Do jockeys and trainers have to report why their horses may have run badly?

18 Apr 19

It is mandatory for jockeys and trainers to report to the Stewards anything which has happened in a race which might have adversely affected the performance of a runner that they ride/train. Examples of this include: a horse suffering interference in running, losing a shoe, or finishing lame. This means that Stewards and the public are aware of any reason which possibly explains a horse’s disappointing performance, which may account for any subsequent improvement in form.