HORSEOWNERS, TRAINERS, JOCKEY, APPRENTICE JOCKEYS, STUDENT JOCKEYS, EXERCISE RIDER AND GROOM

PR 20- HORSEOWNERS

A horse owner is a person in whose name the certificate of ownership or transfer certificate of a racehorse is registered. The term “person” shall include a natural person, a partnership or a corporate entity. It also means any person who holds, in whole or in part, any right, title, or interest in a horse, or any lessee of a horse, who has been duly issued a currently valid owner’s license as a person responsible for such horse.

PR 20 A-QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION OF HORSEOWNERSHIP

PR 20.A.1-FOR APPLICANTS 21 YRS. OLD AND ABOVE

  1. Must be a citizen or a resident of the Philippines. Foreigner or non-resident may apply subject to the approval of the Board;
  2. Must have an annual net income of at least Php 500,000 as reflected in the current Income Tax return (ITR). If the ITR shows insufficient income, he must submit evidence of supplementary income;
  3. Must be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of any crime of moral turpitude;
  4. Must own or lease at least one (1) racehorse with an existing agreement with a license trainer
  5. Endorsement letter from the Chairman or President of Horse Owners Association or at least three(3) individual horse owner;
  6. Personal interview by the entire Board or designated committee
  7. Must submit National Stud Farm Certificate of horse/s, Certificate of Ownership( COLC),Certificate of Transfer ( CTLC), Deed of Sale, Illustrated racing color and two (2) copies of recent photo( 1 copy 1x1, I copy 2x2).

PR 20.A.2- FOR APPLICANTS BELOW 21 YRS. OLD

  1. Must be daughters, sons or ward of a licensed horse owner;
  2. An undertaking filed by the parent or legal guardian assuming responsibility for meeting all financial , contractual or other obligations related to racing;
  3. All horses under the minors name will be considered coupled entries to parent/ guardian’s horse.

PR 20.A.3- SPOUSE

A  spouse may apply for a separate horse owners license provided that he/she satisfies the requirement under PR 20.A.1 or PR 20.A.2 whichever is applicable.

PR20.A.4- OWNERSHIP BY SINGLE PROPRIETORSHIP

The applicant must submit the following:

  1. Certificate of registration with the Department of Trade and Industry.
  2. Income tax return for the last 3years/Financial statements.
  3. Recent photo of authorized signatory (2 copies – 1x1)
  4. National Stud Farm Certificate of horse(s)
  5. Certificate Of Ownership (COLC)
  6. Certificate of Transfer (CTLC)
  7. Deed of sale
  8. Illustrated racing color

PR 20.A.5-OWNERSHIP BY PARTNERSHIP

The applicant must submit the following:

  1. Papers of agreement/partnership with the designated representative/signatory (first party).
  2. Certificate of registration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) or Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  3. Income tax return for the last three (3) years/Financial statements.
  4. Recent photo of authorized signatory (2 copies – 1x1)
  5. National Stud Farm Certificate of horse(s)
  6. Certificate Of Ownership (COLC)
  7. Certificate of Transfer (CTLC)
  8. Deed of sale
  9. Illustrated racing color
  10. Articles of partnership.

PR 20.A.6- OWNERSHIP BY CORPORATION

The applicant must submit the following:

  1. Articles of incorporation and by-laws.
  2. Certificate of registration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) or Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  3. List of officers and stockholders
  4. Latest audited financial statement
  5. Certification/designation of authorized corporate signatory on racing matters issued by the Corporate Secretary
  6. Picture of authorized signatory
  7. National Stud Farm Certificate of horse(s)
  8. Certificate Of Ownership (COLC)
  9. Certificate of Transfer (CTLC)
  10. Deed of sale
  11. Illustrated racing color 

PR 21- OWNERSHIP THROUGH LEASING

Horses may be leased provided the contract is registered with the PHILRACOM to be binding on third parties. All the rights, obligations, responsibilities and liabilities of a horse owner shall be enjoyed and shouldered by the lessee as if he was the owner of the horse himself. Horses owned by the lessee and the horses leased by him shall be considered as coupled entries.

PR 21.A- LEASING REGULATIONS

Horses may be raced under lease provided the lease agreement is annexed to the horse’s registration certificate and is approved by the PHILRACOM. Validity of a lease for the purpose of racing a horse maybe suspended temporarily or voided by the PHILRACOM at any time. No lease maybe approved by the PHILRACOM for racing purposes unless:

  1. Lessee is a licensed owner;
  2. Each of the signatures of the lessors on the lease agreement is subscribed and sworn to before a notary public.
  3. Lease term is no more than one (1) year, unless sooner terminated by claim, or retirement of subject horses;
  4. Conditions of the lease specify, as to parties to the lease, whether the subject horse can be entered in a race to be claimed. If agreeable to lessor that the subject horse maybe entered to be claimed, conditions of the lease must specify the minimum prize for which the subject horse can be entered, the name of the payee of claiming prize.
  5. Conditions of the lease specify that upon the claim of subject horse the lease shall terminate and all the rights in and to such horse shall pass to claimant as a bona fide purchase.
  6. After viewing the full ownership of such leased horses, and the interest of all persons involved in such lease, the PHILRACOM find that such lease:
    1. completely divest lessors or sub-lessors of further control or direction of the racing performance of such horse while under lease; and
    2. the resultant program-listing of lease would not mislead the betting public by reason of the absence in the program-listing of the name of a person or persons possessing a beneficial horse.

PR 22-ATTORNEY-IN-FACT

  1. Only horse owner shall grant and/or appoint an attorney-in-fact (either a licensed trainer or groom) in the absence of his duly designated trainer. The appointed attorney-in-fact shall exercise his authority whenever the trainer is absent or indisposed.
  2. Only one attorney-in-fact shall be designated by the horse owner. The special power of attorney together with the information sheet and NBI Clearance of the authorized person shall be submitted to Legal Division for examination.
  3. The Chief of the Legal Division, shall examine the documents and approve the same if in order.
  4. The horse owner shall be held answerable to all acts of his agents and/or attorney-in-fact even if the said acts were performed in the agent’s personal capacity.
  5. The penalty to be imposed to a horse owner whose agent had violated the rules and regulations of the Commission shall be determined by the Board or its duly authorized employees depending on the gravity of the offense committed.

PR 23-PERSONS PHROHIBITED FROM OWNING RACE HORSES

Under penalty of revocation of license or permit, the following are prohibited from owning race horses directly or indirectly, Racing Clubs or other entities licensed to hold or conduct  horse racing in the Philippines, Racing managers, Stewards, Judges, Paddock Stewards, Handicappers, Starters, PHILRACOM Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director ,PHILRACOM employees, Jockeys and apprentices and such other persons as the PHILRACOM may determine.

PR 24- COMPENSATION PAID BY THE HORSE OWNER

The owner of a horse shall pay as compensation to his trainer a minimum of nine percent (9%) and to his jockey a minimum of twelve percent (12%) of the prize awarded to his horse in an ordinary race.

PR 25- RULES GOVERNING COUPLED ENTRIES

Horses running in a particular race will be coupled in the following conditions:

  1. Horses owned by the same person;
  2. Horses owned by husband and wife;
  3. Horses owned by parent and children below 21 years old;
  4. Horses owned by siblings who are both below 21 years old;
  5. Horses owned by legal guardians and ward below 21 years old;
  6. Horses owned by a person and a corporation whose majority stock is owned by the former;
  7. Horses owned by a person and a business partnership in which the former is a partner;
  8. Horses owned by a person and a business entity owned by the same;
  9. Horses owned by a lessee and a lessor;
  10. .Horses owned by a corporation or business entities whose majority stockholder or owner is the same person.

PR 26- REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP

  1. Notarized copy of the Deed of Sale;
  2. Photocopy of the Certificate of Large cattle (CTLC);
  3. Passport with updated data on Equine Flu Vaccination and Coggins’  Test results and other test that may be required by the PHILRACOM;
  4. Duly accomplished form of transfer of ownership;
  5. Payment of transfer fee.

PR 27- REQUIREMENT FOR TRANSFER OF TRAINERSHIP

  1. Dulytransfer of trainership form;
  2. Payment of transfer fee.

 A trainer whose license has been suspended may be allowed to re-transfer the horse/s to his trainership provided a written authority by the horse owner/s concerned is submitted to the PHILRACOM.

PR 28-TRAINERS

 A trainer is one who is licensed to train horses, shall act as the authorized representative of the horse owner/s before the PHILRACOM and the officials of the Racing Club.

A horse trainer who is appointed member of the PHILRACOM Board must take a leave of absence during his term of office and cannot participate in any official races. He shall also refrain from being present in the Stewards Stand, Saddling Paddock, Jockeys Quarters and other similarly restricted areas during races where an immediate family member is a participant, either as owner, jockey or trainer. Likewise, he shall inhibit himself from participating Board deliberations and investigations involving an immediate family member.

PR 28.A- QUALIFICATIONS OF TRAINERS

He must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit, at least a high school graduate, has undergone Apprenticeship Program for at least one (1) year under the Philippine Race Horse Trainers Association Incorporated and endorsed by the same and has passed the examination given by the PHILRACOM.

PR28.B- DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A TRAINER

  1. To declare horse/s under his trainership as to fit to participate in a raceto ensure that the entries in the declaration sheet is correct and updated;
  2. To attend or send a representative to the drawing of lots, whenever his horse is entered to take part in any race;
  3. To report the medications to be used by his horse;
  4. To request for the use or change of racing paraphernalia;
  5. To be present at the race track at least two (2) races before and to remain in the premises until the end of his horses scheduled run;
  6. To supervise the saddling of his horse at the paddock and to ensure that only authorized paraphernalia are used;
  7. To give instructions to his jockey as may be necessary to ensure the best performance of his horse;
  8. To submit the horse’s passport to the PHILRACOM for updating with complete record on Equine Fluof all horses under his care  within seven(7) working days;
  9. To submit the Coggin’s Test result within  seven (7) working days from the date of release of such and other test results that may be required by the PHILRACOM:
  10. To ensure that his horse is properly shod before entering the race track premises;
  11. To submit to the PHILRACOM any other clearances or certificate that may be required;
  12. To report to the Board of Stewards as soon as practicable any condition which may affect the running of his horse in a race or any change in riding instructions;
  13. To ensure that the horses under his care are brought to the track two(2) races or one (1) hour before the scheduled run by a licensed groom wearing the proper uniform;
  14. To notify the Board of Stewards as soon as practicable the withdrawal of his horse from the scheduled race.
  15. To notify the PHILRACOM regarding vacation of horses under his care.

PR 29- JOCKEYS

Jockeys are persons who professionally ride horses during races and must be licensed by the PHILRACOM.

A Jockey who is appointed member of the PHILRACOM Board must take a leave of absence during his term of office and cannot participate in any official races. He shall also refrain from being present in the Stewards Stand, Saddling Paddock, Jockeys Quarters and other similarly restricted areas during races where an immediate family member is a participant, either as owner, jockey or trainer. Likewise, he shall inhibit himself from participating in Board deliberations and investigations involving an immediate family member.

PR 29.A-REQUIREMENTS FOR JOCKEYS

The jockey must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit, at least a high school graduate and weighing not more than fifty two (52) kilograms.

PR 29.B- DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A JOCKEY

  1. To attend to or send a representative during the drawing of lots;
  2. To be present one (1) hour or two(2) races before the scheduled race for his attendance and body weight confirmation and to be within the jockeys quarters premises until his last ride, including barrier trial races;
  3. To report to the clinic for medical check-up two(2) races before his scheduled ride;
  4. To report to the Board of Stewards any excess ride before the start of the first race of the day;
  5. To weigh-out in complete racing attire and tack;
  6. To be responsible at all times for the behavior and conduct of his horse from the time he mounts up to the time he dismounts;
  7. To obey all legal orders from the racing officials;
  8. To observe proper decorum/ behavior and dress code within the premises of the paddocks;
  9. To be responsible for the conduct of his licensed helper while inside the paddock;
  10. To be responsible for the fitness and serviceable condition of his equipment and to make sure that these are authorized by the PHILRACOM;
  11. To take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to win and to obtain the best possible placing and must ride his mount to the finish line, without however ,unnecessary punishing his mount;
  12. To unsaddle and weigh-in with the required tack by himself;
  13. To inform before weighing-in ,the Clerk of Scales of any protest;
  14. To leave the jockeys quarters/paddock within thirty (30) minutes after his last ride;
  15. To communicate only with authorized racing officials of the PHILRACOM or his trainer/owner inside the paddock area;
  16. To inform his owner/trainer of any suspension or order regarding the horse he rode.
  17. To be ready at all times while inside the starting gate apparatus.
  18. To secure a clearance from the PHILRACOM as required under “Loss of Confidence Rule”.
  19. To submit him self for any investigation that will be conducted by the Board of Stewards and/or the Commission.
  20. To report to the Board of Stewards or any PHILRACOM official any attempt of bribery or race fixing.

PR 29.C-NUMBER OF RIDES

A Jockey shall be allowed not more than sixty percent (60%) of the scheduled regular races in one weekend or weekday racing (night racing), rounded off.

The number of rides allowed to an apprentice jockey shall not be more than forty percent (40%) of the scheduled race for the day. After attaining his 25th win, he shall be permitted to ride a maximum of fifty percent (50%) of the scheduled races. After marking his 40th win excluding races for novatos, vicious horses and barrier trial, he shall be entitled to the maximum of sixty percent (60%) of the scheduled races.

PR 29.D-DRESS CODE FOR JOCKEYS

Jockeys are required when taking part in a race

  1. To be attired uniformly in white riding pants, black leather boots with tan upper brim or band,standard “crash helmet” or skull cap and the correct racing color;
  2. To use a standard whip which shall not be more than twenty eight (28) inches from tip to tip and carried only in his hand from the parade to the finish;
  3. To use cinch (girth/ cincha) and surcingle (sobrecincha) with any kind of saddle;
  4. To use a safety vest that has been approved by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities whose weight is included in the official weight.
    1. European Standard EN13158;2000 Level1
    2. JRA Standard (DESCENTE)
    3. ARB Standard 1998
    4. Satra Jockey Vest Standard Document M6 issue 3
    5. ASTM F2681-08
  5. To use helmet that has been approved by the International Federation of        Horseracing Authorities.
    1. European Standard EN1384:1996, EN1384:1997 and PASO15:1994
    2. RA Standard (ARAI)
    3. Australian Standard AS/NZS 3838 2003
    4. USA Standard ASTM F11 63-01

PR 29.E- SUBSTITUTION OF A JOCKEY

Substitution of a declared jockey is mandatory in cases of accidents, illnesses or incapacity of a jockey, overweight as certified by the Clerk of Scales, loss of confidence of the owner as supported by a written request and or other justifiable reasons, as determined by the Board of Stewards. In cases wherein the owner, trainer or authorized representative fails to appear before the Board of Stewards for a change of jockey despite three (3) summon, the Board will have the authority to withdraw the horse from the race.

  1. In cases wherein, after leaving the saddling paddock, the jockey refuses to mount the horse that has been certified by the veterinarian as fit to race, no substitution of jockey will be allowed. However, no penalty shall be imposed on both the rider and horse 
  2. Substitution of jockeys and apprentice jockeys must be of the same group except in the case of Class A riders which can be replaced by Class B jockeys if there were no available rider from the Class A group.
  3. A jockey whose mount has been withdrawn from a race shall not be allowed to substitute for a rider declared on the same race.
  4. A jockey who is incapable to ride on his first declared ride due to accident, illness or any fortuitous incident, and consequently is substituted by another jockey. A jockey who falls from his horse during a race may opt to be replaced on his next ride. He however may still be allowed to ride on his remaining mounts for the day upon the approval of the attending physicians.
  5. A jockey who falls from his horse during a race but was declared initially fir to ride may opt to be replaced on his next ride. He, however, may still be allowed to ride on his remaining mounts for the day upon the approval of the attending physician.
  6. Changes of jockeys shall be allowed in all Stakes Races including Sweepstakes Races provided the request is made before the first race of the same day for proper dissemination to the betting public. Jockeys are allowed to ride in a race before Stakes Race. In the case of a jockey-change, however, a written consent of the jockey to be substituted is required.
  7. Only jockeys whose suspension is two (2) weeks or less shall be allowed to be a substitute rider on the day of his suspension. He shall also still be allowed to substitute in the succeeding days provided that his case is on appeal.
  8. A letter or written note signed by either the horse owner or horse trainer shall be presented to the Board of stewards if the reason for change of jockey is loss of confidence. The jockey involved shall not be allowed to ride for three (3) months on all horses registered to the particular owner.
  9. Jockeys who have an excess weight of one (1) kilogram during the initial weigh out shall be automatically replaced.

PR 29.F-ALLOWING A SUSPENDED JOCKEY TO RIDE

A suspended jockey shall still be allowed to ride if he has already been declared for a race prior to his suspension: 

  1. In cases where the length of suspension is twelve (12) racing days or less, he is still eligible for declaration provided that his case is onHis suspension shall commence on the day after a final ruling of the Commission upholding the penalty is made.
  2. In cases where the suspension is more than twelve (12) racing days, the jockey shall not be eligible for declaration for future races whether his case is on appeal orHis suspension shall start on the day after his last declared ride.
  3. In the case of stakes races, the period between his date of suspension and the race wherein he was previously declared shall be counted in the computation of his suspension.
  4. Failure by the Club Handicapper to implement this provision shall mean a corresponding penalty which will be determined by the PHILRACOM Board.

PR 29.G- THE PRESENCE OF A JOCKEY AND THE MANDATORY PRESENCE  OF THE AUTHORIZED NPJA REPRESENTATIVE DURING THE RAFFLE OF NUMBERS (DRAWING OF LOTS)

The presence of a jockey and/or an NPJA authorized representative is required during the raffle of numbers for declared horses, which shall come out in the official programs. All declared jockeys are required to confirm their rides through their authorized representative. No changes will be allowed after the authorized representative has signed the final “copia”. Violation of this provision shall subject concerned to any penalty as may be determined and imposed by the PHILRACOM.

PR 29.H- SUBMISSION OF PRIORITY LIST

Jockeys are required to submit to the NPJA authorized representative the priority list of their rides, indicating the horse which they shall ride when there is a double jockey or when the number of rides is over the allowable number for a racing day, and for the jockey to keep an open line of communication for this purpose.

PR 29.I- MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF JOCKEYS

All jockeys shall undergo medical examination twice a year, in June and December, to be conducted by the Physician designated by the PHILRACOM, and the latter shall be guided by the findings therein in determining the fitness to continue riding racehorses.

PR 29.J-MEDICAL CLEARANCE

All jockeys under medical suspension shall be required to obtain a medical clearance from the PHILRACOM physician or his designated substitute or the Club physician in the absence of the former before being allowed to ride again. The clearance should be submitted to the Club handicapper and/or to the Board of Stewards. However, the jockey will only be allowed to ride after three (3) days from his suspension.

PR 30-INACTIVE AND SUSPENDED JOCKEYS

A jockey who have not ridden an official race for a period of not less than three (3) months shall be considered inactive.

  1. Jockeys who are inactive without justifiable reason shall have their license be held in abeyance for verification of reason/s.(Resolution 10-09)
  2. A jockey who goes on leave or is inactive for one (1) year shall be required to undergo a refresher course/seminar in the Rules and Regulation before being allowed to ride again.
  3. A jockey who was suspended for twenty four (24) racing days and above shall be required to undergo a seminar prior to issuance of clearance.
  4. Jockeys who fail to register for a particular year excluding those working overseas shall be allowed to renew their license provided they pay the registration and corresponding penalties.

 PR 31-JOCKEYS RIDING ABROAD

  1. Jockeys who will go abroad shall secure a clearance before leaving and upon his return.(Resolution 10-09)
  2. Jockeys under suspension shall not be allowed to ride in competitive racing abroad. (Resolution 10-09)
  3. Any jockey whose license in the Philippines has expired by reason of his employment abroad shall be allowed to renew his license without penalty.

PR 32-NO JOCKEYS WITH RELATIVE’S HORSE

No jockey shall be allowed to ride another entry wherein a horse owned directly or indirectly by his spouse, father, mother, brother or sister and any other relative within the second degree of consanguinity or indirectly through a corporation, partnership or any other entities wherein the relative has a financial interest, is also participating in a race.

PR 33-JOCKEY’S HELPERS

A helper is a person who attends to the needs of a jockey. He must be duly registered with the Racing Club and the PHILRACOM. He shall be allowed only in areas designated by the Racing Clubs and shall leave the track premises after the jockeys last ride. He shall be required to submit a drug test result before issuance of license.

A jockey shall be allowed one (1) helper if he has a ride of not more than (5) races and two (2) helpers if he has six (6) rides or more for the day.

PR 34-VISITING JOCKEYS

A foreign Jockey who applies to ride in the racetracks of the Philippines may be allowed to do so provided:

  1. He secures the necessary permits and/or clearances from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) and approved by the Commission;
  2. He gets the necessary clearances from the country where he has been riding for the past two (2) years and that he is duly licensed to ride;
  3. The country of which he is a citizen must, by virtue of reciprocity, allow Filipino jockeys to ride in their jurisdiction under the same terms and conditions; and
  4. They shall be subject to Philippine Tax Law. 

PR 35-APPRENTICE JOCKEYS\

Are riders with less than one (1) year riding experience  in an official race only or has not ridden forty winning horses. They are not allowed to ride vicious horses on official barrier trial race.

PR 35.A-QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPRENTICE JOCKEYS

He must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit, at least a high school graduate, not more than 5’6”or 167.5 cm. in height, not more than 103.5 lbs. or 47 kgs. and must be licensed by the PHILRACOM.

PR 35.B-WEIGHT ALLOWANCE FOR APPRENTICE JOCKEYS FOR ALL KINDS OF RACES EXCEPT STAKES RACE

The following weight allowance for apprentice jockeys for all kinds of races, except stakes races, shall be strictly observed:

  1. That an apprentice jockey shall be given four (4) kilograms weight allowance until he has ridden five (5) winning race;
  2. After his fifth win, an apprentice jockey shall be given three (3) kilograms weight allowance until he has ridden another twenty (20) winning races;
  3. After his 25th win, he shall be given two (2) kilograms weight allowance until he has ridden another fifteen (15) winning races, or total of forty (40) wins;
  4. After his 40th win, he shall be given a one (1) kilogram weight allowance which shall remain for a year counting from the date of his 5th win. That after a year from his 5th win, he shall be considered a professional jockey and shall be classified accordingly.
  5. An extension of the foregoing periods of weight allowance will be given accordingly if he is temporarily incapacitated from riding due to injury, illness, compulsory military or civil service, or any other condition which the Commission deems appropriate;
  6. During stakes races, apprentice jockeys shall carry the regular handicap weight assigned 

PR 36-STUDENT JOCKEYS

Refer to persons enrolled at the Philippine Jockey Academy and are being trained the proper way of riding race horses. He must be a Filipino citizen, not less than 17 yrs. old but not more than 26 yrs. old at the date of admission to the academy, not more than 5’6” or 167.5 cm in height and not more tan 103.5 lbs or 47 kgs., physically and mentally fit with no history of drug or substance abuse and at least high school graduate

PR 37- EXERCISE RIDERS

These persons are not professional, apprentice or student jockeys but are licensed to exercise horses during work-outs.

PR 37.A- QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENT FOR EXERCISE RIDERS

He shall be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit and must present to the PHILRACOM endorsement letters from the New Philippine Jockeys Association Inc. and the sponsoring trainer and/or owner.

PR 38- GROOMS/GROOM HELPERS

Are person who tends and cares for racehorses. He must be a Filipino citizen, of legal age, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit and should be endorsed by a trainer. In the case of grooms helper an endorsement from the Racing Club is required.

  1. All grooms bringing horses inside the track should be in the registered racing color of the horse owner. He is prohibited from wearing bandana and slippers.
  2. All grooms must secure a license from the PHILRACOM which they shall bring when entering the Club premises.
  3. All grooms are prohibited from smoking from the time they get into the Club’s premises with their horse.
  4. Grooms under the influence of drugs and alcohol are prohibited from entering the racetrack.
  5. Grooms are prohibited from bringing syringes, drugs or any other unauthorized gadgets or instruments inside the Racing Club.
  6. Grooms are allowed only one (1) helper while handling a horse inside the track.