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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 3 - OWNERS - (E)27 to (E)92

82. Racing colours

82.1 Subject to Paragraphs 82.2 and 82.3 and Rule 83

82.1.1 the Owner of a horse must register colours for racing with the Authority, and
82.1.2 the horse must carry those colours in any race under these Rules.

82.2 A lessee under a single race leasing arrangement may, if he has no colours registered in his name

82.2.1 register colours for the day of the race only, or
82.2.2 race the horse in colours already registered to another Person if he has previously obtained that Person's written permission to do so.

82.3 Where the Owner of a horse trained outside Great Britain has colours registered for him by a Recognised Racing Authority, the horse may carry those colours if

82.3.1 a declaration of the colours is made to The Racing Calendar Office in respect of each race, and
82.3.2 that declaration is made if the race closes more than 6 days before running, by the time determined for confirmation of entries under Part (F)6; otherwise, by the time determined for the closing of entries under Part (F)5.

82.4 An Owner who has more than one set of registered colours must inform The Racing Calendar Office which colours are nominated as his First Colours.
82.5 The Authority may direct that the registration of an Owner's racing colours shall cease to be valid in such circumstances as it considers appropriate.
82.6 An Owner whose horse is declared to run under Rule (F)89 without registering colours in accordance with this Rule shall be taken to have contravened a requirement imposed on him by this Rule.
82.7 Where a horse runs in colours other than those permitted by this Rule, the Trainer of the horse shall also be taken to have contravened a requirement imposed on him by this Rule unless he or the Owner can satisfy the Authority

82.7.1 that the circumstances of the failure to carry the registered colours fall within Rule 83, or
82.7.2 that the failure was due to circumstances outside their reasonable control,

and, where the Trainer does satisfy the Authority that the failure was the fault of the Owner, Disciplinary Action may be taken against the Owner.

82.8 The Authority may decide not to take Disciplinary Action against an Owner for contravention of any of the requirements of this Rule if the owner satisfies the Authority that the circumstances in which the contravention occurred are acceptable.