Amendment No 80 - Issued 8 December 2009
The Racing Victoria Limited Board, at its meeting on 3 December 2009, made the following amendments to the Local Rules of Racing.
Amendments effective from 1 January 2010
NEW DEFINITION ADDED:
“Jump-out” has the meaning given under the Australian Rules of Racing, and, for the purpose of the Local Rules, may take place at privately owned and controlled premises which have been approved by Racing Victoria, at its discretion, to conduct jump-outs for the purpose of obtaining an approval under LR 50(1) or LR 50(2).
LR 50 DELETED AND REPLACED AS FOLLOWS:
LR 50 Approval for horses to start in a race
(1) Unraced horse must have approval: An unraced horse is not permitted to start in a race unless it has obtained the approval of the Stewards to start in a race following its satisfactory performance in a jump-out or an official trial, over at least 600 metres and with at least two other horses.
(2) Further approval required after Stewards’ warning: If a trainer receives an official warning from the Stewards in respect of a horse being unruly at the barrier prior to a race or for any other reason, the horse is not permitted to start again in a race unless the trainer has obtained the express approval of the Stewards following the satisfactory performance of the horse in a jump-out or an official trial as directed by the Stewards.
(3) Horses to be ridden into the starting stalls: A horse taking part in a jump-out or official trial for the purpose of obtaining approval from the Stewards pursuant to LR 50(1) or LR 50(2) must be ridden into the starting stalls with, if required, the assistance of only one person who may lead it into the stalls.
(4) Jump-Outs: Where a horse is entered in a jump-out for the purpose of obtaining an approval under LR 50(1) or LR 50(2), the trainer or other person in charge of the horse must:
(a) have officially named the horse prior to entering into the jump-out; and
(b) ensure the horse is wearing racing colours in the jump-out.
(5) Prohibited substance: Where a horse is presented to engage in a jump-out being conducted at private premises for the purpose of obtaining an approval under LR 50(1) or LR 50(2), and a prohibited substance is detected in any sample taken from it prior to or following such engagement, the trainer and any other person who was in charge of the horse at any relevant time may be penalised.
To view the current version of the Rules of Racing, please visit the following link to the Racing Victoria Limited website: http://www.racingvictoria.net.au/p_Rules_of_Racing.aspx
Please note: as the above amendments will not take effect until 1 January 2010, the amended Rules of Racing will be updated and published on the Racing Victoria Limited website shortly prior to that date.