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The Orders and Rules of Racing


Schedule 5 - Registration of Ownership Names' and Styles

1.1 Every Owner or ownership group must register a unique name style to assist in the administration of racing. It is this name that will be used when entries and lists of runners are published.

2.1 The following names that apply to all categories of ownership in Chapters 2 and 3 are not available for registration:

2.1.1 names already on the register, compiled and maintained at the Racing Calendar Office;
2.1.2 names of more than 40 characters, including signs or spaces; or
2.1.3 names of which the Authority considers are too similar to a name on the register.

3.1 The following restriction applies to Sole Owners as provided for in Rule 31:

3.1.1 names of which the Authority are satisfied that the person concerned is better known publically by their assumed, screen, stage or pen name than their real name.

4.1 The following restrictions apply to companies, Business Partnerships, Syndicates, Racing Clubs and Partnerships as provided for in Chapters 2 and 3:

4.1.1 a name which the Authority considers is suggestive or has a vulgar, obscene or insulting meaning; may be offensive to religions, political or ethnic groups; is in poor taste; to be inappropriate use of names made up of internet site addresses; may otherwise cause offence; may cause confusion in the administration of racing or betting; or is the name of a prominent Company, Product or Trade except where registered for that Company or Body Association.

5.1 The Authority may refuse to accept or cancel any registration as provided for in Rule (A)25.