All persons taking part in the Hyderabad Winter Races 2016-17 shall be bound by
the Rules of Racing of the H.R.C., and Notifications issued from time to time
in the H.R.C., Racing Calendar and such regulations as may be laid down by the
Stewards of the Meeting from time to time.
Horses must be registered under the H.R.C., rules of racing or the rules of any
recognized Turf Authority in India if not already registered.
To qualify for
entry in the Handicap races, horses must be rated two days prior to the closing
of entries by the Handicapper, Hyderabad Race Club. For such horses which leave station to race at other centres,
fresh ratings should be obtained from the Handicapper, Hyderabad Race Club on
their return to Hyderabad atleast a day prior to the scheduled closing of
horses in respect of Category races shall only be considered from the two
preceding racing seasons and the current racing season.
No horse may be
entered in more than one race on the same day, excepting the Sweepstakes Races.
However, no horse will be permitted to run in more than one race on the same
attention is drawn to Rule - 81 and 139 of the H.R.C. Rules of Racing, which
read as follows:-
Rule 81: “The
list of entries shall be closed at the time appointed and no entry shall be
admitted on any ground after that time except in the event of a horse being
transferred from one class to another or qualifies subsequently ''.
Entries of horses who
were ineligible when entries closed but subsequently qualify will be accepted
upto 5 (five) days prior to the
scheduled running of the race, provided however that in all cases the horse had
not been eligible for entry at the time specified for closing. This will be
applicable if in case of subsequent qualifier entry is published.
If no hour is fixed for
closing, the list shall not be closed till mid-night.
Unless otherwise provided and subject to the definition of a Maiden, Conditions requiring that a horse
must be qualified in some particular way shall mean that it is so qualified
both at the time of entry and at the time of the race.
Entries must be made with requisite particulars. If the entries are not signed
by the Owner, they must be accompanied by a written authority from the Owner to
the enterer (special attention is drawn to Rule 83) unless such authority has
already been filed in the office of the H.R.C., otherwise they will be
case of entry made by fax, or SMS from the Owner/ Trainer’s phone and
confirmation in writing and remittance if any must be sent as soon as
should be made on forms which will be supplied by the Chief Operating Officer/Secretary on
application and correct details of all particulars required on the forms should
be filled in.
(b) Should there
be any entrance money the same goes to the Fund, unless otherwise specified in
the conditions of the race and subject to Rule 185 of the H.R.C. Rules of
(c) If, in any
race, there are less than eight horses entered in bonafide separate interests,
the race may be declared void under Rule 186.
(d). In the event of the number of
acceptors in any race/s above 1000 Meters excepting a Sweepstakes or a Terms
race (except for maiden 2/3 year olds) exceeding 15 and not more than 26, such
race/s will be divided into two divisions and if the number of acceptors
exceeding 26 and less than or equal to 35, such race/s will be divided into
three divisions and when the number of acceptors exceed 35, such race/s will be
divided into four divisions, however there shall not be more than four
divisions in any race/s and should there be more than 14 acceptors in each
division the excess number of acceptors will be balloted out. Also in case if a
race/s cannot be divided into more than one division the number of acceptors
per division will be restricted to 14 and the excess number of acceptors will
be balloted out.
In the event of the number of
acceptors in any race/s at 1000 Meters excepting a Sweepstakes or a Terms race
(except for maiden 2/3 year olds) exceeding 15 and not more than 20, such
race/s will be divided into two divisions and if the number of acceptors
exceeding 20 and not more than 27, such race/s will be divided into three
divisions (in case of number of acceptors are more than 20 and less than 27,
the excess number of acceptors will be balloted out ) and when the number of
acceptors exceed 35, such race/s will be divided into four divisions (in case
of number of acceptors are more than 27 and less than or equal to 35, the
excess number of acceptors will be balloted out), however there shall not be
more than four divisions in any race/s and should there be more than 10
acceptors in each division the excess number of acceptors will be balloted out.
Also in case if a race/s cannot be divided into more than one division the
number of acceptors per division will be restricted to 10 and the excess number
of acceptors will be balloted out.
The time and date for the acceptances of two consecutive race days will be on
the same day and in the eventuality of division of race/s, the Stewards reserve
the right to divide as many number of races into as many divisions (not
exceeding four per race) as deemed fit in the undermentioned order of
preference. Further the Stewards may advance/ postpone any race/s so as to
balance the number of races on two consecutive race days with a limit of not
more than nine races on each day. The number of races on a single race day
shall not be more than nine (except for Derby day where the number of races
would be ten).
Order of Preference of
Category I Handicap Races.
Category II Maiden Terms Races.
Category II Handicap Races.(a. 66 to 90, b. 46
Category III Handicap Races (a. 26 to 50, b.
In case of acceptances time being
fixed on same day for two consecutive race days, the Owners/ trainers are
allowed to lodge a conditional prescribed blue form in the scratching box prior
to the scheduled time and date fixed specifying in which race they prefer to
accept their ward in case of entry in two races on the consecutive race days in
case of a race/s going void/not getting divided or in case of a horse/s getting
balloted out from a race. Further any horse/s balloted out on the first
consecutive day shall not be balloted out from the second day if accepted.
Scratching forms for each consecutive race day should be lodged separately.
such races are not divided due to the above stipulation, the excess number of
acceptors shall be rejected by ballot so as to limit the field to 14 (in case
of 1000 metres race 10).
the event of the number of acceptors in a Terms race (except for maiden 2/3
year olds) exceed 14 (in case of 1000 metres race 10), the Stewards reserve the
right to reject after acceptance, the excess number of horses by ballot so as
to limit the field to 14 (in case of 1000 metres race 10).
In case of
rejection by ballot excepting Sweepstakes races, Trainers who have more than
one acceptor in a race, may give their priority of rejection in writing on
prescribed pink form and the same should be lodged in the scratching box prior
to the scheduled time of forfeits for the day.
Note: Unless otherwise
specified in a race/s (other than Sweepstakes), should the number of acceptors
be less than six in any race/s, such race/s shall be declared void.
Consequent to a race/s being
declared void, the acceptors of such race/s shall be eligible as subsequent
qualifiers (in case published) subject to the time for such entries has not
Horse/s rejected/balloted out after acceptance shall be eligible as subsequent
qualifier/s ( in case published ), provided
the time fixed for such entries for the race meeting has not lapsed.
A horse/s rejected/balloted out from a race shall not be rejected/included in
the ballot on the next occasion (except for sweepstakes), when the horse/s is
an acceptor provided the horse/s has not run after being excluded.
iii). In the
event of a race/s being divided, a list of acceptors shall be first adopted,
the order of which shall be the same as published in the handicap. The acceptors shall then be allotted in that
order alternatively to each division. Provided that if a division contains more
than one horse in the nomination of the same person, or in the care of the same
trainer, the persons authorized to make the division may exchange the second of
such horses as far as possible with a horse of the same weight, or failing such
of the nearest weight in another division not so nominated or trained. If there be two or more of the last
mentioned horses the exchange shall be determined by lot.
(e) Subject to
the conditions of a sweepstakes race, no sweepstakes race/s shall be
divided. Should the number of acceptors
exceed 18, the Stewards reserve the right to reject after acceptance time
horses based on the aggregate value of Stakes earned by the horse during the
current and preceding two seasons.
Horses having higher aggregate value shall be given priority to remain
in the race whilst horses with lower aggregate value will be rejected. If two or more horses are of equal lower
aggregate value of stakes earned by the horse/s shall be rejected by
(f) In all cases
where a horse is rejected/balloted out no service charge is applicable. In case
of a Sweepstakes race only the final forfeit due from such horse/s shall be
refundable subject to the conditions of the race.
(g) In the event
of a walk-over ( other than a Sweepstakes race) only half the amount of stakes payable to the winner will be
given in addition to the Cup/Trophy, if
any (Under Rule 187).
Stakes for the
fifth and sixth places will be paid in all races except for the Sweepstakes
race, subject to the condition that number of actual starters in a race/s are
eight and nine or more respectively.
circumstances arise which in the opinion of the Stewards, make it desirable;
the date and time at which forfeits are advertised to fall due are liable to
alterations after closing of entries.
ACCEPTING I.E., LEFT IN AFTER THE TIME FIXED FOR FINAL FORFEITS MUST BE
DECLARED TO START UNLESS PRIOR PERMISSION FOR THEIR WITHDRAWAL HAS BEEN
OBTAINED FROM THE STEWARDS. WITHDRAWAL OF A HORSE AT THE FORFEIT STAGE IN ANY
RACE WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IN WRITING FROM A TURF AUTHORITY BY A DULY AUTHORISED
(i) The Stewards
reserve the right to refuse to accept the tender of any entry/or to cancel an
accepted entry at any time without assigning any reason.
(j) The Stewards
reserve the right to amend or alter the conditions of any race at any time
before the entry closes and to indicate any race or races to be ridden by
Indian Jockeys and Apprentices at the time of publication of acceptances.
(k) The Stewards
reserve the right of paying stakes money after seven working days after the
race is run.
4. In all
Handicap races, the winner of a race after publication of weights shall incur a
statutory penalty of 10 handicap rating points corresponding to 5 Kgs. Should
this addition result in the rating of such horse exceeding the upper rating
limit of the race, thus contravening the conditions of eligibility will make
the horse ineligible to run in that race.
5. Penalties are
not cumulative unless so declared by the conditions of the race. Allowances are cumulative unless otherwise
6. In all Handicaps the lowest weight allotted
shall not be less than 50Kgs and the lowest top weight to be allotted shall be
60Kgs. Further, unless otherwise specified after the final forfeits should the
top weighted horse be less than 60Kgs, it shall be raised to 60Kgs, and the
weights of remaining horses will be raised relatively.
7. (a) No horse
shall carry more than 2 kgs., overweight in any race except with the permission
of the Stewards. Such permission must
be obtained before the Starting Declaration Box for such race is opened.
sweepstakes/ terms races with penalties, correct weight of any horse/s entered
must be notified in writing to the Chief Operating Officer/Secretary, Hyderabad
Race Club at the time of entries closing for other races scheduled to be run on
otherwise specified, Starting Declarations for all races must be in the
Declaration Boxes set apart for each race by 09-45 a.m. on the day previous to
the races. The Declaration must be in
writing and must state the name of the race, the name of the horse, weight to
be carried and the name of the Jockey. Such Declaration must be accompanied by
the amount due for extra money for horses not struck out, or the mount fee for
a losing mount, if not already paid and for any fees due.
IT SHALL ALSO
STATE IF THE HORSE IS RUNNING SHOD OR UNSHOD.
IF THE FORMER IT SHALL STATE THE DESCRIPTION OF THE SHOES, PLATES OR
TIPS USED. Omissions or errors in the Starting Declarations will render
the Owner or person making it subject to a fine at the discretion of the
Stewards, vide Rule 141 (a).
and Apprentices who have NOT attained
the age of 25 years shall be entitled
to claim allowances in all handicap flat races on the following scale viz.,
has not ridden ten winners
.... 5 kgs.
If he has ridden
but has not
ridden twenty winners .... 3.5 kgs
If he has ridden
but has not
ridden thirty winners .... 2.5 kgs
If he has ridden
but has not
ridden forty winners .... 1.5 kgs
forty winners or attaining the age of 25 years whichever is earlier, they are
not entitled to claim any allowances.
Provided, however, that an apprentice jockey/Indian jockey may claim the
same allowance during the race day which he/she was entitled at the beginning
of the race day. The change in allowance as per the scale will take effect from
the subsequent race day.
Note:- No apprentice shall be permitted to ride in
any race for 3 year olds until he/she shall have ridden in atleast ten races.
No Apprentice shall be permitted to ride in any race for 2 year olds until
he/she shall have ridden ten winners.
rider shall ride in any race unless he/she is wearing a Skull Cap and a Body
Protector of a pattern approved by the Stewards unless exempted on Medical
Colours must be declared with entries unless already registered with the
Hyderabad Race Club. Unregistered
colours must be declared in Race Club office at or prior to the time fixed for
final forfeits and must be of the pattern as described in the regulations
governing the registration of colours as published in the Racing Calendar. Such or other approved colours must be
registered with the Hyderabad Race Club when notification to do so has been
issued, vide Rule 119. If there be more
than one horse of any one owner left in, in a race, a different coloured cap
must be declared for each horse. Every
person running a horse in colours other than those registered or declared as
above, will be fined in accordance with Rule 118 in respect of each horse so
In the event of
a person being unable to run a horse in colours as declared in the Race Card,
the Jockey will wear "ALL BLACK". A set of these colours may be
obtained from the Clerk of the Scales.
Owners of horses based permanently at Hyderabad, during the Hyderabad Winter
Races 2016 - 17 will receive a laminated photo I D card for the season. Other
Owners will receive a Day Pass only for the day on which their horses are
Before a horse is allowed to start in a race for the first time under H.R.C.,
Rules of Racing, such horse must be produced before the Official Veterinary
Surgeon for Identification.
Stakes/incentives earned by the Racehorse Owners, Trainers and Jockeys will be
credited to their respective accounts after all applicable deductions as
published in the notices and general conditions.
Stable Employees Welfare Society -
3% of all stakes and
incentives earned by the Owners will be credited to the Stable Employees
Welfare Society. This amount will be debited to the owners racing accounts.
5% of the stakes of Trainers
will be debited from their accounts and credited to the Stable Employees
An additional 3% of all stakes earned by the Owners of horses not based
permanently at Hyderabad will be debited to their account and credited to the
Stable Employees Welfare Society.
13.33% will deducted from the Jockeys (except apprentices) stakes and will be
paid to the Jockeys Association of India.
All communications must be addressed to the Chief Operating Officer/Secretary,
Hyderabad Race Club and not to the Chief Operating Officer/Secretary by name.
Email Racing – firstname.lastname@example.org
040- 24549491 / 24549159
Fax : 040- 24548493 / 24540170
Hyderabad Race Club,
India. - 500 036.