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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Race Administration Manual (F)


PART 10 - SUPPLEMENTARY

152. Other definitions

152.1 Definitions of

152.1.1 terms used in only one Rule are set out in that Rule,
152.1.2 terms used throughout this Manual are set out in Rules 148 to 151 and in the following provisions of this Rule.

152.2 In this Manual, unless the context otherwise requires
All Weather Track means a track with a racing surface other than turf;
Approved Laboratory has the meaning given in Rule 66;
Arrears means any sum due to be paid by virtue of these Rules and includes any unpaid stake;
Authorised Agent

152.2.1 in the case of a recognised company, means the registered agent of the company under Rule (E)41 (recognised company to act through registered agent), and
152.2.2 otherwise, means any person authorised by the Authority to act as agent as agent or sub-agent for another person in exercise of the Authority's powers under Rule (A)94;

the Authority means the British Horseracing Authority;
the Authority's Office means the office for the time being appointed by the Authority as the office of the British Horseracing Authority (the present address is 75 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LS);

Clear Day means, in determining the number of days:

152.2.2A The day on which the period begins; and
152.2.2B If the end of the period is defined by reference to an event, the day on which that event occurs

are excluded.

Clear Working Day means, in determining the number of days:

152.2.2C The day on which the period begins; and
152.2.2D If the end of the period is defined by reference to an event, the day on which that event occurs; and
152.2.2E Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holiday, or day on which the Authority's office is not open for non-automated commercial business

are excluded.

Cup means any prize not given in money;
Disciplinary Action means any action taken by the Stewards under Part (B)1 (the Stewards) or by the Authority under Part (A)6 (disciplinary action);
Disqualified Person means a person who is for the time being a disqualified person pursuant to

152.2.3 these Rules,
152.2.4 any Rules of Racing previously in force,
152.2.5 the Regulations for Point-to-Point Steeple Chases, or
152.2.6 the Regulations for Arabian Horse Racing;

Field Size Limit, in relation to a race, means the limit on field size which may need to be applied to a race in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 16 in order to restrict the number of declared runners so as not to exceed the stabling capacity for the meeting;
General Instructions means instructions relating to one or more racecourses which are issued to racecourse managing executives by the Authority;
Handicap Race has the meaning given in Rule 3;
Handicapper has the meaning given in Rule 132;
Handicap Rating has the meaning given in Rule 132;
Jockey's Association Pension Fund means such organisation as the Authority may from time to time specify as being the organisation which it considers best represents the interests of jockey's pensions;
Jockey's Valets' Attendance Fund means such organisation as the Authority may from time to time specify as being the organisation which it considers best represents the interests of jockey's valets;
Licensed Trainer means a person who holds a licence to train which is granted by the Authority or a person whose authorisation by a Recognised Racing Authority corresponds to such a licence;
Maximum Figure, in relation to a race, means the maximum number of horses permitted to start in the race, as specified in the conditions of the race;
Nominator, in relation to a horse which is entered for a race, means the person in whose name the horse is entered;
Owner has the meaning given in Rule 151;
Person includes a body corporate;
Prescribed means prescribed by the Authority;
Racecourse Property means any property owned, used or controlled by the racecourse managing executive;
Racing Administration Internet Site means the internet based administration service provided by the Authority, which can be accessed at www.racingadmin.co.uk;
The Racing Calendar means the work published under that name, including on the Racing Administration Internet Site, and includes any references on that site to the Racing Bulletin which is authorised by the Authority;
The Racing Calendar Office means the office for the time being appointed by the Authority as the Racing Calendar Office (the present Racing Calendar Office is at Weatherbys Ltd., Sanders Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 4BX);
Racing Partnership means a partnership which is for the time being registered under Rules (E)61 to (E)66;
Recognised Business Partnership means a business partnership which is for the time being registered in the register of owners under Rules (E)47 to (E)52;
Recognised Club means a club which is for the time being registered in the register or owners under Rules (E)53 to (E)58;
Recognised Company means a company (other than a stud company) which is for the time being registered in the register or owners under Rules (E)39 to (E)46;
Recognised Stud Company means a stud company which is for the time being registered in the register or owners under Rules (E)34 to (E)38;
Recognised Racing Authority means a Racing Authority of a country which is for the time being recognised by the Authority under Part (A)8 (specific functions of the Authority);
Register of Stable Employee Names means the register of the names of employees of a trainer, which is maintained by the Authority under Part (A)3 (licences, permits and registration);
Registered Agent, in relation to a recognised company, means an agent of the company who is for the time being registered under Rule (E)41 (recognised company to act through registered agent);
these Rules means all the Rules of Racing, including provisions which are contained in another Manual (see Rule 147);
Safety Factor, in relation to a race, means the greatest number of horses which may be started in the race, as determined by the Inspector of Courses on an inspection of the racecourse under Rule 16;
the Scheme means the Breeders' Prize Scheme;
Scratching means the withdrawal of a horse from a race under Rule 85 or 95;
Scratching Deadline means the stage that may be specified in the conditions of any race which closes more than 6 days before running, at which time a further stake payment will be incurred unless a scratching has been made before the specified deadline date and time;
Stable Staff Association means such organisation as the Authority may from time to time specify as being the organisation which it considers best represents the interests of stable employees;
Stabling Capacity, in relation to any meeting, means the total number of racecourse stables in the official racecourse stables which are available to runners on a specified raceday, as notified by the racecourse managing executive;
Stake and Stakeholder have the meaning given in Rule 107;
Time of Entry, in relation to entries for a race

152.2.7 means the time fixed for closing as advertised in The Racing Calendar, and
152.2.8 does not include any time set under Rule 77 for the acceptance of additional entries as a result of re-opening races at the entry stage;

Trainer (see also licensed trainer)

152.2.9 means a person who holds a licence or permit to train which is granted by the Authority or a person whose authorisation by a Recognised Racing Authority corresponds to such a licence or permit; and
152.2.10 includes any person who is treated as a trainer in accordance with Rule (C)1.2 (horse trained solely for hunters' steeple chases, the Grand Military Gold Cup or the Royal Artillery Gold Cup);

VAT means value added tax for the time being in force;
Veterinary Officer means a registered veterinary surgeon engaged by the Authority;
Veterinary Surgeon Veterinary Surgeon means any qualified veterinary practitioner appropriately registered to practice.
152.3 Any reference in this Manual to a horse being trained privately are to training 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 Chases, the Grand Military Gold Cup or the Royal Artillery Gold Cup).
152.4 Words importing the masculine gender include the feminine.
152.5 The singular includes the plural (and vice versa).