RACING CLUBS: THEIR OFFICIALS, QUALIFICATIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES

PR 1.-LICENSE TO HOLD RACES

Racing Clubs shall not be permitted to hold any race without first securing a license from the PHILRACOM and /or permit to hold the same.

PR 1.A- RACING CLUBS AND OTHER ENTITIES

For failure to comply with the provisions of the rules and regulations or with the resolutions, orders or decisions of the PHILRACOM, a Racing Club or entity authorized to hold or conduct races in the Philippines shall be punished by a fine of not less than Five thousand pesos (Php 5000) but not more than Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php 50,000) and/ or by the revocation or suspension of its license after due notice or hearing.

PR 1.B- Racing CLUBS RESPONSIBILITY

It shall be the responsibility of the Racing Club to see to it that no unauthorized persons or stray animals are present in the track while the race is in progress. Non-compliance of the said rule shall mean a fine that shall be determined by the Commission.

PR 2- CLUBS RULES AND REGULATIONS

Racing Clubs shall promulgate their own internal rules and regulations provided that the same do not conflict with any law,, decree, ordinance or other rules and regulations. Provided, further that they shall be submitted to the PHILRACOM for approval before enforcing them and provided that these rules and regulations shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation. Failure to comply with this requirement shall be ground for revocation or suspension of license to operate.

PR 3- CLUB FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

Racing Club shall provide the following;

  1. Adequate and well maintained race track and grandstand– The racing Clubs shall see to it that the racetrack and grandstand are always in good and safe condition. If the racetrack in a particular club is physically deteriorated so much so that it endangers the safety and lives of jockeys and participating horses, or if any of its grandstand appears patently dangerous for the occupancy of the racing public, the PHILRACOM may temporarily suspend racing in the Club and order its temporary transfer to the other club until such time that the racetrack or grandstand is renovated and placed in good and safe condition;
  2. Well-maintained Starting gate apparatus for use during official races;
  3. Well-maintained Starting gate apparatus for use in the training or schooling of registered horses during the work-out time approved by the Commission;
  4. A well-maintained exercise track for the use of all PHILRACOM registered horses at the approved work-out time;
  5. A totalizator system with linked computers and adequate betting terminals for the registration of bets and the computation of odds and dividends;
  6. Operational photo finish devices to determine arrival of horses at the finish line;
  7. Well-ventilated and lighted observation posts furnished with chairs and working tables in specified areas and a room for the use of PHILRACOM field employees;
  8. Accurate weighing machine for jockeys and horses;
  9. A centralized communication system with loud speakers controlled by the Board of Stewards connecting all outposts, towers, totalizator control rooms, ticket sales division room, PHILRACOM box, starting gate, public announcer, clinic, jockeys’ quarters, broadcast control room and the saddling paddock;
  10. Photo patrol equipment with high-resolution broadcast-quality cameras and video recording equipment;
  11. Well equipped jockey’s quarters exclusively for their use, with canteen and relaxation equipments;
  12. Sirens and /or other devices controlled by the Board of Stewards to announce any race protest, inquiry, or annulment of races;
  13. Bulletin boards and monitors conspicuously located to indicate sale of tickets, betting odds or dividends and other pertinent announcements;
  14. Saddling enclosures or paddocks for horses participating in the race;
  15. Well equipped emergency medical clinic and at least two (2)ambulances with two (2) paramedics each;
  16. Adequate drug testing facilities;
  17. Adequate lighting facilities and stand-by power supply;
  18. First aid equipment and medicine for horses such as analgesics, antibiotics, anesthetics , intravenous fluids, syringes ,needles, intravenous sets , etc;
  19. A stunning gun for the destruction of horses and a readily available low bed horse trailer for the removal of the horse from the track.
  20. Shoe plates in different sizes and nails for emergency replacement;
  21. Such other facilities, devices, instruments required by law or by the PHILRACOM in order to raise public confidence in the sport and to minimize infractions in the Rules and Regulations of Racing.

PR 4.-RACING CLUB OFFICIALS AND PERSONNEL

No racing official shall be issued a dual license for use in one Racing Club. Officials who fail to comply with or violate the provisions of these rules and regulations or with the orders, resolutions or decisions of the PHILRACOM shall be dealt with accordingly as the circumstances of the case may require. The lack or absence of racing officials may result in the cancellation of the races and/or imposition of fine on the Racing Club as may be determined by the PHILRACOM Board. The Racing Club may be allowed to hire foreigners on the position listed below provided that they submit the necessary documents required by law.

The Racing Clubs shall have the following personnel;

  1. Racing manager and Assistant Racing Manager;
  2. Board of Stewards;
  3. Board of Judges;
  4. Paddock Stewards/ Assistant Paddock Stewards
  5. Veterinarians/ Assistant Veterinarians
  6. Starters / Assistant Starters/ Apprentices
  7. Clockers;
  8. of Scales/ Assistant Clerk of Scales
  9. Physicians
  10. Nurses
  11. Security Personnel
  12. Outrider
  13. Race Callers
  14. Starting Gate Helpers
  15. Farriers
  16. All other personnel deemed necessary for the proper conduct of the races, all of whom shall be duly licensed and registered with the PHILRACOM.

PR4.A-RACING MANAGER

The racing manager must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit, a graduate of at a least Four (4) year collegiate course and has passed the licensure examination given by the PHILRACOM 

PR 4.B-DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE RACING MANAGER;

  1. To act as the Official- In-Charge of the preparation, scheduling and holding of races asand approved by the PHILRACOM;
  2. To see to it that no suspended jockey/s or any disqualified horse/s takes part in the races and that every race should be run as scheduled;
  3. To ensure that person/s banned by PHILRACOM shall not be allowed inside the club premises;
  4. To ensure that vaccinated horse as well as those without necessary clearances which the PHILRACOM may prescribe shall not be admitted into the club premises;
  5. To monitor the conduct and behavior of all club employees;
  6. To make the necessary change/s in the racing program and to report such to the Board of Stewards before the start of the race;
  7. To have supervision over all racing facilities and devices and to ensure that these have been fully examined and in good condition prior to the start of the first race.

PR 4.C-ASSISTANT RACING MANAGER

The assistant racing manager must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physical and mentally fit, graduate of at least a four (4) year collegiate course and has passed the licensure examination given by the PHILRACOM.

PR 4.C.1- DUTIES OF ASSISTANT MANAGER

He shall assist the Racing Manager in the exercise of his duties. In the event of the temporary or permanent incapacity of the Racing Manager, he shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the same.

PR 5- BOARD OF STEWARDS

A Steward must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physical and mentally fit, graduate of at least a four (4) year collegiate course or with five (5) years experience relevant to the position and must pass the licensure examination administered by the PHILRACOM. The Board of Steward shall have supervision and control over the conduct of race during race days.    

PR 5.A- COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF STEWARDS

The Board of Stewards shall be composed of the Chairman and four members who shall be licensed and accredited by the PHILRACOM. A majority vote of the Stewards shall be necessary for a valid act, ruling or decision of the Board. The reason for dissenting vote shall be placed on record and duly reported. In case of incapacity of the Chairman and/ or member during a particular racing day, the Racing Manager shall designate a PHILRACOM Steward and in case of his absence, a licensed cadet steward present to fill up the vacancy.

PR5.B- COMPENSATION OF THE BOARD OF STEWARDS

The compensation of the Stewards shall be on the account of the Racing Clubs.

PR5.C-STEWARDS IN SESSION

he Board of Stewards shall remain in session and shall not adjourn until after the last race, and until its report on the conduct of races held by a Racing Club shall have been submitted to the Racing Manager transmitted by fax, e-mail or any other means of communication to the Commission and to the other Racing Club and a copy furnished to the assigned PHILRACOM Field Officer at the end of the racing day. The following rules shall be observed by the Board of Stewards in the exercise of its authority:

  1. The presence of the Chairman and three (3) members shall constitute a quorum.
  2. The meeting of the Board of Stewards shall be presided by the Chairman. In the event that the Chairman is absent or otherwise incapacitated, the Racing Manager shall designate the Chairman from the regular Stewards present and a Cadet Steward shall assume the function of the regular Steward who shall have been designated as Acting Chairman.
  3. While in session, Stewards should not be allowed to leave their watch. Communications within shall be limited only through the talk box or public address system. Unless otherwise authorized by the PHILRACOM, the use of cellular phones, beepers and other systems of communications shall not be allowed inside the Stewards stand.
  4. All racing officials in the Steward stand must be properly attired at all times wearing either barong tagalong, polo barong or long sleeve polo shirt and tie.

PR 5.D-DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE STEWARDS- The Board of Stewards shall have the following duties and powers;

  1. To make, alter or vary all or any of the arrangements for the conduct of any race meeting under their control.
  2. To enter upon and control all lands, booths, buildings, stands, enclosures and other places used for the purposes of the meeting and to expel or exclude any person from the same.
  3. To regulate and control, inquire into and adjudicate upon the conduct of all officials, unlicensed persons, persons attendant to or connected with a horse and all other persons attending a race meeting, who in their opinion is guilty of improper conduct and/or behavior.
  4. To punish any person who commits a breach of the Rules, refuses or fails to obey any proper direction of any official or whose conduct or negligence has led or could have led to the breach of Rules.
  5. To order the examination of any horse for the purpose of ascertaining its age or identity, or for any purpose connected with the Rules.
  6. To order upon the recommendation of the veterinarians, the withdrawal of a horse found unfit to run before the start of the race or horses which in their opinion could cause unreasonable delay.
  7. To order the Club veterinarian, to extract blood, saliva and/or urine from any race horse for detection of prohibited substance.
  8. To order any test which in their opinion is desirable to determine whether alcohol or drug is or are present in any sample taken from a jockey prior to or after riding in an official barrier or race. This would also include grooms, trainers, owners, racing official and personnel.
  9. To order the withdrawal from the race, horses which have been fitted with unauthorized racing plate/s, equipment or paraphernalia and impose the corresponding penalty to the trainer.
  10. To postpone the races whether before or after the commencement of the meeting to a later time of the day or a later date if by concession the track is deemed unsafea consequence of inclement weather or in other cases of urgent necessity.
  11. To relieve of his duties at any time during the hours of racing as they deem necessary a Judge, the Starter, the Clerk of Scales, the Clocker or any other official and appoint a substitute for any such official if possible.
  12. To appoint any official necessary for the conduct of a meeting if the Committee of the Club have failed or neglected to do so and, at the request of or with the approval of the Committee of the Club, to appoint a deputy for or assistant to any such official or both a deputy and assistant provided that the appointee is licensed by the PHILRACOM to the position.
  13. To control the opening and closing of the ticket sales for every race. In case of power failure or unforeseen incident and the electronic computer fails to function, the Board of Stewards shall determine the time for closing of the sales of tickets and the signal to start the race shall not be given by the Board until the sum/ total of tickets sold on each horse has been posted on the bulletin board exposed to the public and announced through the public address system.
  14. To investigate and decide on all incidents related to the conduct of races.
  15. To observe due process, to apply, impose and enforce the penalties provided herein against erring jockeys, trainers, horse owners and their horses, track officials and employees and other persons who in any way perform duties connected with horseracing, subject to these rules and regulations.
  16. To give the starter the order to commence loading.
  17. To punish any person obstructing them in the exercise of their duties or powers.
  18. To submit a written report at the end of each race meeting and duly signed by all the Stewards present for the day.
  19. To order the cancellation of a race if warranted due to lack of entries. In regular daily double where several horses are withdrawn from a race leaving only two (2) horses or starters and the race is cancelled by the Racing Club due to deliberate acts or negligence of its officials, the latter shall indemnify the owners of the remaining horse in the amount of Two Thousand (Php 2000) for each horse. The Race Club, in turn, may demand by the same for reimbursements of the amounts paid by the Club to the entries. In the event reimbursements by the owners concerned is not made within two (2) weeks, the horses withdrawn shall be suspended for a period of three (3) months.
  20. To annul any race before horses have reached the finish line by reason of a bad start or any other incident that may warrant such action.
  21. To exclude from or deny access to the Steward’s Stand any person not officially connected therewith, except the Chairman or any Commissioner of the PHILRACOM and such official or personnel thereof who maybe officially assigned or authorized to be there.

PR 5. E- PENALTY METED BY THE STEWARDS

  1. The Chairman and/or any member of the Board of Stewards may summon any owner, trainer, and/or jockey or any party during a racing day in the exercise of their authority over the conduct of races. During the investigation, the party summoned shall be informed of the reason for the investigation and given the opportunity to defendIn the case for jockeys summoned immediately after the race, the video tape of the race shall be replayed in their presence; the same procedure shall be observed upon the request of the horse owners and /or trainers.
  2. Immediately after any investigation, the Board shall sit en banc to deliberate; during which, all unauthorized persons, including the party investigated shall be excluded.
  3. The Board of Stewards shall not be bound by technical rules on evidence. It may result to all and every fair and reasonable means to ascertain the facts for a just determination of the case before it.
  4. Proceedings before the Board of Stewards shall be summary in nature. Any decision, by the Stewards shall be rendered only after due hearing, with notice to all parties concerned, unless a summary proceeding is necessary. Before any decision is rendered, the Stewards must have a substantial evidence of the guilt of the party investigated. The Stewards shall not sign the log book concerned until after all the investigation on any inquiry conducted by the Board shall have been terminated.
  5. Any penalty or punishment meted out in a decision, order, ruling by the Board of Stewards shall be final and executory unless an appeal or a motion for reconsideration has been filed with the PHILRACOM.
  6. The Board of Stewards shall, on their own or by a complaint before it, investigate, take appropriate action and impose the corresponding penalty or penalties in accordance with this rules and regulations on all cases of infractions, violations, offences, irregularities and anomaliesduring any racing days within or outside the premises of the Racing clubs, by horse owner, trainers, jockeys, Racing Club officials and employees or any person who in any manner perform their duties connected to or related to the conduct of races.

PR 5.F-DECISIONS BY THE BOARD OF STEWARDS

The majority vote of the members present shall constitute a valid decision. In case of doubt, the vote shall be given in favor of the party under investigation. The decision of the Board shall be recorded in a log book in detail; dissenting votes shall likewise be recorded and duly signed by the dissenting member.

Public announcement of the suspensions or other penalties shall be made by the Board of Stewards, through the public address system as well as television and radio coverage.

PR 6- CADET STEWARDS

A Cadet Steward must be a Filipino citizen, legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit,  and must be a graduate of a four (4) year college course or its equivalent of five (5) years experience relevant to the position. He will be required during his cadetship he shall be assigned at least four (4) racing weeks each in the saddling paddock, starting gate, weighing scale and outposts, and has passed the evaluation and examination given by the PHILRACOM. His functions and duties shall be as follows;

  1. To sit with the Board of Stewards during racing days and assist in the conduct of race meetings;
  2. To exercise all the powers , duties and authorities conferred upon the Stewards by the Rules;
  3. To take part in the deliberation of the Board of Stewards but shall not be entitled to vote except when acting in the place of a Commission Steward who is absent or is unable to perform as such;
  4. To represent and act as an extension of the Board of Steward in the field or at any point within the premises of the Racing Clubs, to observe, investigate orinspection whenever called upon by the Board to do so or whenever the circumstance so warrants;
  5. To perform such other functions that maybe required of him by the Commission.

PR6.A-REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS FOR CADET STEWARDSHIP

  1. He must undergo an orientation seminar on the Rules and Regulations at least twice (2x) a week for four (4) consecutive weeks, the remaining three (3) days are reserved for study time;
  2. He must pass the practical examination to be given by Director for Racing. This includes VTR viewing;
  3. He must pass the written examination handled by the Regulations and Licensing Division. A screening Committee to be chaired by a Commissioner designated as Chairman of the Stewards Committee shall take charge in the selection of candidates for Stewardship.

 All documents of the successful applicants shall then be endorsed to the Board of Commissioners through the Executive Director for final disposition. Those applicants approved by the Board shall be required to undergo at least one (1) year actual Cadetship and shall be licensed as Cadet Steward, before being approved by the Board to be licensed as Regular Steward.

In the event of a serious actual or imminent threat of failure to conduct races due to the lack of licensed Stewards, the Commission in the exercise of its mandate shall declare an emergency and appoint/license on a temporary basis, a Cadet Steward or Stewards to complete the roster as provided by law.

The interim appointed Steward(s) shall perform his/their duties until such time that a regular Steward(s) shall have qualified.

The Board, in meritorious and exceptional cases, may reduce the Cadetship requirement upon recommendation of the Racing Clubs.

PR 7-OFFICIALS PERMITTED IN THE STEWARD STAND

Only the following persons are permitted in the Stewards’/ Judge’s Stand:

  1. The Racing Stewards;
  2. The Judges of the Races;
  3. Commission Steward;
  4. The Trainee/ Cadet Stewards;
  5. The Secretary and/or Clerk assigned to duty;
  6. Racing Officials of the day;
  7. Chief Racing Officer (PHILRACOM);
  8. All other officials or personnel of the Commission who only have official business with the Stewards or Judges.

PR 8-BOARD OF JUDGES

A judge must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit and a graduate of a four (4) year college course or five (5) years experience relevant to the position and has passed the examination given by the PHILRACOM.

PR 8.A- COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF JUDGES

On every racing day, there shall a Board of Judges composed of a Chairman and two (2) members, all of whom shall be appointed and whose compensation shall be paid by the Racing Club concerned, from among those licensed by the PHILRACOM. In the event of the temporary incapacity of any of its members, the PHILRACOM Chief Racing Officer, or any other licensed judges shall fill in and assume the duties and responsibilities of the same.

PR 8.B-DUTIES AND FUNCTION OF THE BOARD OF JUDGES

  1. To determine the win (1st place), the place (2nd place), show (3rd place), the fourth place horses and subsequent places of horses where such placing is warranted.
  2. To submit its decision to the Board of Stewards for notation. However, in cases of disqualification of horses arising from an infraction of the Racing Rules, the decision of the Board of Stewards shall prevail

PR 8.C-DETERMINATION OF WINNERS/ PLACERS

  1. In determining the winners, the Board of Judges shall take into account the position of the noses of the horses at the time they reached the finished line. If necessary, the photograph of the arrival (photo finish) and/or a video footage of the race shall be consulted as an aid in determining the results of the race. If both are unavailable or unclear, the Board of Judges shall declare a dead heat.
  2. The decision of the Board of Judges in declaring a dead heat shall be final and un-appealable.

PR 9- PADDOCK STEWARD

He must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit, graduate of at least a four (4) year college course or equivalent of five (5) years relevant to the position and has passed the examination given by the PHILRACOM. He should be knowledgeable in the identification and use of the different horse paraphernalia and horse shoe.

PR 9.A- DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE PADDOCK STEWARD

  1. To enforce all the rules governing the saddling paddock and report to the Board of Stewards any violation of said rules and irregularities that may be committed therein together with his recommendation;
  2. To inspect the horses at the saddling paddock, and to see to it that they are fitted with the approved standard equipment;
  3. To exclude any person not authorized to be present therein;
  4. To supervise and control the behavior, appearance, and activities of owners, trainers, jockeys, jockeys’ helpers, and grooms who are accompanying the participating horses;

PR 9.B-PENALTY FOR PADDOCK STEWARD

For failure to comply with the provisions of these Rules and Regulations, or with the orders, resolutions or decisions of PHILRACOM or the Board of Stewards, and for imprudence or negligence in the performance of his duties, a Paddock Steward shall be penalized.

PR 9.C-ASSISTANT PADDOCK STEWARD

His qualifications are the same as that of the Paddock Steward. He shall assist the Paddock Steward in his duties and functions. In the absence of the Paddock Steward he shall assume the position of the former.

PR 10- CLUB HANDICAPPER

He must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit, graduate of at least a four (4) year college course or with five (5) years experience relevant to the position.

PR 10.A-DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CLUB HANDICAPPER-

  1. To be presentrace days from the start of the first race to the end of the last race;
  2. To keep a complete record of each horse including the name, sex, color, age, height, marks, owner and trainer, its performance after every race together with the weight and classification of the jockey whoit, the kind of course ran, distance of the race, the time negotiated, place and  manner of its arrival at the finish line, its characteristics, vices or traits and other such data or information necessary to determine its strength, ability , performance and other disability;
  3. To receive inscription of horses;
  4. To prepare list of inscribed horses ( racing copia);
  5. To accept declaration form of horses;
  6. To prepare the line-up of horses for drawing of lots (bolahan);
  7. To review and check the entries for the final draft and to make necessary corrections;
  8. To submit to the Racing Manager the final draft for approval;
  9. To explain, when required by the PHILRACOM, any changes made in the racing program;
  10. To furnish the other Racing Club concerned with the list of jockeys and horses under suspension or any disability;
  11. To assign weights to all participating horses in all invitational/ stakes races prior to the declaration of entries.

PR 10.B-ASSISTANT HANDICAPPER

He shall have the same qualification as that of the Club Handicapper. He shall assist in the performance of the duties and functions of the Club Handicapper and assume the position in case of the absence of the former.

PR 11 CLUB VETERINARIAN-

The Racing Clubs shall have at least (2) Board Certified Veterinarian duly licensed by the PHILRACOM to practice his profession during race days. He should have sufficient background in basic horsemanship and experience in Equine Lameness and Medicine. His duties and responsibilities are the following:

  1. To be present in the race track from the start of the first up to the last race of the day and during official barrier trial race;
  2. To inspect the horses at the saddling paddock prior to the race and to determine its soundness or fitness to participate in the said race, informing immediately the PHILRACOM veterinarian and the Board of Stewards any unsound or unfit horse, so that the proper measures may be taken thereon;
  3. To be present at the starting gate during every race to be able to immediately give his professional opinion/judgment on horses that maybe requested for inspection.
  4. To inspect and/or handle horses at the finish line after each race and to recommend the suspension of horses found lame, suffered epistaxis and other medical conditions;
  5. To inspect and issue veterinary certificates to horses that have been withdrawn from a race upon the request of the owner and/or trainer or upon the order of the Board of Stewards;
  6. To render immediate assistance during emergency to a racehorse in distress in the racetrack. However, in the absence of the owner or his representative, the veterinarians are authorized to do the necessary steps to prevent the further suffering of the horse;
  7. To order, with the concurrence of the PHILRACOM veterinarian, the removal of racing plates or any equipment which in their opinion is unsuitable, unsafe or ineffective and recommend to fine or give suspension to the person responsible for the use of the same;
  8. To notify the PHILRACOM veterinarian and the Board of Stewards, the immediate destruction of any racehorse which meet an accident during race, in order to alleviate the suffering of the horse.
  9. To subject a horse for examination and investigation, if in his opinion the same is under the influence of prohibited drug/s and/or stimulants. He shall immediately report his findings and recommendation to the PHILRACOM veterinarian and the Board of Stewards; and
  10. To perform such other acts connected with or related to his office as may be required by the PHILRACOM or the Racing Club.

(Amended June 16, 2010)

PR 11.A- ASSISTANT CLUB VETERINARIAN

A Board Certified veterinarian without sufficient equine experience shall be given a temporary license as an assistant club veterinarian. To be certified he shall be required to undergo an apprenticeship program for a period that shall be determined by the PHILRACOM Veterinarian depending on his performance. Thereafter, he shall then be evaluated, by a panel to be formed by the Commission to determine his readiness for the position of club veterinarian. For unsatisfactory performance, the following guidelines shall apply;

  1. He may be given an eight (8) week extension of his apprenticeship upon his or the Club’s request to review and to undergo further training.
  2. He shall be re-evaluated after this period by the same panel.
  3. Should he obtain another failing mark, this will mean revocation of his license as assistant club veterinarian.
  4. He may be allowed to re-apply after a six (6) month period.

The assistant Club Veterinarian shall assist the Club Veterinarian in the performance of the latter’s duties and functions, however, he/she is not allowed to sign the suspension form or to issue a veterinary certificate.

(Amended June 16, 2010)

PR 11.B- REQUIREMENTS FOR CLUB AND ASSISTANT CLUB VETERINARIANS

The applicant should submit the following together with the completed application form;

  1. Endorsement letter from the Racing Club,
  2. Photocopy of the Official Transcript of Record or college diploma,
  3. Photocopy of Professional Regulation Commission Certificate and updated identification card,
  4. Professional Tax Receipt,
  5. Certification from former employer if any.

(Amended June 16, 2010)

PR 12- CLUB STARTER

He must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit, a high school graduate or with five (5) years experience relevant to the position, has passed the written and/or practical examination given by the Commission.

PR 12.A-DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CLUB STARTER

  1. To have full control in the loading of horses when given the order by the Board of Stewards and to start the race immediately afterwards;
  2. To recommend to the Board of Stewards the exclusion from the race of any horse which shows obstinate hostility or which being vicious, is an obstacle to a good start, or which delays the start unnecessarily, as well as their schooling;
  3. To supervise the “schooling” of vicious horses;
  4. To recommend to the Board of Stewards the imposition of penalties to jockeys and starting gate helpers for insubordination or disobedience to their orders;
  5. To immediately notify the Board of Stewards in case of a false start or any untoward incident that may warrant the annulment of the start;
  6. To give all orders necessary for securing or effecting a good start;
  7. To faithfully keep a logbook of all the traits and characteristics of every horse, particularly their behaviour at the starting gate; and
  8. perform such other acts as maybe required by the PHILRACOM.

PR 12.B- ASSISTANT CLUB STARTER

The same qualifications as the Club Starter. He shall assist the Club Starter in his duties and functions and assume his position in the absence of the latter.

PR 13-CLOCKER

He must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit, at least a high school graduate or with five (5) years experience relevant to the position and pass the practical examination given by the PHILRACOM.

PR 13.A-DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF A CLOCKER-

  1. To obtain and record the individual time of each horse from start to finish;
  2. To keep a record of the time registered in every race including the quarter clocking and to report the same to the Board of Stewards;
  3. To obtain the time taken by a horse to leavestarting gate stall and to report to the Board of Stewards those who fail to jump-out within two seconds;
  4. To perform such other acts as maybe required by the PHILRACOM or the Racing Club.

PR 14- CLERK OF SCALES

He must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit, at least  second year college or with two (2) year experience relevant to the position and passed the examination given by the PHILRACOM.

PPR 14.A-DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CLERK OF SCALES-

  1. To take, read and record the weights of each jockey one (1) hour or two (2) races before the scheduled race and report to the Board of Stewards riders who cannot meet the assigned handicap weight;
  2. To check the attendance and record the body weight of each jockey;
  3. To take ,read and record the weight of each jockey after the race and toany discrepancy to the Board of Stewards;
  4. To inform the Board of Stewards any protest lodge by the jockey, trainer and /or owner.
  5. To check the tack used by the jockeys before and after the race and to report to the Board of Stewards riders using substandard and/or unauthorized riding paraphernalia. Helmets, whip and number cloth are excluded during the weigh-in and weigh-out.

PR 15-CLUB PHYSICIAN

A Racing Club shall have at least one (1) Physician duly authorized to practice their profession, and is registered with the PHILRACOM.

PR 15.A-DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CLUB PHYSICIAN

  1. To be present at the medical clinic before the start of the first race up to the end of the last official race;
  2. To see to it that the clinic and ambulance are well equipped to handle emergency treatment. The same shall also be subject to periodic inspection of the PHILRACOM personnel or its representative;
  3. To render immediate assistance to jockeys and other persons in distress within the compound and premises of the Racing Club on racing days and to submit a report to the Board of Stewards and to the PHILRACOM. In case of jockeys, the report shall include diagnosis and if possible the riders body weight;
  4. To issue medical clearance in the absence of or upon the authorization of the PHILRACOM physician;
  5. To perform such other acts connected with or related to their positions as maybe required by the PHILRACOM and Racing Club.

PR 16- CLUB NURSE-

A Racing Club shall have at least one(1) Nurse duly authorized to practice his /her profession and registered with the PHILRACOM.

PR 16.A- DUTIES AND FUNCTION OF THE CLUB NURSE

  1. To be present at the medical clinic before the start of the first race up to the end of the last race.
  2. To assist the Club Physician in the performance of the latter’s duties.

PR 17- RACE CALLER

He must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit and at least a high school graduate or with sufficient experience/skill relevant to the position.

PR 17.A- DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE RACE CALLER

  1. To announce the race schedule of the day, the participants and all accompanying information in accordance with the Official Racing Program;
  2. To announce in detail the progression of the race;
  3. To observe at all times proper decorum in the conduct and discharge of his duties and functions;
  4. To announce and disseminate all other information and discharge other acts as may be required by the PHILRACOM, Board of Stewards or the Club.

The PHILRACOM has the option to administer a practical examination on applicants if necessary.

PR 18- STARTING GATE HELPERS

He must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit, knowledgeable in the correct handling and managing of race horses and must have undergone seminar/training on the subject matter. He must have a recommendation from the Field Inspection Division of the PHILRACOM.

PR 18.A- DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE STARTING GATE HELPERS

  1. To assist in the loading of entries into their respective stalls of the starting gate apparatus;
  2. To hold/the horses while inside  the starting gate apparatus prior to the start of the race;
  3. To return all horses paraphernalia left with them or whips they have gotten hold of to the respective grooms or jockeys after the race;
  4. To handle only horses that has been numerically assigned to them.

The PHILRACOM has the option to administer a practical examination if necessary.

PR 19- FARRIERS

He must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit and with sufficient experience/skill relevant to the position. He is required to present endorsement letters from three (3) trainers or owners.

PR 19.A-DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE FARRIERS

  1. To be present at the saddling enclosure or paddock during racing days, for the purpose of rendering proper and immediate assistance to horses requiring simple remedial attention.
  2. To be present at the starting gate during racing days to render proper and immediate assistance toin an emergency when directed to do so by the starter.