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Directive No. 204-2023 — All Breeds

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The Rules Governing Horse Racing in Alberta are AMENDED as follows:

Chapter 3: General Horse Racing Rules \ Part 3 Horse Racing Misconduct Division 1 Fouls and Objections

The following rule is REPEALED and REPLACED with:

Rule 273 g Deposit by objector

The *stewards board may require a person making an objection to deposit a sum of not more than $100.00 which

(a) is to be forfeited to *Horse Racing Alberta if the objection is found to be frivolous, or

(b) is to be returned to the objector if the objection is not found to be frivolous.

Rule 273 g Non-appealable rule violations

Pursuant to section 22(1)(ee) and section 24.2 of the Horse Racing Alberta Act, the *judges /stewards board shall make all findings of fact as to all matters occurring during and incidental to the running of a race, shall determine all objections and inquiries and shall determine the extent of disqualification, if any, of horses in a race subject to the following:

(1) Any party who is the subject of any direction or ruling of the *judges/stewards board may apply for appeal to the Horse Racing Appeal Tribunal, except

(a) as to the extent of disqualification or placement of a *horse due to a foul, or riding or driving infraction in a *race; or

(b) as to a finding of fact as occurred during and incident to the running of the *race.

(2) For greater certainty, any findings of fact or other determinations of the *judges/stewards board for any matter referred to in subsection (1)(a) or (b) shall be final and are not subject to appeal.

Dated in the City of Edmonton
in the Province of Alberta
this 20th day of April 2023.

Kent Verlik, Chief Executive Officer


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