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and forfeit in certain cases.

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person shall have previously obtained the consent of the party or parties with whom he is engaged to his not staking

When any person has more than one nomination in a stake, he shall not be allowed to start any horse for it unless the forfeits be paid for every horse which does not start, belonging to him, or standing in his name, or in the same name as the horse which runs, as

well as the stakes for those which do. Arrears of

26. No person shall start a horse for any race, either owner and

in his own name or in that of any other person, unless paid before both the owner and namer of such horse shall have starting. paid all former stakes and forfeits. And this rule shall

extend to forfeits due elsewhere than at the place of running, provided a notice of such forfeits being due shall have been published in the Forfeit List, or have been delivered to the Stake-holder or Clerk of the Course by ten o'clock in the evening preceding the

day of running. Arrears due 27. No horse shall start for any race unless all former for a horse to stakes and forfeits due for that horse shall be paid he can start. before starting, provided notice hasbeen given as above. These rules 28. These rules, relative to arrears of stakes and forextend to

feits, extend to forfeits due at The Curragh and other Ireland. established Meetings in Ireland.

The Forfeit List. To be pub- 29. A list of unpaid forfeits, with the name of the lished in Ra- subscriber to the stake, and the name or description of cing Calendar.

the horse, with the name or sufficient description of the stake, and the amount of the forfeit, shall be advertised in the Sheet Racing Calendar after the Newmarket

July and Houghton Meetings every year. By whom

30. The person appointed to receive stakes is to send Lists of For feits are to be

to Messrs Weatherby a list of unpaid forfeits, as soon sent for pub- after the race as conveniently may be, in order that the lication. same may be placed upon the Forfeit List; and if he

shall omit to make such last-mentioned return within a reasonable time, it may be made by the respective winners of the races for which the forfeits are due. These returns in all cases to be made in writing, and signed

by the parties making them. Persons ap

31. No person whose name shall appear in the Forfeit List published Forfeit List shall be entitled to enter or run not entitled a horse for any plate, sweepstakes, or subscription,

either in his own name or in the name of any other

to enter.

may be

person, until he shall have paid up all the forfeits in respect of which his name appears in the list.

32. No horse which appears in the published Forfeit Horses apList shall be qualified to be entered or to run for any pearing in race whatever until the forfeits mentioned in the said not qualified list as due for such horse shall have been paid; and to be entered. should any such horse be discovered to have run and come in first, he shall be liable to be objected to at any time within six Calendar months.

33. In order to prevent persons who are defaulters Suspected from evading these laws, and continuing to engage nominations horses by the use of fictitious names, the Stewards shall

struck out. have the power of calling upon a nominator to produce satisfactory testimony that the horse named is not the property, either wholly or in part, of any person whose name appears in the advertised list of defaulters, and if the nominator shall fail to do so, the Stewards may cause the nomination to be erased.

34. When a horse is sold with his engagements, or Liability for any part of them, the seller has not the power of engagements striking the horse out of the engagements with which sold. he is sold; but as the original subscriber remains liable to the respective winners for the amount of the forfeits in each of these engagements, he may, if compelled to pay them by the purchaser's default, place the forfeit on the Forfeit List in the usual manner, as due from the purchaser to himself ; and until this forfeit is repaid, both the purchaser and the horse remain under the same disabilities as if the purchaser had been the original subscriber.

In all cases of sale by private treaty, the written acknowledgment of both j arties that the horse was sold with the engagement is necessary to entitle either buyer or seller to the benefit of this rule; but when the horse is sold by public anction the advertised conditions of the sale are sufficient evidence, 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.

35. When a person has a horse engaged in the name of another person, and is entitled by purchase or otherwise to start the horse for such engagement, but is prevented by any of the preceding laws from starting his horse without previously paying up forfeits to which he is not otherwise liable, he may, if he pays these forfeits,

start his horse and have the forfeits, with the names of the horses for which they are due, placed on the Forfeit List in the usual manner as due to himself.

Weighing. 36. The name of every horse intended to start must be notified to the Clerk of the Scales, and his number be exhibited one quarter of an hour before the race, and if any alteration be made in the numbers after they have been exhibited, the Stewards may call upon the owner or trainer for an explanation. If this is not satisfactory, the owner, or trainer, or jockey, may be fined, at the discretion of the Stewards, in any sum not exceeding 501., and the horse shall not be allowed to start, nor the jockey to ride again, until the fine is

paid. To weigh be

37. Jockeys are required to weigh at the usual place fore andafter of weighing, before the race, under a penalty not exthe race.

ceeding 101., unless excused by the Stewards for some special reason, when the fact must be notified to the Clerk of the Scales; and every rider is, immediately after the race, to ride his horse to the usual place of weighing, then and there to alight, and not before, and to weigh to the satisfaction of the person appointed for that purpose; and if a jockey riding a beaten horse does not return to weigh, he shall be fined a sum of money not less than 101. or exceeding 25l. and if it can be proved that the owner or trainer connived at this violation of the law, they shall be fined 251. each, and the horse shall be disqualified to run in public until all the fines are paid.

If the jockey dismounts before the proper time, or is short of weight, his horse is disqualified, unless he be disabled by an accident to himself or horse which should render him incapable of riding back, when he may walk or be carried to the scale.

It is optional for the jockey to weigh with his bridle, and the Clerk of the Scales will allow ith for a curb or double bridle, but no weight is allowed for a snaffle bridle unless it is put into the scale before the horse is led away, and no whip or substitute for a whip shall

be allowed in the scales. Over-weight. 38. Each jockey shall be allowed 21h above the

weight specified for his horse to carry, and no more, unless a declaration has been made to the Clerk of the

Scales of the extra weight the jockey is about to carry one half an hour before the time fixed for the said raee, and the extra weight shall be appended to the horse's number when it is put up. In default of such declaration the horse carrying more than 2th over his pecitied weight shall be placed as the last horse in the race, the jockey shall be fined 5l. for his neglect, and hall not be allowed to ride until the said fine be paid; and the weight each horse actually carried, if more than 2fb above his weight, shall be published in the first list printed after the race, and also in the Racing Calendar.

39. In all handicaps with twenty subscribers, when Raising the highest weight accepting is under 8st 121b, it is to weights in he raised to that weight, and the others in proportion;

handicaps. hut in all minor handicaps and in two years old handicaps, when the highest weight accepting is under ost iott, it is to be raised to est 10lb, and the others in proportion.

40. No horse shall carry less than 5st 7th for any No horse to race, and horses which have run in violation of this carry Rule shall not be allowed to run at any place where than 5st 7lbs. these Rules are in force.


Starting. 41. When the riders of the horses brought out to run Horses going for any race are called upon by the person appointed to the post to start them to take their places for that purpose, sidered star: every horse which comes up to the post shall be liable ters. to his whole stake.

42. The starter has authority to order the jockeys to Power of the draw up in a line as far behind the Starting-post as Starter. he may think necessary, and any jockey disobeying the orders of the starter, or taking any unfair advantage, shall be punished by fine or suspension, according to the nature and degree of his offence, at the discretion of the Stewards.

No jockey can be suspended beyond the meeting at which the offence is committed, unless the case has been heard by the three Stewards of the Jockey Club, and in the absence of any of the Stewards a Member or Members of the Jockey Club shall be deputed to act for the Steward or Stewards absent.

The punishment inflicted shall not be declared till after the last race of the day on which it is awarded.

A sentence duly passed upon a jockey cannot be remitted by the Stewards without the authority of a General Meeting of the Jockey Club.

The starter is prohibited from making a running start_the horses must walk up, and be started from a walk, and if the Starter from negligence or inattention allows a start to take place on the wrong side of the Starting-post, he shall be fined a sum of money not exceeding 501., and the start shall be declared null and

void. Foul riding. 43. If in running for any race one horse shall jostle

or cross another, such horse is disqualified for winning the race, whether such jostle or cross happened by the swerving of the horse, or by the foul and careless riding of the jockey or otherwise; and where one horse crosses the track of another, it is deemed a disqualification, unless he be two clear lengths, or more, before the horse whose track he crosses, And if such cross or jostle shall be proved to have happened through the foul riding of the jockey, he shall be subject to such punishment as the Stewards may think fit to inflict.

44. Horses running on the wrong side of a post and not turning back are disqualified.

Second Horse. Money for 45. When it is a condition of a stake or plate that second horse. the owner of the second horse shall receive a certain

sum of money out of the stakes, or out of the plate, and the race is walked over for, or no second horse is placed, the winning horse is entitled to the whole prize. If the money advertised to be given to the second horse is a separate donation from the Race-fund or other source, and the race is walked over for, or no second horse is placed, the money is not given at all.

When the entrance money for a plate is advertised to be given to the owner of the second horse, and the plate is walked over for, or no second horse is placed, the entrance money is to be returned.

When to be run over again.

Dead Heats. 46. If for any plate or sweepstakes, not to be run in heats, the first two or more horses shall come in so near together that the Judge shall not be able to decide which won, those horses shall run for such prize over again, after the last race on the same day; the other

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