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The Orders and Rules of Racing


40. Access to official racecourse stables by stable employees when on duty

40.1 A Trainer may apply to the Authority for an identity card and validity pass in respect of any stable employee whose name is entered on the Register of Stable Employee Names.
40.2 The Trainer must keep the card and the pass in his possession at all times apart from when the stable employee is likely to be required to produce them in order to enter an official racecourse stable.
40.3 An identity card is valid until

40.3.1 the renewal date for the photograph (see the Prescribed form for details), or
40.3.2 the card is lost.

40.4 A validity pass expires

40.4.1 if issued in January or February of any year, at the end of February in the next year following; and
40.4.2 otherwise at the end of February immediately following the date of issue, and if the pass is renewed, at the end of February in each following year.

40.5 A Trainer is liable to pay a financial penalty if any of his stable employees

40.5.1 is unable to produce the identity card and validity pass to gain admission to official racecourse stables, and
40.5.2 is, as a result, issued by an Equine Welfare and Integrity Officer with an authorisation to enter.

40.6 Authorisation under Paragraph 40.5.2 will not be issued to a stable employee unless the Equine Welfare and Integrity Officer is satisfied that he is employed by the Trainer.
40.7 An application under this Rule for the issue of an identity card and validity pass, or for its renewal or replacement

40.7.1 must be made using the Prescribed form, and
40.7.2 must be signed by the trainer or his Authorised Agent.

40.8 A fee is payable for

40.8.1 the initial issue of the identity card and the validity pass,
40.8.2 any renewal of the card or the pass, and
40.8.3 any replacement of the card or the pass.

and the amount of the appropriate fee is specified in Schedule (A)1.

40.9 Where an application is made to the Authority, it may

40.9.1 grant the application,
40.9.2 grant it subject to conditions, or
40.9.3 refuse the application.

40.10 The Authority may cancel an identity card and validity pass in such circumstances as it considers appropriate.