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The Orders and Rules of Racing

SCHEDULES


Schedule 1 - Effective days for riding suspensions

Interpretation and application

1.1 This Schedule applies where a Rider is suspended from riding under any provision of these Rules.
1.2 Any reference in this Schedule to a Rule Contravention means the contravention of a requirement of these Rules in respect of which a Rider's suspension has been imposed.
2.1 Any suspension of a Rider which is imposed

2.1.1 by Stewards under this Manual,
2.1.2 by the Authority in exercise of its powers under Rule (A)61, or
2.1.3 in such other circumstances as the Authority may direct,

shall take effect in accordance with this Schedule.

Commencement of suspension

3. Except to the extent specified below, and subject to Paragraph 14, a riding suspension shall begin at the start of the 14th day after the day of the Stewards' decision.
4.1 Where a Rider at the effective commencement of a riding suspension is

4.1.1 already suspended for any Rule Contravention which has taken effect in accordance with this Schedule, or
4.1.2 suspended from riding by any Recognised Racing Authority,

the suspension shall begin on the first day that the Rider is not suspended.

5. The Authority may direct that a suspension by any Recognised Racing Authority shall not have effect under these Rules.

Duration: professional riders

6.1 Subject to Paragraphs 7 and 8, a riding suspension imposed on a Professional Rider will be effective for the period of his suspension on all days when any racing applicable to the type of licence held by him is programmed to take place in Great Britain.
6.2 The period of suspension shall include any days which may subsequently be cancelled or abandoned.
7.1 This Paragraph applies where a riding suspension is imposed on a Professional Rider who holds dual licences entitling him to ride in both

7.1.1 flat races (flat racing), and
7.1.2 steeple chases, hurdle races and National Hunt Flat Races (jump racing)

7.2 Subject to Paragraph 8, the suspension will be effective for the period of the Professional Rider's suspension as follows

7.2.1 if the Rule Contravention occurred in a flat race, on those days when flat racing is programmed to take place in Great Britain;
7.2.2 if the Rule Contravention occurred in a steeple chase or hurdle race or National Hunt Flat Race, on those days when jump racing is programmed to take place in Great Britain.

7.3 The period of suspension shall include any days which may subsequently be cancelled or abandoned.
8.1 This Paragraph applies where a riding suspension imposed on a Professional Rider is of four days or less.
8.2 The period of suspension will not be effective on any days when pattern races divided into Group 1 or Grade 1 are programmed to take place in Great Britain, as applicable to the type of licence held by the Professional Rider, unless he makes a request under Paragraph 12 of this Schedule that the provisions of this Paragraph should not apply to him.
8.3 The subsequent cancellation, abandonment or the transfer of a Group 1 or Grade 1 race to another day will not result in any suspension being transferred back to the day when such a race was originally programmed to take place.
8.4 If a Group 1 or Grade 1 race is transferred to a day when no Group 1 or Grade 1 race is programmed to take place

8.4.1 the suspension will not take effect on that day unless Paragraph 8.5 applies, and
8.4.2 any suspension which has to be moved will commence in accordance with the preceding Paragraphs of this Schedule.

8.5 Where the decision to transfer a race is taken after the time determined under Rule (F)92 for making declarations of Riders for that day

8.5.1 the suspension date will stand, and
8.5.2 the Rider will not be permitted to ride.

9.1 Where

9.1.1 an Apprentice Jockey or Conditional Jockey is suspended for a contravention of Rule 53 or 54, and
9.1.2 under Rule (A)60 (additional penalties: rider to attend remedial training), the Authority also requires him, in the light of his riding record, to attend a one day course in remedial training at either the British Racing School or the Northern Racing College.

the suspension will commence in accordance with this Schedule but a day of the suspension will take place on a date, which will be notified to both the Apprentice Jockey or Conditional Jockey and his employer by the Authority, in order to attend the remedial training course.

Duration: amateur riders

10.1 Subject to Paragraph 11, a riding suspension imposed on an Amateur Rider (whether or not he is a Category A or Category B Amateur Rider) will apply

10.1.1 when the Rule Contravention occurs in a flat race, on those days when a flat Amateur Riders race for which the Amateur Rider is eligible by gender is programmed to take place in Great Britain;
10.1.2 when the Rule Contravention occurs in a steeple chase, hurdle race or National Hunt Flat Race on those days

when a steeple chase, hurdle race or National Hunt Flat Race that is open to Category A Amateur Riders is programmed to take place in Great Britain, and for which the Amateur Rider is eligible by gender.

10.2 The period of suspension shall include any days which may subsequently be cancelled or abandoned.
11.1 This Paragraph applies where a riding suspension imposed on an Amateur Rider in steeple chases, hurdle races or National Hunt Flat Races is of four days or less.
11.2 The period of suspension will not be effective on any days when Group or Grade 1 Pattern Races are programmed to take place in Great Britain unless the Amateur Rider makes a request under Paragraph 12 that the provisions of this Paragraph should not apply to him.
11.3 The subsequent cancellation, abandonment or the transfer of a Group or Grade 1 race to another day will not result in any suspension being transferred back to the day when such a race was originally programmed to take place.
11.4 Paragraphs 8.4 and 8.5 shall, in relation to Group and Grade 1 races, apply to Amateur Riders as those provisions apply to Professional Riders.

Applications to disapply Paragraphs 8 and 11

12.1 Where any Rider who is suspended for four days or less wishes to make an application for the provisions set out in Paragraphs 8.2 and 11.2 not to apply to him, he must submit an application to the Authority's Disciplinary Department

12.1.1 before the deadline for declarations of riders for the day to which the suspension will revert, or
12.1.2 before 5.00p.m. on the last day that the Authority's Office is open for business, if the last day for making an application falls on a day on which it is closed.

Miscellaneous

13.1 Any appeal against a riding suspension which is imposed on a Rider under Part 1 will, subject to Paragraph 13.2, be heard before the day the suspension is due to commence and only in exceptional circumstances will the Authority otherwise direct.
13.2 Paragraph 13.1 does not apply where the suspension is imposed for a contravention of Rule 59.2 (intentional failure by rider to ensure horse is run on its merits).
14.1 This Paragraph applies where a one or two day suspension is imposed on a Rider.
14.2 A Rider may make an application to the Authority's Disciplinary Department for a one day suspension or one day of a two day suspension to commence before the 14th day after the day of the Stewards' decision.
14.3 If a Rider makes a request before the time for appeal has elapsed, he will relinquish his right to appeal.
14.4 No application will be considered on a day on which the Authority's Office is closed.
14.5 No application will be approved if the time for making declarations of Riders under Rule (F)92 has closed.
14.6 If an application is approved, no further application will be considered.
14.7 No application will be considered if the one day or two day suspension triggers a part of a suspension imposed under Rule (A)72.3.4.