All fines shall be paid to the Bentinck Benevoleat Fund.

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Omission of Conditions. 53. (i) When any match or sweepstakes is made, Omissions, and no weight mentioned, the horses shall carry

how supplied 8st 10th each, and if any weight be given the highest of weight; weight shall be 8st 1:21.

(ii) When aay match or sweepstakes is made, and of course; no course mentioned, the course shall be as follo.cs:

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, fonr

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

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

Jockeys' Fees. 51. In the absence of special agreement the fee Jockeye'fees. to a winning jockey shall be five guineas, and to a losing jockey three goimeas, 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' potice in writing. ending at the end of the year; and failing such notice, his retainer continues for the next seasun, 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-meotioned has priority as from the date of its first commencement.

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

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


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