Race Manual (B)
Schedule 3 - Requirements for horse to run
Requirements applying to all horses
1. The horse must have met all requirements for entry specified in Schedule 2 which apply to the horse.
2. The horse must have been entered for the race.
3. Where the race closed more than six days before running, the entry of the horse must have been confirmed under Rule (F)87.
4. The horse must have been declared a runner in accordance with Rule (F)89.
5. All applicable requirements of Chapter 3 of Part (E)2 as to the carrying out of identity checks on the horse must have been completed and the identity of the horse verified by the Veterinary Officer carrying out the check.
6.1 A horse must not have been tubed (tracheostomy).
6.2 Paragraph 6.1 does not apply where
- 6.2.1 the tubing took place before October 1st, 2012, and
6.2.2 the trainer is able to produce a certificate, signed by a veterinary surgeon, to this effect.
6.3 Those tubed horses which can run as provided for in Paragraph 6.2
- 6.3.1 must not run in a race on an All Weather Track,
6.3.2 must not run in a race whilst wearing a martingale, and
6.3.3 must have the plug in the tube removed before starting the race
7.1 The horse must not have received any substance on the day of the race (whether by injection, orally or by any other method) other than normal feed and water offered by mouth until it has left Racecourse Property.
7.2 Paragraph 7.1 does not apply where a Veterinary Officer grants a special dispensation.
8. The horse must not have any implant apart from one that is pharmacologically inactive.
9. Within the fourteen days before the race, the horse must not have visited an equine swimming pool in Great Britain which has not been approved by the Authority.
10.1 The horse in the opinion of a Veterinary Officer must have at least received a vaccination against equine influenza.
10.2 The horse must not have been given any vaccination on the day of the race or on any of the six days before the day of the race in which the horse is declared to run.
11.A. The horse must not have been administered any intra-articular corticosteroid on the day of the race or on any of the fourteen days before the day of the race in which the horse is declared to run.
11.1 The horse must not have been subject to
- 11.1.1 a neurectomy, or
11.1.2 a laparoscopic sterilisation on or after April 1st, 2010.
11.2 Paragraph 11.1.2 does not apply
- 11.2.1 where the horse is a mare or filly and a satisfactory veterinary certificate is submitted to the Racing Calendar Office which confirms that she has undergone the procedure for therapeutic reasons, or
11.2.2 if the horse is subsequently gelded.
12. The Rider of the horse must be weighed out in accordance with Part 2.
13. The horse must not have been suspended from running by the Authority pursuant to Rule (F)97.3 (which includes provision for a six-day suspension of a non-runner which is self-certified).
14. The horse must not have already run in a race which was run on the same day (apart from a walk-over).
15. The horse must not have received a blood transfusion for the purpose of enhancing its performance in the race.
16. The horse must not be more than 120 days pregnant.
17. The horse must not have been suspended from running at the racecourse by Stewards in exercise of their powers under Part 15.
18. The horse must not have been otherwise suspended from running in races.
18A. The horse must not have had its heritable genome modified.
Additional requirements: horses foaled or trained outside Great Britain
19.1 This Paragraph applies to any horse foaled or trained outside Great Britain.
19.2 The requirements as to an identity check under Rule (E)16 (identity check for horse trained outside Great Britain) must have been complied with.
20.1 Subject to Paragraphs 20.2 and 20.3 of this Schedule, a horse trained outside Great Britain must not have been in Great Britain for a period of more than 90 days starting with whichever of the following applies
- 20.1.1 the date the racing clearance notification required by Chapter 4 of Part (E)2 was issued,
20.1.2 the date the horse's passport was endorsed by the Recognised Racing Authority of the country where the horse is trained, or
20.1.3 the date when a horse trained in Ireland arrives in Great Britain.
20.2 Paragraph 20.1 of this Schedule does not apply where the horse is in the care of a Trainer who holds a licence or permit granted by the Authority.
20.3 Paragraph 20.1 of this Schedule does not apply where
- 20.3.1 the horse is in the care of a Trainer who is recognised by a Recognised Racing Authority as being duly qualified as a Trainer in the country where the horse is trained, and
20.3.2 the Authority has given a direction that it should not apply.
21. A horse which is trained outside Great Britain, and which has been in Great Britain for a period 90 days or less, must at all times have been under the personal supervision of the Trainer.
22.A A horse which is trained outside of Great Britain must have provided within ten business days prior to the race a sample collected by the Authority and analysed by a BHA-approved Laboratory which disclosed no evidence of the presence or use of a prohibited substance or a prohibited method prohibited at all times.
22.A.1 The Authority may from time to time exempt horses from certain Recognised Racing Authorities from this requirement.
Additional requirements: flat races
22.1 This Paragraph applies to a horse starting a flat race.
22.2 For the fourteen Clear Days immediately before the day of the race, the horse must have been in the care of and trained by a Person who
- 22.2.1 holds a licence to train for flat races which is granted by the Authority, or
22.2.2 if the horse is trained outside Great Britain, is duly qualified as a Trainer in the country where the horse is trained.
Additional requirements: jump races
23.1 This Paragraph
- 23.1.1 applies to a horse starting a steeple chase, a hurdle race or National Hunt Flat Race, but
23.1.2 does not apply if the horse is trained privately in the circumstances specified in Rule (C)1.1.3 (person without licence or permit training a horse solely for the purpose of Hunters' Steeple Chase, the Grand Military Gold Cup or the Royal Artillery Gold Cup).
23.2 For the fourteen Clear Days immediately before the day of the race, the horse must have been in the care of and trained by a Person who
- 23.2.1 holds a licence or permit to train for the race in question which is granted by the Authority, or
23.2.2 if the horse is trained outside Great Britain, is duly qualified as a Trainer in the country where the horse is trained.
Additional requirements: hunters' steeple chases
24. Paragraphs 25 to 27 apply to a horse starting in a Hunters' Steeple Chase.
25. The horse's name must be entered in the register of horses names maintained by the Authority.
26.1 A Hunters' Certificate must be registered for the horse in accordance with Paragraphs 26.2 and 26.3.
26.2 The Hunters' Certificate must be sent to The Racing Calendar Office on the Prescribed form, together with the appropriate fee for registration specified in Schedule (A)1.
26.3 Registration before noon on any day qualifies the horse to be entered in any Hunters' Steeple Chase
- 26.3.1 which closes on or after the day immediately following, and
26.3.2 for which the horse is eligible.
27. At any time on or after November 1st of the year before that in which the race takes place, the horse must not have been stabled with or trained by a Person who holds a permit to train granted by the Authority, where that permit either
27.1 does not entitle him to train for the owner of the horse, or
27.2 did not do so at the time when the horse was stabled or trained by him.
Additional requirements: horses trained outside Great Britain
28.1 A Trainer of any horse trained outside Great Britain which is entered for a race must sign a declaration
- 28.1.1 confirming that the horse has not been administered any prohibited substance or prohibited method that is listed as prohibited at all times in Schedule (G)1;
28.1.2 setting out the details of the administration of any prohibited substance or prohibited method listed as prohibited at all times in Schedule (G)1
when required to do so by or on behalf of the Authority.
29.1 A horse may not run
- 29.1.1 if no declaration has been made under Paragraph 28, or
29.1.2 if the declaration confirms that the horse has been administered a prohibited substance or method prohibited at all times in Schedule (G)1.
30. Paragraph 29 does not apply if the circumstances surrounding the administration of a prohibited substance or a prohibited method are acceptable to the Authority or if the Authority otherwise so decides.
Additional requirements: horses imported to Great Britain
31.1 A horse imported into Great Britain to be trained in Great Britain may not be declared if the Authority is not in receipt of a certificate of analysis issued by a BHA-approved Laboratory reporting no evidence of the presence or use of a prohibited substance or prohibited method prohibited at all times in a sample collected from the Horse in accordance with Schedule (G)2 Paragraph 4.
31.2 The Authority may from time to time exempt horses imported into Great Britain from certain Recognised Racing Authorities from this Paragraph.