What happens if a rider is ‘overweight’?

29 Apr 14

If the rider is too heavy, he may be replaced by another rider, or be permitted to carry ‘overweight’, which will always be announced on the racecourse before a race begins. However, no rider is allowed to weigh out at four pounds or more over the weight he is set to carry. Once they have weighed out, riders are not allowed to change their equipment, and may be fined if they are found to be doing so.