CONDITIONS OF ENTRY TO THE PHILIPPINE STUD BOOK

GENERAL PRINCIPLES GOVERNING ELIGIBILITY for INCLUSION in the PHIL. STUD BOOK of the SBA of the PHILS.

The Stud Book Authority of the Phils., in strict compliance with Article 12 Chapter II of the International Agreement on Racing Breeding; and, in conformity to the requirements set forth by the International Stud Book Committee (ISBC) for a Stud Book to be approved, shall adopt and implement the following policies regarding entry of horses to the Philippine Stud Book.

A horse or mare may be considered as eligible for inclusion or admission to the Philippine Stud Book provided that it must completely satisfy the qualification required in I below; and, it must follow the conditions and procedures contained in II to III.

I. PEDIGREE QUALIFICATION

A. To be eligible to be registered by the Philippine Stud Book a horse must be able either

1. To be traced down all lines of its pedigree to horses registered before 1st January 1980 in

(a) The Philippine Stud Book, and/or

(b) Any of the following Stud Books:

the General Stud Book, the American Stud Book, the French Stud Book, the Stud Books of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Sweden (A-Register), Uruguay and Venezuela.

OR

2. To prove satisfactorily (8) eight recorded crosses consecutively with horses qualified as in the category 1 above, including the cross of which it is the progeny, and to have satisfied the performance and approval conditions as set out for foals in sections B. 2 and 3 below.

For the purposes of the Philippine Stud Book, horses in categories 1 and 2 above are designated "Thoroughbred."

B. In addition, a foal may be promoted from the Non-Stud Book Register and registered in the Appendix to the Philippine Stud Book when the following conditions are all satisfied.

1. The foal can prove satisfactorily eight recorded crosses consecutively with "Thoroughbreds" (as designated above) including the crosss of which it is the progeny.

2. The foal can show in both the "Thoroughbred" and Non-Thoroughbred sections of its pedigree, such performances in races open to "Thoroughbreds" as to warrant its assimilation with "Thoroughbreds."

3. The promotion is approved by the unanimous agreement of the International Stud Book Committee.

II. CONDITIONS FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR REGISTRATION OF FOALS BY THE SBAP

No horse may be considered as eligible for foal registration and eligible for inclusion in the PSB unless the following conditions set forth by the SBA of the Philippines (SBAP) have all been duly satisfied.

A. DAM AND SIRE REGISTRATION

No foal may be considered as eligible for registration as such unless both its sire and dam have been previously accepted and registered for the purpose of breeding (stallion, broodmare) with the SBAP. The only exception to this condition is a foal which was imported-in-utero, (known also as "island-born foals") whose dam was imported in-foal or with covering abroad and has been properly registered with the SBAP; and, whose sire was not imported but is duly registered in an ISBC-approved Stud Book. Identity documents (Certificates of Registration/ Passports) shall be issued by the SBAP with respect to each broodmare or stallion registered.

B. SERVICE TO PRODUCE AN ELIGIBLE FOAL

No foal may be considered as eligible for registration as such unless: (1) it is a product of a 'natural service;' (or covering which is the physical mounting of a mare by a stallion. This natural service can, as authorized by the Stud Book Authority of the Philippines, include the immediate reinforcement of the stallion's service or cover by a portion of the ejaculate produced by that stallion during that service or cover of that same mare) and, (2) a natural gestation took place in and delivery was from the body of the mare in which the foal was conceived. The use of artificial insemination, embryo transplant, cloning or any other form of genetic manipulation not herein specified, is absolutely forbidden and no foal conceived as such may be registered by the SBAP.

C. REPORT OF COVERING / CERTIFICATES OF COVERING

No foal may be considered as eligible for registration as such unless the official covering reports/returns (Monthly Stallion Covering Report, Annual Stallion Return, Certificate of Covering) have been properly lodged or duly registered in accordance with the rules, regulations, requirements and procedures prescribed by the SBAP. No foal which was imported-in-utero may be considered as eligible for registration as such unless the official Covering Certificate issued by the SBA of the country of covering has been duly received by or directly forwarded to the SBAP. Particulars of the covering of a mare by a stallion should be certified by the stallion proprietor on the official Certificate of Covering, certifying to the SBAP and to the mare owner:

1. the first and last dates on which a mare was covered;

2 that the identity of the mare was verified against her identity documents (Certificate of Broodmare Registration or Passport);

3. that the service was natural and that artificial insemination was not used.

D. STUD BOOK RETURN / REPORT OF BIRTH OF LIVE FOAL

No foal may be considered as eligible for registration as such unless the Stud Book Return (NSF Form No. 2), officially showing or reporting the birth of a live foal, has duly been lodged with the SBAP in the year of foaling. Particulars of the birth of a foal should be certified by the mare owner to the SBAP on the official form, showing:

1. the name of the mare which produced the foal,

2. the name of the covering stallion responsible for the foal;

3. the date of birth, colour and sex of the foal;

E. SUBMISSION OF FOALING SLIPS / FOAL IDENTIFICATION CERTIFICATES

No foal may be considered as eligible for registration as such unless the narrative (written) and diagrammatical (graphical) description of the foal has been submitted to the SBAP on the official form (Foaling Slip, NSF Form No. 4) within a period of five (5) months from the date of birth. Foaling Slips submitted beyond a period of five (5) months from the date of foaling but not more than six (6) months from the date of foaling may be accepted; provided, that, the special conditions and requirements prescribed by the SBAP have been completely satisfied and duly complied with. However, the acceptance of the registration of such foal for the purpose of racing shall be finally determined/decided by the NSF Board of Trustees. Particulars of the birth of a foal should be certified by the mare owner to the SBAP on the official form, showing a written and graphical description of the foal, which should be taken before weaning by a person authorized by the SBAP.

F. IDENTIFICATION, BLOODTYPING/DNA TESTING, PARENTAGE VERIFICATION/VALIDATION

No foal may be considered as eligible for registration as such unless it has been inspected and its identity has been duly established, verified or confirmed by the SBAP or its official representative. In addition, no foal may be considered as eligible for registration as such unless its blood/DNA type has been determined/recorded and its parentage has been verified through testing procedures and methods conducted or performed by a duly qualified and internationally-recognized laboratory contracted/designated by the SBAP.

1. A horse is not eligible to be recorded in the PSB unless it has been properly 'identified' (narrative and diagrammatical markings/ description taken); or, unless its identity has been verified or confirmed by the SBAP.

2. All existing breeding stock (Mares, Stallions) and Produce must be bloodtyped/DNA tested and/or parentage validated before they can be eligible for acceptance in the PSB.

G. FOAL REGISTRATION RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

No foal may be considered as eligible for registration as such unless the rules, requirements and procedures prescribed by the SBAP for the registration of foals have completely been satisfied.

H. OTHER CONDITIONS

The SBAP may require or prescribe other conditions not included or stated herein as it may deem necessary for foal registration.

Sec. 1 - GENERAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. The provisions of these rules shall apply to all Philippine-bred horses that are intended to be registered for the purpose of either racing and/or breeding in the Philippines. A horse is considered as "REGISTERED" in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SBAP after the owner/ representative has been issued a Certificate of Registration.

2. These rules shall be construed or interpreted in accordance with the International standards, requirements and provisions for approval of a Thoroughbred Stud Book; and, where applicable, in accordance with the relevant sections of the Charter or Law of the National Stud Farm.

3. Any amendments, revisions or changes to these rules, requirements and procedures that shall be inconsistent with Internationally-prescribed standards, requirements and provisions shall not be valid.

4. All existing articles, resolutions, rules, regulations or orders inconsistent with the provisions of these rules are amended, repealed or revoked.

5. These rules, requirements and procedures shall take effect immediately upon approval of the same.

6. The SBAP may prescribe such and all other rules and regulations, procedures and requirements not inconsistent herewith and in accordance with International standards, requirements or provisions for the accomplishment of its functions.

7. The SBAP shall provide for the fair, strict and accurate implementation of these rules, requirements and procedures.

8. The SBAP shall be the single juridical body and deciding authority with regards to questions, inquiries and doubts arising from the implementation and exercise of these rules. In such cases, the final discretion shall remain with the SBAP.

9. Owners, breeders and representatives shall be responsible for familiarization of these rules, requirements and procedures and the availment of information on related matters in general.

10. Notwithstanding any other provisions in these Rules, it is the responsibility of each applicant to obtain from the SBAP all the necessary and prescribed documents and to submit all completed forms and other requirements by the applicable deadlines.

Sec. 2 - FOAL REGISTRATION RULES, REQUIREMENTS & PROCEDURES

1. All horses that are born/bred in the Philippines and that are intended to be used for purposes of racing under the rules and regulations of the PHILRACOM or any other recognised Turf Authority must initially be registered in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the SBAP prior to the commencement of any racing activity.

2. No horse may be considered as eligible for foal registration and for inclusion in either the PSB unless the conditions set forth by the SBAP have all been duly satisfied.

3. The breeder/owner/representative must report and certify the particulars of the birth of a foal by submitting a duly accomplished, signed and notarized Stud Book Return Form (NSF Form No. 2), together with the corresponding fee/s, not later than December 31st of the year/season in which the foal was born (See section on Stud Book Returns).

4. The SBR Form must be completed as described/prescribed therein; and, the following information must be supplied when reporting the birth of a live foal:

a) Name of the (registered) mare that produced the foal and said mare's Certificate of Broodmare Registration Number (if applicable);

b) Name of the stallion/s that covered the mare in the previous year/season (covering stallion/s responsible for the foal); or, the sire of the foal;

c) the date of birth, color and sex of the foal, in the Live Foal Report Section,

SBRs must be lodged in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the SBAP.

5. The breeder/owner/his representative must submit to the SBAP the following requirements within a period of five (5) months from the date of birth of a foal:

a) a duly accomplished Foaling Slip or Foal Identification Certificate (NSF Form No. 4);

b) a set of three (3) recent colored pictures/photographs of the foal (front, right and left sides) clearly showing the color and the markings on the head, legs and body; together with its dam in the background;

c) Certificate/s of Covering or Mare Owner's Copy of Covering/ Service Certificate (NSF Form No. 3-C) - duly accomplished and signed by the stallion owner/representative; or, in case of a foal that was imported-in-utero, the pre-printed/preaccomplished copy of the Certificate of Covering, issued by the SBAP for a mare that was imported in-foal or imported with covering abroad.

6. The Foaling Slip must be completed as prescribed therein; and, the narrative (written) and graphical (diagrammatic) descriptions of the foal must be accurately and clearly provided. The markings/ description of the foal should be taken before weaning, preferably by a veterinary surgeon or a person/representative authorized by the SBAP who must sign the form (See section on Identification).

7. The Certificate of Covering or Mare Owner's copy of the Covering/ Service Certificate (Pink Copy) (NSF Form No. 3-C) must have been duly accomplished as prescribed therein; and, the covering details/ particulars of a stallion (in the previous season/year) on the mare that produced the foal must be provided and duly certified (See section on Covering/Service Certificates).

8. Upon receipt of the above, the SBAP shall issue the breeder/owner/ representative a duly certified and received photocopy/facsimile of the Foaling Slip which must be retained by the breeder/owner/representative until such time when an application for foal registration shall have been lodged for the said horse.

9. Each foal must be fire-branded or freeze-branded with the municipal brand (where its ownership is registered) on the left shoulder and the owner/breeder's brand on the right shoulder; as a requirement for application for foal registration.

10. In addition to the above, each foal/horse intended to be registered in accordance with the rules and regulation of the SBAP must also be fire-branded or freeze-branded with distinguishing numbers consisting of the following:

a) a reference number indicating the serial number of the foal born (number corresponding to order of a foal's birth) to a particular breeder/ owner for a particular year/season; located one (1) inch over the owner's brand;

b) a year number corresponding to the last figure/digit of the year of foaling; located one (1) inch below the owner's brand.

11. Upon satisfactory completion of the above stages of registration including branding, the owner/representative must submit to the SBAP a duly accomplished, signed and notarized Application (form) for Foal Registration (NSF Form No. 1-A), together with the following requirements, not later than two (2) years from the date of foaling:

a) Breeder/owner's duly certified and received facsimile or photocopy of the Foaling Slip as described in the section on the submission of Foaling Slips;

b) a set of three (3) recent colored pictures/photographs of the horse(front,right and left sides) clearly showing the color and the markings on the head, legs and body;

c) Identification Certificate (reverse side of application form) showing a recently obtained written and graphical description and/or markings of the horse duly accomplished, dated and signed by the person who took the animal's description;

d) Application and/or processing fee;

e) DNA/Bloodtyping and/or Parentage Validation/Verification related fees (blood/hair collection, shipping, testing, etc.), when applicable;

f) Other requirements that may be prescribed by the SBAP.

12. The Application (Form) for Foal Registration must be completed as described/prescribed therein; and, the following information must be supplied:

a) List of Proposed Names, three (3) names in order of preference consistent with the rules governing the availability of names;

b) Color, sex and date of foaling of the horse for which the application for registration is being sought;

c) Sire and dam (or two generation pedigree, if known);

d) Name of breeder/s or owner/s of the mare at the time of foaling;

e) Complete name and address of the owner/s;

f) Location/address where the horse is stabled;

g) Applicant information - Printed name, complete mailing address, contact telephone no/s., Residence Certificate/ Community Tax Cert. information - number, place and date of issue (for notarization purposes), and signature of person who accomplished the application (form) for registration or applicant filing the form;

h) Identification Certificate, reverse side of Application form (See above).

13. Upon satisfactory completion of the application process and submission of all of the necessary requirements as prescribed above; the SBAP shall issue the owner/representative a notice or schedule of inspection (Inspection Slip) in which the date, place and time of inspection by the SBAP Veterinarian shall be indicated; and, based upon which, the owner/representative must make the necessary arrangements to present the animal for inspection as scheduled.

14. During the scheduled date of inspection, the owner/representative must present the Inspection Slip to the SBAP Veterinarian who shall take the description/markings of the animal on the official Identification Certificate/Inspection Report (NSF Form No. 1-D)(or take the necessary blood samples from it).

15. After completion of the inspection (and/or blood/hair collection) process the SBAP Veterinarian shall complete and issue the owner/ representative a Verification Slip (lower half/section of the Inspection Slip) as proof of completion of the inspection (and/or blood/hair collection) process; and, in which the date to verify/follow-up the application for registration shall be supplied. The Verification Slip must be retained until the application for foal registration has been approved. The Verification Slip is required and must be presented for release/issuance of the Certificate of Foal Registration.

16. Upon completion of the above requirements and procedures; after the SBAP has satisfied itself as to the accuracy and correctness of the foal's/horse's identity (and parentage); and, a name has been duly approved or registered for the said animal; a Certificate of Foal Registration (i.e. Passport) shall be prepared and issued to the owner/representative upon payment of the corresponding Certificate fee and upon presentation of the Verification Slip.

Sec. 3 - BROODMARE & STALLION REGISTRA¬TION RULES, REQUIREMENTS & PROCEDURES

1. All horses intended to be used for purposes of breeding/producing racing foals must be initially registered in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the SBAP prior to the commencement of any breeding/stud activity; regardless of its previous registration as a foal/racehorse and notwithstanding prior issuance of a Certificate of Foal or Imported Racehorse Registration by the SBAP.

2. A return/report may be rejected, notwithstanding its previous receipt by the SBAP, if it is later discovered that such mare/stallion had not been initially and appropriately registered (Broodmare/Stallion Registration). Further, no foal or produce of such mare/stallion that had not been first registered for breeding in accordance with the rules and regulation of the SBAP may be considered as eligible or qualified to apply for Foal Registration.

3. The SBAP reserves the sole right to decide for Philippine-bred horses what shall or shall not be included/recorded in the PSB; and, to reject any horse/s and/or return/s which had already been previously accepted, in accordance with the Conditions of Entry to the NSBR/PSB and as prescribed by the registration rules, requirements and procedures.

4. The different horses that may be registered for breeding purposes with the SBAP may be classified accordingly (or described as follows):

a) ORIGIN

Local

Imported

Imported-in-utero

b) BREED

Thoroughbreds

c) SBAP REGISTRATION STATUS

Registered - has been previously issued a Certifi¬cate of Registration (i.e. Foal, Imp. RH) by the SBAP

Unregistered - has never been issued a Certificate of Registration by the SBAP

d) PEDIGREE QUALIFICATION / REGISTER / SECTION

Stud Book

Non-Stud Book

5. The owner/representative must submit to the SBAP a duly accomplished, signed and notarized Application (form) for Broodmare or Stallion Registration (NSF Form No.1-B) together with the following requirements:

a) a set of three (3) recent colored pictures/photographs of the horse (front, right and left sides) clearly showing the color and the markings on the head, legs and body;

b) Identification Certificate (reverse side of application form) showing a recently obtained written and graphical description and/or markings of the horse duly accomplished, dated and signed by the person who took the animal's description;

c) Application and/or processing fee;

d) For horses previously REGISTERED or previously issued a Certificate of Registration (i.e. Racehorse, Foal, Imported RH) by the SBAP, the original Certificate of Registration;

e) For IMPORTED Horses, the official Export Certificate issued by the country of birth or duly endorsed by the SBA or Racing Authority of the exporting country; the official Passport or Document of Description or such other official identity papers that may be accepted and recognised by the SBAP; and, the Identification Certificate issued by the SBA of the country of foaling;

f) For mares imported with covering/service abroad or imported in-foal/pregnant to a stallion standing abroad, the official Covering Certificate duly issued and certified by the SBA of the country of covering;

g) DNA/Blood-Typing and/or Parentage Validation/Verification and related fees (blood/hair collection, shipping, testing, etc.), when applicable;

h) Other requirements that may be prescribed by the SBAP.

6. The Application (Form) for Broodmare/Stallion Registration must be completed as described/prescribed therein; and, the following information must be supplied:

a) Name (if any); or, if unnamed, List of Proposed Names, three (3) names in order of preference, registered in accordance with the rules on Name Registration; and, suffix of the country of origin;

b) Color, sex and date of foaling of the horse being applied;

c) Sire and dam (or two generation pedigree, if known);

d) Name of breeder/s;

e) Complete name and address of the owner/s;

f) Location/address where the horse is stabled;

g) For IMPORTED horses NOT previously REGISTERED with the SBAP, the date of arrival and exporting country;

h) For horses previously REGISTERED (issued a Cert. of Foal/ Imported RH Reg'n. by the SBAP), the Cert. of Registration No.;

i) Applicant information - Printed name, complete mailing address, contact telephone no/s., Residence Certificate/Community Tax Cert. information - number, place and date of issue (for notarization purposes), and signature of person who accomplished the application (form) for registration or applicant filing the form;

j) Identification Certificate (see above).

7. Upon satisfactory completion of the application process and submission of all of the necessary requirements as provided above; the SBAP shall issue the owner/representative a notice or schedule of inspection (Inspection Slip) in which the date, place and time of inspection by the SBAP Veterinarian shall be provided; and, based upon which, the owner/representative must make the necessary arrangements to present the animal for inspection as specified.

8. During the scheduled date of inspection, the owner/representative must present the Inspection Slip to the SBAP Veterinarian who shall take the description/markings of the animal on the official Identification Certificate/Inspection Report (NSF Form No. 1-D)(or take the necessary blood samples from it).

9. After completion of the inspection (and/or blood/hair collection) process, the SBAP Veterinarian shall complete and issue the owner/ representative a Verification Slip (lower half/section of the Inspection Slip) as proof of completion of the inspection (and/or blood/hair collection) process; and, in which the date to verify/follow-up the application for registration shall be supplied. The Verification Slip must be retained until the application for registration has been approved; and, it is required and must be presented for release/issuance of the Certificate of Broodmare/Stallion Regis-tration.

10. Upon completion of the above requirements and procedures; after the SBAP has satisfied itself as to the accuracy and correctness of the horse's identity (and parentage); and, a name has been duly approved or registered for the said animal; a Certificate of Registration shall be prepared and issued to the owner/ representative upon payment of the corresponding Certificate fee and upon presentation of the Verification Slip.

11. Upon completion of the registration process for stallions, the SBAP shall issue a Covering/Service Certificate booklet and official record book (logbook) to the stallion owner/representative in which the details/particulars of the covering activities must be recorded, together with the Certificate of Stallion Registration.

Sec. 4 - REGISTRATION RULES, REQUIREMENTS & PROCEDURES FOR IMPORTED HORSES

1. All horses born outside and imported into Philippines; and, that are intended to be used for either purposes of racing or breeding must satisfy the rules and regulations for imported horses set forth by the SBAP; prior to the commencement of any local racing and/or breeding activity.

2. The owner/representative responsible for the importation of a horse that is intended to be used for racing or breeding purposes must lodge an appropriate application for registration with the SBAP; namely:

a) Racing - Application for Foal/Imported Racehorse Registration (NSF Form No.1-A);

b) Breeding - Application for Broodmare/Stallion Registration (NSF Form No.1-B);

together with the other requirements within a period of (or not later than) sixty (60) days from the date of the horse's arrival into the country (from abroad).

3. The owner/representative must submit a duly accomplished, signed and notarized Application (Form) for Registration (NSF Form No.1-A or 1-B) to the SBAP; together with the following requirements:

a) a set of three (3) recent colored pictures/photographs of the horse (front, right and left sides) clearly showing the color and the markings on the head, legs and body;

b) Identification Certificate (reverse side of application form) showing a recently obtained written and graphical description and/or markings of the horse, duly accomplished, dated and signed by the person who took the animal's description;

c) Application and/or processing fee;

d) DNA/Blood-typing and/or Parentage Validation/Verification and related fees (blood collection, shipping, testing, etc.) when applicable;

e) Other requirements that may be prescribed by the SBAP.

4. In addition to the above, the owner/agent/broker must cause the exporting country's Stud Book Authority (SBA)/ Registry to submit or directly forward to the SBAP the following requirements within sixty (60) days of the horse's arrival in the Phils. (or cause receipt of the following by the SBAP):

a) The original Export Certificate and identification certificate containing the written and diagrammatical descriptions of the horse duly endorsed and/or issued by the exporting SBA or SBA of the country of origin;

b) For a mare that was imported with stud service or covering abroad; or, that was imported in-foal/pregnant to a stallion standing overseas; the official Covering Certificate duly issued and certified by the SBA of the country of covering.

5. The Application (Form) for Registration (NSF Form No. 1-A or 1-B) must be completed as prescribed/described therein; and, the following information must be supplied:

a) Name, if any; or, if horse is unnamed, list of proposed names - three (3) names in order of preference registered in accordance with the Rules on Name Registration; and, the suffix of the country of origin;

b) Color, sex and date of foaling of the horse;

c) Sire and dam of the horse (or two generation pedigree, if known);

d) Name/s of the breeder, if known;

e) Complete name, address and phone no. of the owner/s;

f) Location/Place where the horse is stabled;

g) Date of arrival and exporting country;

h) Applicant information - printed name, complete mailing address, contact tel.no/s., Residence Certificate or Community Tax Cert. information (number, place and date of issue) for notarial purposes, and signature;

j) Identification Certificate (see 2.b above).

6. Upon satisfactory completion of the application process and submission of all of the necessary requirements as prescribed above; the SBAP shall issue the owner/representative a notice or schedule of inspection (Inspection Slip) in which the date, place and time of inspection by the SBAP Veterinarian shall be provided; and, based upon which, the owner/representative must make the necessary arrangements to present the animal for inspection as specified.

7. During the scheduled date of inspection, the owner/representative must present the Inspection Slip to the SBAP Veterinarian who shall take the description/markings of the animal on the official Identification Certificate/Inspection Report (NSF Form No. 1-D) (or take the necessary blood samples from it).

8. After completion of the inspection (and/or blood/hair collection) process, the SBAP Veterinarian shall complete and issue the owner/ representative a Verification Slip (lower half/section of the Inspection Slip) as proof of completion of the inspection process; and, in which the date to verify/follow-up the application for registration shall be supplied. The Verification Slip must be retained until the application for registration has been approved; and, it is required and must be presented for release/ issuance of the Certificate of Registration.

9. Upon completion of the above requirements and procedures; after the SBAP has satisfied itself as to the accuracy and correctness of the horse's identity (and parentage); and, a name has been duly approved or registered for the said animal; a Certificate of Registration shall be prepared and issued to the owner/ representative upon payment of the corresponding Certificate fee and upon presentation of the Verification Slip.

10. For a mare that was imported with stud service or covering abroad; or, that was imported while in-foal/pregnant to a stallion standing overseas; the SBAP shall issue the breeder/owner/representative a pre-printed/duly accomplished Certificate of Covering/Mare Owner's Copy (pink) of the Covering/Service Certificate (NSF Form No. 3-C), together with the Certificate of Broodmare Registration, after the former has received the official Covering Certificate from the exporting SBA where the mare was covered and has duly verified or confirmed the accuracy and correctness of the covering details provided therein (See section on Covering/Service Certificates).

11. The breeder/owner/representative must submit the pre-printed/duly accomplished Certificate of Covering/Mare Owner's Copy (pink) of the Covering/Service Certificate (NSF Form No.3-C) to the SBAP as prescribed in Rule 5 of the Foal Registration Rules, Requirements, and Procedures when the said covering has resulted in the birth of a live foal (See section on Covering/Service Certificates).

Sec. 5 - EXPORT REGISTRATION RULES, REQUIREMENTS & PROCEDURES

1. All horses that are intended to be exported from the Philippines must initially be registered in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the SBAP; prior to the date of export/departure from the country.

2. The owner/representative of a horse that is intended to be exported must submit a duly accomplished, signed and notarized Application (Form) for Export (NSF Form No.1-C) to the SBAP within sixty (60) days of exportation; together with the following requirements:

a) a set of three (3) recent colored pictures/photographs of the horse (front, right and left sides) clearly showing the color and the markings on the head, legs and body;

b) Identification Certificate (reverse side of application form) showing a recently obtained written and graphical description and/or markings of the horse, duly accomplished, dated and signed by the person who took the animal's description;

c) Certificate of Registration (Foal, Imported Racehorse, Broodmare, Stallion) previously issued by the SBAP;

d) Application and/or processing fee;

e) DNA/Blood-typing and/or Parentage Validation/Verification and related fees (hair/blood collection, shipping, testing, etc.) when applicable;

f) In case of pregnant broodmares or mares that have been covered, the Certificate of Covering (Mare Owner's copy of the Covering/Service Certificate, Pink Copy, NSF Form No. 3-C) issued to the mare owner/representative by the Stallion owner/representative after the last date of service;

g) In case of a stallion, the Covering/Service Certificate (booklet) and official logbook;

h) Other requirements that may be prescribed by the SBAP.

3. The Application (Form) for Export (NSF Form No. 1-C) must be accomplished/completed as prescribed/described therein; and, the following information must be supplied:

a) Name of the horse; and, the suffix of the country of origin;

b) Color, sex and date of foaling of the horse;

c) Sire and dam of the horse;

d) Name of the breeder/s, if known;

e) Complete name, address and phone no. of the owner/s;

f) Location/Place where the horse is stabled;

g) Certificate of Registration type and no.;

h) Country of destination;

i) Date of export/shipment;

j) Broker information;

k) Covering information (if any, for broodmares) - Name of covering stallion/s, date/s of last service;

l) Applicant information - printed name, complete mailing address, contact tel.no/s., Residence Certificate or Community Tax Cert. information (number, place and date of issue) for notarial purposes, and signature;

m) Identification Certificate (see 2.b above).

4. Upon satisfactory completion of the application process and submission of all of the necessary requirements as prescribed above; the SBAP shall issue the owner/representative a notice or schedule of inspection (Inspection Slip) in which the date, place and time of inspection by the SBAP Veterinarian shall be provided; and, based upon which, the owner/representative must make the necessary arrangements to present the animal for inspection as specified.

5. During the scheduled date of inspection, the owner/representative must present the Inspection Slip to the SBAP Veterinarian who shall take the description/markings of the animal on the official Identification Certificate/Inspection Report (NSF Form No. 1-D) (or take the necessary blood samples from it).

6. After completion of the inspection (and/or blood/hair collection) process, the SBAP Veterinarian shall complete and issue the owner/ representative a Verification Slip (lower half/section of the Inspection Slip) as proof of completion of the inspection process; and, in which the date to verify/follow-up the application for export shall be supplied. The Verification Slip must be retained until the application for export has been approved; and, it is required and must be presented for release/issuance of the endorsed Certificate of Registration or Document of Description.

7. Upon completion of the above requirements and procedures; and, after the SBAP has satisfied itself as to the accuracy and correctness of the horse's identity (and parentage); the SBAP shall issue the owner/representative a duly endorsed Certificate of Registration, Passport or Document of Description upon payment of the corresponding Certificate fee and upon presentation of the Verification Slip.

8. In addition, the SBAP shall prepare and issue a Philippine Stud Book Certificate or endorse a Stud Book Certificate previously issued for the horse which shall be sent directly to the SBA of the importing country (country of destination).

Sec. 6 - OFFICIAL REPORTS / RETURNS

1. A report/declaration from the breeder on an official form for a specific season. These are documentary evidences that must be lodged with the SBAP and that details stud book/breeding activities of broodmares and stallions like covering reports, covering results, transfers of ownership, deaths, etc.

2. The official reports/return of the SBAP include:

a) Covering Returns/Reports

i. Covering/Service Certificates (booklet)

Report of Covering or Monthly Mare/Stallion Covering Report - white copy (NSF Form No. 3 - B)

Certificate of Covering or Mare Owner's Copy of Covering/Service Certificate - pink copy (NSF Form No. 3 - C)

Record of Covering or Stallion Owner's Copy of Covering/Service Certificate - blue copy (NSF Form No. 3 - D)

ii. Annual Stallion Return (NSF Form No. 3 - A)

b) Stud Book Returns (NSF Form No. 2)

c) Death Reports (NSF Form No. 6)

d) Notice of Transfer/Change of Ownership (NSF Form No. 5)

3. For the produce to be eligible for registration in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SBAP and to be eligible for inclusion in (or admission to) the Phil. Stud Book or Non-Stud Book Register, the prescribed or official return/report documents, duly accomplished and signed by the owner/breeder/representative, recording the activities of their sire and dam must be lodged with the SBAP.

4. Breeders/owners are required to lodge returns in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the SBAP.

5. A return will not be considered unless it is accompanied by the required fee. The payment of any fee/s due on a return is the responsibility of the person/owner who lodged that return.The fee structure has been incorporated/established into the reporting system to encourage prompt lodgement of these forms.

6. A return may be refused acceptance if not properly completed, signed or submitted, in accordance with the requirements, procedures, rules and regulations set forth by the SBA of the Phils. An incomplete or otherwise incorrect report entry shall not be recognised/considered; unless the person responsible for lodging that report submits an amended report and agrees (conditions/terms) to:

a) submit to the SBAP for examination, all books,records, receipts or other documents which may be requested by them;

b) submit written explanation and/or sworn statement regarding such occurence or clarifying the facts in question;

c) permit inspection of any animal;

d) provide whatever blood samples may be required;

e) pay a fee/penalty as may be required.

7. Any person taking part in any matter coming within the Rules, Terms and Conditions and the other requirements specified by the SBA of the Phils. or returning any information thereat:

a) agrees to be bound by these Rules, Terms and Conditions, and such other requirements herein set out;

b) acknowledges that the SBA has jurisdiction to enforce the above;

8. The SBA of the Phils. reserves the sole right for Philippine-bred horses to:

a) decide what shall, or shall not, be included in the Philippine Stud Book or Non-Stud Book Register and to reject any horses;

b) reject any return which has already been lodged with or accepted for inclusion in the Phil. Stud Book or Non-Stud Book Register;

c) alter, cancel or waive without notice any or all of the procedures outlined hereat.

9. A person declares that he has complied with all the rules of the SBA of the Phils. when he signs the official documentation.

10. An official report/return cannot be retained by the person in charge of a stallion or mare for the enforcement of any alledged civil right or any other purpose. Phil.Stud Book Policy is that these documents must not be used to support or enforce any commercial transaction.

Sec. 7 - COVERING / SERVICE CERTIFICATES

1. Owners of registered stallions must record the monthly covering activities or particulars on each registered broodmare bred by their stallion/s on the Covering/Service Certificates; and, the following information should be provided:

a) Covering Stallion - name, Certificate of Stallion Registration No. (if any);

b) Broodmare Covered - name, color, Certificate of Broodmare Registration No. (if any), mare owner's name and address;

c) Date/s of Covering or Stud Service (first, last, other) in a particular month;

d) Stallion Owner/Representative - name, signature and address.

2. In addition, the stallion owner/representative must certify or confirm the following statements by signing the Covering or Service Certificates:

a) that the identity of the mare covered was verified against her identity documents (Cert. of Reg'n.); and, that the stallion owner/ representative was satisfied as to the correctness of the mare's identity;

b) that the covering/s on the mare was a 'Natural Service'; and, artificial insemination was not used;

c) and; that the other items specified therein are true and correct.

3. The prescribed forms/certificates shall be provided by the SBAP to the stallion owner/representative upon completion of registration of a horse as a stallion (issuance of the Certificate of Stallion Registration) and upon payment of the corresponding fee/s. Additional forms/sheets (new booklet) may be obtained without charge from the NSF Registry upon filling or consumption of the current booklet.

4. The official Covering/Service Certificate Booklet for a particular stallion must be transferred, by the stallion owner/representative, together with the Certificate of Stallion Registration, to the new owner of the stallion should the said stallion be sold.

5. The official Covering/Service Certificate Booklet includes several sets of Covering/Service Certificates; each individual set shall be comprised of three (3) different copies of Covering/Service Certificates, namely:

a) White Copy - Monthly Stallion Covering Report or Report of Covering (NSF Form No. 3-B)

b) Pink Copy - Mare Owner's Copy of Covering/Service Certificate or Certificate of Covering (NSF Form No. 3-C)

c) Blue Copy - Stallion Owner's Copy of Covering/Service Certificate or Record of Covering (NSF Form No. 3-D)

The Covering/Service Certificates must be accomplished in triplicate copies.

6. Stallion owners must report the monthly covering activities or particulars to the SBAP by submitting the duly accomplished and signed white copy of the Covering/Service Certificate within the first five (5) working days of a particular month for reporting covering particulars of the preceeding month during which the coverings had taken place (at the end of each month).

7. In addition, stallion owners must record the monthly covering activities or particulars on the official record book (logbook) provided by the SBAP; and, this must be presented to the SBAP for authentication within the first five (5) working days of each month.

8. The Stallion owner must certify the covering activities or particulars to mare owners by transferring or issuing the duly accomplished and signed pink copy of the Covering/Service Certificate to the mare owners/representatives immediately after the last date of service/covering in a particular month.

9. The stallion owner/representative and the mare owner/representative shall both be responsible for the transferring and obtaining the Pink copy of the Covering/Service Certificate, respectively, after the last date of service/covering.

10. The mare owner/representative must examine the completeness, accuracy and correctness of the covering details/particulars/ information recorded in the Pink Certificate (Certificate of Covering or Mare Owner's Copy of Covering/Service Certificate); and, should immediately notify or inform the stallion owner and the SBAP of any discrepancies, errors, omissions, corrections or inadequacies thereat.The Stallion owner/representative and the SBAP, after having been both satisfied as to the defectiveness of an entry shall make the necessary amendments in the Pink and Blue Copies and White Copy, respectively.

11. The Pink Copy of the Covering/Service Certificate must be retained by the mare owner/representative until such time that the mare covered (referred to therein) has given birth to a live foal. This certificate must be submitted to the SBAP by the mare owner/representative together with the Foaling Slip (and other requirements) within a period of five (5) months following the date of foaling. All Certificates of Covering issued (for a mare covered during a particular year/season) to the mare owner must be submitted to the SBAP.

12. For a mare on whose covering/s by a stallion/s did not produce or result in the birth of a live foal, the respective Pink Copies of the Covering/Service Certificate issued need not be submitted to the SBAP by the mare owner/representative.

13. When a mare had been covered by two (2) or more stallions in a particular covering season/year; OR, when it had been covered by a particular stallion on more than one occasion (repeat breeding/return service) within the same covering season/year (e.g. different months) - in which case, more than one (1) Pink copy of the Covering/Service Certificate had been issued for the same mare - AND; said mare produces a live foal; all pink copies must be submitted by the breeder/owner to the SBAP upon lodging or submission of the Foaling Slip.

14. The Certificate of Covering must be transferred by the mare owner/representative to the new owner of the mare should the said mare be sold prior to foaling.

15. When the Pink Copy of the Covering/Service Certificate has been lost or misplaced by the mare owner, he must immediately contact and inform both the stallion owner/representative and the SBAP; and, request for a pre-accomplished duplicate copy from the latter which must be signed by the former.

16. When a mare that is in-foal or that has been covered or bred is intended to be exported from the Philippines or sent abroad, the mare owner/representative must submit the Pink copy of the Covering/Service Certificate to the SBAP upon lodging an Application for Export (NSF Form No. 1 - C) for the said mare.

17. For a mare that was imported with stud service or covering abroad; or, that was imported in-foal/pregnant to a stallion standing overseas; the SBAP shall issue the breeder/owner/representative a pre-printed/pre-accomplished Certificate of Covering/Mare Owner's Copy (pink) of the Covering/Service Certificate (NSF Form No. 3-C), together with the Certificate of Broodmare Registration upon completion of the broodmare registration process; and, after the former has received the official Covering Certificate from the exporting SBA where the mare was covered and has duly verified or confirmed the accuracy and correctness of the covering details provided therein.

18. The breeder/owner/representative must submit the pre-printed/duly accomplished Certificate of Covering/Mare Owner's Copy (pink) of the Covering/Service Certificate (NSF Form No.3-C) to the SBAP as prescribed in the Foal Registration Rules, Requirements, and Procedures when the said covering has resulted in the birth of a live foal.

19. The Blue copy of the Covering/Service Certificate must be retained by the stallion owner/representative as a record or reference and additional proof of service.

20. When the mare owner/representative has notified or informed the stallion owner and the SBAP of any discrepancies, errors, omissions, corrections or inadequacies discovered in the Pink Copy of the Covering/Service Certificate, the necessary amendments must be made by the stallion owner/representative on both the pink and blue copies of the Covering/Service Certificates. Similarly, in case a mare owner/ representative has lost or misplaced the Pink Copy, he should submit an Affidavit of Loss to the SBAP, who shall, after having confirmed the accuracy and existence of such covering report; prepare and issue a duplicate Pink Copy for the mare. The Mare owner/representative must then present the duplicate Pink Copy to the stallion owner/representative for verification and signature.

21. Upon compilation and summary of all the Blue copies of the Covering/Service Certificates of a particular stallion for an entire year or covering season, the stallion owner/representative must consolidate, record and report to the SBAP all the required information (covering particulars/details on mares) gathered from the said certificates on the Annual Stallion Return Form (NSF Form No. 3-A) which must be lodged in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the SBAP.

Sec. 8 - ANNUAL STALLION RETURN

1. All owners of registered stallions must report annually the covering activities and details of their stallions to the SBA of the Phils. by submitting a duly accomplished and signed ANNUAL STALLION RETURN Form (NSF Form No. 3-A), together with the corresponding fee/s, not later than December 31 of each year/season; regardless of whether or not it had covered any mares in a particular season/year.

2. ASRs must be lodged for a stallion beginning the year it was registered for breeding (Certificate of Stallion Registration issued); and, every year thereafter. An ASR should also be lodged in the year of the stallion's death. An ASR must be lodged for a stallion which has died in the preceeding twelve (12) months together with the Report of Death (NSF Form No.6). An ASR must be lodged for a newly registered stallion for the year it was registered.

3. A separate ASR Form must be accomplished, signed and submitted for each registered stallion for each covering year/breeding season; and, the following information must be provided:

a) Stallion - Name, Color, Certificate of Stallion Registration No.(if any), Location

b) Owner - Stallion Owner's Name, Address and Phone No/s.

c) Applicant (person who accomplished and signed report) - Name, Address, Phone, Signature, Date

d) Covering Information/Details (for entire year/season from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31)

No Covering/Stud Service Section

List of Mare/s Bred and covering details - name/s of mare/s covered, color, Cert. of BM Reg. No. (if any), mare owner's name and address, first and last dates of cover/service for a particular year, pasture breeding information

Prescribed forms may be obtained without charge from the NSF Registry office. Additional forms may be used or attached when necessary.

4. In addition, the stallion owner/representative must certify or confirm the following statements by signing the Annual Stallion Return:

a) that the identity of the mare covered was verified against her identity documents (Cert. of Reg'n.); and, that the stallion owner/ representative was satisfied as to the correctness of the mare's identity;

b) that the covering/s on the mare was a 'Natural Service'; and, artificial insemination was not used;

c) and; other items specified therein.

5. An owner whose stallion did not cover any mare/s in a particular year/season must complete the NIL Report Section of the ASR Form lodged for that year/season.

6. An owner of a stallion that ran along with mares (pasture breeding or paddock served) in a particular year/season must indicate such by checking the box provided; and, supply the date the mare/s first ran with the stallion and the date the mare/s were separated from the stallion.

Sec. 9 - STUD BOOK RETURNS

1. All owners of registered broodmares must report annually the breeding activities/status (covering results/ returns) of each of their mares to the SBAP by submitting a duly accomplished, signed and notarized Stud Book Return Form (NSF Form No. 2), together with the corresponding fee/s, not later than December 31 of each year/season; regardless of whether a mare had produced a live foal or not; and/or, irrespective of whether or not she was covered in the year/season for which the return is being lodged.

2. An SBR must be lodged for a mare beginning the year it was registered for breeding (Cert. of BM Reg. issued); and, every year thereafter. Any mare for which returns have not been lodged for three (3) consecutive years shall automatically be excluded or dropped from the official records (PSB) of the SBAP.

3. A separate SBR Form must be accomplished, signed and submitted by each mare owner/breeder for each year/season; and, the following information must be provided:

a) Mare owner's name, mailing address, phone nos.;

b) List of (names) all registered mares owned by him and the mares' Broodmare Certificate Registration No. (if available);

c) Names of stallions that covered the mares in the previous year/season, or, the sires of foals

d) Applicant's name, contact address, phone nos., signature (person who accomplished the return).

e) Broodmare returns, activities or status. Additional forms may be used or attached when necessary.Prescribed forms may be obtained without charge from the NSF Registry Office.

4. Mare owners/representatives must report and certify the details of the breeding activities/status (returns) and covering particulars of each of his mare/s for a particular season/year on the appropriate sections of the SBR Form, more particularly described below:

a) Live Foal Report Section - for reporting particulars of the birth of live foals

date of foaling

color of foal

sex of foal

b) No Live Foal Report Section - for reporting/returning non-productive mare returns

not covered the previous yr./season

barren/missed

aborted/slipped

foal dead at birth

foal died after birth

twins (aborted, dead, died)

c) Covering Report Section - for reporting covering particulars in the present yr./season for which the return is being lodged

name of covering stallion/s

last date/s of service

not covered

5. Mare owners must also include in the SBR Form, mares whose status may be described as follows:

a) mares served or entering stud for the first time (in the yr. or season completed) or newly registered mares - in which case, covering report information must be supplied;

b) mares that died in the season/yr. and which produced a live foal (or left a surviving foal) in that year - in which case, the live foal report information must be supplied together with a Report of Death (NSF Form No. 6);

c) mares that were paddock served or pasture bred - in which case, the date the mares were removed or separated from the stallion must be supplied;

d) mares that were recently acquired or whose ownership had changed - in which case, a Notice of Transfer of Ownership (NSF Form No. 5) must be accomplished and submitted.

6. When reporting a mare whose no live foal information reports either an abortion, a dead foal or a foal that died after birth; the appropriate boxes/columns must be checked; and, the live foal report section must be accomplished giving the date of foaling/abortion, color and sex of the lost foal (if available).

7. The SBAP shall not accept a return for a mare which has a missing return for the previous season and which has not been out of the Phils. during that period; unless the said missing return has been lodged for that mare together with the corresponding late fee or penalty.

Sec. 10 - REPORT OF TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP

1. The owner/representative must report the transfer of ownership of a registered horse to the SBAP by submitting a duly accomplished and signed Notice of Change of Ownership Form (NSF Form No. 5), together with the Certificate of Registration of the said horse, within a period of ten (10) days from the date of such transfer. No fee shall be charged upon lodging this report/notice.

2. A separate Notice of Change of Ownership Form must be accomplished, signed and submitted for each horse whose ownership was changed or transferred by means of sale, donation, etc.; and, the following information must be provided:

a) Horse information - Name (if any), color, sex, date foaled, Cert. of Reg'n No., etc.

b) Previous owner information - printed name and signature

c) New owner information - printed name and signature

d) Date of transfer of ownership

Prescribed forms may obtained without charge from the NSF Registry.

3. The Transfer of Ownership section of the Certificate fo Registration must also be accomplished by recording the details on tranfers of ownership (name of new owner, date of transfer) each time the ownership of a horse is changed; and, the appropriate column must be signed by the previous owner. The Certificate of Registration must also be presented to the SBAP after the Tranfer of Ownership section has been accomplished and signed for endorsement.

4. The ownership of a registered animal shall only be considered/ recognised by the SBAP as transferred when the Cert. of Reg'n of the said horse and the Notice of Change of Ownership Form have been both lodged and reported to the SBAP.

Sec. 11 - REPORT OF DEATH

1. Owners must report the death of all registered horses owned by them by submitting a duly accomplished and signed Death Report Form (NSF Form No. 6), together with the Certificate of Registration, to the SBAP within a period of thirty (30) days from the date of the horse's death.

2. A separate Death Report Form must be accomplished, signed and submitted for each animal that had died; and, the following information must be provided:

a) Owner's name, address, phone nos.;

b) Name of the deceased animal (if any), color, sex, Cert. of Reg'n No.;

c) Date of death;

d) Applicant's name, contact address, phone nos., signature.

Prescribed forms may be obtained without charge from the NSF Registry.

Sec. 12 - REGISTRATION OF NAMES AND SUFFIX USAGE

1. The SBAP shall be solely responsible for the screening, approval and registration of names for all horses intended to be used for racing and/or breeding purposes. Names shall be granted, approved and registered in accordance with the rules of SBAP on name registration; and, no horse may be considered as registered unless a name has been duly accepted and registered by the SBAP.

2. Owners/Breeders/representatives of unnamed horses must provide a list of three (3) proposed names, in order of their preference, upon the submission of an application for registration to the SBAP.

3. In order that the rules on Name Registration may be standardized, the SBAP shall comply with Art. 14 of the International Agreement on Breeding and Racing (IABR).

4. The following restrictions shall apply in the registration of a name for a horse:

a) Use of names of stallions which have been used for covering, unless a period of twenty five (25) years has elapsed since their death;

b) Use of names of registered racehorses and/or broodmares, unless a period of ten (10) years has elapsed since their death;

Likewise, the following cannot be accepted in the registration of a name:

c) Names on the International List of Protected Names;

d) Names of more than eighteen (18) characters signs or spaces;

e) the name of a public person, unless to have their or families' permission;

f) the name whose spelling or pronunciation is close to a name already registered;

g) Names followed by initials or figures;

h) Names made up of initials or figures;

i) Names whose meaning, pronunciation or spelling may be thought obscene or insulting;

j) Names with religious significance;

k) Names with first, second, third and last;

l) use of names essentially belonging to a particular gender for a horse of the opposite sex.

m) a name whose spelling or pronunciation is unacceptably close to a name on the International List of Protected Names or to a name registered for a horse whose year of foaling is within ten (10) years of that of the horse in question.

n) Names which would act as an advertisement for a Company or product except with thew written approval of the Company or Body associated with the name.

5. For unnamed horses imported into the Phils., the SBAP shall make an inquiry/check with the Registrar of Names or SBA of the horse's country of origin/foaling regarding the availability of names requested/submitted. The registered name shall have an official suffix added to it, showing the country of foaling.

6. The change of a name of an imported horse whose name has already been registered by the SBA of the country of origin is prohibited.

7. The SBAP shall satisfy itself as to a horse's identity prior to the approval and registration of a name.

8. The SBAP shall endorse the name of a horse in the Certificate of Registration.Once a name for a horse has been duly approved and registered by the SBAP, it must be exactly spelled, recorded and published as it appears on the Certificate of Registration.

9. The names of all imported horses registered in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SBAP shall have the corresponding official suffix added to it, showing the country of foaling/origin. The suffix, between parenthesis ( ) shall be taken from the International Code of Suffixes and shall constitute part of the horse's registered name.

Sec. 13 - COAT COLOR GUIDE & LAWS OF HEREDITY

1. The SBA of the Phils. accepts and recognizes six (6) coat colors for a Thoroughbred or Stud Book Horse, namely:

a) Black

b) Brown

c) Bay

d) Grey

e) White

f) Chestnut

The SBA of the Phils. accepts all other coat colors for a Non-Stud Book Horse (Native breeds, Non-TB, TB crosses, TB grades, etc.). Some examples are:

a) Appaloosa

b) Cream

c) Dun

d) Palomino

e) Pied

f) Pinto or Painted

g) Roan - Note: Genes for true roan are not present in the TB. TB described elsewhere/in some countries as roans have been either transitional greys or simply had extensive evenly dispersed white hairs or ticking.

2. In the process of investigation of a foal's pedigree, examination of its identity and documentation, and analysis of the authenticity of its claimed parentage; established genetic rules concerning coat color and the principles of two-coat color inheritance shall be applied and observed by the SBAP as a condition of foal registration before its acceptance as a true produce recorded under its dam and/or sire. Thus, the SBA can only accept into its official records:

a) chestnut progeny from a mating of a chestnut to chestnut foal.

b) a grey horse only if it has at least one grey parent; - 'A grey or roan foal must have at least one grey or roan - parent.'

3. The progeny of any broodmare excluded by the requirements in 2. above is entered in the official records as 'Produce not accepted.'

Sec. 14 - IDENTIFICATION

1. All horses must be accurately and correctly identified as a condition/requirement of registration (foals, stallion, broodmare, imported, export) and prior to acceptance in the PSBs of the SBAP. No horse may be registered for the purpose of racing, breeding or export unless the SBAP has satisfied itself as to the accurately and correctness of the horse's identity; or, until the SBAP or its duly authorized or designated representative has verified, confirmed, recorded or established the identity of the horse for which registration is being sought. All horses shall be inspected/identified upon importation, prior to acceptance of registration for racing or breeding purposes and before exportation.

2. Inspection/identification of a horse conducted as part of or during the process of application for registration, as prescribed by the rules and regulations of the SBAP, shall be undertaken by the duly authorized/designated Veterinary officers/inspectors who shall take/record the description of a horse's markings by completing Identification certificate/Inspection Forms (NSF Form No. 1-D).

3. The SBAP and its representatives shall conform or observe to internationally-accepted standards/methods of identification (lexicon/ dictionary of terms) when taking/recording descriptions or markings or during the completion and preparation of identification certificates. These certificates shall be the official documents upon which the identity of a horse shall be confirmed, verified, checked or established.

4. Breeders/Owners/Representatives/Veterinarians shall be responsible for obtaining the necessary knowledge, skill and expertise required for the completion of Identification Certificates; and, should seek proper guidance in taking/recording a horse's description from the SBAP.

5. Identification Certificates, submitted as a requirement in accordance with the rules of registration, should be properly completed, duly accomplished as prescribed therein, signed by the person who took the animal's description; and, should:

a) incorporate both narrative (written) and graphical (diagrammatical) descriptions;

b) include minimum number of identifying features;

c) provide the following information -

Name (if any), date of foaling, color, sex, sire, dam, printed name and signature of the person who took the description, date of identification, place of identification, place of foaling (Foaling Slips), breeder's name and address (Foaling Slips)

6. As a condition of foal registration, owners/breeders/ representatives must submit a duly accomplished Foaling Slip/Foal Identification Certificates, preferably completed by a Veterinarian, showing the markings of a foal which was taken whilst under its dam (prior to weaning) not later than a period of five (5) months from the date of birth of the foal, together with the other requirements. This form should be completed as prescribed therein and in similar fashion to that of Identification Certificates. Blank forms may be obtained without charge from the NSF Registry.

7. The following guidelines/standards must be followed/observed when completing Identification Certificates/Foaling Slips:

a) Narrative descriptions must be completed using BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS. Descriptions should be clear, non-jargonistic and helpful with the avoidance of commentary such as 'NO MARKINGS.'

b) All white markings (including fleshmarks) must be shown/drawn in ink exactly as they appear on the horse (left, right and rear) on the diagrams provided.

c) All brands, lip tattoos and other acquired markings must be shown and described.

d) All cowlicks/whorls must be shown/drawn as an ( X ) mark on the exact location in the diagrams and their positions must be described.

e) Scars, accidental or otherwise, must be shown/drawn as (- - -).

8. For purposes of identification of the registration, the SBAP shall the following official papers upon completion of the registration process:

a) Certificate of Foal Registration (NSF Form No. 8-A)

b) Certificate of Broodmare/Stallion Registration (NSF Form No. 8-B)

c) Certificate of Exportation(Phil.Stud Book Cert. (NSF Form No.8-C)

The Certificate of Registration issued by the SBAP shall include the following information:

a) Certificate Registration No.

b) Name & suffix (if any)

c) Color, sex, date of foaling

d) Pedigree (sire & dam)

e) Breeder

f) Owner's name & address

g) Date of registration

h) Signature of Registrar & Keeper of the PSB

i) Identification Certificate (written & drawn description), veterinarian/inspector and other details

j) Transfer of ownership section/information

k) Other.

And, the Certificate of Registration is issued on the basis of information submitted/supplied to the SBAP by the applicant and is subject to revocation if further information is received indicating improper issuance.

9. The Certificate of Registration must remain with (or accompany) the animal throughout its entire carrier, so that it may be identified at all times and so that persons are aware that the horse has been registered in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SBAP.

10. The identity/markings of the horse must be checked against the identification certificate. It must be presented to concerned person/s or authorities particularly during attendance at race meetings, prior to covering/ breeders, export, consignment to sales, transport and such other occasions in which identification or checking of the identity is warranted. Discrepancies should be reported immediately to the SBAP.

11. The Certificate of Registration is not a deed of ownership and it is the property of the SBAP which may be recalled anytime.

12. The Certificate of Registration must be returned to the SBAP when the horse is exported, dies or is destroyed and as prescribed by the rules and regulations of the SBAP. If it is lost, the SBAP must be notified immediately and a duplicate copy must be obtained.

13. The Certificate of Registration must be transferred to the new owner when the horse is sold, donated, etc.; and, such transfer should be recorded in the appropriate section, reported to and endorsed by the SBAP.

14. The Certificate of Registration is issued strictly for the purpose described thereat and is not valid for use other than that for which it is intended stated. Likewise, any alteration, ommission, correction, etc. not officially endorsed by the SBAP automatically invalidates the Cert. of Registration.

15. The Certificate of Registration is not valid without the signatures of both the Registrar and Keeper of the Phil. Stud Book and without the official seal of the SBAP.

Sec. 15 - DNA/BLOOD-TYPING & PARENTAGE VALIDATION OR VERIFICATION

1. As an IABR condition of entry into a 'Thoroughbred' Stud Book and a major ISBC requirement for international approval of a Stud Book; a policy of Blood-Typing/DNA Testing and Parentage Validation/ Verification horses shall be adopted by the SBA of the Phils. for all horses prior to their inclusion in the Phil. Stud Book (official records).

2. For this purpose, a DNA/BT/PV strategy or program shall be implemented which would involve the following:

a) TRANSITION PERIOD / INITIAL PHASE – DNA/Blood-Typing of all existing Breeding Animals (bloodstock) that have been registered with the SBA of the Phils.;to include:

- All local(ly)-bred Stallions and Broodmares that are registered with the SBA of the Phils.and that are eligible for inclusion in the PSB Breeders/Owners of eligible horses shall be informed by the SBA of the Phils.).

- All imported horses that are registered with the SBA of the Phils. for purposes of breeding(Stallions and Broodmares) and that have NOT been DNA/BT'd and/or PV/V'd abroad prior to their export to the Phils.

b) REGULAR PERIOD / ROUTINE IMPLEMENTATION PHASE - After such period determined by the SBA of the Phils., when more than half the existing breeding population of horses that are eligible for inclusion in the PSB; and, concurrent with the implementation of the revised/amended rules of the SBA of the Phils., DNA/Blood-Typing and/or Parentage Validation/Verification Regulations shall take effect and compulsory testing shall be a routine requirement during the registration procedure for all horses that are eligible for inclusion in the Stud Book (PSB) official records; to include:

- All Stud Book eligible Foals that are registered with the SBA of the Phils. during the Foal Registration process.

- All other Stud Book eligible horses that are registered with the SBA of the Phils. for the purpose of breeding (Stallion and/or Broodmare Registration process).

3. All existing Stallions born in the Philippines must be DNA tested.

4. Unless otherwise decided by the ISBC, the SBA of the Phils. reserves the exclusive right to determine which horses are eligible for inclusion into the PSB official records based on the compliance with the DNA/BT/PV/V Rules and Regulations; and, is the proper authority to accept/reject any horses in the PSB. Such may only be appealable for final decision to the ISBC.

5. During the Transition Period/Initial Phase of the DNA/BT/PV/V program, the SBA of the Phils. shall make every effort to inform breeders/owners which horses must be DNA/BT'd (list of names of horses and respective owners).

6. It shall be the responsibility of the breeder/owner to submit an application for Inspection and DNA/Blood-Typing together with the corresponding fees with the SBA of the Phils.

7. The application for Inspection and DNA/Blood-Typing is also a contract of agreement

8. The SBA of the Phils. shall advise the breeder/owner/his representative when his horse/s have been scheduled for inspection and blood/hair sampling/collection; during which the breeder/owner/his representative must make the necessary preparations and arrangements for the SBA Veterinarian's visit.

9. Upon completion of the Inspection and DNA/Blood Sampling process, the SBA Vet shall issue the Owner/Breeder/his representative a copy of the Identification Cert. and DNA/BT'g Form which must be presented to the SBA of the Phils., after testing has been completed and/or the horse qualifies as an offspring of its claimed parents, in order that the Certificate of Registration for the said horse may be issued showing the fact that it had been DNA/BT'd/PV/V'd.

10. All stud book eligible foals must be parentage validated/verified before they are finally accepted into the PSB official records.

11. All Stud Book eligible Foals whose analysis of the DNA/BT'g result has shown that the declared sire and dam cannot be excluded as the parents, the SBA of the Phils. shall issue a Cert. of Foal Reg'n with the fact that the foal has qualified based on DNA/PV/V and/or has been DNA/BT'd and these foals shall be recorded in the PSB under their dams with the entry 'Produce Accepted.'

12. During the Regular Period/Routine Implementation Phase of the DNA/BT/PV/V program, returns cannot be accepted from a stallion/ broodmare which has not been DNA/bloodtyped. During such period as shall be determined by the SBAP said stallions/broodmares which have not been applied for DNA/BT'g shall be dropped out or excluded from the PSB official records and entered into the Non-Stud Book Register.

Sec.16 – MICROCHIP

1. Microchip will be used as an additional tool for horse identification and will not in any way replace the standard procedure for identification (in agreement with the International Stud Book Committee decision at the 3rd Asian Stud Book Conference on January 27, 1999 held at Landmark, Macau). This will be an additional requirement for registration.

2. The microchips should meet ISO 11784/11785 standards, which are the accepted international standards.

3. Initially, all foals born starting 2005 are included in the first phase of the Microchip Program and will be implemented upon the application for registration in 2007. An application form for microchip implantation will be filled-up by the owner or his representative. Once filed and fees are settled, the horse will be scheduled for implantation on or before samplee collection for Horse Identification and Parentage Validation Program.

4. Horse breeders/ owners are required to have their horses properly branded before inspection and implantation for foals born in 2005.

5. As the programs goes to its second, third and pre-weaning phases of implementation (foals born in 2006, 2007 and 2008 respectively) branding will be required later in foal registration.

6. PHILRACOM staff (Veterinarians) will be utilized during implantation of the microchip, as all identifying marks will be noted. This will coincide with taking the marks, coat color, sex, dam and sire in the Identification Certificate. The microchip number will then be included in the Identification Certificate.

7. A test scan will be done before and after implantation of the microchip to verify whether the chip (as well as the scanner) is working properly.

8. Implantation of the microchip will be done in the presence of the owner or his representative at left mid-crest of the nuchal ligament using a syringe-like dispenser (included the kit). Sedation may be necessary especially with hyperactive horses to avoid trauma and proper implantation of the microchip.

9. When implantation coincides with the hair/blood collection for DNA and/or BT-PV Program, inspection will be done as follows: (a) the neck will be scanned to double check whether the horse has microchip or not, (b) if the horse has no microchip, rules from 3-8 will apply.

10. No horse will be allowed to be registered without a microchip implanted.

Microchip details will be included on the passport, registration and export certificates.