General Manual (A)
PART 6 - DISCIPLINARY ACTION
68. Person disqualified by order of a Recognised Racing Authority
68.1 This Rule applies to any Person on whom disqualification has been imposed by a Recognised Racing Authority.
68.2 For so long as that Person's disqualification continues, he shall be treated as a Disqualified Person under these Rules.
68.3 The Authority may
- 68.3.1 on application by that Person, direct that Paragraph 68.2 shall not apply to him, or
68.3.2 when such an application is made, suspend the operation of Paragraph 68.2 pending the Authority's decision on the application.
68.4 that Person may not make an application for the purposes of Paragraph 68.3 unless he has exhausted all appeal procedures available to him under the rules of the Recognised Racing Authority.
68.5 The application must be made in writing to the Authority's Office before the end of the period of 3 days starting with the day after that on which
- 68.5.1 the appeal under the rules of the Recognised Racing Authority is finally dismissed, or
68.5.2 where there is no procedure for appeal, the disqualification is imposed.
68.6 The Authority may also consider an application by that Person if that Person satisfies the Authority that it was not possible to comply with Paragraph 68.5 and that the application was made at the earliest opportunity.
68.7 The Authority shall direct that Paragraph 68.2 shall not apply to a Person where the Recognised Racing Authority informs the Authority in writing that it does not wish for the disqualification to be reciprocated under this Rule.
68.8 The Recognised Racing Authority may make an application to the Authority to be represented at any hearing convened by the Authority in order to determine an application for the purposes of Paragraph 68.3. Any such application shall be determined by the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel convened by the Authority, and in the event that such application is successful, the Recognised Racing Authority may only make submissions relating to any alleged failure to comply with: (i) the rules of natural justice; or (ii) the rules of the Recognised Racing Authority.
68.9 If the Recognised Racing Authority chooses to make an application pursuant to paragraph 68.8, the application and any subsequent attendance at a hearing shall be at its own expense.