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Conditions - Betfair Racing Excellence Conditional Jockeys' Training Race Series 2011-12
This Series is specifically designed to assist in the continued education of young jockeys - it is the next step on from the Hands and Heels Series.
The special conditions set out below apply to a series of racess, for which a BHA accredited Jockey Coach will provide training to all participating riders and which will be held at the following meetings:
23/11/11 Fontwell Park
1. All races will be for Conditional Jockeys who, prior to the first race in the 2011/12 series, have not ridden more than 20 winners.
2. All Riders are required to attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/or a Senior Jockey 90 minutes prior to the race. If a rider is unable to make this course walk they must obtain prior dispensation (see below) If a rider is unable to walk the course because they are riding in an earlier race, or leading a horse up, they will be expected to walk the course prior to this, but must let Sam Martin know they will be doing so. Failure to walk the course without cntacting Sam Martin in advance will result in the Rider losing all riding skills and professionalism points for the race in question. Repeat offences may result in the Rider being prevented from riding in the remainder of the Series.
For prior dispensation from the mandatory course walk Riders should contact Sam Martin 07585 900936.
3. Whips can be waved and used only in the backhand position.
4. If a Rider uses his/her whip in the forehand position, which includes waving his/her whip in the forehand position, it will be regarded as Improper Riding (see Rule (B)54.3) and the British Horseracing Authority have recommended that the Stewards impose a minimum suspension of 7 days on those days when a Conditional Jockeys' race is porgramme to take place in Great Britain. This suspension will not count towards the total number of days suspended during the current rolling six-month period.
5. If a rider is suspended for using his/her whip in the forehand position in one of these races he/she will be disqualified from winning any przes but will be able to continue riding in the seriesunless one of the races falls on a suspension day. In the case of a second offence occurring the British Horseracing Authority has recommended tto Stewards that they impose a minimum suspension of 14 days and the rider will be prevented from riding in the remainder of the Series.
6. After the race, the Rider of every horse will be required to report to the Stewards' room where they will be talked through the race by the Jockey Coach or a Stipendiary Steward. This is a mandatory requirement and failure to attend this debrief may result in the Rider being prevented from riding in the rest of the Series. Special permission may be granted from the Stipendiary Stewardon the day for any Rider who has to leave straight after the race to travel to another meeting. This permission will have to be arranged before the race. The Jockey Coach may also contact Riders after the race meeting to further advise them on their riding.
7. If the Stewards find a Rider in breach of any riding offence, other than that mentioned in Paragrah 4, 10 points will be deducted from the Riders' total points in the Series, but the Rider may continue to ride in the Series and receive points. A second riding offence in the Series would mean the Rider will be stripped of exisiting points and, although they will still be allowed to ride in the rest of the Series, they will recieve no further points.
8. Betfair will be generously providing a working holiday with a leading foreign trainer to the winner of the Series; the winner will be the Rider who accumulates the most points in the Series. Points are allocated in the following way:
Riders are awarded 6 points per ride. They then receive additional points for achieving wins and places in the races (win-5pts, 2nd-3pts, 3rd-2pts and 4th-1pt), and are awarded or deducted points where the Jockey Coach has adjudged that good or bad riding skills and professionalism, (presentation, punctuality and general conduct), have been displayed. Only win and place points will be awarded in the final race of the Series, thus enabling the winner of the Series to be announced and awarded on that final day.