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The Orders and Rules of Racing


140. Weight allowances in flat races

140.1 The Riders who may claim a weight allowance under this Rule are

140.1.1 an Apprentice Jockey,
140.1.2 any Overseas Rider whose authorisation to ride corresponds to an Apprentice Jockey's licence, and
140.1.3 any other Person, irrespective of age, who rides in a flat race in accordance with these Rules and who has not ridden the number of winners specified in Paragraph 140.2.1, 140.2.2 or 140.2.3.

140.2 In a flat race to which Paragraph 140.3 applies, a Rider listed in Paragraph 140.1 is entitled to claim a weight allowance of

140.2.1 7lb until he has won twenty races,
140.2.2 after that, 5lb until he has won fifty races, and
140.2.3 after that, 3lb until he has won ninety-five races.

140.3 This Paragraph applies to any flat race which is

140.3.1 a Handicap other than one classified as a Listed Race,
140.3.2 a Selling Race, or
140.3.3 a Weight-for-Age Race classed 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 in accordance with Schedule 2,

but it does not apply if the race is confined to the Persons listed in Paragraph 140.1.