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The Orders and Rules of Racing

BHA Notices Section


Saddling in Stables

Rule (B)27.3 requires that every horse be saddled in the appointed place except that horses which are difficult to saddle may be saddled in the official racecourse stables provided permission is obtained from the Stewards. The appointed place is the saddling boxes, except at:

Ayr
Bath
Beverley
Brighton
Carlisle
Catterick Bridge
Exeter
Doncaster
Fakenham
Ffos Las
Fontwell Park
Hamilton Park
Haydock Park
Hexham
Kelso
Kempton Park
Lingfield Park
Market Rasen
Mussleburgh
Newcastle
Newton Abbot
Perth
Plumpton
Redcar
Salisbury
Sandown Park
Sedgefield
Southwell
Stratford
Thirsk
Towcester
Wetherby
Wincanton
Wolverhampton and
Yarmouth

where it is both the saddling boxes and the official racecourse stables. It therefore follows that permission is not required to saddle in the official racecourse stables at these racecourses.

Trainers should note that if having saddled their horse in the official racecourse stables they fail to bring their horse into the Parade Ring by the time stipulated on the Timetable Plan for Start Times displayed in the Weighing Room and the official racecourse stables before the signal to mount is given, they will be fined as follows:

1st Offence - £140
2nd Offence - £280
3rd Offence - £560
4th Offence - Refer