PART 2 - PREPARATION FOR THE RACE - (B)19 to (B)30
30. Requirements applying to parades
30.1 A Parade is mandatory in
- 30.1.1 each Group 1 flat race (but this is subject to Paragraph 30.2), and
30.1.2 each Grade 1 jump race which is not a Grade 1 novice or Juvenile jump race,
but, where there are two or more such races on a racecard, a Parade is mandatory in the principal race only.
30.2 There shall be no Parades in races confined to two years old or any flat race less than seven furlongs.
30.3 A Parade is optional in all other races but, where a Racecourse Managing Executive wishes to exercise the option of having a Parade, permission must be sought from the Authority's Jump Racing or Flat Racing Committee respectively.
30.4 Any Parade must take place in racecard order, except that any horse which is likely to upset the other runners by its behaviour may be placed in such a position in the Parade as the Stewards may decide.
30.5 Trainers, Riders and horse attendants must
- 30.5.1 obey the instructions of racecourse officials who are organising a Parade,
30.5.2 make every effort to assist racecourse officials in maintaining racecard order in the pre-Parade Ring, Parade Ring and during the Parade itself and, where possible, horses should be mounted on the move to assist in this respect.
30.6 Once the Parade has started no Rider may dismount or leave the Parade early except in an emergency.
30.7 A Parade may be assisted by one or more outriders at the front or rear.