General Manual (A)
PART 6 - DISCIPLINARY ACTION
69. Jockey or amateur rider suspended by Recognised Racing Authority
69.1 This Rule applies where a Jockey or a person who holds an amateur rider's permit granted by the Authority has been suspended from riding by a Recognised Racing Authority.
69.2 The Jockey or amateur rider must not ride in any race on any day when such suspension is effective.
69.3 The Authority may
- 69.3.1 on the application of a Jockey or amateur rider, direct that Paragraph 69.2 shall not apply to him , and
69.3.2 when such an application is made, suspend the operation of Paragraph 69.2 pending the Authority's decision on the application.
69.4 The Jockey or amateur rider may not make an application for the purposes of Paragraph 69.3 unless he has exhausted all appeal procedures available to him under the rules of the Recognised Racing Authority.
69.5 The application must be made in writing to the Authority's Office before the end of the period of 48 hours starting with the day after that on which
- 69.5.1 the appeal under the rules of the Recognised Racing Authority is finally dismissed, or
69.5.2 where there is no procedure for appeal, the suspension is imposed.
69.6 The Authority may also consider an application for the purposes of Paragraph 69.3 if the Jockey or amateur rider satisfies the Authority that it was not possible to comply with Paragraph 69.5 and that the application was made at the earliest opportunity.
69.7 The Authority shall direct that Paragraph 69.2 shall not apply to a Jockey or amateur rider where the Recognised Racing Authority informs the Authority in writing that it does not wish for the suspension 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 69.3. 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 69.8, the application and any subsequent attendance at a hearing shall be at its own expense.