RULES GOVERNING CORRUPT PRACTICES AND OFFENSES, AND THEIR CORRESPONDING PENALTIES

PR 74.  DEFINITION OF CORRUPT PRACTICES
Every horse that participates in a race shall run on its own merits. Thus, any person found guilty of any corrupt practices stated below by the PHILRACOM, after due deliberation, shall have his license or permit revoked and may be banned from owning, training or riding race horses, or entering the premises of the Racing Clubs on racing days, in addition to such fines and penalties as may be imposed under Presidential Decree No. 420 and other applicable laws;

  1. Giving, promising or offering, either directly or indirectly, bribes in any form to Racing Officials and personnel or to any person having access to a race horse, for them to perform any act contrary to the Racing Rules and Regulations;
  2. Soliciting or accepting bribes in any form to perform any act contrary to the Racing Rules and Regulations;  For the above offenses A and B, if the offender is a licensee of the PHILRACOM, his license shall be revoked and he shall be banned from entering the premises of the Racing Clubs. Offenders who are non-licensees shall be banned from entering the Club premises.
  3. For administering or injecting drugs or prohibited substance/s, the offender shall be fined and penalized by:
    • 1st offense  –  Sixty thousand Pesos (PHP 60,000) and fifty two(52) racing week suspension, banned from the Racing Club for the duration of suspension
    • 2nd offense –  Banned
  4. For possessing syringes, hypodermic needles and/or prohibited substance/s and drug/s, or any other paraphernalia inside the Club premises:
    • 1st offense  –  Ten Thousand Pesos (Php 10,000) and twenty six (26) racing week suspension and banned from the Racing Club premises for the duration of the suspension
    • 2nd offense –  Banned
  5. For refusing to submit bags for inspection by the Club or PHILRACOM officials, the offender shall be banned from the racetrack.
  6. For misleading the PHILRACOM or the Board of Stewards in any investigation concerning the conduct of racing, the offender shall be given a suspension of:
    • 1st offense  –  thirty (30) racing days
    • 2nd offense –  sixty (60) racing days
    • 3rd offense  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  7. For possessing within the Club premises or using gadgets, electrical, mechanical or otherwise other than the ordinary equipment of such nature as could affect the speed or racing condition of the horse, the offender shall be fined:
    • 1st offense  –  Php 3,000 and one month suspension
    • 2nd offense –  Php 6,000 and two month suspension
    • 3rd offense  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  8. For failing to report immediately to the proper authorities any offer or promise of a bribe or request or suggestion for a bribe or any corrupt, improper or fraudulent practices in relation to a race made inside the Club premises, the offender shall be fined:
    • 1st offense  –  Three Thousand Pesos (Php 3,000)
    • 2nd offense –  Six Thousand Pesos (Php 6,000)
    • 3rd offense  –  PHILRACOM discretion

PR 75.  ACTS AND / OR OMISSIONS BY HORSE OWNERS AND / OR TRAINERS, AND THEIR CORRESPONDING PENALTIES

  1. For instructing his jockey, directly or indirectly, to lose the race wherein his horse shall take part:
    • 1st offense  –  Sixty Thousand Pesos (Php 60,000) and 52 racing week suspension
    • Succeeding offenses  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  2. For applying or administering prohibited substance/s, directly or indirectly, regardless of personal knowledge:
    • 1st offense  –  Sixty Thousand Pesos (Php 60,000) and 52 racing week suspension, banned from the Club premises for the duration of the suspension
    • 2nd offense –  Banned
  3. For possessing syringes, needles and/or prohibited drugs while within the premises of the waiting and saddling paddock:
    • 1st offense  –  Ten Thousand Pesos (Php 10,000) and 26 racing week suspension, banned from the Club premises for the duration of the suspension
    • 2nd offense  –  Banned
  4. For failing to run his horse declared in a race without justifiable cause (non-appearance) as determined by the Board of Stewards and without notifying the latter at least four (4) races before the scheduled race, the trainer:
    • 1st offense  –  six (6) months suspension
    • 2nd offense –  one (1) year suspension
    • Succeeding offenses  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  5. For disobeying the orders or regulations of the PHILRACOM and the Racing Club, or for disorderly or improper conduct in his relations with the officials of the PHILRACOM or the Racing Club, or for insulting them when the latter are in the performance of their duties:
    • 1st offense  –  Five Thousand Pesos (Php 5,000) and/or 2-4 racing week suspension
    • 2nd offense  –  Ten Thousand Pesos (Php 10,000) and/or 4-6 racing week suspension
    • Succeeding offenses-PHILRACOM discretion
  6. For failing to report and register any transfer of horse ownership within seventy two (72) hours from the date of transfer, the new owner shall be fined: Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000) for every horse.
  7. For failing to report any transfer of trainership of a horse within seventy two (72) hours after the notification of the former trainer of the change to the Commission, the owner shall be fined: Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2,000) for every horse.
  8. For failing to report in writing to the PHILRACOM the death of horses under his ownership or trainership, the owner and/or trainer shall be penalized:
    • 1st offense  –  Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500) and /or four (4) week suspension
    • 2nd offense –  One Thousand Pesos (Php 1,000) and/or six (6) week suspension
    • 3rd offense  –  Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2,000) and/or eight (8) week suspension
  9. For failing to submit the passport with vaccination record of his horse within seven (7) calendar days from the date of vaccination, the trainer shall be fined One Thousand pesos (Php 1,000).
  10. For allowing his horse to run with an expired vaccination, the trainer shall be fined Five Thousand Pesos (Php 5000).
  11. For bringing his horses to the Club premises unvaccinated or with expired vaccination, the owner shall be fined: Five Thousand Pesos (Php 5000).
  12. For failing to submit the test results pertaining to disease/s declared by the PHILRACOM as a threat to horse-racing, the trainer shall be penalized:
    • 1st offense  –  Five Thousand Pesos (Php 5000 ) and /or one (1) to two (2) racing week suspension
    • 2nd offense –  Ten Thousand and/or four (4) to six (6) racing week suspension
    • Succeeding offense  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  13. For allowing the use of wrong racing colors by the jockey, the trainer shall be fined:
    • 1st offense  –  One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000)
    • 2nd offense –  Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000)
    • 3rd and succeeding offenses  –  Three Thousand Pesos (Php 3000)
  14. For knowingly or willingly falsifying or concealing facts regarding prior racing record, pedigree, identity or ownership of a registered horse, its true physical condition and /or whereabouts when it was declared for participation in a race, the owner/trainer shall be assessed a fine to be determined by the PHILRACOM or suspension of not more than two (2) years or revocation of license/permit without prejudice to criminal prosecution under the applicable lawsof the Philippines.
  15. For failing to attend or to send a representative to the drawing of lots whenever his horse is taking part, the trainer shall be fined One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000).
  16. For using unauthorized racing paraphernalia and/or racing plate, the trainer shall be penalized:
    • 1st offense  –  One Thousand Five Hundred pesos (Php 1500) and/or thirty (30) calendar day suspension
    • 2nd offense –  Three Thousand Pesos (Php 3000) and/or sixty (60) calendar day suspension
    • 3rd offense  –  Six Thousand Pesos (Php 6000) and/or ninety (90) calendar day suspension
    • Succeeding offenses  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  17. For being absent at the racetrack two (2) races before the scheduled run, the trainer shall be fined Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000).
  18. For bringing his horse to the paddock outside the prescribed time of two (2) races before its run, the trainer shall be fined  Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000).
  19. For allowing an improperly dressed or unlicensed groom to bring his horse inside the race track, the trainer shall be penalized;
    • 1st offense  –  One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000)
    • 2nd offense –  Two Thousand Pesos (Php2000)
    • 3rd and succeeding offenses –  Eight (8) week suspension
  20. For declaring an unregistered horse, the trainer shall be fined: Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000)
  21. For failing to submit the vacation slip of horses belonging to group of two (2) and three (3) year olds, imported and Class Division 1, the trainer shall be fined One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000).
  22. If offenders fail to settle fines with the PHILRACOM within the prescribed period, horses owned and/or trained by them shall not be allowed to be declared.

PR 76.  ACTS AND / OR OMISSIONS BY JOCKEYS, AND THEIRCORRESPONDING PENALTIES

  1. For failing to report any excess in the assigned weight for his horse prior to riding: a fine of One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000).
  2. For not reporting his excess ride/s before the start of the first race: One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000).
  3. For arriving late for his ride including all official barrier trial races: One Thousand Pesos (PHP 1000)
  4. For entering the jockeys quarters or enclosures without having a mount in the meeting or while under suspension at that time:
    1. 1st offense  –  sixty (60) racing day suspension
    2. 2nd offense –  one hundred fifty six (156) day suspension
    3. 3rd and succeeding offenses  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  5. For leaving the jockeys quarters before the completion of all his ride, a fine of:
    1. 1st offense  –  One Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (Php 1500)
    2. 2nd offense –  Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000)
    3. 3rd offense  –  Four Thousand Pesos (Php 4000)
  6. For not leaving the jockeys quarters within thirty (30) minutes after his last ride: One thousand Pesos (Php 1000) or six (6) racing days.
  7. For refusing to wear his racing color for the race without justifiable reason as determined by the Board of Stewards: One thousand Pesos (Php 1000).
  8. For not being properly dressed or for changing his attire in full view of the public: One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000).
  9. For failing to carry his whip properly: One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000).
  10. For taking or borrowing a whip from another rider in a race: Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500).
  11. For using a whip that is more than twenty eight (28) inches from tip to tip: Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500).
  12. For unnecessarily brandishing, threatening or waving his whip or hand during the race or grandstanding: One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000).
  13. For using his whip in an excessive, unnecessary, or improper manner, or act of cruelty punishing his mount in a race or trial, or in track work or elsewhere:
    1. 1st offense  –  six (6) to twelve (12) racing day suspension
    2. 2nd offense –  Two Thousand Pesos and /or twenty four (24) to thirty six (36) racing day suspension
    3. 3rd and succeeding offenses  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  14. For wearing spurs other than the rounded type: One Thousand Pesos (Php 100).
  15. For failure to report for medical check up before the first race and two races before his scheduled ride:
    1. 1st offense  –  One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000) or 6 racing day suspension
    2. 2nd offense –  Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000) or twelve (12) to twenty four (24) racing day suspension.
    3. Succeeding offense – PHILRACOM discretion
  16. For not mounting simultaneously with other entries: Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500).
  17. For not parading in numerical order while going to the barrier: Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500).
  18. For being late in the parade after all the other entries have already reached the back of the starting gate, thereby causing a delay in the loading of horses: One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000).
  19. For not keeping his assigned place at the starting apparatus, unless permitted to do so by the starter: One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000).
  20. For dismounting at the barrier without the starters permission or for disobeying the starter orders:
    1. 1st offense  –  Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500) and six (6) racing day suspension
    2. 2nd offense –  One thousand Pesos (Php 1000) and twelve (12) to eighteen (18) days suspension
    3. 3rd and succeeding offenses  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  21. For failure to report any untoward incident to the starter regarding his mount: One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000).
  22. For non-appearance without justifiable cause in all official races including barrier trials:
    1. 1st offense  –  twelve (12) to twenty four (24) racing day suspension
    2. Succeeding offenses  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  23. For communicating, talking or having contact with persons other than the officials of the PHILRACOM or club, upon leaving the saddling enclosures or paddock until the finish of the race: Thirty (30) racing days suspension.
  24. For disorderly conduct during a race meeting:
    1. 1st offense  –  30 racing day suspension
    2. Succeeding offenses-PHILRACOM discretion
  25. For being involved in fraudulent combinations or fixed races: Banned.
  26. For failing to inform the owner or trainer concerned any suspension or order regarding the horse he rode:
    1. 1st offense  –  six (6) to twelve (12) racing days
    2. 2nd offense –  One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000) and/or twelve (12) to twenty four (24) racing day suspension
    3. 3rd and succeeding offenses  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  27. For failing to salute the Stewards, Judges or Clerk of Scale on returning to the enclosure:
    1. 1st offense  –  Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500)
    2. 2nd offense –  One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000)
    3. 3rd offense  –  Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000)
  28. For showing improper or insulting behavior at any time towards PHILRACOM and Club Officials in relation to their duties:
    1. 1st offense  –  twelve (12) to thirty (30) racing day suspension
    2. 2nd and succeeding offenses  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  29. For not being present or failing to send an authorized representative during the drawing of lots:
    1. 1st offense  –  Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500)
    2. 2nd offense –  One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000)
    3. 3rd and succeeding offenses  –  Two Thousand Pesos  (Php 2000)
  30. For failing to submit to the Club Handicapper his priority list of rides prior to the drawing of lots,
    1. 1st offense  –  One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000)
    2. 2nd offense –  Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000)
    3. 3rd and succeeding offenses  –  six (6) to twelve (12) racingday suspension
  31. For not wearing a standard approved vest or for using an unauthorized or modified vest to gain an unfair weight advantage:
    1. 1st offense  –  One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000)
    2. 2nd offense –  Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000)
    3. 3rdand succeeding offenses  –  Four Thousand Pesos (Php 4000)
  32. For wearing an unauthorized or unserviceable skull cap as may be determined by the Board of Stewards:
    1. 1st offense  –  One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000)2nd offense –  Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000)
    2. 3rd and succeeding offenses  –  Four Thousand pesos   (Php4000)
  33. For using an unlicensed helper to assist him: One Thousand Pesos (P1000).
  34. For failing to control or monitor the conduct of his helper while inside the paddock premises: One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000).
  35. For possessing or using unauthorized device, apparatus or equipment while on top of his mount:
    1. 1st offense  –  Ten Thousand Pesos (Php 10,000) and/ or 156 racing day suspension
    2. 2nd offense  –  Banned
  36. For having in his possession prohibited drugs and/or drug paraphernalia during a race meet:  suspended indefinitely while under investigation by the PHILRACOM and/or the proper authorities.
  37. For being under the influence of drugs during a race meet or for testing positive for prohibited drug/s: suspended indefinitely while under investigation by the PHILRACOM and/or proper authorities.
  38. For refusing to undergo random drug testing within twenty four (24) hours after notice: suspended for one (1) year.MM.
  39. For being under the influence of alcohol while inside the restricted area:OO.
    1. 1st offense  –  Fine of One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000)
    2. 2nd offense –  Fine of Two Thousand Pesos (PHp 2000)
    3. 3rd offense  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  40. For failing to settle his fines with the PHILRACOM: forfeiture of his right to be declared in future races.
  41. For participating in competitive racing abroad while under suspension and no clearance has been secured from the PHILRACOM: his license will be put on hold until cleared by the PHILRACOM Board.
  42. For misleading the PHILRACOM and/or the Board of Stewards at any investigation concerning the conduct of racing:
    1. 1st offense  –  thirty (30) racing day suspension
    2. 2nd offense –  sixty (60) racing day suspension
    3. 3rd offense  –  PHILRACOM discretion
  43. For deliberately losing the race either by easing, pulling and/or stopping his mount without justifiable reason at any point in the race, wherein the Board of Stewards determines that the horse still has a chance of winning the race:  one (1) year suspension and the horse shall be elevated to the next higher group.
  44. For easing, pulling and /or stopping his mount at any point in the race without justifiable reason, wherein the Board of Stewards determines that these may affect the placings of the betting pools:
    • In ordinary races  –  eighteen (18) to seventy two (72) racing day suspension
    • In stakes races  –  Forty two (42) to one hundred forty four (144) racing day suspension
  45. For lack of interest or for not taking all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to ensure that his horse is given full opportunity to obtain the best possible placing in the race:  twenty four (24) to one hundred fifty six (156) racing days
  46. FOR CARELESS RIDING
    1. For not observing the fifty (50) meter rule at the start of the race:
      • In ordinary races  –  six (6) to twelve (12) racing days suspension
      • In stakes races  –  six (6) to twenty four (24) racing days suspension
    2. 2.  For bumping and crowding another rider or crossing its path at any point in the race:
      • In ordinary races  –  six (6) to twelve (12) racing days suspension
      • In Stakes races  –  six (6) to twenty four (24) racing days suspension
    3. 3.  For crowding another runner/s causing them to be checked or to lose ground:
      • In ordinary races  –  six (6) to twenty four (24) racing days suspension
      • In stakes races  –  eighteen (18) to thirty six (36) racing days suspension
    4. 4.  For severely interfering one or more runners, causing them to be checked, to lose ground, or its jockey to be unseated:
      • In ordinary races  –  eighteen (18) to thirty six (36) racing days suspension
      • In stakes races  –  forty two (42) to eighty four (84) racing days suspension
      • Automatic disqualification of horse when a rider is unseated
  47. FOR FOUL RIDING  –   When a jockey intentionally strikes, pushes, holds or detains another horse or its rider in a manner that will prejudice or interfere with that horse’s chance of success or causes the unseating of the rider: twenty four (24) to one hundred fifty six (156) racing days suspension.  NOTE: A RIDER IS ALLOWED TO CHANGE LANES ONLY AFTER HE IS TWO (2) LENGTHS CLEAR IN FRONT OF THE OTHER RUNNERS.
  48. FOR OFFENSES INVOLVING HANDICAP WEIGHT  –   Helmets, whips, and the number cloth are excluded from the weight. Exception is noted when wet and muddy condition prevails.

Jockey’s Weight Allowances
(in Kilograms)

Handicap Weight Allowed Maximum Handicap Weight Total Weight Allowance + Vest
52.0 54.0 2.0
52.5 54.5 2.0
53.0 54.5 1.5
53.5 55.0 1.5
54.0 55.0 1.0
54.5 55.5 1.0
55 and excess 55.5 0.5
    1. For being overweight, thus leading to a change of jockey, a fine of:
      • 1st offense  –  One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000)
      • 2nd offense  –  Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000)
      • 3rd offense  –  Four Thousand Pesos (Php 4000)
      • 4th offense  –  PHILRACOM discretion
    2. For having less weight during the weigh-in – all jockeys found to be overweight by 500 grams or less during the weigh-in shall be assessed a fine of One Thousand Pesos (Php 1000) for using any of his riding paraphernalia to complete his assigned handicap weight. If the discrepancy is more than 500 grams, the following shall apply:
      1.  Winner (DISQUALIFIED)
      2. Second (2nd ) to Fourth (4th ) positions and in exotic betting
      3. Unplaced Runners
        1.  501 grams to 1 kg.
        2.  1.01 kgs.to 1.5 kgs.
        3.  1.51 kgs. to 2.0 kgs.
        4.  Over 2.0 kgs.
Reference First Offense Second Offense Third Offense
76.VV.2.a 52 racing weeks PHILRACOM discretion PHILRACOM discretion
76.VV.2.b 26 racing weeks PHILRACOM discretion PHILRACOM discretion
76.VV.2.c.1 Php1,000.00 Php2,000.00 PHILRACOM discretion
76.VV.2.c.2 Php2,000.00 Php4,000.00 PHILRACOM discretion
76.VV.2.c.3 Php3,000.00 Php6,000.00 PHILRACOM discretion
76.VV.2.c.4 Php4,000.00 Php8,000.00 PHILRACOM discretion
  1. For having more weight during the weigh-in:
        1.  Winner;
          1. 1 kg. and less
          2. 1.01 kg. to 1.50 kgs.
          3. 1.51 kgs. to 2.0 kgs.
          4. 2.0 kgs. and more
        2. Second (2nd) to last position;
          1. 1 kg. and less
          2. 1.1 kg. to 1.5 kgs.
          3. 1.6 kgs. to 2.0 kgs.
          4. Over 2.0 kgs
Reference Forst Offense Second Offense Third Offense
76.VV.3.a.1 Php2,000.00 Php4,000.00 PHILRACOM discretion
76.VV3.a.2 Php4,000.00 Php8,000.00 PHILRACOM discretion
76.VV.3.a.3 Php6,000.00 Php12,000.00 PHILRACOM discretion
76.VV.3.a.4 PHILRACOM discretion PHILRACOM discretion PHILRACOM discretion
76.VV.3.b.1 Php1,000.00 and/or 6 racing days Php2,000.00 and/or 12 racing days PHILRACOM discretion
76.VV.3.b.2 Php1,000.00 and/or 6-12 racing days Php2,000.00 and/or 12-24 racing days PHILRACOM discretion
76.VV.3.B.3 Php1,000.00 and/or 36-40 racing days Php2,000.00 and/or 60-72 racing days PHILRACOM discretion
76.VV.3.b.4 156 racing days 156-312 racing days PHILRACOM discretion

 

NOTE: THE COUNT OF OFFENSES REGARDING WEIGHT WILL REVERT TO ZERO (0) AFTER A CLEAN SLATE OF ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE LAST OFFENSE.