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Directive No. 136-2020 — Standardbred

The Rules Governing Horse Racing in Alberta are AMENDED as follows:

Chapter 3: General Horse Racing Rules, Part 6 Standardbred Racing, Division 3 Types of Horse Races, Declarations, and Post Positions

The following Rule 410 s is AMENDED to read:

Rule 410 s Eligible replacements for excused horses

In handicap claiming races, in the event of an also eligible horse moving into the race, the also eligible horse shall take the place of the horse that it replaces provided that the handicap is the same. In the event the handicap is different, the also eligible horse shall take the position on the outside of horses with a similar handicap, except when the horse that is scratched is a trailing horse, in which case the also eligible horse shall take the trailing position, regardless of its handicap. In handicap claiming races with one trailer, the trailer shall be determined as the 4th best post position unless otherwise mandated by the appropriate regulatory body.

Rule 410 s Eligible replacements for excused horses previously stated:

If one or more horses are excused from a race by the judges board, the also eligible replacement horse or horses must race and take the post position drawn for the replaced horse or horses, except in a handicap race, in which case the also-el/gible replacement horse or horses must take the place of the replaced horse or horses so long as the handicap is the same, but if the handicap is different,

(a) the also-eligible replacement horse or horses must take the position on the outside of horses with a similar handicap, or

(b) when a trailing horse is scratched, the also-eligible horse must take the trailing posttion, regardless of the handicap.

Dated at the City of Edmonton
in the province of Alberta
this 23 day of March , 2020

Kent Verlik, Chief Executive Officer
Horse Racing Alberta

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