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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 1 - THE STEWARDS - (B)1 to (B)18

4. General powers and duties at meetings

4.1 The general functions of the Stewards at any meeting are to ensure when in attendance that racing is run in accordance with all provision made by or under these Rules.
4.2 In exceptional circumstances, the Stewards may

4.2.1 make such variations as they consider appropriate to the arrangements for running any race at the meeting, and
4.2.2 extend the time allowed for verifying the Declaration Sheet under Rule 23, weighing, declaring weight, and exhibiting the numbers.

4.3 In the case of emergency during a meeting, the Stewards may appoint a substitute to fill the office of an official for the meeting.
4.4. The Stewards may give such instructions to the Racecourse Managing Executive and the Clerk of the Course as they consider appropriate for the purposes of discharging their functions.