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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Race Administration Manual (F)


PART 2 - FIXTURES AND RACECOURSES

15. Duties of racecourse managing executive

15.1 Any licence which is granted is subject to

15.1.1 the requirement that such facilities as are reasonably required by any contractor for the effective provision of integrity technical services must be afforded on the racecourse, and
15.1.2 such other restrictions or conditions as the Authority consider appropriate.

15.2 Subject to Paragraph 15.4, a Racecourse Managing Executive must

15.2.1 comply with the requirements of this Manual,
15.2.2 comply with the requirements of any other Manual,
15.2.3 comply with the requirements of the General Instructions, and
15.2.4 have regard to any directions or instructions as to the operation of these Rules,
which apply to the executive or have effect in relation to racecourses.

15.3 Subject to Paragraph 15.4, a Racecourse Managing Executive shall be taken to have contravened a requirement imposed on the executive by this Rule in any case where the executive fails to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that

15.3.1 all Persons who are employed at the racecourse, or who provide services in connection with it, act at all times in accordance with these Rules,
15.3.2 the Authority is provided within a reasonable time with such information as it requires,
15.3.3 the Inspector of Courses is permitted to carry out such inspections as he reasonably requires,
15.3.4 the course and obstacles are maintained in good condition,
15.3.5 the course is properly measured and marked,
15.3.6 the course is fit for racing to take place on a raceday, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Stewards on the day, before racing commences and on a race-by-race basis thereafter;
15.3.7 Disqualified Persons are, at the request of the Authority or the Stewards, excluded or ejected from all stands, rooms, enclosures and other places used for the purposes of the meeting,
15.3.8 such Persons as the Authority or the Stewards may request are, to the extent that a Racecourse Managing Executive has the right to do so, excluded or ejected from all stands, rooms, enclosures and other places used for the purposes of the meeting,
15.3.9 integrity technical services are provided at all race meetings run under these Rules in accordance with such standards as the Authority may specify,
15.3.10 effect is given to any direction given by the Authority under Rule (A)88 (controls on advertising and sponsorship) to modify or remove any of the conditions of a race, and
15.3.11 effect is given to any decision to abandon any race or race meeting which is made by the Authority under Part (A)2.

15.4 The Authority may decide not to take Disciplinary Action against a Racecourse Managing Executive in respect of any contravention under Paragraph 15.2 or 15.3 if the Authority is satisfied that

15.4.1 the circumstances of the contravention were wholly outside the control of

15.4.1.1 a Racecourse Managing Executive, or
15.4.1.2 its employees, servants and agents (including self-employed and professional Persons engaged to provide services), and

15.4.2 a Racecourse Managing Executive has taken reasonable steps to arrange its affairs so as to minimise the adverse impact on racing of matters outside its control.

15.5 Where, on the day of a race meeting, a Racecourse Managing Executive proposes to abandon a day's racing or abandon any race as a result of

15.5.1 an emergency situation involving crowd safety or public order, or
15.5.2 any direction given by the police or emergency services,

the executive must inform the Stewards before the decision to abandon is announced.

15.6 A Racecourse Managing Executive may

15.6.1 abandon a day's racing,
15.6.2 abandon any race

in any circumstances specified in Paragraph 15.7.

15.7 The circumstances are

15.7.1 there are exceptional circumstances,
15.7.2 there is adverse weather, or
15.7.3 the ground conditions are such that the course (or any part thereof) is not safe.

15.8 Subject to Paragraph 15.5, the decision to abandon a day's racing or abandon any races, may only be taken from noon 3 days prior to that on which the day's racing has been advertised until the conclusion of the first race.

15.9 If a Racecourse Managing Executive abandons a day's racing or races on the grounds specified in Paragraph 15.7, a certificate must be drawn up stating the day and hour when the decision was arrived at and summarised reasons for doing so.
15.10 The certificate must be signed by the Clerk of the Course and without delay despatched to the Racing Calendar Office.
15.11 A Racecourse Managing Executive may leave out or alter any obstacles in the circuit of the course if their retention would necessitate the abandonment of the day's racing or a race, but the original advertised distance of a race must not be decreased.
15.12 For the purposes of Paragraph 15.11, a decision to leave out or alter may only be taken up until the conclusion of the first race.
15.13 Any decision to implement the Stop Race Procedure shall be made by the Racecourse Managing Executive acting in good faith and believing there to be a good reason for doing so, but without further obligation.
15.14 A Racecourse Managing Executive must comply with the controls for sponsorship which are for the time being approved by the Authority.
15.15 For the purposes of Paragraph 15.3.1, the Stewards of a meeting or any other Person acting in an official capacity on behalf of the Authority at a meeting shall not be regarded as employed by or otherwise subject to the control or direction of a Racecourse Managing Executive.
15.16 In Paragraph 15.3.9, Integrity Technical Services include camera patrol and technical facilities for Stewards, photofinish, starting stalls, a radio communication network service approved by the Authority and a public address communication service.