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The Orders and Rules of Racing

General Manual (A)


PART 7 - APPEALS

78. Bringing an appeal

78.1 In any case where

78.1.1 a decision of the Stewards relates to a contravention of Rule (B)58 or (B)59.2 (failure to obtain the best possible placing), or
78.1.2 a Rider has been suspended from riding,

the appellant must lodge a notice of appeal with the Authority's Office before the end of the period of 48 hours starting with the day after that on which the Stewards' decision is announced.

78.2 In any other case the appellant must lodge a notice of appeal with the Authority's Office before the end of the period of 7 days starting with the day after that on which the Stewards' decision is announced.
78.3 No appeal notice may be lodged unless it is accompanied by a deposit of

78.3.1 in the case of an appeal by an Apprentice Jockey, Conditional Jockey or amateur rider

78.3.1.1 £110, in any case where a financial penalty of £500 or less was imposed, and
78.3.1.2 otherwise £250;

78.3.2 in any other case

78.3.2.1 £220, in any case where a financial penalty of £500 or less was imposed, and
78.3.2.2 otherwise £500.

78.4 The deposit may be returned to an appellant, save:

78.4.1 that it shall be forfeited where the Disciplinary Panel concludes that the appeal had no realistic prospect of success. In such circumstances, the written reasons shall address the issue;
78.4.2 where the Disciplinary Panel orders it be applied towards the satisfaction of any costs award.

78.5 The notice of appeal must be signed by the appellant, his Authorised Agent or his solicitor and must state the grounds of appeal in general terms.
78.6 Where the appeal is from the imposition of a financial penalty of £500 or less, the notice of appeal must also state whether the appellant seeks a personal hearing or is content for the appeal to be decided on a submission of written evidence.