attach until dispute decided. 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
steward's decision. Every objection shall be decided by the stewards,
but their decision shall be subject to appeal in writing to the
appeal. Notice of appeal must be given in writing to the commission
within forty-eight (48) hours of the decision being made.
Who may make objection.
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
be in writing. All objections except claims of interference during a
race must be in writing signed by the objector.
Leave required to withdraw
objection. An objection cannot be withdrawn without leave of the
costs of inquiry. All costs and expanses 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.
Deposit may be forfeited.
Before considering an objection, the stewards may require a deposit of $50.00,
which shall be forfeited, if the objection is decided to be frivolous or
vexatious, and in such case, it shall be remitted to the state of
Disqualification of horse before race. If an objection to a horse
engaged in a race be made not less than fifteen (15) minutes before the time
set for the race, the stewards may require the qualification to be proved
before the race, and in default of such proof being given to their
satisfaction, they must declare the horse disqualified.
Objection to decision of clerk of
scales. An objection to any decision of the clerk of the scales must be
made at once.
to distance of course. An objection to the distance of a course
officially designated must be made not less than fifteen (15) minutes before
matters occurring in race. 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 confirmed officially.
Time for making other
An objection on any of
the following grounds may be received up to forty-eight (48) hours exclusive of
Sunday after the last race
of the last day
of the meeting:
(A) Of misstatement, omission or error in the
entry under which a horse has run; or
(B) That the horse which ran was not the
horse nor of the age which he was represented to be at the time of entry;
(C) That he was not qualified
under the conditions of the race or by reason of default; or
(D) That he has run in contravention of the
sections relating to partnership or registration.
(2) In any other case an objection must be
made within forty-eight (48) hours of the race being run, exclusive of Sunday,
save in the case of any fraud or wilful misstatement, where 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 the objector.
Stewards determine extent of
disqualification. The stewards are vested with the power to determine
the extent of disqualification in case of fouls. They may place the offending
horse behind such horses as, in their judgment, it interfered with, or they may
place it last, and they may disqualify it from participation in any part of the
Money held pending
determination. Pending the determination of an objection, any prize
which the horse objected to may have won or may win in the race, or any money
held by the association holding the meeting, as the price of a horse claimed
(if affected by the determination of the objection), shall be withheld until
the objection is finally determined.
Recovery of money
distributed. 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 distributed 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