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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 3 - THE START - (B)31 to (B)44

33. Getting to the start

33.1 A horse may not be led on the course on the way to the start except in a Parade or with the permission of the Stewards.
33.2 No horse will be permitted to go to the start late unless the owner or Trainer first obtains the permission of the Stewards.
33.3 The Stewards will only give permission for a horse to proceed to the start late in exceptional circumstances (such as where a horse needs to be re-plated) and not for any behavioural problems.
33.4 When a horse is unavoidably delayed in the Parade Ring (or, in the case of an All Weather Track fixture, in the place designated for mounting) and cannot leave to go to the start in company with the other horses, those horses which have not already left for the start must remain in the Parade Ring until the horse concerned is ready to go to the start with them.
33.5 Every horse must be ridden to the start.
33.6 No preliminary jump is allowed before any race.