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Horse racing rules
1) All horses must be paraded in front of the stand before the race.
2) The horses start the race from the starting line or by the flag.
3) If there was a false start the race can be restarted.
4) The first horse to cross the finish line is declared to be a winner.
5) If few horses cross the finish line at the same time the finishes are determined by looking at the order in which the noses crossed the finish line.
6) If the two horses have finished first in a dead heat, both of them are declared winners. (The prize money for first and second place is divided equally between both winners).
Rules for horses
(a) All horses must have passed clearance checks by SPCA before participating
(b) No horse will be allowed to participate without proper saddlery
(c) A horse may be disqualified if it interferes with another horse anytime during the racing.
(d) A horse will be disqualified if its jockey rides it in a dangerous manner and jeopardises the chances of another horse
(e) If a horse is out of control just before the start of the race it may be disqualified.
Rules for jockeys
(a) A jockey will not be allowed to participate if found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(b) All jockeys must wear protective gear at all times
(c) A jockey must wear a protective helmet.
(d) Jockey’s shirt and trousers must have owner’s colours.
(e) A jockey can be substituted by another jockey
(f) A jockey has to give his horse the best chance to perform as best as it can possibly do.
(g) No sjamboks or wooden sticks may be used by any jockey
(h) No Jockey shall willfully remove saddlery during the race. This may lead to disqualification.
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