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Directive No. 216-2024 — Thoroughbred

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

Chapter 3: General Horse Racing Rules Part 2 Race Meetings \ Division 2 Entries and Nominations

The following rule is AMENDED to read:

Rule 164 t Limitation on entries

(1) A *horse may only be entered in a major and minor race meeting if:

(a) in the case of a horse that is racing for the 1st lifetime start, the horse has had, in the presence of an official clocker, 2 qualifying workouts within 30 *days of the day of the race for which it is entered and the results have been filed with the racing secretary and are included in the official program;

(b) in the case of a race of less than 6 furlongs, the horse has either started or had, in the presence of an official clocker, one qualifying workout within 30 days of the day of the race for which it is entered and the results have been filed with the racing secretary;

(c) in the case of a race of 6 furlongs or more, the horse has either started or had, in the presence of an official clocker, one qualifying workout of at least 5 furlongs within 30 days of the day of the race for which it is entered and the results have been filed with the racing secretary;

(d) in the case of a horse that has not started for 30 days or more but has had a race of five furlongs or more during the current calendar year, the horse must have, in the presence of an official clocker, one qualifying workout of at least 4 furlongs within 30 days of the day of the race for which it is entered, and the results have been filed with the racing secretary.

(2) A Quarter Horse may only be entered in a major and minor *race meeting if:

(a) in the case of a quarter horse is racing for the 1st lifetime start, the horse has had, in the presence of an official clocker, 2 qualifying workouts within 45 *days of the day of the race for which it is entered, and the results have been filed with the racing secretary and are included in the official program; and

(b) in the case the quarter horse has not started for 45 days or more, but has had raced in the current calendar year, the horse must have, in the presence of an official clocker, one qualifying workout within 45 days of the race for which it has been entered.

(3) If a race in the condition book is written

(a) in yards as the distance, all horses entered in the race would follow the Quarter Horse qualifying 45 day rule and,

(b) in furlongs as the distance, all horses entered in the race would follow the Thoroughbred qualifying 30 day rule.

Rule 164 t Limitation on entries currently states:

(1) A *horse may only be entered in a major and minor race meeting if:

(a) in the case of a horse that is racing for the 1st lifetime start, the horse has had, in the presence of an official clocker, 2 qualifying workouts within 30 *days of the day of the race for which it is entered and the results have been filed with the racing secretary and are included in the official program;

(b) in the case of a race of less than 6 furlongs, the horse has either started or had, in the presence of an official clocker, one qualifying workout within 30 days of the day of the race for which it is entered and the results have been filed with the racing secretary;

(c) in the case of a race of 6 furlongs or more, the horse has either started or had, in the presence of an official clocker, one qualifying workout of at least 5 furlongs within 30 days of the day of the race for which it is entered and the results have been filed with the racing secretary;

(d) in the case of a horse that has not started for 30 days or more but has had a race of five furlongs or more during the current calendar year, the horse must have, in the presence of an official clocker, one qualifying workout of at least 4 furlongs within 30 days of the day of the race for which it is entered, and the results have been filed with the racing secretary.

(2) A two-year old Quarter Horse may only be entered in a major and minor *race meeting if:

(a) in the case of a two-year old quarter horse is racing for the 1st lifetime start, the horse has had, in the presence of an official clocker, 2 qualifying workouts within 45 *days of the day of the race for which it is entered, and the results have been filed with the racing secretary and are included in the official program; and

(b) in the case the two-year old quarter horse has not started for 45 days or more, but has had raced in the current calendar year, the horse must have, in the presence of an official clocker, one qualifying workout within 45 days of the race for which it has been entered.

Dated in the City of Edmonton
in the Province of Alberta
this 04 day of March 2024.

Kent Verlik, Chief Executive Officer
HORSE RACING ALBERTA

 

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