EFFECTIVE APRIL1, 2013

Excerpts from the minutes of the meeting of the Board of the Philippine Racing Commission (Philracom) held on the 27th of February 2013 at the 4th Floor Electra House Bldg., Esteban St., Makati City.

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RESOLUTION NO.  16 – 13
SERIES OF 2013

            WHEREAS, it is the mandate of the Philippine Racing Commission to assure and maintain the integrity of horse racing.

            WHEREAS, the Handicapping Section of  the Philippine Racing Commission to ensure that only authorized persons are allowed in the premises where the drawing of lots is being held has proposed guidelines to be used during the drawing of post position;

            WHEREAS, the Philippine Racing Commission acknowledges the changes that should be adopted due to the dynamics in the entry of the 3rd racing club and the implementation of the new racing schedule;

            NOW THEREFORE, RESOLVED as it is hereby RESOLVED to adopt and approved the following guidelines proposed by the Handicapping Section for the conduct of drawing of lots of post position “BOLAHAN”:

  1. 1.The Commission in its Board meeting on 6 February 2013 adopted the proposed guidelines of the Handicapping Section to be used during the drawing of post position. The guidelines are as follows;

GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF DRAWING OF POST POSITION:

  1. a. Each of the Racing Clubs is required to provide a declaration drop box with padlock for the placing of the completed and signed Declaration sheets.
  1. b. Horse owners, horse trainers and other authorized representatives are required to fill up the Declaration sheet completely, including the 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices of the horse and jockey.
  1. c. Unsigned Declaration sheet shall not be accepted.
  1. d. For incomplete Declaration sheet, if conflict arises due to jockey’s choice of whom to ride, the declared horse shall be removed from the drawing of post position.
  1. e. If the 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice jockeys indicated are not available to ride the declared horse, the Club Handicapper has to contact the trainer of the said horse for any other jockey as option. This has to be included by the Philracom observers on the “Draw – Lots Official Report”.
  1. f. Each Club should assign authorized personnel that shall receive a Declaration. If a Declaration was done thru phone calls or by text messaging, the authorized personnel should sign the Declaration Sheet before placing it to the declaration drop box in the presence of the Philracom observers and recorded on the “Draw – Lots Official Report”.
  1. g. Opening of the declaration drop box shall be done in the presence of a Philracom representative and the Club Handicapper.
  • http://www.philracom.gov.ph/templates/shaper_simplicity_ii/images/sphere.gif); background-attachment: scroll; background-color: transparent; margin: 3px 0px 3px 60px; padding: 0px 0px 0px 9px; background-position: 0px 8px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Opening of declaration drop box is at 10:00 am.
  • http://www.philracom.gov.ph/templates/shaper_simplicity_ii/images/sphere.gif); background-attachment: scroll; background-color: transparent; margin: 3px 0px 3px 60px; padding: 0px 0px 0px 9px; background-position: 0px 8px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Physical acceptance of declaration sheet and text messages can start earlier.
  1. h. After the cut – off period, no declarations and NDs shall be entertained.
  • http://www.philracom.gov.ph/templates/shaper_simplicity_ii/images/sphere.gif); background-attachment: scroll; background-color: transparent; margin: 3px 0px 3px 60px; padding: 0px 0px 0px 9px; background-position: 0px 8px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;">Declaration and NDs depends on the Club cut –off period as stated in their “copia”.
  1. i.  Before the start of “bolahan”, the jockey’s representative together with the Club Handicapper should review the double declaration for jockey so as to prevent delay during the “bolahan”.
  1. j. All declared jockeys are required to open their line of communication for verification of their rides.
  1. k. Override of jockey should be reviewed by the Club handicapper and the jockey’s representative before the release of the final copy.
  1. l. Jockey’s representative should sign the final copy after the “bolahan”. This will serve as a confirmation that all declared jockeys know their rides and are willing to ride all horses declared under his name, including second choices.
  1. m. After the “bolahan”, Club’s handicapping unit should be responsible for failure of declared horses to be included in the “bolahan”.
  1. n. Strictly implement that no unauthorized person should be allowed at the handicapping office during the scheduled date of “bolahan”. Suspension and penalties shall be imposed on the race Club officials (Handicapper and Racing Manager).

1st offense

1 racing week suspension

and / or

fine of ₱ 1,000.00

2nd offense

2 racing weeks suspension

and / or

fine of ₱ 2,000.00

3rd offense

4 racing weeks suspension

and / or

fine of ₱ 4,000.00

4th offense

Revocation of license

            APPROVED AND SIGNED by the undersigned Chairman and Commissioners of the Philippine Racing Commission this 6 March 2013 at Makati City, Philippines.