'RULES OF RACING'

(Updated May 9th 2019)

 

Further to the previous notice regarding modifications to Schedule (B)2 and Schedule (F)5 of the Rules of Racing, to be effective from April 28th, 2019, the British Horseracing Authority has indefinitely delayed the implementation of the amendment. An additional notice will be published with any further changes.

 

 

Full details of any forthcoming changes can be viewed on line at http://rules.
britishhorseracing.com and by clicking on “Forthcoming Rule Changes” on the
main menu.

 

 

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Rules of Racing, as shown
below, to take effect on:-


January 1st, 2019

Schedule (F)11 – Appearance Money Scheme


March 30th, 2019


Schedule (D)2 – Equipment
Rules (E)22 and (E)23 – Passport endorsement
Rule (F)34 – Handicap flat races: top and bottom weights
Rule (F)139 – Weight allowances for horses


April 28th, 2019


Schedule (B)2/Schedule (F)5 – Requirements for horse to enter race
Full details of these forthcoming changes can be viewed on line at http://rules.
britishhorseracing.com and by clicking on “Forthcoming Rule Changes” on the
main menu. 

 

 

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Rules of Racing, as shown
below, to take effect on:-


January 1st, 2019

Schedule (F)11 – Appearance Money Scheme


March 30th, 2019

Schedule (D)2 – Equipment
Rules (E)22 and (E)23 – Passport endorsement
Rule (F)34 – Handicap flat races: top and bottom weights
Rule (F)139 – Weight allowances for horses


April 28th, 2019


Schedule (B)2/Schedule (F)5 – Requirements for horse to enter race


Full details of these forthcoming changes can be viewed on line at http://rules.
britishhorseracing.com and by clicking on “Forthcoming Rule Changes” on the
main menu.

 

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Rules of Racing, as shown
below, to take effect on:-


January 1st, 2019
Schedule (G)1 - Prohibited List


February 1st, 2019
Schedule (B)4 - Equipment


Full details of these forthcoming changes can be viewed on line at http://
rules.britishhorseracing.com and by clicking on "Forthcoming Rule Changes" on
the main menu.

 

 

 

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Rules of Racing, as shown
below, to take effect on:


July, 9th 2018

Rule (F)4 - Categories of Flat Race

Full details of these forthcoming changes can be viewed on line at
http://rules.britishhorseracing.com and by clicking on "Forthcoming Rule Changes"
on the main menu.

 

 

May 31st, 2018
Rule (C)33 - Restrictions applying in relation to a horse whilst on racecourse property


July 2nd, 2018


Rule (F)70 - Making the entry: horse trained in Great Britain
Rule (F)71 - Making the entry: horse trained outside Great Britain
Rule (F)72 - Alteration and withdrawal of entry before closing
Rule (F)86 - Procedure for scratching a horse
Rule (F)88 - Procedure for making or withdrawing a confirmation of entry
Rule (F)91 - Procedure for making or withdrawing a declaration to run
Rule (F)93 - Procedure for making, withdrawing or altering a declaration of rider
Rule (F)95 - Scratching non-runners before declaration to run stage
Rule (F)97 - Exceptions to Rule 96 : non-runners
Rule (F)152 - Other definitions
Rule (F)153 - Entries, Declarations and other race administration to be made through the Racing Calendar Office 
Schedule (F)2 - Classification of Races


July 5th, 2018 (for races to be run on and after July 7th, 2018)


Schedule (F)8 - Elimination or balloting procedures


October 1st, 2018


Rule (B)22 - Weighing out procedure
Schedule (D)2 - Equipment


Full details of these forthcoming changes can be viewed on line at http://rules.britishhorseracing.com and by clicking on "Forthcoming Rule Changes" on the main menu.

NOVICE FLAT RACES FOR THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARDS FROM JULY 9th, 2018


For races run on or after July 9th, 2018, winning horses which have run in three or more Flat races will be excluded from Novice Flat races  open to three years old and upwards. Conditions of such races will be updated to reflect this change and will supersede any "confined" conditions which previously applied, but, by necessity, these changes may take some time to be amended on the Racing Admin website. Maiden horses which have run more than three times will be eligible to run in Novice Flat races and the programme for two-year-olds will remain unchanged. 

 

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Rules of Racing, as shown below, to take effect on January 1st, 2018:-


Rule (G)5  - Testing
Rule (G)16  - Definitions
Schedule (G)2 - Whereabouts Requirements


These retrospective changes reflect an administrative error in the original amendments made to the Rules of Racing to implement a 30 day notification period for all foal births. It should be noted that nothing has changed from the communications that have been sent to owners, breeders and trainers on this matter.


Full details of these forthcoming changes can be viewed on line at http://rules.britishhorseracing.com and by clicking on "Forthcoming Rule Changes"
on the main menu.

‘RULES OF RACING’

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the below, to take effect on

February 12th, 2018:-


Standard Conditions for Entry


Full details of these forthcoming changes can be viewed on line at https://www2.racingadmin.co.uk and by clicking on Information > Conditions for Entry > Standard Conditions.

'RULES OF RACING'

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Rules of Racing, as shown below, to take effect on March 24th, 2018:-


Rule (F)4 - Categories of flat race


Full details of these forthcoming changes can be viewed on line at http://rules.britishhorseracing.com and by clicking on "Forthcoming Rule Changes" on the main menu.

"THE RULES OF RACING"

Updated January 2019

The British Horseracing Authority gives notice that the following exchange rates to the £ (Sterling) will be used from January 1st, 2019, for the purposes of calculating the value of races run outside of Great Britain and the Channel Islands:-

 


SCHEDULE (F)14 RATES OF EXCHANGE

Currency Rate from 1.1.2019

 

Argentine Peso 48.01
Australian Dollar 1.81
Bahrain Dinar 0.48
Brazilian Real 4.95

Canadian Dollar

1.74

Chilean Peso

885.33

Chinese Renminbi

8.81

Chinese Yuan

8.76

Czech Koruna

28.60

Danish Krone

8.30

Euro

1.11

Hong Kong Dollar

9.99

Hungarian Florint

357.40

Indian Rupee

89.09

Japanese Yen

139.87

Kazakhstan Tenge

486.30

Malaysian Ringgit

5.27

Mexican Peso

25.07

Moroccan Dirham

12.19

New Zealand Dollar

1.90

Norwegian Krone

11.03

Omani Rial

0.49

Panamanian Balboa

1.28

Peruvian New Sol

4.29

Polish Zloty

4.77

Puerto Rican Dollar

1.28

Qatar Riyal

4.66

Russian Ruble

88.48

Saudi Arabian Riyal

4.79

Serbian Dinar

131.60

Singapore Dollar

1.74

South African Rand

18.32

South Korean Won

1421.80

Swedish Krona

11.29

Swiss Franc

1.25

Tunisian Dinar

3.89

Turkish Lira

6.75

UAE Dirham

4.68

Uruguay Peso

41.37

US Dollar

1.28

 



 

‘RULES OF RACING’

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Rules of Racing, as shown below, to take effect on 1 January 2018:-


Schedule (B)2 - Requirements for horse to enter race
Schedule (F)3 - Races permitted to divide
Rule (G)1 - Application and Scope
Rule (G)5 - Testing
Rule (G)16 - Definitions
Schedule (G)2 - Whereabouts Requirements
Syndicate Code of Conduct


The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Rules of Racing, as shown below, to take effect on January 19th, 2018:-


Rule (C)17C - Notification of wind surgery


Full details of these forthcoming changes can be viewed on line at http://rules.britishhorseracing.com and by clicking on "Forthcoming Rule Changes" on the main menu.

‘RULES OF RACING’

The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Rules of Racing, as shown below, to take effect on January 1st, 2018:-


Rule (B)36 - The start
Rule (C)12 - Duty to check identity of a horse
Rule (C)18 - Information about new horse arriving from outside Great Britain and Ireland
Rule (C)31 - Prohibition on bringing horse affected with ringworm to a racecourse
Rule (D)48 - Making a report of gurgling by horse during a race
Rule (E)18 - Vaccinations against equine influenza
Rule (E)26C - Notification of pregnant horses (to become Rule (C)17B)
Rule (F)2 - Meaning of race
Rule (F)4 - Categories of flat race
Rule (F)9 - Definitions supplementing Rules 2 to 8
Rule (F)31 - Handicap flat races other than nursery handicaps: previous experience
Rule (F)41 - General restrictions on jump racing
Rule (F)90 - Extension of deadline for declarations to run
Rule (F)97 - Exceptions to Rule 96 : non-runners
Rule (F)104 - The draw
Rule (F)117 - Amount of prize money and appearance money
Rule (F)137 - Determining the value of a race
Schedule (B)3 - Requirements for horse to run
Schedule (B)4 - Equipment
Schedule (F)1 - The Racing Seasons
Schedule (F)11 - Appearance Money Scheme 2018
Schedule (G)3 - Sample Collection Procedures
Schedule (G)5 - List of BHA-Approved Laboratories


Full details of these forthcoming changes can be viewed on line at http://rules.britishhorseracing.com and by clicking on "Forthcoming Rule Changes" on the main menu.

HORSES RATED 1LB AND 2LB ABOVE THE UPPER RATING LIMIT IN CLASS 3 TO CLASS 7 HANDICAPS

Owners and trainers are advised of the following amendments to qualification to Handicaps -


1. Where advertised within the race conditions of races of Class 3 and below, horses will be permitted to run in certain handicap races, if they are rated 1lb or 2lb above the advertised rating range of the race and will carry the extra weight as required. Therefore in the case of a 61-75 rated handicap, horses rated 76 and 77 will be permitted to run by carrying 1lb or 2lb more than the highest weight stated.


2. This will apply to both Jump and Flat races and is intended to provide additional opportunities and assist in the placement of horses. Amateur Flat
races will be excluded.


3. As the race in question is still very much intended for the horses identified by the rating range of the race, followed by those below the rating range, as is the case currently, those horses rated above the rating range will be the first to be eliminated. Horses set to carry 2lb above the rating range (and therefore deemed to be less likely to be eliminated from other races than those rated 1lb above it) will be the first to be eliminated.

4. Where the raising of weights is necessary at the 48 hour/24 hour declaration stage, horses rated 1lb or 2lb above the rating range should be disregarded for the initial purposes of raising of the weights. Once the weights have been raised, based upon those horses rated within the rating range proper, any horses subject to weight rises resulting in a rise above 10st 7lb on the Flat and 12st 7lb over Jumps should be automatically removed from the declarations, in order that horses are not required to carry excessively large weights, which cannot have been known at the time of declaration. Such removed horses will have their entry fees refunded.


5. The Elimination Sequence in Schedule (F)8, Parts A and B have been altered in order to incorporate these changes.

RACING CLEARANCE NOTIFICATION: SPAIN

With immediate effect, Jockey Club Español advises that a Racing Clearance Notification (RCN) should be received by their office prior to declaration. 

Receipt of an RCN after the deadline for declarations will be subject to a financial penalty, which will be determined by the Racing Commissioners. 

If an RCN has not been received by the day of the race, the horse will not be permitted to run.