NEW RULES OF RACING COME INTO EFFECT ON 7 SEPTEMBER

04 Sep 2009 Pre-2014 Releases

The rewritten and reformatted Rule Book will come into effect on Monday 7th September 2009. The new Rules of Racing are more user friendly and bring the relevant Rules together under six separate Manuals:

A. General Manual
B. Race Manual
C. Trainer Manual
D. Rider Manual
E. Horse and Owner Manual
F. Racing Administration Manual

Whilst the Rules might be worded and arranged differently, the actual meaning and application of the individual Rules has not changed. The new Rules of Racing can be found at:

http://newrules.britishhorseracing.com

A revised and updated Guidelines to Penalties and Procedures Booklet can be found at:

http://www.britishhorseracing.com/inside_horseracing/pdf/guide_to_procedures_2009.pdf

A leaflet explaining the new Rules of Racing can be found at:

http://www.britishhorseracing.com/resources/media/RulesLeaflet.pdf

All racecourses, trainers, jockeys and media will be sent an updated Guidelines to Penalties and Procedures Booklet. All racecourses will also be issued with a new copy of the Rules of Racing and an additional copy for the Stewards Room. Most trainers should find that the Guidelines to Penalties and Procedures booklet and the Rule Book website suffice. However, any trainer who wishes to have a hard copy of the Rules of Racing can request one by emailing rules@britishhorseracing.com

All of the Manuals and the Guidelines to Penalties and Procedures are available to download from the website.

For more information please contact Paul Struthers, Media Relations Manager, on 020 7152 0166 or 07966 590105.

NOTES FOR EDITORS:

Details of where the most commonly used Rules can now be found are:

Trainers
Rule 35 (Passports) – Rule E 18 & 19
Rule 144 (Non-runners) –RuleF 96 to 98
Rule 155 (Running & Riding) –Rule C 45
Rule 243 (Inside Information) – Rule A 36
Appendix N (Integrity Code of Conduct) –Schedule A2 and Schedule C3
Appendix V(Code of Conduct for Trainers: dealing with owners) –Schedule C4 (Part 2)
Instruction C1 (Prohibited Substances) –Schedule C6
Instruction G1 (Starting) – Schedule B5
Instruction J3 (Elimination and Balloting Procedure) – Schedule F8

Jockeys
Rule 153 (Interference) – Rule B 53 to 57
Rule 156-158 (Running and riding) – Rule B 59
Rule 243 (Inside Information) – Rule A 36
Appendix N (Integrity Code of Conduct) – Schedule A2 and Schedule D5
Instruction F5 (Mobile Phones) – Rule D 33 to 35
Instruction H8 (Whip Specifications) – Rule D 37 and Schedule D2
Instruction H9 (Whip) – Rule B 56 and Schedule B6

Owners
Rule 243 (Inside Information) – Manual A 36
Rule 247 (Laying) – Manual E 92

Racecourses
Rule 1 (Fixtures etc) – Rule A 9 and F 11
Rule 35 (Vaccination against EI) – Rule E 18 & 19
Rule 80 (Licenses, Duties of Managing Executive) – Rule A 18 and F 13 to 18
Rule 91& 92 (Race programmes) – Rule F 21 to 41
Rule 231A & B (Exclusion of liability) – Rule A 104
Instruction C7 (Prohibited Substances) – Rule C33 and C39 to 42