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horses which started are deemed losers, and are entitled to their respective places, as if the race had been finally determined the first time.

47. When horses run a dead heat for a sweepstakes Effect of di. or plate, and the parties agree to divide the stakes, such viding after horses shall be liable to carry extra weight as winners a dead heat. of that race, and if there is any money for the second horse they divide that also.

48. When horses run a dead heat for the second Dead place they divide any money that may be payable to for second the second horse, and if there is any money for the

place. third, they divide that also; and if any of these horses run for a race in which there is a penalty for having received a certain amount of money as second horse, they shall be considered as having received only the amount of their respective shares.

Heats. 49. When a race is run in heats, a horse, to win the prize, must be the actual winner of two heats, unless no horse appear against him, when one walk over is sufficient.

50. In running of heats, if it cannot be decided which horse is first, the heat goes for nothing, and they may all start again, except it be between two horses that had cach won a heat.

51. When two horses have each won a heat, they only must start for a third, and the preference between thern will be determined by it.

52. When a plate is won by two heats, the preference of the horses is determined by the places they get in the second heat.

53. Horses drawn before the plate is won are distanced.

54. No distance in the third heat.

55. No person shall start more than one horse of which he is the owner, either wholly or in part, and either in his own name or that of any other person, for any race for which heats are run.

Selling Races. 56. When it is made a condition of any plate or How sweepstakes that the winner shall be sold for any given winner is to sum, the owner of the second horse being first entitled, be claimed.


&c., no other person than one who ran a horse in the race shall be entitled to claim. The claim must be made to the Judge, the Clerk of the Scales, the Clerk of the Course, or one of the Stewards present, within a quarter of an hour after the race. The horse claimed shall not be delivered till he is paid for; and he must be paid for by ten o'clock at night on the day of the race, otherwise the party claiming shall not be entitled to demand the horse at any future period; but, nevertheless, the owner of the winning horse may insist upon the claimant taking and paying for the horse claimed.

Sales by Auction.

57. When it is a condition of a selling race that the winner shall be put up to auction after the race, the half of any surplus which may thereby be obtained over and above the price for which the horse was entered to be sold shall be paid to the owner of the second horse, and this shall not invalidate the privilege of the second horse as to the prior claim of any beaten horse under Rule 58. If at any country meetings the winner of a selling race shall by the terms prescribed be sold by auction, and the moiety of the surplus be not paid to the owner of the second horse, the said winner shall be disqualified for being entered or for running in any race where the Newmarket rules of racing are in force.

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58. Any horse running for a selling stake or plate is liable to be claimed by the owner of any other horse in the race for the price for which he is entered to be sold, and the amount of the stake-the owner of the second horse to be first entitled to claim, and the others in the order in which their horses are placed, and the winner to have the last claim.

Horses running for a race which is excepted by special conditions from the operation of this rule, are not qualified to be entered for a handicap at any meeting professed to be subject to the established rules of racing.

59. No person can claim more than one horse in the

same race.

60. If two or more persons equally entitled wish to claim, they shall draw lots for the priority.


hurdle races.

Extra Weight and Allowances. 61. When it is a condition of any race that horses shall carry extra weight for winning a certain number of prizes during the year, or be allowed weight for having been beaten a certain namber of times during the year, such winnings and losings shall date from the the 1st of January preceding, and shall extend to the time of starting, unless otherwise specified.

62. Extra weights and allowances are not accumu- Not accumulative, unless so specified in the conditions.

63. Horses do not carry extra weight for winning a Do not apply mateh, and are not entitled to allowance for having to matchesor been beaten in a match.

Winners of hurdle races are not considered winners in flat racing.

64. A horse walking over or receiving forfeit, except for a match, is deemed a winner.

65. In estimating the value of any prize no deduction Valne shall be inade, except of the winner's own stake and prizes: how

calculated. of any sum or suns required by the conditions to be jaid out of the stakes to the owners of any other horse or horses in the race-- the entrance for a plate not to he deducted. And every prize, not in specie, shall be estimated at its advertised value in sovereigns, and if ruch value is not designated it shall be taken at the cost price.

The winner of the Queen's Vase at Ascot is exempt from any penalty for such winning, unless this prize is specially mentioned in the conditions of the race.



Objections to Qualification. 66. When the age or qualification of a horse is ob- Examinajected to, either before or after running for any race, tion of the Stewards, or those whom they may appoint, shall have power to order an examination of the horse's mouth by competent persons, and to call for all such cridence as they may require, and their decision shall be final, unless they shall sanction the removal of the question in dispute into a Court of Law.

Any person requiring a horse's mouth to be examined must pay the expense of such examination, unless the horse is proved to be of the wrong age, in which case such expense shall be paid by the owner of the said horse.


When com- 67. All complaints of foul riding, or of horses not plaints must be made.

running the proper Course, or of any other irregularities occurring in the race, must be made either by the owner, jockey, or groom of the horse, to one of the Stewards, to the Judge of the race, to the Clerk of the Course, or the Clerk of the Scales, within a quarter of an hour after the race.

As it is expedient that there should be a statute of limitations with respect to the time of lodging objections against winning horses, no complaints can be entertained after the conclusion of the Race Meeting, save and except charges of fraudulent entry or of running horses under a false description, which may be investigated at any period within one year from the

date of the offence. Objections to

68. When the qualification of any horse is objected qualification When to be to by ten o'clock in the morning of the day of starting,

the owner must produce a certificate, or other proper document, to the Steward or Clerk of the Course, or to the Keeper of the Match-book if the case happen at Newmarket, before the race is run, to prove the qualification of the horse; and if he shall start his horse without so doing, the prize shall be withheld for a period to be fixed upon by the Stewards, at the expiration of which time, if the qualification be not proved to the satisfaction of the Stewards, he shall not be entitled to the prize, though his horse shall have come in first, but it shall be given to the owner of the second horse. When the qualification of a horse is objected to after that time, the person making the objection must prove the disqualification.

69. If it can be proved against any person that he has offered money before or after a race to any Judge, Starter, or Handicapper, or promised any part of the stake or prize, or any share or part of a bet, he shall be warned off the Course at Newmarket, and other places where the Jockey Club Rules are in force; and any Judge, Starter, or Handicapper who shall, before or after a race, demand or receive money of any person, shall be warned off the Course at Newmarket, and other places where the Jockey Club Rules are in force.




case death or

Respecting the Stewards. 1. The three Stewards of the Jockey Club shall be Mode of an. continued in their office till the next annual financial nual eleo. Ineeting (which takes place in the Craven) when the tion. senior Steward shall vacate after settling the accounts made up to the 31st of December preceding, and shall then name a member of the Jockey Club to succeed him, subject to the approbation of the members of the Jockey Club then present, and at every subsequent financial meeting the senior Steward shall, in like manner, retire and propose his successor. 2. If any of the Stewards shall die or resign, the In

of remaining Stewards may appoint a member of the Club

resignation. to succeed the deceased or declining Steward, but such nomination shall be notified to the Club at the first general meeting, and if the appointment meets their approval, the said member shall remain in office until the expiration of his predecessor's time.

3. When only one Steward is present, and neither of Substitute the absent Stewards shall have appointed a substitute, the member of the Jockey Club present who has last served the office shall act ex officio.

4. The three Stewards shall have the power of ap- TheStewards pointing all the public officers and the servants of the have power Club; the Keeper of the Match-book to receive the ---to appoint

officers : stakes and collect the entrance-money, and all other funds belonging to the Jockey Club; and the Stewards shall produce an account of the funds and disburse

for absent Stewards.

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