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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 2 - HORSES - (E)2 to (E)26

24. Requirements for racing in Great Britain

24.1 No horse which is trained in a country other than Great Britain or Ireland may race under these Rules unless

24.1.1 The Racing Calendar Office has received a racing clearance notification in respect of the race from a Recognised Racing Authority by the close of business the day prior to the day the horse is declared to run under Rule (F)89, or
24.1.2 the horse's passport has been endorsed by or on behalf of the Recognised Racing Authority of the country where the horse is trained; and
24.1.3 the horse has been present in Great Britain for a minimum of ten business days before the race; and
24.1.4 the horse has provided a sample in that period which discloses no evidence of the presence or use of a prohibited substance or a prohibited method listed as prohibited in Schedule (G)1.

The sample must have been collected by the Authority and analysed by a BHA-approved Laboratory.

24.2 For the purposes of Paragraph 24.1.1, a racing clearance notification is a notification

24.2.1 stating that the Trainer is duly qualified in the country of that Recognised Racing Authority,
24.2.2 stating that all requirements of the rules of the Recognised Racing Authority that apply to the owner of the horse are met, and
24.2.3 indicating whether the horse is free from any restriction that prevents it from racing.

24.3 A racing clearance notification or endorsement of a horse's passport must be valid and must be dated not more than 90 days before the race.
24.4 Failure to comply with any of the requirements of this Rule may result in Disciplinary Action being taken against the Trainer of the horse unless the Trainer satisfies the Authority or the Stewards that the failure was due to circumstances which they consider acceptable.

24.5 The Authority may from time to time exempt horses from certain Recognised Racing Authorities from being subject to the requirements in Paragraphs 24.1.3 and 24.1.4.