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The Orders and Rules of Racing


86. Procedure for scratching a horse

86.1 This Rule specifies the procedure to be followed when Scratching a horse under Rule 85.
86.2 A Scratching may be made only through the Racing Calendar Office.
86.3 Deleted.
86.4 Deleted.
86.5 Deleted.

86.6 The following information must be given when making a Scratching
86.6.1 the name of the horse,
86.6.2 the name of the meeting, and
86.6.3 the name of the race.

86.7 Unless Paragraph 86.8 applies, the only Persons who may make a Scratching are the Owner of the engagement and his Authorised Agent and, when making the Scratching, any such Person must provide the security code allotted to him by the Authority under Rule 67.
86.8 Where the horse is trained outside Great Britain, the Scratching may also be made by
86.8.1 the Trainer of the horse, or
86.8.2 if he holds a valid authorisation which is in writing and signed by the Owner or his Authorised Agent, an official of the Racing Authority under whose authority the Trainer of the horse is duly qualified as such.