177.(a) Every rider must immediately after pulling up, ride his horse to the place of weighing and dismount
(b) The riders of first five horses and any other rider or riders, the Stewards or the Clerk of the Scales may require shall present themselves to be weighed in.
(c) Provided that if a rider 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.
(d) If a rider be too ill to weigh in, the horse that he rode shall not be disqualified provided that the rider was duly weighed out.
(e) If a horse be led away from the scale before the rider is declared weighed in, no article shall be taken off such horse for the purpose of being weighed with the rider, although the rider shall not be the proper weight, without it.
178.(a) If a rider does not present himself to weigh in, or be in the opinion of the Stewards guilty of any fraudulent practice with respect of weight or weighing, the rider may be punished and the horse he rode shall be liable to be disqualified for that race at the Stewards discretion.
(b) If a jockey or rider does not weigh in or if he touches (except accidentally) any person or thing other than his own equipment after starting, and before weighing in, he may be fined or suspended from riding at the discretion of the Stewards, and the horse he rode may be disqualified for that race unless he can satisfy the Stewards that he was justified by extraordinary circumstance. Provided that any portion of his equipment's that he may have dropped after passing the Winning Post may be handed to him by the Clerk of the Course or an Official of Club.
179. When the riders have weighed in to the satisfaction of the Clerk of the Scales, the Stewards shall authorise a "weighed in" signal to be hoisted in the Unsaddling Enclosure provided that they shall not authorise this until any objection which may have been lodged under these Rules has been decided.
No objection on any grounds other than those mentioned in Rule 192(iv) shall be entertained prior to the hoisting of the signal.
180. If on being weighed in, a rider exceeds the proper weight by more than 1 kg. in a flat race, the rider or any other person at fault may be punished unless the Stewards be satisfied that such excess of weight was caused by wet or sweat.
If the rider, cannot draw the weight at which he has weighed out, the Clerk of the Scales shall allow 0.5 kgs. If he cannot then draw the weight, the horse that he rode shall be disqualified.
(a) Except where an Automatic Weighing Machine is employed, the Clerk of the Scales shall always put 1 kg. extra in a flat race, into the scales to prove that the horse has not carried too much weight, and he shall in all cases weigh in the riders of the horses placed by the Judge, and report to the Stewards any rider not presenting himself to be weighed in.
(b) In weighing in a rider shall include in his weight everything that the horse has carried in the race except as provided in these rules.
181. The value of prizes not in money must be advertised
182. For the purpose of calculating the value of races run outside India, the prevalent rates of exchange for the various currencies at the time of acceptances shall be valid.
183. Prizes, stakes and forfeits in a race belong to the Winner, except where otherwise declared in the conditions.
184. No race shall be run for, and no horse shall walk over for any race unless the value to the winner will amount to at least Rs. 10,000/-.
185. In all races, should there be any surplus from entrance or subscription over the advertised value, it shall be paid to the winner unless provided by the conditions to go to other horses in the race.
186. A race may be declared void if the number of entries required by advertisement is not obtained or (when there is no such required number) if there are less than three entries in separate interests. When a Cup or Plate or any stakes is advertised to be run for, it shall be given in the event of a walk-over. Provided that when a walk-over is the result of an arrangement by the owners of horses engaged neither a Cup nor any portions of the stakes need be given.
187. In any race (other than a sweepstakes ) if a horse shall have walked over as provided by the Rules, only half the amount of the stakes payable to the winner by the conditions of the race shall be paid and go to him.
188. Any money or prize which by the conditions is to go to the horse placed second, or in any lower place, shall if the winner has walked over or no horse has been placed second or any lower place be dealt with as follows:-
(i) If it be part of the stakes or plate contributed by three or more owners, it shall go to the winner.
(ii) If it was to be given from the Race Fund or to be given as a separate donation from the Race Fund or any other source it shall not be given at all.
(iii) If it is entrance money for the race it shall go to the Race Fund of the Meeting.
189. If a race be never run, or be void entrance money stakes and forfeits shall be returned. A race may be declared void if no qualified horse covers the Course according to rule.
190. The Secretary shall within three weeks after the last race day of the meeting, render an account of and pay over all stakes, added money and prizes to persons entitled unless an enquiry affecting them is being held or is pending. He shall at the same time notify to the Secretary of the Club all sums unpaid in respect of entrance money, stakes subscriptions, forfeits, fines, fees and purchase money in races with selling conditions.
OBJECTIONS, APPEALS, Etc.
191. Every objection shall be decided by at least three Stewards, but their decision shall (if they are not the Stewards of the Club), be subject to appeal to the Stewards of the Club, so far as relates to points involving the interpretation of these Rules, or to any question, other than a question of fact, on which there shall be no appeal unless by leave of the Stewards and with the consent of the Stewards of the Club. Notice of appeal must be given in writing to the Secretary within 48 hours of the decision being made known, the days on which the office of the Secretary of the Club be closed and Race Days excepted. An appeal shall not be admitted after the time unless the Stewards of the Club are satisfied that there was good and sufficient cause for the delay.
192.(i) If an objection to a horse engaged in a race be made not later than the time fixed by the Stewards/Stewards of the Club from time to time, the Stewards may require his qualification to be proved before the race; and in default of such proof being given to their satisfaction, they may declare him disqualified.
(ii) An objection to the distance of a course officially designated must be made before a race.
(iii) An objection to any decision of the Clerk of the Scales must be made at once.
(iv) An objection to a horse on the ground of a cross, jostle, or any improper act on the part of a jockey, or 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 or before weighing in, must be made in the weighing room to one of the Stewards or to the Secretary, or the Clerk of the Scales by the objecting jockey before the presents himself to be weighed in by the Clerk of the Scales. An owner or his deputed agent or the trainer may object even though the jockey has weighed in, but before the weighed in (all clear) signal is hoisted. Such objection may be made verbally or in writing (accompanied by a deposit of such amount as may be fixed and notified from time to time by the Stewards of the Club), but an objection made verbally must be confirmed in writing before the Stewards commence their enquiry. In the event of any such objection being deemed frivolous, the Stewards may order that the deposit of such amount as may be fixed and notified from time to time by the Stewards of the Club be forfeited.
(v) An objection on the ground:-
(a) that the horse which ran was not the horse which he was represented to be at the time of entry, or that he or his jockey was not qualified under the condition of the race, or
(b) that he has run in contravention of the rules relating to co-ownership/partnership/joint ownership.
(c) that he has run in contravention of the rules relating to unrecognised meetings, may be received within 7 days of the race being run exclusive of Club's holidays and Race Days.
(d) that a horse is disqualified by reason of any default entered in the Forfeit List may be received within one month after the race.
(vi) An objection on the ground of carrying wrong weight or any other ground not specified in the foregoing clauses of this rule, must be made within 24 hours of the race being run, exclusive of Club's holidays and Race Days.
(vii) In the case of any fraud or willful misstatement an objection may be received within 12 months of the conclusion of the meeting if the Stewards are satisfied that there has been no unreasonable delay on the part of the objector.
193. Except as provided in Rule 192(iv) every objection shall be in writing, must be signed by the owner of a horse engaged in the race, or its trainer, or jockey, or the owner's authorised agent, and must be made to one of the Stewards or to the Secretary or the Clerk of the Scales. The objector shall at the time he makes the objection deposit such sum as the Stewards of the Club may from time to time fix and on an appeal an additional sum as the Stewards of the Club may from time to time fix shall be deposited with the Secretary by the appellant. If the case be decided against the depositor, his deposit shall be forfeited, unless the Stewards who heard the case shall certify that there was good and reasonable ground for the objection or the appeal. An objection may also be made without deposit by the Steward or an Official of a Meeting in his official capacity.
194. An objection cannot be withdrawn without the leave of the Stewards.
195. Every objection shall be decided by the Stewards but should no decision be given by them within seven days of an objection being lodged, the Secretary shall report the case to the Stewards of the Club, who may, at their discretion, decide the matter, and, if they consider there has been negligence, order any additional expense arising therefrom to be defrayed out of the funds of the meeting at which the case occurred.
196. No horse shall be disqualified on the ground of any error, violation or omission in the entry which might have been corrected on the payment of fine, but the Stewards may impose fines upon, or otherwise deal with the persons responsible for such errors.
197. If an objection to a horse which has won or been placed in a race be upheld, the horse shall be regarded as having been last in the race and the other horses shall take position accordingly. Provided that if the objection be in respect of an interference in the race with the chance of any horse or horses placed by the Judge, the Stewards may, if they think fit, place the horse immediately after such horse or horses whose chance has, in the opinion of the Stewards been interfered with or either of them.
198. Where the Stewards have for any reason whatsoever disqualified a horse which has won prize money and/or derived any other benefit such horse shall forfeit the above mentioned, and the other horse/s in that race shall be upgraded accordingly and be eligible for the respective prize money and/or other benefits provided the rider/s of the upgraded horse/s had been duly weighed out for that particular race.
199. All costs and expenses in relation to determining an objection or conducting an enquiry shall be paid by such person or persons, and in such proportions, as the Stewards may direct. Unless and until paid, the names of the person or persons in default shall be placed in the Unpaid Forfeit List, and they shall be subject to all the disabilities arising therefrom.
200. Pending the determination of an objection any prize which the horse objected to may have won or may win the race, shall be withheld until the objection is determined, and for forfeit payable by the owner of any other horse shall be paid to and held by the Secretary for the person who may be entitled to it.