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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 6 - AFTER THE RACE - (B)67 to (B)70


67. Procedure for weighing-in

67.1 Where the Judge has not announced his decision before the Riders return to weigh in, the Clerk of the Scales must weigh in all Riders until such time as the Judge's decision is announced.
67.2 Subject to Paragraph 67.3, the Clerk of the Scales will weigh in the Riders of the first four horses placed by the Judge.
67.3 In any race with prize money allocated with more than four prizes, the Clerk of the Scales will weigh in the Riders of such number of the horses placed by the Judge as is necessary for the number of prizes.
67.4 The Clerk of the Scales must also

67.4.1 weigh in any other Riders as required by the Stewards,
67.4.2 report to the Stewards any Rider who does not present himself to be weighed in.
67.4.3 report to the Stewards any Rider who weighs in at 2lbs or more over the weight at which he weighed out, and
67.4.4 report to the Stewards any Rider who weighs in below the weight at which he weighed out by more than 1lb.

67.5 Rule (D)47 (weighing in) specifies requirements applying to a Rider on weighing in, including the items he must include in the scale.
67.6 To compensate for

67.6.1 wearing a safety vest, the weight of a Rider on weighing in will automatically be allowed at 2lbs less than the weight that is registered on the scale (factored into the calibration of the Weighing Room scales), or
67.6.2 wearing a safety vest and extra clothing during the months of December, January and February, the weight of the Rider on weighing in for a flat race will automatically be allowed at 3lbs less than the weight that is registered on the scale (factored into the calibration of the Weighing Room scales).

67.7 All weights will be rounded down to the nearest 1lb unit.
67.8 Where a Rider weighs in at 2lbs or more over the weight at which he weighed out, the horse will not be disqualified.
67.9 The Stewards have power to disqualify the horse under Rule 14.2 where a Rider does not present himself for weighing in.

67.10 Where a Rider weighs in below the weight at which he weighed out by more than 1lb, his horse shall, on an objection to the Stewards under Rule 73.2, be disqualified.
67.11 The Stewards shall take Disciplinary Action against one of the Rider or Trainer, or both of them, when a Rider is reported to them under Paragraphs 67.4.2 to 67.4.4 unless the reason for the report can be explained to the satisfaction of the Stewards.