116. Racing colours shall be registered annually at the office on payment of an annual fee as may be prescribed by the Stewards of the Club from time to time. The registration shall remain in force until the *31st March/30th April next following such registration. Colours so registered shall not be allotted to any other person. Registration of Racing Colours is only for the purpose of identification during races and does not confer an indefinite right to own and race horses. During the period of suspension of an individual, such use of colours shall also remain suspended.

*(Note 31st March applies to Madras Race club/ Bangalore Turf Club Ltd/ Hyderabad Race Club) until 31st March/30th April and the period ending on the 31st March/30th April following the date of registration shall be counted as one year. All disputes as to the right to particular colours shall be settled by the Stewards.

117. Colours registered must be declared at such time before the races as the Stewards may direct. Should two or more persons declare the same or similar colours, the Stewards may direct either of them to adopt other colours.

118. Any person running a horse in colours other than those as registered in his name without a special declaration at the time provided for in the preceding Rule or in colours other than those declared or in colours which he has been directed to change shall be fined a sum fixed by the Stewards of the Club from time to time.

119. Colours not registered must be declared at such time before the race as the Stewards may direct, but such or other approved colours must be registered by the owner within 28 days of notice in writing being given to him to do so by the Stewards. Should two or more persons declare the same or similar colours, the Stewards may decide who shall retain the same colour and may direct the other person to adopt other colours.

(NOTE : The registration shall lapse if the fee on the renewal shall be unpaid for two months after the said due date and the Stewards may thereafter remove the name of the registered proprietor from the register.)




120. A person entering a horse for a race thereby becomes liable for the entrance money and stake or forfeit.

121. A subscriber to a sweepstakes is liable for the stake or forfeit but if he transfers the right of entry to any other person, he is liable only in case of default by the transferee.

122. A person taking an entry under another person's subscription, where forfeit must be declared at a particular time, shall, if he does not declare forfeit by that time, be considered to have taken the engagement upon himself, and it shall be transferred to his name.

123. Entrance money, stakes, forfeits and other payments must be paid in cash (if so required) to the person authorised to receive the same.

124. Entrance money shall go to the Race Fund of the meeting, unless otherwise specified in the conditions of the race and subject to the application of surplus under the rules.

125. The nominator is liable, as well as every partner in the horse at the time of nomination, for the entrance money and stake or forfeit, except when the entry has been transferred under the rules.

126. A jockey shall not be weighed out for any horse for a race unless they have been paid within such time fixed by the Stewards of the Club from time to time and notified in the Racing Calendar

(i) any stake, forfeit, entrance money or any fee payable by the owner or nominator in respect of that race and

(ii) all arrears due from any person for such horse, or due for the same or any other horse from any person by whom such horse is wholly or partly owned, or in whose name or under whose subscription he is entered and (iii) the jockey's fee.




127. An unpaid forfeit list shall be kept at the office and shall be published in the Racing Calendar. It shall include all arrears which have been notified by the Secretary or Stewards or as otherwise provided under these rules and shall state the name of the person/s from whom and the horse in respect of which the same are due.

The term "arrears" in this Rule means and includes all dues and unpaid entrance money, forfeits, stakes, subscriptions, fines, fees, monies due and payable on account of young stock taken on lease or purchased from the Club by any person or any monies due and payable to the club on any other account. Arrears which have been so published must be paid directly into the Club and until so paid, the names of such persons or horses shall not be removed from the list.

128. So long as the name of any person is in the Forfeit List no horse can be entered by him or under his subscription for any race, whether acting as agent or otherwise and no horse which has been entered by him or under his subscription, or of which he is or was at the time of entry, wholly or partly the owner, can run for any race. So long as any owner is in the Forfeit List, such horse owned by him shall not be qualified to be entered or run for any race.

(i) So long as the name of a person is in the Unpaid Forfeit List or in the official Forfeit List/published by a recognised Turf Authority of any country he is a disqualified person.

(ii) The disabilities under this rule extend to all arrears officially notified by a recognised Turf Authority of any country.

129. When a person is prevented by these Rules from entering or starting a horse for any race without paying arrears for which he would not otherwise be liable, he may, by paying the same, enter or start the horse and place the arrears in the Forfeit List as due to himself, and in like manner the seller of a horse with engagements may, if compelled to pay them by the purchaser's default, place the amount on the Forfeit List, as due from the purchaser to himself. 






130. No horse shall carry less than 46 kgs. in a flat race.

131. The scale of weights in Appendix " C " shall apply to all "weight-for-age" and "weight-for-age and class" flat races for horses unless some other scale is specified.

132. No horse shall receive allowance of weight or be relieved from extra weight for having been beaten in one or more races. Provided that this Rule shall not prohibit maiden allowances or allowances to horses that have not won within a specified time or races of a specified value.

133. No horse shall carry extra weight for having run second, or in any lower place in a race, and extra weight shall not be incurred in respect of matches or private sweep stakes.

(i) In calculating penalties and allowances, race at recognized meetings only shall be taken into account prizes for running second or in any lower place in a race shall not be included and the amount of the value of each race as reported in the appropriate Racing Calendar shall be taken to be correct.

(ii) The following provisions of this rule shall also apply to the calculation of penalties and allowances, unless the conditions of a race expressly provide otherwise.

(a) Races in any country, but of the same description only (that is to say, flat race) as that in which the penalty is imposed or allowance given, shall be taken into account.

(b) No penalty shall be incurred in respect of any race or sum of money won in any race, in any country prior to the current and the two preceding racing seasons as defined in Rule 1.

134. Penalties are not cumulative unless so declared by the conditions of the race. Allowances are cumulative unless otherwise specified.

135. There shall be no allowances or penalties in a handicap except penalties for winning a race after the publication of the weights but this rule shall not prevent a penalty on professional jockeys if it is expressly imposed by the terms of the race nor shall it prevent allowances being claimed in accordance with the regulations for the time being in force notice of which shall have been published in the Racing Calendar.

136. In handicaps the lowest top weight to be allotted shall be as follows:

a) Void.

b) If a handicapper appends a note to the effect that in the event of more than one of the top-weights not accepting, weights will be raised X kilograms, the above rule is applicable to all horses included in the note.

If the Stewards are satisfied that the top weight horse is unfit to run and that such unfitness had arisen subsequent to acceptance, weights shall remain as in the original handicap.

(c) If the highest weight "accepting" was originally less than the lowest top weight, it shall be raised to that weight. The highest weight "accepting" may be raised above the lowest top weight, if notice of the intended increase is given when the handicap is first published, provided that it shall not be raised above the original top weight in the handicap. When the highest weight accepting is raised under this rule, the other weights shall be raised equally. The term "accepting" shall apply to all horses left in after the time fixed for final forfeit or striking out. The declaration of forfeit or striking out shall be in writing signed by the owner or trainer or some person authorised in writing by such owner or trainer.

137. When any race is in dispute, both the horse that came in first and any horse claiming the race shall be liable to all the penalties attaching to the winner of that race till the matter be decided.

138.(a) In estimating the amount a horse has won in any race under these Rules, account shall be taken of any cup or money, whether derived from stakes or any other source, gained by him for his owner, or for any other person, deducting only his own stake and entrance.

(b) In the case of a dead-heat for first place, account shall be taken only of the amount which the horse has gained for his owner or any other person after the prizes have been divided in accordance with the Rule 173.

(c) If in the conditions of a race a fixed penalty has to be carried for winning a race specified by name, horses running a dead-heat shall carry the penalty fixed as if the race had been won outright.

(d) "Entrance" in this Rule means the amount payable for a first entry only, but it includes any extra sum paid for a horse not struck out before a specified time, if such sum is by the conditions treated as entrance money.


139. Unless otherwise provided and subject to the definition of a maiden, conditions requiring that a horse must be qualified in some particular way shall mean that he is so qualified both at the time of entry and at the time of the race.


140.(a) The Stewards may at their discretion declare any race (except a sweepstakes) void at final forfeits, should the number of acceptors be less than that notified. Except in respect of the above, all horses accepting i.e. left in after the time fixed for final forfeits of the race must be declared to start unless prior permission for their withdrawal has been obtained from the Stewards.

(b) A declaration by the owner, trainer or their authorised agent containing rider's name and such other particulars as the Stewards may direct must be made in writing at or before the appointed time.

(c) In case the person responsible fails to make the declaration at or before the appointed time, he shall be called upon to furnish the particulars required immediately and the Stewards may take such action against the persons as they may deem fit for failing to make the declaration before the appointed time.

141.(a) The person responsible for the declaration may be fined a sum fixed by the Stewards of the Club from time to time for any error or omission in furnishing the particulars called for. Further, if the name of the rider has to be, but is not declared, the fine may extend to an amount fixed by the Stewards of the Club from time to time.

(b) A rider once declared cannot be changed without the consent of the Stewards.

142. If a horse declared to start and not exempted by the Stewards from starting does not start, the owner or person in charge of such horse may be fined such sum as may be decided by the Stewards from time to time and shall be liable to such further punishment as the Stewards think fit to impose.