PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
OCTOBER 20th, 1955
COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE
The following Government Notices are published
ment to this Gazette:-
No.161-The Industries Encouragement Order No.
M.P. 14266 Y.
as a supple-
3 of 1955-
No. 162-The Post Office (Postage Rates) (Amendment) Order
1955 M.P. 9573/2
No. 163-The Rules of Racing 1955-M.P. 14586.-already supplied.
The following staff movement is notified for general informa-
Mr. H. W. S. Hall, Acting Immigration Officer, 6 weeks vaca-
tion leave with effect from the 20th October, 1955.
It is hereby notified that His Excellency the Governor has
approved the grant of the Colonial Police and Fire Brigade Long
Service Medal to Inspector D. B. Mason of the Bahamas Police
Force in recognition of his 18 years exemplary service in the
It is hereby notified that His Excellency the Governor has
been informed by the Right Honourable the Secretary of State
for the Colonies that Her Majesty the Queen will not be advised
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to exercise Her power of disallowance with respect to the follow-
ing Acts of the Legisuature of the Bahamas Islands:-
No. 3 of 1955-The Out Island Improvement Act 1955.
No. 8 of 1955 The; Conveyancing and Law of Property
Amendment Act 1955.
No. 9 of 1955-The Electrical Department Amendment Act
No. 10 of 1955-The Vessels Registration Fees Amendment
M.P.'s 1708, 15254, 1619, 14666.
The foregoing notices numbered 161 to 166 are published by
A. G. H. GARDNER-BROWN
Registrar General's Office,
28th September, 1955.
THE REMOVAL OF DEFUNCT COMPANIES ACT
TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of The Removal
of Defunct Companies Act I have struck off the undermentioned
Company as and from the 28th day of September, 1955 on the
ground that it is no longer carrying on business or in operation.
JACK AMMANN WORLD SURVEYS, LIMITED.
N. C. ROBERTS,
Asst. Registrar General.
IN THE SUPREME COURT
In the estate of LEWIS LAFAYETTE FAWCETT of the City
of New York in the State of New York, U.S.A., deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the Supreme
Court of the Bahama Islands on its Probate Side by the Honour-
able Godfrey Walter Higgs, of the City of Nassau in the Island
of New Providence, Barrister-at-Law, for the re-sealing of the
Probate of the Will of the said late Lewis Lafayette Fawcett,
granted to Donald G. C. Sinclair, Sade E. L. Osborne and James
M. Fawcett, Executors named in the Will, on the 20th October,
1952, by the Surrogate's Court of the County of Kings, Borough of
11th October, 1955.
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Whereas The Honourable Godfrey Walter Higgs, of the City
of Nassau in the Island of New Providence, one of the Bahama
Islands, Barrister-at-Law has made application to the Chief Jus-
tice of the Supreme Court of the Bahama Islands for letters of
Administration with the Will annexed, of the leal and personal
estates of Mary Rokeby Maddock Ogilvy-Spence, late of the City
of Nassau, in the aforesaid Island of New Providence, Widow,
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Notice is hereby given that such application will be heard by
the said Chief Justice at the expiration of fourteen days from the
llth October, 1955
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Whereas Vere Beatrice Tomlinson, of the Western District in
the Island of New Providence, one of the Bahama Islands, Widow,
has made application to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
of the Bahama Islands for letters of Administration of the real
and personal estates of Arthur Hugh Tomlinson, late of the West-
ern District, New Providence, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such application will be heard by
the said Chief Justice at the expiration of fourteen days from the
13th October, 1955.
Registrar General's Office,
13th October, 1955
The following Minister of Religion having been duly
registered shall tbe deemed to be appointed a Marriage Officer
of the Colony with effect from llth October 1955:-
Reverend Hubert Moss,-St. Anne's Baptist Church, Lovely
Bay Acklins Island.
BOARD OF HEALTH
13th October, 1955.
FOR SALE BY TENDERS
One (1) Morris Sedan No. 14.
One (1) Nash Station Wagon No. 22.
These vehicles can be inspected daily except Sundays by
applying to the Offices of the Chief Sanitary Inspector and The
Superintendent between the hours of 9:00 and noon.
All tenders should be addressed to the Clerk, Health Board
and reach this office before noon on the 31st October, 1955.
The right is reserved to reject any or all Tenders.
KATHLEEN E. ALBURY,
Clerk, Health Board.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
TENDERS are invited for the Extension to Eastern Senior
COPIES of the plans may be seen in the Education Offices.
Tenders marked as such should be submitted on or before 31st
October, 1955 to the undersigned. The Board reserves the right
to reject any or all tenders.
M. L. DEAN,
Board of Education.
15th October, 1955.
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NOTICE TO MARINERS
Memory Rock Light on Little Bahama Bank will remain ex-
tinguished for an indefinite period.
G. C. STUBBS,
Director of Public Works.
15th October 1955
19th October, 1955.
(HARBOUR ISLAND POLLING)
Pursuant to a Writ of Election directed to me for the Election
of one Member to represent the District of Harbour Island, in
the present General Assembly of these Islands, I do hereby give
notice that Polls will be held on the 29th day of October next be-
tween the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the following Returning
Officers at the undermentioned places viz:-
Polling Division No. 1-NEVILLE ERNEST BOSFIELD ESQ.,
HARBOUR ISLAND, AT THE PUBLIC
Polling Division No. 2-BLOIS HIGGS ESQ., ST. GEORGE'S
CAY, AT THE POST OFFICE.
Polling Division No. 3-ERROL LAWRENCE SYMONETTE ESQ.,
THE CURRENT SETTLEMENT & CUR-
RENT ISLAND, AT THE PUBLIC LI-
Polling Division No. 4-JOHN H. HILTON ESQ., J.P., THE
BLUFF SETTLEMENT, AT THE PUB-
Polling Division No. 5-GEORGE S. MOSS ESQ., J.P., THE
BOGUE SETTLEMENT, AT THE PUB-
Dated the 19th day of October 1955.
E. J. I. COLCHESTER-WEMYSS,
SUPPLEMENT TO THE
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
NASSAU OCTOBER 20th, 1955 42.
COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE
'Ihe subjoined Orders in Council made under the Industries
Encouragement Act 1951 (No. 27 of 1951) is published for general
M.P. 14266 Y
ORDER IN COUNCIL
THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT 1951.
(No. 27 of 1951).
In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Governor in
Council by section 3 (4) of the Industries Encouragement Act
1951 the following Order is hereby made:
1. This Order may be cited as the Industries Encouragement
Order No. 3 of 1955.
2. Tropical Toys is hereby registered as a factory to manu-
facture small metal toys primarily intended for export, subject
to the conditions and restrictions as set out below.
3 z A ,D 7 )-
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Conditions and Restrictions
Registration is approved for a period of one year at the
expiration of which, Tropical Toys will be required to show that
an export business has been established.
Order in Council this day of 1955.
K. O'B. HARDING
Clerk to the Executive Council.
The subjoined Order In Council made under The Post Office
Act (Chapter 154) is published for general information.
ORDER IN COUNCIL
THE POST OFFICE ACT. (Chapter 154).
In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Governor in
Council by Section 4 of the Post Office Act, the following Order
is hereby made:
1. This Order may be, cited as the Post Office (Postage
Rates) (Amendment) order 1955.
2 Part I of the Schedule to the Post Office (Postage Rates.)
(No. 2). Order 1946 is hereby amended by deleting the words.
"Warehouse charge on parcels remaining in any Post
Office within the Colony for more than 30 days"
appearing at the end of the First Column thereof and by
substituting therefore the following:
"Warehouse charge on a parcel remaining in any Post
Office within the Colony for more than 30 days after the
date of the posting of a notice to the addressee informing
him that such parcel is being held at such Post Office
for collection by him or his agent."
Order in Council this 19th day of October 1955.
K. O'B. HARDING
Clerk to the Executive Council.
SUPLEMENT TO THE
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
NASSAU OCTOBER 20th, 1955 42A
COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE
The sub-joined Rules made under the Race Course Betting
Act 1952 (No. 48 of 1952) are published for general information.
In exercise of the powers conferred upon it by Section 4 (12)
of The Racecourse Betting Act 1952, the Racing Commission here-
by makes the following Rules:
1. These Rules may be cited as the Rules of Racing 1955.
Division Of The Rules
2. The two divisions of the Rules of the Commission are here-
in designated respectively: Part I (Administration), Part II (Rules
3. All powers of the Commission not specifically defined in
these Rules are reserved to the Commission under The Race-
course Betting Act, 1952.
1. The Rules of Racing herein prescribed and any amendment
or additions thereto apply to all persons, associations, partner-
ships or corporations holding or conducting a Meeting within the
Colony of the Bahamas licensed by the Racing Commission
where horse racing shall be permitted for any stake, purse or
5. These Rules shall also apply to any participant in or
patron of any such licensed Meeting.
6. Every licence to hold a Meeting is granted upon condition
that the licensee shall accept, observe and enforce these Rules.
Furthermore, it shall be the duty of each and every officer, direc-
tor, and every official and employee of said licensee to observe
f b and enforce the Rules.
S.S o Definitions
7. "Commission" shall he deemed to be the Racing Com-
, .- mission appointed under the Racecourse Betting Act, 1952.
8. "Owner" or "stable", as applied to the racing of a horse,
shall be deemed to include a part owner and a lessee and may
comprise one or two, but not more than two, natural persons in
a partnership or any other authorized form of collective owner-
ship or control.
9. "Association" is any person or persons or any Corporation
licensed by the Racing Commission to conduct horse racing with-
in the Colony for any stake, purse or reward.
10. "Stewards" shall be deemed to mean the Stewards ap-
pointed by the racing association conducting the meeting, and
approved by the Commission, or their deputies or substitutes
acting together, or such of them as may be acting at the time.
11. "Racetrack" or "track" shall be deemed to mean any
and all parts of the plant of a racing association, including, but
not limited to, the racing strip, the approaches and entrances,
the stands and all other accommodations and facilities afforded to
the public, the stables, barns, paddocks, quarters of jockeys and
others employed in or about the track, judges' and stewards'
boxes, photo-finish and film patrol plants, parimutuel offices,
facilities and equipment, totalizator and public annunciator
12. Words of the masculine gender include the feminine and
neuter gender and may refer to partnership; and words in the
singular number include the plural, and in the plural number
include the singular.
33. "Rules" shall be deemed to include all rules made by the
Commission applicable to administration and racing unless an-
other meaning is clearly indicated.
14. "Bookmaking" of "making book" shall be deemed to mean
the acceptance or solicitation of a wager upon any result in a
horse race, except through the duly licensed pari-mutuel system.
15. A recognized meeting in the Colony is a meeting held with
the sanction of the Commission upon a racecourse in the Colony
operated by a duly licensed Association, for the time and at the
place where such meeting is licensed to be held.
16. Arrears include all monies idue in respect of fines, com-
pensation, fees, entrance money, stakes, subscriptions and for-
17. A "horse" includes mare, gelding, colt and filly.
18. A horse is "bred" at the place of his birth.
19. The age of a horse is reckoned as beginning on the first
of January in the year in which he is foaled.
20. A "Maiden" is a horse which, at time of starting, has
never won a race on the flat in any country.
21. An "Untried Horse'' is one whose produce are maidens.
22. The "Breeder" of a horse is the owner of his dam at the
time of foaling.
23. A race includes a stake, a purse, a sweepstakes, a private
sweepstakes or a match, but does not include a steeple-chase or
24. A "Purse" is a race for money or other prize to which
the owners of the horses engaged do not contribute.
25. A "Sweepstakes" is a race to which the entrance fee,
subscription and other contribution of three or more owners,
is distributed according to the conditions of the race; and any
such race is still a sweepstakes when money or other prize is
26. A "Private Sweepstakes" is one in which no money or
other prize is added and which, previous to closing, has not been
advertised, either by publication, or by circular, or entry blank,
or in any other way.
27. A "Match" is a race between two horses the property of
two different owners on terms agreed upon by them to which no
money, or other prize, is added; it is void if either owner dies.
28. A "Handicap" is a race in which the weights to be carried
by the horses are adjusted by the handicapper for the purpose
of equalizing their chances of winning.
29. A "Free Handicap" is one in which no liability is incurred
for entrance money, stake or forfeit, until acceptance of the
weight, either directly, or through omission to declare out.
30. A "Highweight Handicap" is one in which the top weight
shall not be less than 140 pounds.
31. A "Post Race" is one in which subscribers declare, at
the usual time before a race for declaring to start, the horse or
horses they are to run, without limitations of choice or other
than that prescribed by the rules of racing or the conditions of
32. A "Produce Race" is one to be run for by the produce
of horses named or described at the time of entry,
33. A "Claiming Race" is one in which every horse running
therein may be claimed in conformity to the rules.
34. The "Nominator" is the person in whose name a horse
is entered for a race.
35. An "Authorised Agent" is a person appointed by a
document signed and acknowledged by the owner before a
Notary Public and lodged annually at the office of the Com-
mission or if for a single meeting only with the Secretary to the
Comnmssion for transmission to the Commission.
36. "Weight for Age" means standard weight according to
the rules. A "weight for age" race is one in which all horses
carry weight according to the scale without penalties or allow-
;'7. A "Walkover" is when two horses in entirely different
interests do not run for a; race.
38. "Declaration" shall mean the act of withdrawing an
entered horse from a race before the closing of entries.
39. "Entry shall mean a horse made eligible to run in a race.
40 "Equipment" as applied to a horse, shall mean whips,
spurs, blinkers, tongue straps, muzzles, hoods, nosebands, bits,
shadow rolls, martingales, breast-plates, bandages, boots, plates,
girth straps, etc.
41. "Forfeits" shall mean money due because of an error,
fault, neglect of duty, breach of contract, or a penalty.
42. "Place" in .racing shall mean first, second, third, and
in that order is called "Win", "Place", "Show".
43. "Post Position" is the position assigned to the horse at
the start of a race.
44. "Post Time" is the time set for the arrival at the start-
ing point of the horses in a race and must be shown on the official
programme and also shown a reasonable time prior to the race
on a clock device, provided for that purpose, prominently dis-
played and clearly readable from the grandstand.
45. "Race Days"-days specified 'by the Racing Commission
in th licence to an Association on which horse racing will be
conducted in the period of a race meeting.
46. "Starting Gate" shall mean an "American" type mechani-
cal or electrical contrivance with individual stalls for the purpose
of starting a, horse.
47. "Scratch" shall mean the act of withdrawing an entered
horse from the lace after the closing of entries.
48. "Scratch Time" shall mean the time set by the Associa-
tion for the closing of .applications for permission to withdraw
from races of that day.
49. "Subscription" shall mean the act of nominating to a
50. "Trainer" is a person who holds a licence from the Racing
Commission to train race horses.
50. (a) Where in these rules the term licence is used in
connection with an owner, owner-trainer, trainer, assistant
trainer, jockey, jockey's agent, or stable employpc, such terms
shall include a permit.
PART I: ADMINISTRATION
ARTICLE V The Commission
5.1. General policies on racing matters are to be declared by
the Commision at their meetings or by unanimous consent in
writing. The administration thereof shall be in the hands of the
Chairman acting through the staff of the Commission.
52. Each Association shall establish and maintain an office
for the use of the Commission at each racetrack at which such
Association conducts horse racing.
53. The Commission miy require that the names of the Com-
missioners and of its specified employees, with their titles, if any,
and the address of the Comnmission's office appear on the daily
54. Whenever the Commission has adopted a rule or has ren-
dered a decision, whether on appeal or otherwise, the signature
of the individual Commissioners shall not ,be required on any writ-
ten order cr other form of determination, but the Secretary of the
Commission shall certify to and promulgate the same, and his
signature on such written order or other form of determination
or on any promulgation thereof shall be valid and effective as
evidencing the official action thus taken by the Commission.
55. The Secretary of the Commission shall be entitled to attend
all meetings of the Stewards.
56. The staff of the Commission shall consist of a Secretary
and such other employees, permanent or temporary, as the Com-
mission may determine.
57. (a) All appointments to the staff of the Commission shall
be made by the Chairman after approval thereof at a meeting
of the Commission.
(b) The Chairman may arrange for the employment of
such temporary employees es he may deem necessary, upon ap-
proval -by the Commission.
58. The staff of the Commission, both permanent and tem-
porary, shall receive such compensation for their services as
may be determined annually by the Commission; and no increase
or decrease in such compensation shall be made except with the
consent of the Commission.
5Q. The Chairman is authorised to terminate the employ-
ment of any member of the staff of the Commission at any time
such termination has been approved at a meeting of the Commis-
sion or by written consent of the Commissioners.
60. No member of the staff of the Commission shall at any
time or place act as an official at any race meeting, whether
for compensation in any form or otherwise, without the formal
consent of the Commission, certified in writing by the Chairman.
Rules of Racing
61. The Rules of Racing prescribed by the Commission with
respect to running races or race meetings are in force in the
Colony and shall be deemed to be part of these Rules.
62. The Commission has the power to grant licences to owners,
trainers, .assistant trainers, jockeys, jockeys' agents and stable
employees, and it may ,deny or suspend or revoke such licences.
Every such licence shall provide that the licensee shall comply
with the Rules of the Commission and that violation thereof may
be punished by suspension or revocation of such licence.
No person requiring a licence from the Commission shall
carry on any activity whatsoever upon the premises of a licensed
racing association unless and until he has been so duly licensed;
except that any such person with the consent of the Secretary
of the Commission may so act pending action on his application
63. No person shall enter any horse, dog or other animal
in any race at any racecourse, or be employed as jockey, groom,
exercise iboy, stable boy or otherwise in connection with any
horse, dog or other animal entered in any race and at any race-
course or be employed in any capacity whatsoever at anv race-
course without first having obtained a permit from the Racing
Commission so to do.
Sce the Racecourse Betting Act 1952 Sec. 15 (1).
64. Every licence shall be for not more than one Racing
65. The Racing Commission may deny or revoke or suspend
a permit to any person either for cause or without assigning
any reason therefore.
63. The Racing Commission shall notify an Association of
the revocation of any issued licence within two days after such
67. Each applicant for a licence shall pay to the Commission
an annual licence fee, whici shall be prescribed by the Commis-
68. The application for a licence shall b- in writing in such
form as the Commission may prescribe, and shall contain such
information as the Commission may require. It shall be accom-
panied by a certified cheque, bank officers' cheque or draft, or
money order, for the amount of the licence fee.
69. Applications for such licences shall be received by the
Commission on or before the 30th day of November in each.year
at its principal office.
70. No licence shall be issued until after approval thereof
by the Commission.
71. Each. such licence, unless revoked, shall be for the period
of one racing season.
72. If the Commission shall find that the financial responsi-
bility, experience, character and general fitness of the applicant
are such that the participation of such person will be consistent
with the public interest, convenience or necessity and with the
best interests of racing generally in conformity with the purposes
of the law, it shall thereupon grant a licence. If the Commission
shall find that the applicant fails to meet any of said conditions,
it shall not grant such licence and it shall notify the applicant of
73. (a) The Commission may refuse to issue or renew a
licence, or may suspend ar revoke a licence issued pursuant to
this rule, if it shall find that the applicant, or any person who is
a partner, agent, employee or ;associate of the applicant, has
been convicted of a crime in any jurisdiction, or is or has been
associating or consorting with any person who has or persons
who have been convicted of a crime or crimes in any jurisdiction
or jurisdictions, or is consorting or associating with or has con-
sorted or associated with bookmakers, touts, or persons of simi-
lar pursuits, or has himself engaged in similar pursuits, or is
financially irresponsible, ac has been guilty of or attempted any
fraud or misrepresentation in connection with racing, breeding
or otherwise, or has violated or attempted to violate any law
with respect to racing in any jurisdiction or any rule, regulation
or order of the Commission, or shall have violated any rule of
racing which shall have been approved or adopted by the Commis-
sion, or has been guilty of or engaged in similar, related or like
practices. This rule shall be in addition and not in derogation of
the Commission's general power to deny, revoke or suspend a
(b) In addition to the powers to suspend or revoke a
licence issued by it or as an alternative to exercise any such
powers the Commission may impose a penalty not exceeding 100.
74. No licence shall be revoked or penalty imposed unless
such revocation or imposition of the penalty is at a meeting of
the Commission on notice to the licensee who shall be entitled
to a hearing in respect of such revocation or penalty.
75. Each jockey must obtain a licence from the Commission.
76. No jockey licence shall be granted to anyone less than
twelve years of age.
77. No boy shall be granted a jockey licence without the per-
mission of his parent or guardian in writing.
78. No jockey shall be granted a licence unless his parents
or guardian satisfy the Commission that he is sufficiently quali-
fied to act as a jockey and that he has had at least six months'
experience of riding on horse back.
79. The Stewards may permit a jockey to ride pending
action on his application for a licence.
80. (a) An owner to be eligible for 'a licence shall be required
to submit an affidavit as to his ownership of all horses in his pos-
(b) No person shall be eligible for an owner's or trainer's
licence, if, during the term of such licence, he would act as vet-
erinarian with horses racing under the jurisdiction of the Com-
81. An amateur wishing to ride in races on even terms with
jockeys must obtain a jockey licence from the Commission.
h2. In an emergency, the Stewards may permit owners, train-
ers, assistant trainers and jockeys to start, train or ride pending
action on their applications.
83. Any trainer, owner or others who harbour anyone not so
provided with permits shall be immediately reported to the
Stewards of the Meeting, who shall in turn make investigation and
report their findings to the Racing Commission.
S4. The Racing Commission shall employ a graduate Veteri-
nary Surgeon in good standing, and licensed to practice under
the laws of the Bahama Islands.
85. The Association shall honour any and all licences issued
to owners, trainers, assistant trainers, jockeys, jockey agents,
and stable employees: Provided always that upon the Association
showing cause to the satisfaction of the Racing Commission
that a licence issued to an owner, trainer, assistant trainer, jockey,
jockey agent of stable employee should be revoked such licence
may be revoked by the Racing Commission.
86. Me.rnbers of the Commission, its staff and its designated
representatives shall have the right of full and complete entry to
any and all race tracks at any time.
87. Associations shall at all times maintain their race tracks
in good condition to the satisfaction of the Commission, and with
a special consideration for the comfort and safety of the public,
of the horses stabled, exercising or entered to race threat, and
of all those whose business requires their attendance threat;
and to this end shall have available, adequate and proper imple-
ments to maintain a uniform track, weather conditions permitting.
28. Associations shall install at their tracks and maintain
flood-lights to provide adequate illumination of the stable areas
at night, and such patrol system as may be approved by the Com-
89. Each Association shall maintain and furnish complete
police and watchman service day and night in and about all
stable enclosures and furnish to the Racing Commisson each
week a complete tabulation list thereof, showing the name, duty
and place stationed, and portions of enclosures supervised by
such policemen and watchman.
90. Watchmen and policemen so employed shall be individually
responsible for the certain part of the stable enclosure where they
are on duty and shall immediately investigate and report the
presence of anyone during the night or day who may be within
the said stable enclosure without possessing proper credentials.
A letter of instructions to all watchmen and policemen shall be
addressed to each of them by the Association covering fully their
duties and their strict obligation to keep stable enclosures free
from outsiders and hangers-on, and a copy thereof furnished to
the Racing Commission.
91. All stable enclosures must be properly fenced and ad-
mission granted only on the proper licence or credentials actually
shown to the gateman.
92. Racing Associations shall install at the finish lines at
their tracks, and shall adequately maintain, one (1) photo-finish
camera, to be approved by the Commission, to automatically
photograph the finish of races. The official photographer shall
furnish promptly to the Secretary of the Commission one print
of every photo-finish, and the Secretary shall keep a permanent
file of all such prints and the negative thereof.
93. Racing Associations shall install at their tracks and ade-
quately maintain annuniciators for the purpose of displaying the
numbers of the placed horses at the conclusion of each race.
94. The erection of buildings, seating stands or other struc-
tures on the grounds of any Racing Association, and the altera-
tion or the removal of any thereof, shall be made only with the
written approval of the Commission and the issuance of a permit
therefore, after the filing with the Commission of a description
thereof, with plans showing the detail of the same and a detailed
statement of the cost therefore.
95. Associations shall furnish and maintain at least one am-
bulance each day that their tracks may be open for racing, equip-
pec, ready for immediate duty, and to be placed at a spot to be
designated by the Commission, so that no time may be lost in
36. Each Association shall provide and maintain first aid
facilities with at least one bed, equipped with first aid appliances
and material as shall be approved iby the Racing Commission, and
shall provide the attendance of a competent physician and/or
one registered nurse threat during racing 'hours.
97. Each Association shall make such sanitary arrangements
as baths, toilets, etc., for the use of jockeys, as may be reason-
ably required by the Commission, the same to be conveniently
located on the grounds.
98. Each Association shall provide proper and well located
boxes or pits for separately receiving stable manure and other
refuse, situated well distant from living quarters and such boxes
and pits shall be emptied and their contents entirely removed
from the premises of the Association daily except Sundays.
99. Each Association shall on every racing day provide and
maintain in a strictly sanitary condition such adequate toilets
and facilities for furnishing drinking water for its patrons and
persons having business at the tracks, as may reasonably re-
quired by the Commission.
100. Associations shall make no charge of stall rental during
the conduct of a race meeting at their premises, except in the case
of leases or other contracts relating to special facilities for stabl-
ing, and such leased or contracted facilities shall be made avail-
able to horsemen whenever they are not occupied 'by the tenant,
upon reasonable notice to the tenant.
101. Each Association shall provide and maintain one unit
of adequate starting gates on every race day of its meeting and
every day during the racing season on which it permits the exer-
cising of horses on its racing strip; the said Association shall use
every reasonable endeavour to have in attendance, whenever the
said gates are in use, one or more men skilled and qualified to
keep the said gates in good working order, and shall provide
for such periodical inspections thereof as may be reasonably re-
quired by the Commission.
102. Associations shall make prompt written acknowledgment
of stake nominations and subscriptions.
103. Associations under the direction of the Commission,
shall institute and diligently maintain a system of horse identi-
fication and physical examination.
104. The Association shall not permit anyone to enter in
or about the grounds, stables or stable enclosures who does not
have in his or her possession a licence issued by the Commission
as owner, trainer, jockey, groom, farrier, or veterinarian, except
during the special period from the time the last race on a Race
Day has been declared "official", to the time set by the Associa-
tion for the closing of entries, when visitors will be allowed. All
other persons, such as salesmen and deliverymen, shall receive
from the Association proper credentials, and a full record of the
same shall be compiled and open to inspection at any time.
105. A report shall be made by the head of the Association
police force to the Racing Secretary and the Secretary to the Com-
mission daily, stating any disturbances, drunkenness( or disorderly
conduct in or about the grounds, stable area, racetrack, etc.,
giving the names, and licence numbers of any horseman com-
mitting any offence whatsoever.
106. Associations shall exclude from the paddocks in the in-
terest of public safety all those persons Who have no immediate
business with the horses entered, except the members of the
Commission, its staff and special representatives.
107. Stands for judges, timers and stewards shall be main-
tained in positions commanding an uninterrupted view of the en-
tire racing strip, and shall be subject to approval by the Com-
108. All devices pertaining to racing which are used on race-
tracks must be approved in writing by the Commission before in-
stallation and shall not be removed except with the written con-
sent of the Commission.
109. Each Association shall conduct horse racing only be-
tween the hours of 12 o'clock Noon and a quarter of an hour be-
fore sunset, unless otherwise specifically authorised by the Com-
110. The maximum number of races per Race Day at all
racecourses under the supervision of the Commission shall be
seven (7); in no case to be changed or altered until and except
the matter be taken before the Commission and approved by the
111. Post time of the first race on each Race Day during the
Meeting must be approved by the Commission.
112. Each Association conducting racing in the Bahamas shall
file with the Commission the conditions of races it proposes to
hold, together with the stakes, purses or rewards for such races.
113. All persons found making book on the races at any track
shall be barred therefrom by the Association operating the same,
for less than the duration of the meeting, and a memorandum
thereof forthwith transmitted to the Commission.
114. An Association shall not permit any person who is known
or reputed to be a bookmaker or a vagrant within the meaning of
the statutes of the Colony, or a fugitive from justice, or whose
conduct at a racetrack in the Colony or elsewhere is or has been
improper, obnoxious, unbecoming or detrimental to the best in-
terests of racing, to enter or remain upon the premises of any
licensed Association conducting a race meeting under the juris-
diction of the Commission: and all such persons shall upon dis-
covery or recognition to be forthwith ejected.
115. Associations shall promptly give to the Commission and to
the Receiver General and Treasurer such information in writing
as either may request from time to time and shall freely and fully
cooperate with them in every way.
116. Not less than fourteen (14) days before a race meeting,
each Association licensed ta conduct a race meeting in tfe Baha-
mas shall file with the Commission a complete schedule of the
rates of admission fees the Association proposes to make at the
meeting. The Commission may call for further data and infor-
mation in writing, or it may require the officers of any Associa-
tion to appear in person before it. No Association shall charge
any admission fee the rate of which has not previously been ap-
proved 'by the Commission. After the rates of admission fees
have been approved by the Commission no change shall be made
in those rates without the approval of the Commission.
117. Every Association shall collect from each person ad-
mitted to the licensed racecourse each Race Day an amount
equal to 10% of the price of admission, whether such admission
fee be collected or not, which tax shall be paid into the Public
Treasury of the Colony.
118. No such admission tax mentioned in the foregoing rule
will be payable in respect of the members and representatives
of the Racing Commission, racing officials, officers and employees
of the Association, and persons representing newspapers pub-
lished in the Colony.
119. Each Association shall furnish a list showing the names
of all such persons defined in Rule 118 to the Racing Commission
on the day following each Race Day.
120. Each Association must file specimen tickets and badges
with the Racing Commission at least fourteen (14) days in ad-
vance of the opening of the race Meeting.
A. These specimen must be complete in detail as to type of
admission ticket, badges, or other evidence of the right
to enter the grounds on a Race Day
B. The Racing Commission shall inspect and approve the
proposed tickets, badges, etc., before tickets or other rights
to enter the grounds are sold or disturbed by the Associa-
121. Any person or Association guilty of a breach of any of
the Rules contained in this article shall be liable to a penalty not
122. All used bedding and manure shall 'be removed at least
once each week from every racecourse.
123. Each animal shall be provided with separate water buck-
ets, sponges, rub rags, and all other equipment shall be kept
exclusively for each animal.
124. Each trainer shall keep !all hay and grain in a sani-
125. Each horse shall be kept in an individual stall and shall
not be switched to any other stall, except on transfer of owner-
ship or trainer.
126. Each stall shall be sprayed with an effective insecti-
cide to ensure reasonable freedom from insect pests, at least
once a week by the trainer responsible for the horse quartered
127. The use of hypodermic needles is hereby forbidden, ex-
cept when done by a veterinarian.
J28. Any illness shall immediately be reported by the trainer
to the Racing Commission Veterinarian and Racing Secretary.
129. These Rules and sanitary regulations contained in this
Article shall be binding upon and strictly complied with by all
race-course operators, horse owners, trainers and grooms. The
Racing Commission Veterinarian and the Association Superinten-
dent shall have full authority to enforce such Rules and Regu-
lations and are hereby charged with the responsibility for so doing
and any person guilty of a breach of these Rules shall be liable to
a penalty not exceeding 100.
Transmission of Information
130. Except as otherwise in this rule provided, no person,
being upon the premises ot a licensed racing corporation, shall
transmit therefrom by telephone, telegraph, teletype, semaphore,
signal device, radio, television or other method or means of
electrical, mechanical, manual or visual communication, the
result of any race, or any information whatsoever with respect
to the odds or the wagering pools; or any information dealing
with track conditions, jockey changes, changes of equipment,
scratches, or any other information whatsoever relating to a
race, provided, however, that corporations licensed by the Com-
mission to conduct race meetings may permit radio broadcasts
and video telecasts of racing programmes upon the written ap-
proval of the Commission; and upon such terms as the Commission
may impose in such approval; and further provided that such
licensed corporations may permit representatives of the public
press to send, for the exclusive use of such press, news items,
"scratches" and changes of jockeys and equipment, and also the
results of each race after the same has been declared "official"
together with the amounts of the final pools and the pay-off
prices of such races; and such licensed corporations may permit
telephone, telegraph and teletype wires and equipment on their
respective premises during race meetings for the use of such
representatives of the public press and for the transaction of the
ordinary business of such licensed corporation and the Commis-
sion: but no message shall be sent in or out of the said licensed
corporation's premises by any communication device or means for
transmitting money or other thing of value or directing the plac-
ing of any wager on the result of a race; nor shall any such
message be sent in cipher or code unless the same be in plain
and intelligible English.
131. Before entering upon the discharge of their duties the
following officials employed by any Association shall be approved
in writing by the Commission, viz.: all stewards, racing secre-
taries, handicappers, starters, placing judges, clerks of the scales,
paddock judges, timers, examining veterinarians and track vet-
erinarians, and such other persons as the Commission may desig-
nate from time to time because of their importance in the actual
conduct of racing.
132. No person under sixteen (16) years of age shall be per-
mitted to attend any race Meeting or be employed in any man-
ner about any racecourse, excepting jockeys and exercise boys.
i33. Eye tests shall be given by competent opticians to all
stewards, and placing and patrol judges, as and when directed by
the Commission, the test to include particularly distance and
colours, and the original reports thereof shall be kept on file at
the office of the Commission.
134. Each Association may provide a sufficient number of
authorised messengers to make purchase of pari-mutuel tickets
for patrons in the club house and box areas. In such case, mes-
sengers shall wear distinctive numbers on badges prominently
displayed. Each Association shall be responsible for any author-
ised messengers employed by it, and shall make good any loss
occasioned by their default. Any messenger found touting patrons
shall be discharged at once. All rules for the operations of the
messengers shall be submitted to the Commission for its approval.
135. The post positions of horses shall be printed on the daily
programmes. When such information is not available at the time
the programmes are printed, the same and all other changes in
the official programmes shall be posted in a conspicious place
both in front of the club house and in front of the grand stand,
where the same may be easily read by the public, and also shall
be announced over the public address system.
136. All jockeys and exercise boys shall undergo examina-
tions whenever directed by the stewards to determine their fit-
ness to ride, and the reports of such examinations, duly signed by
the examining physician, shall be filed promptly with the Commis-
137. No stable may have in its employment any employee
under sixteen (16) years of age, except exercise boys and jockeys,
who shall not be under twelve (12) years of age.
138. (a) The personnel of every stable shall be licensed by
the Commission, and such personnel and all changes thereof
shall be registered by owners with the Association on whose
tracks their horses are racing or stabled, and shall be available
at all times to representatives of the Commission.
(b) No stable employee shall be permitted to work with-
out first filing application for Commission licence and obtaining
track identification card; and no stable employee shall be paid
off on discontinuance until he has surrendered his said identifi-
cation card which shall be immediately delivered to the track
139. Every horse that is entered to race on any day shall be
examined ,by an official veterinarian appointed by the Commis-
sion, at a time appointed by the Commission, and if any horse is,
in his opinion, not in fit condition to race, he may exclude the
said horse therefrom whether or not it has already been brought
into the paddock.
i40. When a horse, after entering the paddock, is excluded
or withdrawn from the race for any reason satisfactory to the
Stewards, notice shall be posted on the notice board and immed-
iate announcement made over the public address system. Money
paid for mutual tickets on any horse so excluded or withdrawn
shall be refunded.
141. Charts and records of every horse stabled at tracks
during meetings threat shall be kept by or under the direction
of the Racing Secretaries of the Associations. The said charts
shall show the breeding, name, registration, age and sex of the
horse, and such charts and records shall be available to the mem-
bers of and the Secretary to the Commission.
142. No horse shall be qualified to start in any race unless
he be entered by a licensed owner and in charge of a licensed
143. No owner or trainer or their representative, shall employ
a veterinarian who is not duly licensed as such by the Commis-
sion. Each such veterinarian shall make a daily report to the
Secretary of the Commission of all horses under treatment by
him including the nature of the horse's injury or illness, the
treatment being given therefore .and such other information as
may be required by the Secretary of the Commission.
144. No horse which has been declared unfit by a veterina-
rian shall be nominated for any race until it shall have been given
a certificate of fitness by a veterinarian duly licensed by the
145. When a result is "Official", that word shall be display-
ed on the result board and shall signify that the placing of the
horse is final insofar as the pay-off is concerned. If any change be
made in the order of finish of a race after the result is so declar-
ed "Official"', it shall not affect the pay-off. The posting on the
result board of the order of winning, place and show horses or
the prices to be paid shall not be deemed to signify that such re-
sult and prices are official until the "official" signal has been
shown on the result board or announced by the public address
146. In the event of a foul being claimed, a red flag shall be
hoisted forthwith, and announcement thereof made on the public
147. Rulings of the Stewards with regard to the award of
purse money, made after the result has been declared "Official",
shall in no way affect the mutual pay-off.
-48. (a) A photo-finish picture shall be taken of all races
at every licensed racecourse and the use of all negatives, pictures,
equipment and methods shall be subject to the approval of the
(b) The Racing Commission shall maintain and have
on file a permanent photographic negative and one print there-
from of each race of whicn a photo-finish picture has been taken.
(c) All negatives and prints of the photo-finish of a race
shall be considered public records.
(d) All negatives and prints of the photo-finishes of
races shall 'be retained in the files of the Commission for a
period not exceeding three years; and at the end of such time
the said negatives and prints shall be destroyed.
149. Such rules for pari-mutuel betting as may be specified
by the Commission shall be printed in the daily racing programme
sold to the public within the premises of Associations.
150. All race tracks under the jurisdiction of the Commission
are required to install and maintain mechanically operated total-
151. No pari-mutuel tickets shall be sold except at regular
ticket windows, properly designated by signs showing the types
of tickets sold at such windows, or through authorised messen-
gers. No such tickets shall be exchanged.
152. Payment on winning pari-mutuel tickets shall be made
only upon presentation and surrender of such tickets.
153. All winning pari-mutuel tickets must be presented for
payment before April Fifteenth of the year following the year
of their purchase and failure to present any such ticket within
the prescribed period of time shall constitute a waiver of the
right to participate in the award or dividend.
154. Each Association must in all cases of a pari-mutuel pool
distribute not less than ten shillings and sixpence on each winning
ten shilling wager. No part of any minus pools resulting from
such payments shall be charged against the Government's or
the Commission's participation in the total pools or the breaks.
151. Mutilated pari-mutuel tickets or those whose validity is
questioned shall be submitted to an auditor designated by the
Commission for inspection, and the ruling of the said auditor
thereon shall be final and conclusive.
156. No person under the age of sixteen (16) years shall be
allowed to wager. No jockey shall enter the betting area.
157. (a) The pari-mutuel machines will be locked by elec-
trical control immediately upon the horses reaching the starting
post, but before they enter the starting gates.
(b) If the pari-mutuel machines fail to function, then
no tickets may be sold 'and the selling windows shall close when
the horses reach the second furlong post before the starting post,
excepting in the races comprising the Daily Double and Quinellas.
158. If authorised and uniformed messengers are provided by
the Associations they shall give receipts to all patrons purchas-
ing pari-mutuel tickets through them, and winning tickets shall
be paid by such messengers only upon surrender of such receipts.
Methods of operation shall, at all times, be in accordance with
159. Bookmaking, or betting other than through the pari-
mutuel system conducted by a duly licensed Association, is
160. An itemized record of all unpaid pari-mutuel tickets shall
be prepared and a complete record thereof, including the total,
forwarded to the Commission and the Receiver General and
Treasurer within thirty (30) days .after the last day of each
161. At race meetings where the totalizator machine is operat-
ed, if any additional method of calculation, having been approved
by the Commission, is used or undertaken, full records thereof
shall be furnished to the Commission and the Receiver General
162. If a horse be excused from racing for any reason what-
soever after the betting thereon has begun, the money bet on
that horse shall be refunded.
163. If it be determined by the Stewarc's that a horse has been
prevented from racing because of the failure of the stall door
of the starting gate to open, the money bet on the horse shall
164. In all races except sweepstakes with five or more sepa-
rate entries which start, Associations shall provide win, place
and show pools: in all races with four (4) separate entries which
start, they shall provide win and place pools; in races of three
(3) or two (2) separate entries which, start, they shall provide
only a win pool; and pari-mutuel tickets shall be sold accordingly;
provided, however, that in sweepstakes with less than four (4)
separate entries which start, Associations, may, at their option,
provide that there shall be no betting; and in such cases an ad-
ditional race with betting shall be added to the programme.
165. No refunds of money paid for pari-mutuel tickets to be
made as directed by the Rules of the Commission, shall be made
except upon the presentation and surrender of the tickets.
166. Within the enclosure of any racecourse licensed by the
Commission and conducted under the Rules of the Commission,
but not elsewhere, the sale of pari-mutuel pools under such Rules
as the Commission shall provide, is hereby authorised and per-
167. The commission of a licensee on a pari-mutuel pool shall
in no event exceed 20% of the amounts contributed thereto, and
the maximum of 20% of the said amounts shall include the 5%
Government commission provided by Law together with the ad-
ditional 2% commission granted to the Racing Commission for
its use by Law. After deducting such commissions above provid-
ed and the "breakage" (hereinafter defined) a pari-mutuel pool
shall be redistributed.
168. Redistribution of funds otherwise distributable of the pari-
mutuel pool shall be made to the nearest threepence under the
169. No distribution of a pari-mutuel pool shall be made of
the odd pence of any sum otherwise distributable, which odd
pence shall be known as the "breakage".
170. The "breakage" shall be known as the difference be-
tween the amount contributed to a pari-mutuel pool and the
total of the commissions and sums redistributed.
171. The "breakage" shall be paid to the Commission and
put into the special fund to be known as The Benevolent Fund.
The Commission shall have authority to pay as revenue into the
Treasury any sums out of the Benevolent Fund that are not requir-
ed for any other purpose.
172. No person or corporation shall directly or indirectly
purchase pari-mutuel tickets or participate in the purchase of
any part of a pari-mutuel pool for another for hire or any gra-
173. No persons shall purchase any part of a pari-mutuel
pool through another wherein he gives or pays directly or in-
directly such other person anything of value, and any person
violating this section shall be suspended or barred from entry
to any racecourse licensed within the Colony.
174. No ticket may be sold after the totalizators have been
locked or the warning horn sounded for wagering to cease.
175. In the event of the totalizator becoming inoperative by
reason of a mechanical breakdown or otherwise, then no tickets
may be sold and the selling windows shall close when the horses
reach the second furlong post before the starting post, excepting
in the races comprising the Daily Double and Quinellas.
176. In the event of the totalizator becoming inoperative by
reason of a mechanical breakdown or otherwise, then the selling
windows for Daily Double tickets must close ten (10) minutes
before post time of the first half of the Daily Double, and no
tickets shall be sold on such Daily Double thereafter.
177. In the event of the totalizator becoming inoperative by
reason of a mechanical breakdown or otherwise, then the selling
windows for Quinella tickets must close ten (10) minutes before
post time of the Quinella race in respect of which such Quinella
tickets are sold, and no tickets shall be sold on that Quinella
178. The pari-mutuel pools shall be calculated and distributed
(a) In any race, the win, place, show, and daily double
pools are treated separately and calculated independently of
(b) In all pools, the net amount (net pool) for distri-
bution shall be all sums deposited in the pari-mutuel pool less
twenty per centum (20%) of the total deposits plus the breaks.
(c) WIN POOL. The net pool divided by the amount
wagered on the horse finishing first determines the pay-off per
pound (1) including profit and wager.
When two (2) horses finish first in a dead heat, the
money in the WIN POOL is divided the same as in a place pool
(d) PLACE POOL. The amounts wagered on horses
finishing first and second are deducted from the net pool to de-
termine the profit. The .profit is divided in half, and the halves,
in turn, divided by the two amounts mentioned above. This deter-
mines the profit per pound ( 1) to which is added the wager.
When two (2) horses finish second in a dead heat, one-
half of the profit is allocated to the tickets representing wagers
on the horse finishing first, and the remaining half is allocated
equally to the wagers on horses finishing in the dead heat for
(e) SHOW POOL. The amounts wagered on the horses
finishing first, second and third, are deducted from the net pool to
determine the profit. This profit is divided into three (3) equal
parts, and each part, in turn, divided by the three (3) amounts
mentioned above. This determines the profit per pound ()
to which is added the wager.
When two (2) horses finish third in a dead heat, one-
third of the profit is allocated to the tickets representing wagers
on the horse finishing first, one-third to the wagers on the horse
finishing second, and the remaining third equally to the wagers
on the horses finishing in the dead heat for third.
(f) When only two (2) horses finish, the SHOW POOL,
if any, shall be distributed the same as in a place pool.
(g) When only one (1) horse finishes, the PLACE and
SHOW POOLS, if any, shall be distributed the same as in a win
(h) In any race in which no horse finishes, all money
wagered on the race shall be refunded upon presentation and
surrender of pari-mutuel tickets sold thereon.
(i) No disqualified horse shall be considered in any
The Daily Double
179. The rules for Daily Double betting shall be printed in
the daily racing programme sold to the public within the premises
180. The Daily Double is not a parlay and has no connection
with or relation to the pool shown on the totalizator board.
181. In order to win a Daily Double, it is necessary for the
purchaser of a Daily Double ticket to select the winners of each
of the two races specified for the Daily Double. If either of his
selection fails to win, his contract is voided, except as herein-
182. (a) In the event of a dead heat either in the first race
or second race of the Daily Double, two winning combinations
result. The amount wagered on both winning combinations are
deducted from the net pool to determine the profit. The profit is
divided in half, and the halves, in turn, divided by the two amounts
mentioned above. This determines the profit per pound ( ) to
which is added the amount of the wager.
(b) In the event of a dead heat in both races of the Daily
Double, four winning combinations result. The amounts wagered
on these four winning combinations are deducted from the net
pool to determine the profit This profit is divided into four (4)
equal parts and each part, in turn, divided by the four amounts
mentioned above. This determines the profit per pound () to
which is added the amount of the wager.
183. The Daily Double pools shall be calculated and distrib-
uted as follows:
(a) The net pool divided by the amounts wagered on the
winning combination determines the pay-off per pound (),
including profit and wager.
(b) If no ticket is sold combining the two winners of
the Daily Double, the net pool shall then be apportioned equally
between those having tickets including the winner in the first
race of the Daily Double and those having tickets including the
winner in the second race of the Daily Double, in the same man-
ner in which a place pool is calculated and distributed.
(c) If no ticket is sold including the winner of the first
race of the Daily Double, the net pool shall be paid to the holders
of tickets which include the winner of the second race of the
(d) If no ticket is sold including the winner of the
second race of the Daily Double, then the net pool shall be paid to
the holders of tickets which include the winner of the first
race of the Daily Double.
(e) If no ticket is sold including the winner of either
race, then the net pool shall be paid to the holders of tickets,
which include the horses finishing second in the two races of the
(f) If no ticket is sold which would require distribution
of the Daily Double pool, the Association shall make a complete
and full refund of the pool.
134. (a) If for any reason the first race of the Daily Double
be cancelled and declared "no race", a full and complete refund
shall be made of the Daily Double pool.
(b) If for any reason the second race of the Daily Double
be cancelled and declared "no race", the net Daily Double pool
shall be paid to the holders of Daily Double tickets which include
the winner of the first race.
185. There shall be a refund of Daily Double wagers in the
event of a horse being scratched before the betting on the Daily
Double has closed. (This refund to apply only to wagers on the
186. In the event a horse is excused in the second half of
the Daily Double, after the first race is "official", all money
wagered on the scratched horse in the second half of the Daily
Double shall be deducted from the Daily Double Pool and re-
funded to holders of tickets including such number with the win-
ning number of the first half of the Daily Double.
187. The Mutuel Manager is held responsible for the corect-
ness of all pay-off prices posted on the board. Before the Mutuel
Department of any racecourse posts the pay-off prices of any pool
for any race, the Mutuel Manager shall require each of the cal-
culating sheets of such race to be proven 'by the calculators, and
winners verified. Such proof shall show Pay-Breaks-Commission
and added together show they equal the total pool. All pay-slips
are to be checked with calculating sheets .as to winners and prices
before being issued to cashiers, and all board prices are to be
rechecked with the calculator before they are released to the
188. Each Association m-ust maintain .an approximate odds
board and one or more efficient odds men whose duty it shall
be to post odds on each race for the purpose of informing
the public of the actual wagering on each horse in each race
as disclosed by an accurate take-off of the straight pool at the
time such odds are posted.
Racing Commission Auditor
189. A Racing Commission Auditor and helpers shall be
appointed and paid by the Racing Commission.
190. The duties of the Racing Commission Auditor shall be:
A. To supervise the operation of the ticket sellers
B. To check the copies of the ticket sellers' returns
and ensure that the numbers of the balance of un-
sold tickets agree with these returns.
C. To check the copies of the calculators' sheets.
D. To ensure that no tickets are sold after ticket selling
windows or machines should be closed or locked in
accordance with Rules 157, 174, 175, 176, and 177.
E. To see to it that ticket selling windows are closed;
unless ticket selling machines are installed by the
Association, in which case he is to lock such machines
in accordance with Rules 157, 174, 175, 176, and 177.
F. To furnish to the Racing Commission and to the
Receiver General and Treasurer of the Colony, with-
in twenty-four (24) hours of the completion of any
Race Day, a certified return showing the receipts
and expenditures in respect of the operation of the
totalizator for that Race Day.
191. The Racing Commission Auditor shall have the power:
A. To suspend the operation of any totalizator directly
such Auditor is satisfied that any error has occurred
in any calculations made and to continue such sus-
pension until the error is adjusted.
B. To suspend temporarily or permanently any pari-
mutuel employee who transgress any Rules made
under the Racecourse Betting Act 1952, and such
employee may be subject to a fine of not more than
10 payable to the Racing Commission, and put
into the Benevolent Fund. Such suspension or fine
shall be subject to appeal to the Racing Commission
in accordance with Rule 245.
C. To approve the temporary employment of pari-
mutuel personnel in cases of absence of the duly
licensed pari-mutuel employee.
Medication and Drugs
192. The Commission may require the Associations to set
apart a building or an enclosure in a building in a location accept-
able to the Commission, containing such facilities for medication,
drug or other tests of horses as may be required by the Commis-
393. The winner of every race and such other horses as the
Stewards or Commission may designate shall be sent immediately
after the race to the Testing Enclosure for examination by the
Supervisor of Drug Tests and the taking of such specimens of
saliva, and/or blood as shall be directed; but blood specimens
shall be taken only by a licensed veterinarian.
194. The Stewards or Commission may require at any time
that any horse be sent to the Testing Enclosure for the taking
by the Supervisor of Drug Tests of such specimens of saliva,
urine and/or blood as snall be directed, as well as for an exami-
nation for "sponging" and such other examination as shall be
195. The Supervisor may also, when so directed by the Stewards
or Commission, require the taking of any or all of the foregoing
specimens from any horse stabled at a track during a meeting.
196. The owner or the trainer or the owner's or trainer's groom
or other representative must be present in the Testing Enclosure
when a saliva, urine or other specimen is taken from his horse,
and must remain until the sample is sealed in his presence. The
official sample tag attached to the specimen shall be signed by
the owner or trainer or thei- representative, if present, .as witness
to the taking of the specimen. Wilful failure to be present at or a
refusal to allow the taking of any such specimen, or any act or
threat to impede or prevent or otherwise interfere therewith,
shall subject the person oz persons guilty thereof to immediate
suspension ,by the Stewards, and the matter shall be referred to
the Commission, who, notwithstanding the action taken by the
Stewards, may impose a penalty not exceeding 100.
197. All specimens taken by or by direction of the Supervi-
sor may be delivered to a laboratory appointed by the Commis-
sion for official analysis. Each specimen shall be marked by
number and date and may also bear such information as the
Supervisor considers essential to its proper analysis; but the
Supervisor shall not disclose to the Racing Diagnostician at the
laboratory appointed by the Commission or any member of his
staff, the identity of the horse from which the specimen was
taken or the identity of its owner, trainer, jockey or stable. The
container of such specimen s.all be sealed as soon as the specimen
is placed therein, and each such seal shall bear the stamp of
:98. The Supervisor of Drug Tests of the Commission or any
of his assistants may take samples of any medicines or other
materials suspected of containing improper medication or drugs
which would affect the racing condition of a horse in a race,
which may found in stables or elsewhere on racetracks or in
the possession on such tracks of any person connected with racing,
and the same shall be delivered by the Supervisor to the Racing
Diagnostician at the laboratory appointed by the Commission
for analysis under the same conditions as in this Article pre-
scribed for the analysis of saliva and urine.
199. No action shall be taken on the report of the laboratory
appointed by the Commission unless and until the medication or
drug has been properly identified.
200. Horses starting in the care of a trainer or belonging
to an owner under investigation but against whom no ,action has
been taken, shall suffer no prejudice except that saliva and such
other tests as the Stewards or Commission may direct shall be
given to such horses regardless of their position of finish in any
201. The Secretary of the Commission shall promptly report
to the Criminal Investigation Department at the Central Police
Staion, Nassau, all cases in which it is reported by the Racing
Diagnostician of the laboratory appointed by the Commission
that narcotics or stimulants have been administered to any horse.
202. No person shall be admitted at any time to the building
or part thereof utilized by the Commission for making medica-
tion, drug or other tests of horses except the staff immediately
in charge of such work, the Commissioners, the Secretary, the
Stewards and such other persons as may be authorised, in writ
ing, by the Chairman of the Commission or the Supervisor of
203. Trainers and assistant trainers are responsible for the
condition of horses in their care and are presumed to know these
204. All bottles and other containers kept in or about any
track-room or elsewhere in any barn on the premises of an associa-
tion shall bear a label stating plainly the contents thereof, including'
the name of each active ingredient; provided, however, that this
Rule shall not apply if the containers bear regular prescription
labels with pharmacists' numbers, names and addresses and the
names of the prescribing veterinarians.
:05. All fines under these Ruleoi shall, on realization, be
remitted to the Racing Commission.
206. The "breakage" shall be remitted to the Racing Com-
207. A fund shall be kept under the name of The Benevolent
Fund for the relief of trainers, grooms, jockeys and their depen-
dents. The Fund shall be under the charge of the Racing Com-
mission and shall be administered by them in their discretion.
208. There shall be credited to such Fund:
A. All fees received by the Racing Commission on
account of licences granted to trainers and jockeys
B. Unless otherwise provided or directed by the Racing
Commission, all fines imposed under these Rules
and received by the Racing Secretary.
C. The sum known as the "breakage".
209. The Racing Commission may make out of the Benevolent
Fund any payment which in their discretion and in accordance
with any such Rules they think fit, to any jockey, trainer or
groom who from accident, sickness or other cause which to the
Racing Commission may seem good, is incapacitated from carry-
ing on his occupation.
210. No owner, trainer, jockey or groom, or other person
shall have any voice whatever in the administration of this Fund
nor any claim against the Racing Commission or against such
Fund as aforsaid by reason of his having subscribed to such
Fund or otherwise in connection therewith. All payments from any
such Fund shall be made without any admission of legal liability
and subject to any rules governing such Fund, may be reduced
and suspended or discontinued in the absolute discretion of the
authority controlling the Fund.
Procedure for Hearings
211. (a) Whenever a matter has been referred to the Com-
mission by the Stewards which involves an alleged violation by
any person of any law or of any Rule of the Commission, or when-
ever the Commission, on its own initiative, shall determine to take
cognizance of any such alleged violation, or any other matter
within its jurisdiction, the following procedure shall be followed
in dealing with such matter, insofar as the same may, in the
opinion of the Commission, be appropriate and effective under
(b) Upcn the receipt from the Stewards of a reference
of any such matter, or upon the request of any Commissioner
with respect to any matter within the jurisdiction of the Com-
missicn, the Chairman shall forthwith acquaint the other Com-
missioners with the substance thereof, and upon the approval of
a majority of the Commissioners, the Secretary shall, by pre-paid
telegram or by mail, send to the most recent post office address
of the person charged with such violation by the Stewards or by
the Commission, as such address may be shown upon application
for a, licence by such person or otherwise, ia notice to show cause
before the Commission at a place, date and time to be stated
therein, why the licence of such person should not be suspended
or revoked, together with such other penalty as may be lawfully
imposed, for such violation of the Rules of the Commission as
may be specified by) the Stewards and/or the Commission, stating
in such notice such particulars of the alleged violation as may
reasonably acquaint the person charged with the nature thereof;
and such proceedings aq may be initiated by the Commission,
similar notice shall be gven as directed by the Commission. A
further or supplemental notice or notices may be given by the
Commission in its discretion. Notice of hearing and specification
of alleged violations shall be sent by mail or telegram at least
two (2) days before the date fixed in such notice for such hearing
unless, upon approval by a majoritjr of the Commissioners, the
time fixed therein be shortened.
(c) The order of proof in hearings shall be:
1. Evidence of the violations alleged.
2. Cross examination of Commission's witnesses.
3. Evidence by the person charged in defence or
4. Cross examination of the person charged and his
5. Any rebuttal or other evidence on behalf of the
Commission or any interested party as may be re-
garded as pertinent by the Chairman.
(d) Hearings shall be conducted in such manner as to
ascertain and determine the substantial rights of the parties
and the Commission shall not be bound by common law or
statutory rules of evidence or by technical or formal rules of
A person charged or his agent shall be entitled to obtain,
at his own cost, from the Commission, a copy of the record of
the hearing to which he is a party.
Records of the proceedings at such hearings shall be
made and retained in the files of the Commission. A majority of
the Commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the hearing
and determination of any such proceedings.
(e) Upon the close of the proceedings, the Commission
shall, within .a reasonable time, prepare and file with its secre-
tary its written findings and determination with respect to each
and every allegation contained in the aforesaid notice and any
supplemental notice. The concurring votes of a majority of the
Commission shall be necessary to a determination.
(f) No rehearing of any such matter shall be had except
Upon written application therefore and solely upon the ground of
newly discovered evidence which could not have been made avail-
able at the hearing; such evidence to be specified in such appli-
cation and the right to present the same shall be established
to the satisfaction of the Commission.
(g) All penalties imposed by the Stewards or the Com-
mission upon any person charged shall continue in full force and
effect until the determination of the Commission is rendered, un-
less otherwise directed in writing by the, Commission.
PART II : RACING
212. These Rules of Racing are to be interpreted and en-
forced in a manner consistent with the Laws of the Colony in
effect from time to time.
Calculation of Time
213. When the last day for doing anything under these Rules
falls cn a Sunday, it may be done on the following Monday, un-
less a race to which such act relates is appointed for that
day, in which case it must be done on the previous Saturday.
214. "A month" means a calendar month; "a day" means
Regulations For Race Meetings
215. The Rules of the Commission, including its Rules of
Racing, supersede the conditions of a race or the regulations of
a meeting or of an association when they conflict.
216. By permission of the Commission races may be run
over a racecourse other than the one over which they .have been
announced to be run.
217. (a) If a horse runs at any unrecognized meeting, he is
disqualified for all races to which these Rules apply.
(b) Any person owning, training or riding horses which
run at any unrecognized meeting is disqualified, as are also all
horses owned by or in charge of any such person.
(c) Any person acting in any official capacity at any
unrecognized meeting may be disqualified.
218. No person under sixteen (16) years of age shall be per-
mitted to attend any race meeting or be employed in any manner
about any racecourse, excepting jockeys and exercise boys.
219. No person shall use improper, profane or indecent lan-
guage to a racing official or any employee or representative of the
220. No person shall in any manner, or at any time, disturb
the peace or make himself obnoxious on the grounds of an Asso-
221. No person or horse ruled off by, or under suspension by
the Stewards shall be admitted to the grounds of any Association.
except as provided in Rule 461.
222. Whenever the word "Steward" or "Stewards" is used,
it means Steward or Stewards of the Meeting.
223. There shall not be less than five (5) Stewards to super-
vise each race meeting, who shall be appointed and paid a mini-
mum of 10 per race meeting by the Association conducting
such race meeting and sucn appointments shall be approved by
the Commission. Such Stewards shall exercise such powers and
perform such duties at eacn race meeting as may be prescribed
by the Rules of Racing 1955.
224. (a) Each Steward may appoint a deputy at any time.
(b) Appointments of any deputy or deputies for a
Steward or Stewards shall be subject to the approval of the
225. If fewer than five (5) Stewards are present at race time
the Racing Secretary shall appoint a qualified person or qualified
persons to act, so that the total number of Stewards shall not be
less than five (5).
226. The Stewards shall have the power to interpret these
Rules and decide all questions not specifically covered by them.
227. In matters pertaining to racing the orders of the Stewards
supersede the orders of the officers and directors of the Association.
228. All questions pertaining to which their authority extends
shall be determined by a majority vote of the Stewards.
229. The Stewards are vested with the power to determine
the extent of disqualification in the case of fouls. They may place
the offending horse behind such horses as in their judgement
it interferred with, or may place it last.
230. The Stewards shall have the power to examine or cause
to be examined at any time any horse stabled on the Association
grounds, or in stabling approved by the Association.
231. The five (5) Stewards must be on duty during race
time, which shall mean from thirty (30) minutes before post
time for the first race of thlt Race Day and until after the last
race cf the day has been made "official".
232. Every complaint against an official shall tbe made to
the Stewards in writing signed by the complainant; and the
Stewards shall either deal with any complaint in accordance
with the Rules or if they have no power under the Rules to deal
with a complaint refer such complaint to the proper authority.
233. In the performance of their duty, the Stewards shall
have reasonable control ove- and unrestricted access to the stands,
weighing rooms, jockey rooms, enclosures and other places in
use for the Meeting, excepting the pari-mutuel building.
234. The Stewards shall have power to regulate and control the
conduct of all officials other than those employed exclusively
in the pari-mutuel building, and of all owners, trainers, jockeys,
grooms and other persons attendant on horses.
235. For a breach of any of these Rules the Stewards shall
have power to punish, at their discretion, any person subject to
their control either by suspension of the privilege of attending
the races during the meeting or by suspension from acting or
riding during the meeting or by a penalty not exceeding 100
or by such penalty and one of such forms of suspension.
236. The Stewards have power to determine all questions
arising in reference to racing at the meeting, subject to appeal
to the Commission. Should no decision have been arrived at by
the Stewards within seven days of an objection being lodged,
the Secretary to the Commission shall then report the case to
the Commission which may at its discretion decide the matter.
237. The Stewards shall take notice of any questionable
conduct with or without complaint thereof.
238. The Stewards shall inform the Secretary to the Commis-
sion of all protests and complaints and of any action taken there-
on. The Secretary shall keep a record of all such protests or
complaints and the action taken thereon, and shall report them
weekly to the Commission.
239. The Stewards may demand proof that a horse neither
is disqualified in any particular, nor entered or owned, in whole
or in part, by a disqualified person, or trained by a disqualified
person. In default of proof satisfactory to them, the Stewards
may declare the horse disqualified.
240. The Stewards have power at any time to order an exami-
nation, by such person or persons as they think fit, of any horse
entered for a race, or which has run in a race, or which is stabled
on the association grounds or in stabling approved by the
241. In case of accident or casualty to a horse before off-
time, the Stewards may excuse the said horse.
242. The Stewards shall not entertain any disputes relating
243. If any case occurs which is not or which is alleged
not to be provided for by these Rules, it shall be determined by
the Stewards in such manner as they think just and comfortable
to the usage of the turf; and the Stewards may impose such
punimuhment and take such other action in the matter as they
may deer to be within the intent of these Rules, including refer-
ence to the Commission.
244. An appeal shall lie to the Commission from any decision
made by the Stewards. In determining any such appeal the Com-
mission shall have power to increase any penalty that the Stewards
245. When a person or persons is penalized or disciplined
under these Rules, he may request a hearing before the Racing
A. Such an appeal must be filed in writing at the office
of the Racing Commission within seven (7) days
of the date of the said penalty or imposition of the
B. The request shall be signed by the person making it
and must set forth his reason for believing he is
entitled to a hearing.
C. Any applicant for a hearing will be heard in person
or by counsel or he may submit his case in writing.
D. All complaints and requests to the Racing Commis-
sion must be in writing, and all papers filed with
the Racing Commission shall be the property of
the Racing Commission.
E. An appeal from a decision of a racing official to the
Racing Commission shall not affect such decision
until the appeal has been acted upon by the Racing
246. Every person participating in and every patron of a
licensed Race Meeting shall abide by the Laws of the Bahamas
and these Rules, and accept the Stewards' decisions on any and
all questions to which their authority extends, subject to the
right of appeal to the Racing Commission.
247. All owners and trainers of horses and their stable em-
ployees are subject to the Laws of the Bahamas and these Rules
immediately upon acceptance and occupancy of stabling accommo-
dation from or approved by an association or upon making entry
to run on its racetrack. The said owners and trainers and stable
employees shall abide by these Laws and Rules and accept the
decision of the Stewards on any and all questions to which their
authority extends, subject to their right of appeal to the Racing
248. There shall be one or more timers. They shall deter-
mine the official time of each race.
249. When an electrical timing device is used, the races
shall also be timed otherwise.
250. The time of each race shall be announced and displayed.
251. A written report of the time of each race shall be made
to the racing Secretary and the Handicapper.
252. (a) Each trainer must obtain a licence from the Racing
(b) For an owner-trainer or a trainer to qualify for an
owner-trainer's or trainer's licence he must have a minimum of
five (5) horses and not more than fifteen (15) horses in his care.
253. The Stewards may permit a trainer to act pending action
on his application for a licence.
254. A licensed trainer may represent the owner in the matter
255. A trainer shall have his horse in the Paddock at the
time appointed by the Commission.
256. A trainer shall be responsible for the condition of a
horse trained by him.
257. Each trainer shall register with the Racing Secretary
all the horses in his charge, giving the name, age, sex, breeding
and ownership of each.
258. Each trainer shall register with the Racing Secretary
every person in his charge.
250. No trainer shall accept, directly or indirectly, any bribe,
gift, or gratuity, in any form, which might influence the result
of a race, or which would tend to do so.
260. No trainer shall move or permit to be moved any horse
of horses in his care from the grounds of an Association without
the written permission of the Racing Secretary.
261. A trainer, shall see to it that a report is made promptly
to the Racing Secretary or the Racing Commission Veterinarian
of any or all sickness of his horses.
262. Any trainer guilty of a breach of any of the Rules con-
tained in this Article shall be liable to suspension or a penalty
of 100 or to both suspension and penalty.
Officials Of Meetings
263 All officials connected with the actual conduct of racing
shall be approved by the Commission.
264. Each Association shall employ a Racing Secretary, and
such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Commis-
265. When a vacancy occurs among the racing officials, other
than the Stewards, prior to post time of the first race of the day,
or when a vacancy occurs after the Race Day has started, the
Racing Secretary with the approval of the Stewards shall immed-
iately fill the vacancy. The appointment shall be effective only
for that day.
266. Such appointments shall be reported immediately to
the Racing Commission.
267. (a) The Secretary of the Association, or his deputy,
shall be Clerk of the Course. He shall discharge all duties, ex-
pressed or implied, required by the Rules, and he shall report
to the Stewards all violations of the Rules or of the regulations
of the meeting.
(b) He shall keep complete records of all races.
(c) The Racing Secretary shall receive all declarations,
and the Racing Secretary shall receive all stakes, forfeits, entrance
monies, fees, and all other money that can properly come into
his possession as agent for the Association for which he is acting.
(d) The Racing Secretary shall pay over, when due,
all monies collected by him to such persons as may be entitled
to receive the same.
268. The Handicapper shall make up entries for the races
to be held on each and every Race Day at a time to be desig-
nated by the Association.
269. The Handicapper shall compile an official programme
for each Race Day, which shall state the time fixed for each
race and give the names of the horses and substitutes which
are to run in each of the races of that Race Day.
270. The programme shall indicate the order in which each
race is to run; the purse, conditions, distance of each race; the
owner and trainer of each horse; each owner's racing colours;
the weight assigned to each horse; his number and post position.
The programme may show other pertinent data.
2?1. The Racing Secretary shall inspect trainers' and jockeys'
licences, partnership papers, all papers and documents with res-
pect to a contract between a jockey and his employer; and
papers relating to the appointment of authorized agents.
272. No owner or trainer badge or pass may be issued with-
out the approval of the Racing Commission; all badges or passes
so approved must be recorded in a book kept by the Racing Sec-
retary, and each badge or pass must be numbered and kept in
numerical order in the records. The Commission shall have the
right at all times to inspect such record.
273. At least fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of a
Race Meeting the Association shall submit in writing to the Com-
mission the names of all racing officials engaged for the Meeting,
and no racing official shall be qualified to act until he shall have
been approved by the Commission. In the event of incapacitation
of any such approved racing official the Association may with
the approval of the Commission, appoint a substitute.
274. The officials of a Race Meeting are as follows: At least
five (5) Stewards; three (3) Placing Judges; Clerk of the Scales;
Starter; Handicapper; Clerk of the Course; Racing Secretary;
Timer; Paddock Judge; Racing Commission Veterinarian; Mutuel
Manager and the Racing Commission Auditor.
275. The Secretary to the Commission, the Racing Commis-
sion Veterinarian and the Racing Commission Auditor shall be
appointed .and paid by the Commission. All other officials herein
designated shall be appointed by the Association; all the appoint-
ments, including the Stewards, being subject to the approval of
the Commission which reserves the right to demand a change of
personnel for what it deems good and sufficient reason, the
successor to officials so replaced to be subject to the approval
of the Commission.
276. No one interested in the result of a race, either because
of ownership of any horse entered or because of bets or other-
wise, shall act as racing official in respect to that race.
277. No racing official or his assistant shall wager money or
any other chattel of value on the result of any race at the Meeting.
278. No racing official or his assistants shall accept, directly
or indirectly any gratuity, reward or favour in connection with
racing at the Meeting.
279. Each racing official and his assistants shall report to the
Stewards all observed violations of these Rules.
280. A camera selected by the Association conducting the
meeting, if approved by the Commission shall be used to make
a photograph or photographs of the horses at the finish to assist
the Placing Judges in determining their positions as exclusively
indicated by their noses.
281. The official time of each race shall be determined by the
282. The Placing Judg.es shall properly display the numbers
of tth first four (4) horses in each race in the order of their
.83. When the Placing Judges differ in their placing the
majority shall prevail.
2%4. The Placing Judges shall file with the Racing Secretary
after each Race Day a copy of the official placement of the
first five (5) horses in each race of that day, and shall supply
to other officials such information in respect to the racing as the
Association may require.
285. The Placing Judge or Judges must occupy the Judges'
box at the time the horses pass the winning post, and their sole
duty shall be to place the horses. They must announce their de-
cisions promptly, and such decisions shall be final, unless objec-
tion to the winner or any placed horse is made and sustained.
Provided, that this rule shall not prevent the Placing Judges from
correcting any mistake, such correction being subject to confirm-
ation by the Stewards.
286. After, and not until, the jockeys riding the first five (5)
horses to finish have been weighed in and found to have carried
the correct weight, the Clerk of the Scales shall notify the Stewards,
who shall, upon receipt of such notice, promptly display the sign
"OFFICIAL", declaring the result of the race.
287. Nothing in these Rules shall be construed to prevent
the Placing Judges, with the approval of the Stewards, from
correcting an error before the display of the sign "OFFICIAL"
or from recalling the sign "OFFICIAL" in case it has been dis-
played in error.
288. Under no circumstances shall the posts of Racing Sec-
retary and Handicapper be held by the same person.
289. Each owner shall provide and maintain all racing equip-
ment for his horse or horses, including saddles, bridles, bits,
martingales, girth straps, etc.
290. (a) Each owner must obtain 'a licence from the Racing
Commission and shall register with the Racing Commission and
the Racing Secretary all his horses, giving the name, colour, sex,
age and breeding of each.
(b) It shall be and is hereby made a condition of every
licence issued under Part (a) of this Rule that the winnings or
other earnings of the licensee from any Association shall be re-
tained by such Association until such Association receives from
the Commission a notification in writing that such winnings or
other earnings may be paid to the licensee.
291. An owner or trainer shall not enter or start a horse,
without permission of the Stewards, that:
A. Is not in serviceably sound racing condition.
B. Is a known bleeder.
C. Has been needled or otherwise treated with novocaine
or with any other local anesthetic within forty-eight
hours before the start of said race.
D. Has been given in any manner whatsoever internally
or externally any stimulant, depressant, hypnotic or
narcotic drug, of any kind or description, prior to
292. If an owner changes trainers, he must notify the Racing
Secretary and cause the new trainer to sign his name on the
said owner's registration.
293. No owner shall accept, directly or indirectly, any bribe,
gift, or gratuity, in any form, which might influence the result
of any race, or tend to do so.
294. An owner shall see to it that a report is made promptly
to the Racing Secretary or the Racing Commission Veterinarian
of any or all sickness of his horses.
295. The personnel of every stable and changes thereof shall
be registered by the owner with the Association on whose race-
track their horses are racing.
All such personnel must obtain an occupational licence
from the Racing Commission.
296. Any owner guilty of a breach of any of the Rules con-
tained in this Article shall be liable to suspension or a penalty of
100 or to both suspension and penalty.
Registration of Horses
297. No horse shall be allowed to enter or start in any race
unless duly registered with and named to the Commission.
298. If a horse's name is changed, his new name shall be regis-
tered with the Commission.
299. Permission for any change of equipment from that which
a horse carried in his last previous race may be obtained only
from the Stewards.
300. Permission for a horse to add blinkers to his equipment
or to discontinue the use of them must be approved by the Starter
before being granted by the Stewards.
Entries, Subscriptions, Declarations
and Acceptances for Races
'01. Every person subscribing to a sweepstake or entering
a horse in a race to be run under these Rules accepts the decision
of the Stewards or the decision of the Commission, as the case
may be, on any question relating to a race or to racing.
302. The nominations or entries of any person or the transfer
of any nomination or entry may be cancelled or revoked without
notice by the Association, or by the Stewards or the Commission.
303. A horse is not qualified to run in any race unless he is
duly entered for that race.
304. No horse shall be permitted to enter or to start unless
he is in the care of and is saddled by a licensed trainer.
305. No horse shall be permitted to start that has not been
306. Before a horse is eligible to be properly entered in any
race, it must be duly registered and named in accordance with
Rule 319, and its owner must file with the Racing Secretary its
age, name, colour, whether it is a stallion, mare, or gelding, and
the names of its sire and dam, and if the sire or dam is unnamed,
such further pedigree or description as will distinguish the horse
intended to be entered from all other horses.
307. At the time of entry of a horse starting for the first time
at any Meeting, a certificate of registration shall be required by
the Racing Secretary.
308. No horse shall be permitted to start whose name and
true ownership is not registered with the Racing Secretary.
209. If a horse's name is changed, his new name shall be
registered with the Racing Commission in accordance with Rule
292 and his old as well as his new name must be printed on the
official programme for the duration of the Meeting.
210. The entry of a horse must be in the name of his true
owner or owners and must be so printed on the official programme.
311. All ownerships and every change in ownership in a horse
during the Meeting shall be filed with the Racing Secretary and
with the Commission.
312. The Handicapper shall assign the weights to be carried
by 'ach horse in the handicap. The Handicapper shall be employed
by the Association, and his appointment shall be subject to the
approval of the Racing Commission.
313. No alterations of weights shall be made after publication
of the official programme.
314. In case of omission through error, of the name or weight
of a horse duly entered, the omission shall be rectified by the
315. The holder of a claim, whether it be a mortgage, bill
of sale or lien of any kind against a horse shall be required to
file such claim with the Racing Secretary previous to the time
the horse is entered.
316. No horse involved in a partnership shall be permitted
to enter or start until the Rules for the Registration of partner-
ships have been complied with.
317. No disqualified horse shall be allowed to enter or start
in any race.
318. No horse on the schooling list shall be qualified to be
entered or to start.
319. No horse shall be allowed to enter or to start in any race
if the owner of that horse is in arrears, except with the approval
of the Racing Secretary.
320. Not more than two horses of the same ownership or in-
terest shall be entered in a purse race, and both may start.
321. In the race comprising the Daily Double and the Quinellas
only two horses may be entered by any owner or trainer.
322. A horse shall not be considered started for a race unless
there has been duly paid any stakes or entrance money payable
in respect to that race.
323. Entrance money is not refunded on the death of a horse
or h;s failure to start.
324. The nominator is liable for the entrance money or stake,
and the death of a horse or a mistake in its entry when eligible,
does not release the nominator from liability for stakes or en-
325. The Handicapper shall enter nine (9) horses to run in
each race, and name at least three (3) substitute horses for each
race for the purpose of entry in the event of declaration or scratch-
ing of one or more of the said nine (9) horses; and the above en-
tries and substitutions to be printed on the official programme.
326. The Racing Secretary and/or the Handicapper shall make
provision for no more than seven (7) races on each Race Day.
327. When entries made up by the Handicapper are closed,
and all declarations made at the time stipulated by the Associa-
tion, the entries of such Race Day shall be conspiciously posted
in the office of the Racing Secretary. Any newspaper desiring
the same shall be furnished with a copy.
328. Entries shall be closed at a time to be fixed by the Rac-
ing Secretary and no alterations shall be made in any entry after
the closing of entries, but an error may be corrected.
329. No horse is qualified to be entered or run which is wholly
or partly the property of or in any way under the care or super-
intendence of a disqualified person. Disqualification of a husband
or wife from racing horses or having any licence applies equally
330. Any horse which has been the subject of improper
practice may be disqualified for such time and for such races
as the Stewards shall determine.
331. The Stewards shall have the power to call on any person
in whose name a horse is entered to produce proof that the horse
entered is not the property, either wholly or in part of any
person who is disqualified, or to produce proof of the extent
of his interest in the horse, and in default of such proof being
given to their satisfaction, may declare the horse out of the race.
332. Entrance money is not returned on the death of a horse
nor on his failure to start, whatever be the cause.of the failure.
333. A horse of a partnership cannot be entered or run in the
name of an individual partner unless that individual has a half
interest or more in such horse.
334. Entries and subscriptions may be accepted jointly by
any one or more of the owners in the case of a partnership. How-
ever, 11 partners and each of them shall be jointly and separately
liable for all fees and forfeits.
335. In the absence of notice to the contrary, entries and
declarations of forfeit, due on the eve of and during a meeting,
are due to the office of the Clerk of the Course where the race
is to be run.
336. An entry of a horse in a sweepstake is ia subscription to
the sweepstakes. An entry or subscription may, before the time
of closing, be altered or withdrawn.
537. No horse shall be considered scratched or declared out
of an engagement until the owner or his authorized agent or some
person deputed by him shall have given due notice in writing to
the Racing Secretary before the time stipulated by the regulations
of the Association. Each Association shall provide blank forms
on which declarations are to be made.
338. The declaration of a horse out of an engagement is ir-
339. If the miscarriage of any declaration is alleged, satis-
factory proof of such miscarriage shall be required of the com-
plainant, otherwise the declaration shall not be accepted.
340. No horse duly entered will be excused from racing unless
upon a Veterinarian's certificate of unfitness, or other causes
acceptable to the Stewards.
341. Nctification to the Racing Secretary of the death of a
horse shall be equivalent to a declaration of forfeit.
342. A sale to a person ruled off, or to an unqualified person,
will not entitle such person to be recognized as the owner.
343. Each authorized agent must obtain a licence from the
A. Application for a licence must be filed for each owner
B. A written instrument signed by the owner must ac-
company the application and shall clearly set forth
among the delegated powers whether or not the said
agent is empowered to collect money from the Assoc-
iation and if so, then the owner's signature must be
acknowledged before a Notary Public.
C. Each application shall be in duplicate and one copy
filed permanently with the Racing Secretary.
D. Any changes must be in writing and filed as above.
E. The term of the licence shall expire April 15th of
each year unless the agent's appointment is revoked
by the owner or the licence is revoked by the Racing
Commission prior to that date.
F. Owners' revocations must be filed in writing with
the Racing Commission and with the Racing Secretary.
344. All partnerships, and the name and address of every in-
dividual having any interest in a horse, the relative proportions
of such interest, and the term of any sale with contingencies, or
of any arrangement, must be signed by all the parties or by their
authorized agents and be Todged with the Commission before any
horse which is a joint property or which is sold with contingencies
can start in any race, and all the partners and each of them
shall be jointly and severally liable for all stakes and obligations.
No statement of partnership or assingment of interest will be
accepted unless the proportionate interest of each partner is at
345. All statements of partnerships, of sales with contingencies,
or of arrangements, shall declare to whom winnings are payable
(which must be in the name of the nominator), in whose name
the horse will run, and with whom rests the power of entry or of
declaration of forfeit; and this information shall be lodged with
346. No part owner of a horse shall assign his share or any
part of it without the written consent of the other partners,
lodged as provided by Rule 344.
Stakes, Forfeits, Subscriptions, Etc.
J47. No horse shall be allowed to enter or start in any race
unless he is capable of running four furlongs in 58 seconds or less.
348. Every horse shall be considered as having started and be
liable for whatever is due for so doing, when its jockey has been
weighed and its number displayed, unless the Stewards shall
Qualifications of Starters
349. (a) A horse shall not be qualified to start in any race un-
less, before the hour of twelve o'clock noon on the day of the
race his presence in the paddock be reported to the Commission's
Veterinarian, he be announced to the Clerk of the Scales as a
starter, and the name of his jockey given to the latter official.
(b) Any subsequent change of jockey must be sanction-
ed by the Stewards, who, if no satisfactory reason is given for
the change, may suspend any person they may think culpable in
the matter. Any such change must be promptly and publicly
posted and announced.
350. The Stewards may permit or direct the withdrawing
of a horse after weighing out.
351. The time fixed for each race shall be printed on the
Post time is the time designated by the Commission at
which horses are to arrive at the post for each race and such
time shall be shown on the dial provided for that purpose.
352. Each Association shall employ a Paddock Judge, such
appointment to be subject to the approval of the Racing Commis-
353. (a) All horses must be saddled in the paddock.
(b) The paddock judge shall be in charge of the pad-
dock and inspect all race horses and their equipment prior to
each race; and shall report forthwith to a Steward any violation
observed by him.
(c) No horse shall be permitted to start unless his reins
be free and clear with no device or devices used to shorten the
length of the reins less than directly in front of the withers.
(d) No one not actually connected with its stable shall
touch a horse while in the paddock preparatory to starting in a
race, except for authorised inspection as in this Rule provided.
354. It shall be the duty of the paddock judge to see to it that
two girth straps or one girth strap plus a circingle, are used in
saddling each horse.
355. The paddock judge shall keep a record of all equipment
carried by all horses in all races under his jurisdiction, permitting
no change in equipment not authorised by the Stewards.
356. The paddock judge shall report any irregularities to the
357. The Clerk of the Scales shall weigh all jockeys out and
358. The Clerk of the Scales shall record and publish on the
Notice Board any overweight or any change of jockey, weight, or
racing colours, as compared with those stated on the official
programme and shall promptly supply all proper racing officials
with all pertinent changes.
359. The Clerk of the Scales shall promptly report to the
Stewards any infraction of these Rules with respect to weight,
weighing or riding equipment.
360. The Clerk of the Scales shall report to the Racing Secre-
tary after each race the weights carried by each horse in each
race, together with the name of each horse's jockey and the over-
weight carried by any jockey.
361. All jockeys taking oart in a race shall be weighed out for
their respective mounts in each race by the Clerk of the Scales
not less than twenty (20) minutes before the time fixed for that
race. In case of a substitution of rider after the original rider has
been weighed out, the substitute shall be weighed as promptly as
possible and the name of the substitute and his weight publicly
announced and posted.
362. If a horse runs in a hood, muzzle, martingale or breast
plate, they must be included in the jockey's weight. His weight
shall also include his clothing, boots, saddle and its attachments,
saddle cloth, etc.
363. No whip or substitute for a whip, blinkers or number
cloth shall be allowed on the scales, nor shall any bridle be
364. No jockey shall be weighed out for any race unless there
has been deposited for him or guaranteed to him, with the Racing
Secretary, his fee for a losing mount in the race.
265. If a jockey intends to carry overweight, he must declare
the amount thereof at the time of weighing out, or if in doubt as
to his proper weight, he may declare the weight he intends to
366. If a jockey intends to carry overweight exceeding by
more than two pounds the weight which his horse is to carry, the
owner or trainer consenting, he must declare the amount of over-
weight to the Clerk of the Scales at least 45 minutes before the
time appointed for the race, and the Clerk shall cause the over-
weig.t to be stated on the Notice Board immediately. For failure
on the part of a jockey to comply with this Rule he may be
punished as provided by Rules 235.
367. No horse shall carry more than five pounds overweight
except in races confined exclusively to amateurs.
-68. The owner is responsible for the weight carried by his
:69. (a) The Starter shall give all orders necessary for secur-
ing a fair start.
(b) He shall report to the Stewards by whom and- by
what cause ,any delay was occasioned, and any cases of miscon-
duct by assistant starters or by jockeys when under his orders.
(c) The Starter's decision as to the validity of a start
shall be final.
(d) The Starter may appoint his assistants subject to the
approval of the Racing Commission.
370. If a horse whose number has been exhibited or whose
starting is obligatory does not start and run in the race, the
Stewards may suspend any person or persons responsible there-
371. If, after reaching the starting post a horse is so badly
injured as to make it impractical or impossible for him to run in
a race, the Starter may excuse that horse.
372. After the horses are ordered to the starting post, and
until the Stewards direct the gates to be reopened, all persons
except the racing officials shall be excluded from the course to
be run over.
373. A bell shall be rung to indicate the time to saddle and a
horn sounded to indicate the time to go to the post.
374. A horses shall parade and under penalty of disqualifica-
tion, shall carry their weLght from the paddock to the starting
post, such parade to pass the finish line.
375. In case of an accident to a jockey or to his mount or
equipment the Stewards or the Starter may permit the jockey to
dismount and the horse to be cared for during the delay, and
may permit all jockeyss to dismount and all horses to be attended
during the delay.
376. If a jockey is thrown on the way from the Paddock to
the Post, the horse must be remounted, returned to the point
where the jockey was thrown and then proceed over the route
of the Parade to the Post.
377. If a jockey is so injured on the way to the Post as to
require another jockey, the horse shall be taken to the Paddock,
another jockey obtained, and then ridden over any uncompleted
portion of the exact route of the Parade to the Post.
378. If a horse leaves the racetrack while moving from Pad-
dock to Post, he shall return to the racetrack at the nearest
practical point to that at which he left the racetrack and shall
complete his Parade to the Post from the point at which he left
379. No person other than the rider or Starter or Assistant
Starter shall be permitted to strike a horse or attempt by shouting
or otherwise to assist it in getting a start.
380. (a) The position of horses when starting shall be deter-
mined by lot, the method of drawing lots to be determined by the
(b) Beginning from the inside rail, the horses shall take
their positions at the post in keeping with the numerical order
resulting from the lot drawing.
(c) Nothwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of
this Rule, the Starter may place vicious and unruly horses on the
outside and behind the line.
(d) A horse in the hands of the Starter shall receive no
further care from anyone at the starting post except the Assist-
ant Starters, provided that if any accident happen to a jockey, his
horse or his equipment, the Starter may permit any jockey or
jockeys to dismount and the horses to be cared for during the de-
lay; otherwise no jockey shall dismount.
381. (a) Except in cases provided for in paragraph (b) of
this Rule, all races shall be started in a starting gate selected by
the Association conducting the meeting if approved by the Com-
(b) By permission of the Stewards a race may be started
without a gate.
(c) When a race is started with or without a gate, there
shall be no start until and no recall after the Assistant Starter
has dropped his flag in answer to that of the Starter.
382. A start in front of the post is void, and the horses must
be started again.
383. All horses shall be schooled properly before starting and,
upon the report of the Starter, the Stewards may suspend any
trainer,who, after being notified, shall start an unruly horse.
384. Only the Starter shall have the authority to designate the
horses which shall constitute the schooling list.
385. The Starter shall file a copy of the schooling list with
the Racing Secretary and the Handicapper.
386. The Starter shall report to the Racing Secretary and the
Handicapper as soon as a horse on the list has been schooled
sufficiently to be permitted to start.
337. A horse will not be eligible to start until the Starter
orders its name stricken from his schooling list.
3P8. The Starter may fine or suspend a jockey for disobedi-
ence of orders or for attempting an unfair advantage, but such
fine shall not exceed 5. A suspension shall take effect after the
race in question has been run.
389. The Starter shall report in writing to the Stewards and to
the Racing Secretary all fines and suspensions which he has
imposed and no fines or suspensions, so reported, shall be modifi-
ed other than by the authority of the Racing Commission.
390. Neither the Starter nor 'his assistants shall mistreat a
S91. The horses shall be started as far as possible in a line,
but may be started at such reasonable distance behind the start-
ing post as the Starter thinks necessary.
392. For disobedinece of his orders at the starting post or for
attempting any unfair advantage, the Starter may refer the
matter to the Stewards for action; but any penalty shall not take
effect until after the last race of the day.
393. The concurrent statements of the Starter and his assist-
ant as to incidents of the start are conclusive.
Rules of the Race
394. (a) When clear, a horse may be taken to any part of the
course provided that crossing or weaving in front of contenders
may constitute interference or intimidation for which the offend-
ers may be disciplined.
(b) A horse crossing another so as actually to impede
him is disqualified, unless the impeded horse was partly in fault
or the crossing was wholly caused by the fault of some other horse
(c) If a horse or jockey jostle another horse, the ag-
gzessor may be disqualified, unless the impeding horse or his
jockey was partly in fault Dr the jostle was wholly caused by the
fault of some other horse or jockey.
(d) If a jockey wilfully strike another horse or jockey, or
ride wilfully or carelessly so as to injure another horse, which is
in no way in fault, or so as to cause horses to do so, his horse is
(e) When a horse is disqualified under this Rile, every
horse in the same race belonging wholly or partly to the same
owner is also disqualified.
(f) Complaints under this Rule can only be received from
the owner, trainer or jockey of the horse alleged to ,be aggrieved,
and must be made to the Clerk of the Scales or to the Stewards
before or immediately after his jockey has passed the scales. But
nothing in this Rule shall prevent the Stewards taking cognizance
of foul riding.
(g) Any jockey against whom a foul is claimed shall be
given the opportunity to appear before the Stewards before any
decision is made by them.
(h) A jockey whose horse has been disqualified or who
unnecessarily causes his hr se to shorten his stride with a view
to complaint, or an owner trainer or jockey who complains
frivolously that his horse was crossed or jostled, may be punished.
395. If the Stewards at any time are satisfied that the riding
of any race was intentionally foul or that any jockey was instruct-
ed or induced so to ride, all persons guilty of complicity shall be
suspended and the case shall be reported to the Commission for
such additional action as it may consider necessary.
396. If a horse leaves the course he must turn back and run
the course from the point at which he left it.
397. If a race has been run by all the horses at wrong weights
or over a wrong course or distance, and an objection be made
before official confirmation of the number of the horses placed in
the race, or if a Judge is not in the stand when the horses pass the
winning post, the race shall be run again not less than 30 minutes
after the finish of the wrongly run race.
398. When one horse pays forfeit for a match the other need
not walk over, but for a sweepstakes, even if all the horses but
one have declared forfeit, that horse must walk over, except by
the written consent of all thi persons who pay forfeit; in the case
of a purse, the consent of tie Stewards is necessary to dispense
with a walkover.
399. All horses shall be ridden out in every race.
400. If two horses run in one interest in any race, each shall
give his best effort. The practice of declaring to win with one or
the other of such horses will not be allowed.
401. All jockeys taking part in a race shall be weighed in at
the conclusion of such race.
402. Every jockey must immediately after pulling up ride
his horse to the place of weighing, dismount only after obtaining
permission from the official in charge, and present himself to be
weighed by the Clerk of the Scales; provided that if a jockey be
prevented from riding to the place of weighing by reason of
accident or illness by which he or his horse is disabled, he may
walk or be carried to the scales.
403. Except by special permission of the official in charge,
every jockey must upon pulling up unsaddle his own horse, and
no attendant shall touch the horse, except by his bridle. Upon
the returning of a jockey to the winner's circle to dismount after
a race has been run, no one may touch the equipment of the
jockey until he I.as been weighed in, except upon the approval of
the official in charge.
404. If a jockey shall not present himself to weigh in, or if he
be more than one pound short of his weight, or if he be guilty of
the returning of a jockey to the winner's circle to dismount after
any fraudulent practice with respect to weight or weighing, or
except as provided in Rule 402, if he dismount before reaching
the scales, or dismount without permission, or if he touch (except
accidentally) before weighing in any person or thing other than
his own equipment, his horse may be disqualified and he himself
may be punished as provided by Rule 235.
405. If a horse carry more than two pounds over his proper
or declared weight, his jockey shall be punished unless the
Stewards are satisfied that such excess of weight has been caused
by rain or mud.
417. If an objection to a horse engaged in a race be made not
406. (a) When a race results in a dead heat, the dead heat
shall not be run off; owners shall divide except where division
would conflict with the conditions of the race.
(b) When two horses run a dead heat for first place, all
prizes to which first and second horses would have been entitled
shall be divided equally between them; and this applies in divid-
ing prizes whatever the number of horses running a dead heat
and whatever places for which the dead heat is run. Each horse
shall be deemed a winner and liable to penalty for the amount he
(c) When a dead heat is run for second place and an
objection is made to the winner of the race, and sustained, the
horses which ran the dead heat shall be deemed to have run a
dead heat for first place.
407. If the dividing owners cannot agree as to which of them
is to have a Cup or other prize which cannot be divided, the ques-
tion shall be determined by lot by the Stewards.
408. On a dead heat for a match, the match is off.
Disputes, Objections, Appeals, Etc.
409. When a race is in dispute both the horse that finished
first and any horse claiming the race shall be liable to all the
penalties attaching to the winner of that race until the matter is
410. Every objection shall be decided by the Stewards, but
their decision shall be subject to appeal in writing to the Com-
mission so far as relates to points involving the interpretation of
these Rules, or to any question other than a question of fact.
Notice of appeal must 'e given in writing to the Commission
within 48 hours of the decision being made.
Objections, When and Where Made
ill. Every objection must be 'made by the owner, trainer or
jockey of some horse engaged in the race, or by the officials of
the course, to the Clerk of the Scales or to one of the Stewards, or
an objection may be made by any one of the Stewards.
412. If a jockey wishes to protest a happening in a race, he
must so notify the Clerk of the Scales, immediately upon his
arrival at the scales for weighing in.
413. All objections except claims of interference during a
race must be in writing signed by the objector.
414. An objection cannot be withdrawn without leave of the
415. All costs and expenses in relation to determining an
objection or conducting an inquiry shall be paid by such person
or persons, and in such proportions as the Stewards shall direct.
416. Before considering an objection, the Stewards may
require a deposit of 5. 0 0, which shall be forfeited if the
objection is decided to be frivolous or vexatious.
less than 15 minutes before the time set for the race, the Stewards
may require the qualifications to be proved before the race, and
in default of such proof being given to their satisfaction, they
must declare the horse disqualified.
418. An objection to any decision of the Clerk of the Scales
must be made at once.
419. An objection to the distance of a course officially de-
signated must be made not less than 15 minutes before the race.
420. An objection to a horse on the ground of his not having
run the proper course, or of the race having been run on a wrong
course, or of any other matter occurring in the race, must be
made before the numbers of the horses placed in the race are
121. (a) An objection on the ground:
(1) Of mis-statement, omission or effor in the entry
under which a horse has run;
(2) That the horse which ran was not the horse nor of
the age which he was represented to be at the time
(3) That he was not qualified under the conditions of
the race or by reason of default; or
(4) That he has run in contravention of the Rules of
partnership or registration; may be received up to
48 hours exclusive of Sunday after the last race of the last day
of the meeting.
(b) In any other case ,an objection must be made within
48 hours of the race being run, exclusive of Sunday, save in the
case of any fraud or wilful misstatement, when there shall be
no limit to the time of objection provided the Stewards are
satisfied that there has been no unnecessary delay on the part of
422. If an objection to a horse which has won or which has
been placed in a race be declared valid, he is disqualified and
shall receive no portion of the purse, and the other horses shall
take places accordingly. The eligibility of such other horses which
ran in such race, and which have started in a subsequent race
before the announcement of such disqualification, shall not be in
.any way affected.
423. If by reason of an objection to a horse a race or place is
awarded to another horse, the money for such race shall be dis-
tributed in accordance with the final placing, and the owner of
a horse to which the race or place is finally awarded can recover
the money from those who wrongfully received.
424. Pending the determination of an objection any prize which
the horse objected to may have won or may win in the race shall
be withheld until the objection is determined.
425. The Stewards shall inform the Secretary of the Com-
mission of all protests and complaints and of any action taken
thereon. The Secretary shall keep a record of all such protests or
complaints and the action taken thereon, and shall report them
weekly to the Commission.
426. When a protest is properly lodged the red flag will be
hoisted in the Paddock by the Paddock Judge. After a decision
on the protest has been reached by the Stewards the result shall
be publicly announced, and the white flag shall be hoisted in the
Restrictions On Jockeys and Stable
427. (a) No jockey shall bet on any race except through the
owner of and on the horse which he rides, and any jockey who
shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Stewards to have any
interest in any race horse, or to have been engaged in any betting
transaction except as permitted by this Rule, or to have received
presents from persons other than the owner, may be punished as
provided by Rule 235.
(b) Any person knowingly acting in the capacity of part
owner or trainer of any horse in which a jockey possesses an
interest, or making any bet with or in behalf of any jockey except
as provided in the preceding paragraph of this Rule, or other-
wise aiding or abetting in any breach of these Rules may be
punished as provided by Rule 235.
428. No jockey shall be the owner of any race horse.
429. A jockey shall not ride or agree to ride in any race with-
out the consent of the owner to whom he is under contract.
430. A jockey or trainer under suspension shall not be per-
mitted to ride or train in a race for anyone during the period of
his suspension. Any person who shall employ a jockey or trainer
in contravention of this Rule may be punished as provided by
431. If a jockey engaged for a race, or for a specified time,
refuses to fulfill his engagement, he may be punished as provided
by Rule 235.
432. Every jockey who is engaged to ride in a race shall
report to the Scale Room on the day of the race at the time
required by the officials. He shall then report his engagements
and overweight, if any, to the Clerk of the Scales, and thereafter
shall not leave the Jockey Room, except to view the races from
a point approved by the Stewards or to ride in a race, until all
of his engagements of the day have been fulfilled.
433. All jockeys shall undergo physical examinations by the
Association Physician, whenever directed by the Stewards of the
Meeting, to determine their fitness to ride.
434. Jockeys' fees shall be:
A. For a winning mount 10% of the stake after the
trainer's 10% has been deducted.
B. For a losing mcunt 1.
C. Jockeys' fees shall be considered earned when the
horse which he has been engaged to ride leaves the
paddock for the post.
435. In a dead heat the jockeys involved shall divide equally
the sum total of the fees they would have received individually
had one beaten the other or others. Likewise, the owners of the
horses involved shall pay their equal share.
436. The suspension of a jockey for an offence shall begin
immediately after the ruling.
437. A jockey temporarily suspended may be permitted to
exercise or gallop horses during the morning hours.
438. A fine must be paid by the jockey himself, such fine to
be collected by the Racing Secretary out of the Jockey's riding
439. Jockeys shall be named at a time to be set by the
Association, and the said time shall not be before the day of the
race nor later than twelve o'clock (noon) on Race Day.
440. No owner or trainer shall engage any person who has
not a written discharge from his last employer, but any person
prevented by this Rule from obtaining or retaining employment
shall have the right to appeal to the Commission against the
person withholding his written discharge.
441. Any owner or trainer employing a person in violation of
the above Rule is liable to a penalty of not less than 50, and if
he continues to employ or harbour such person after notice
has been served on him by the Stewards or on complaint of the
late employer he may be further liable to a penalty of 100 or
to suspension, as the Racing Commission may decide.
Jockey Room Master
442. Each Association shall employ a Jockey Room Master,
whose appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Racing
443. It shall be the duty of the Jockey Room Master to see
to it that order and cleanliness are maintained in the Jockey and
444. The Jockey Room Master shall assist the Clerk of the
Scale. in the performance ,f his duties.
445. The Jockey Room Master shall see to it that no person,
other than the racing officials, the Racing Commission, or its
representatives, is admitted to the Jockey Room on a day of
racing without written permission from the Stewards for each
time or entry.
446. The Jockey Room Master shall see to it that no jockey
shall leave the Jockey Room after he has reported to the Scale
Room on the day of the race at the time required by the officials.
except to view the races from a point approved by the Stewards,
or to ride in a race, until all of his engagements of the day have
44'. The Jockey Room Master shall report to the Stewards
any irregularities that occur in his province.
448. The Jockey Room Master shall see to it that jockeys are
neat in appearance and attired in keeping with these Rules when
they leave the room to ride in a race.
Racing Colours and Numbers
449. All racing colours carried in races shall be registered
annually with the Racing Commission.
450. No person shall start a horse in racing colours other than
those registered in his own name, but a temporary change from
the recorded racing colours may be approved by the Stewards.
451. The Commission will not permit the use of colours which
in its opinion are not neat and clean and proper in other respects.
452. Any temporary change from the recorded colours of the
owner must be posted on the Notice Board, prior to the race for
which such change is made.
453. A jockey must wear the colours of the owner or owners
of the horse he is riding, and a number on the saddle cloth
corresponding to the number of the horse on the official pro-
454. A jockey shall wear a number on his left arm and it
and the saddle cloth number shall correspond to the number of
the horse in the official programme.
455. Under special circumstances a horse may be permitted
by the Stewards to run in colours not those of the owner.
Corrupt Practices and
Disqualifications of Persons
456. (a) If any person give, offer or promise, directly or
indirectly, any bribe in any form to any person having official
duties in relation to any race or race horse, or to any trainer,
jockey or agent, or to any other person having charge of, or ac-
cess to, any race horse; or
(b) If any person having official duties in relation to any
racetrack, race or race horse, or if any trainer, jockey, agent or
other person having charge of, or access to, any racehorse, solicit,
accept, or offer to accept any bribe in any form; or
(c) If any person licensed by the Commission shall be
approached with .an offer or promise of a bribe or with a request
or a suggestion for a bribe or for any improper, corrupt or
fraudulent act or practice in relation to a race or racing, or that
any race shall be conducted otherwise than fairly and in accord-
ance with these Rules, and if such licensed person shall not im-
mediately report the matter to the Stewards; or
(d) If any person wilfully enter, or cause or permit to be
entered, or to start, in any race a horse which he knows or has
reason to believe to be disqualified; or
(e) If any person shall have in his possession or in or
about any racetrack, or shall use appliances electrical,
mechanical, or otherwise-other than the ordinary equipment, of
such nature as could affect the speed or racing condition of a
(f) If any person be guilty of any improper, corrupt or
fraudulent act or practice in relation to racing, or shall conspire
with any other person to commit, or shall assist in the com-
mission of, any such act or practice; or
(g) Any person found by the Stewards to have violated
any provision of any preceding paragraph of this Rule shall be
liable to suspension or to a penalty of 100 or to both such sus-
pension and penalty.
457. No person shall a:sume or pay, directly or indirectly, a
fine imposed upon a jockey.
458. No groom or jockey's attendant shall make a bet on any
race nor shall he place a bet for .any one else.
459. (a) If the Stewards shall find that any drug, stimulant
or narcotic has been administered or attempted to be .administered,
internally or externally, to a horse 'before a race, which is of
such a character as could affect the racing condition of the horse
in such race, such Stewards shall impose such punishment and
take such other action as they may deem -proper under any of the
Rules, including reference to the Commission, against every
person found by them to have administered or to have attempted
to administer, or to have caused to be administered, or to have
caused an attempt to administer, or to have conspired with
another person to administer, such drug, stimulant or narcotic.
(b) The trainer, groom and any other person having
charge, custody or care of the horse, are obligated properly to
protect the horse and guard it against such administration or
attempted administration and, if the Stewards shall find that any
such person has failed to show proper protection and guarding of
the horse they shall forthwith report the matter to the Corn-
mission, and the Commission, being satisfied of the truth of the
Steward's finding, shall suspend or revoke such person's licence,
may impose a penalty not exceeding 100. The Commission shall
take similar action in any such case that comes to its notice
through any source other than a report by the Stewards.
(c) The owner or owners of a horse so found to have
received such administration shall be denied, or shall promptly
return, any portion of the purse or sweepstakes, and any trophy
in such race, and the same shall be distributed as in the case of
a disqualification. If a horse shall be disqualified in a' race be-
cause of the inf action of this Rule, the eligibility of other horses
wnich ran in such race and which have started in a subsequent
race before announcement of such disqualification shall not be in
any way affected.
460. No person within the grounds of .a racing association
were race horses are lodged or kept shall have in or upon the
premises which he occupies or controls or has the right to occupy
or control, or in his personal property or effects, any hypodermic
syringe, hypodermic needle, or other device which could be used
for the injection or other infusion into a horse of a drug, stimulant
or narcotic, without first securing written permission from the
Stewards. Every .association, upon the grounds of which race
horses are lodged or kept, is required to use all reasonable efforts
to prevent the violation of this Rule. Every such association, the
Commission, and the Stewards, or any of them, shall have the
rght tc permit a person or persons authorised by any of them to
enter into or upon the buildings, stables, rooms or other places
within the grounds of such an association and to examine the
same and to inspect and examine the personal property and effects
of any person, within such places; and every person who has been
granted a licence by the Commission, by accepting his licence,
does consent to such search and to the seizure of any such
hypodermic syringes, hypodermic needles or other devices, and
any drugs, stimulants or narcotics apparently intended to be or
which could be used in connection therewith, so found. If the
Stewards shall find that any person has violated this Rule they
shall impose a penalty not exceeding 100.
161. (a) Anyone who has been ruled off or who has been
suspended, whether temporarily for investigation or otherwise,
and anyone penalized as above by the highest official
regulatory racing body having jurisdiction where the offence
occurred, shall be denied admission to all racetracks licenced by
the Commission until duly reinstated, unless otherwise deter-
mined by the Commission.
(b) When a person whose licence has been revoked or has
been suspended, whether temporarily for investigation or other-
wise, and so long as his exclusion or suspension continues, he
shall not be qualified, whether acting as agent or otherwise, to
subscribe for or enter or to run any horse for any race, either in
his own name or in that of any other person.
(c) All horses in the charge of a trainer whose licence
has been revoked or has been suspended, whether temporarily
for investigation or otherwise, shall be automatically suspended
from racing during the period of the trainer's exclusion or sus-
pension. Permission may be given by the Stewards for the trans-
fer of such horses to another trainer during such period, and
upon such approval such horses shall again be eligible to race.
Penalties and Suspensions
462. Any person or Association guilty of a breach of these
Rules for which no specific penalty is hereinbefore provided shall
be liable to suspension or to a penalty not exceeding 100 or to
both suspension and penalty.
463. A fine or suspension may be imposed by either the
Racmg Commission, the Stewards or the Starter.
464. A racing official imposing a fine or suspension shall
report it promptly to the Racing Commission and the Racing
Secretary in writing.
465. (a) Every fine shall within two days of its imposition be
paid to the Racing Secretary by the horse owner, trainer, groom,
jockey or other person upon whom such fine is levied.
(b) If moneys are due by a licensee from any purse with-
in the meaning of these Rules to a person upon whom the Com-
mission has imposed a penalty, such licensee shall pay to the
Commission, on demand, the amount of such penalty out of such
moneys: provided that if such moneys are less than the amount
of th" penalty, the person upon whom the penalty has been
imposed shall remain liable to the Commission for the payment
of the difference between the amount of such moneys and the
amount of the penalty.
(c) Any horse owner, trainer, groom, jockey or other
person on whom a penalty is imposed under Rule 463 shall be
barred from all racecourses within the Colony until such fine
has been paid to the Racing Secretary.
466. Fines collected by the Racing Secretary shall be paid
to the Racing Commission and put into the special fund to be
called the Benevolent Fund.
467. An unpaid line may not be rescinded except with the
approval oE the Racing Commission.
Prior Rules Repealed
468. All prior Rules made by the Racing Commission under
the authority of Section 4 (12) of The Racecourse Betting Act 1952
are hereby repealed.
469. These Rules shall come into force on the day they are
published in the Official Gazette.
Made by the Racing Commission this twentieth day of October,