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The Orders and Rules of Racing

BHA Notices Section


French Non-Thoroughbreds

The Racing Calendar Office have been advised by the French Authorities that it is possible that some registered French non-thoroughbreds may be the result of matings which do not comply with the provisions of Rule (E)8.5 which requires that a horse and its sire and dam are each the product of a natural service or covering.

Therefore when considering the purchase of a French non-thoroughbred for racing/breeding purposes in Great Britain, care should be taken to check with the French Authorities, prior to purchase or importation, that the pedigree of the animal in question is free from artificial breeding.

For further information on this subject please contact France Galop (Tel: 00 33 149 10 20 08).