Excerpts from the minutes of the meeting of the Board of the Philippine Racing Commission (Philracom) held on 22nd January 2014 at 4th Floor Electra House Bldg., Esteban St., Makati City.

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RESOLUTION NO. 02-14

SERIES OF 2014

            WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Board of Stewards of the racing clubs that some jockeys are restricting their horses to run on their own merits;

            WHEREAS, the Board of Stewards of the racing clubs proposed to the Philippine Racing Commission to issue rules governing such kind of riding by the jockeys for the benefit of the betting public and for the integrity of horse racing;

            NOW THEREFORE be it RESOLVED, that a rule to PR 76 SS (Rules and Regulations on HORSE RACING) be added to read as follows:

   SS. xxxxxxxxx

       

        “For restraining his horse to run on its own merits and for not riding it

          so as to obtain the best possible placing”:

        

*1st offense:            Warning

*2nd offense:           suspension of at least six (6) racing days but not more than

                                  eighteen (18) racing days at the discretion of the

                                 Board of Stewards.

In any case, the handicap weight of horses will stay and shall not be changed.

            RESOLVED FURTHER, that this resolution be made effective immediately.

            RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be furnished the Board of Stewards of the racing clubs.

            APPROVED AND SIGNED by the undersigned Chairman and Commissioners of the Philippine Racing Commission, this 22nd of January 2014 at Makati City Philippines.

APPROVED BY:

HON. ANGEL LOPEZ CASTAÑO, JR.

Chairman

HON. REYNALDO G. FERNANDO

Commissioner

HON. LYNDON NOEL B. GUCE

Commissioner

HON. EDUARDO B. JOSE

Commissioner

HON. FRANCO L. LOYOLA

Commissioner

HON. VICTOR V. TANTOCO

Commissioner

HON. JESUS B. CANTOS

Commissioner