28 Nov 2006 09:02:47
G-Man
Tacky stuff

In the UK if a horse is declared to run in blinkers, visor or cheekpieces it
must wear them at the start of the race or else it will not be allowed to
run. If a horse is, say, declared to run in blinkers and it turns up at the
start in a visor, again it will not be allowed to run.

If a horse is declared to run in a tongue tie it is still allowed to run
without one.

Now does anyone know what happens in America?

Cheers,
G-Man



28 Nov 2006 20:32:40
G-Man
Re: Tacky stuff


"G-Man" <originalgman@btclick.com > wrote in message
news:4t2c9vF11p4suU1@mid.individual.net...
> In the UK if a horse is declared to run in blinkers, visor or cheekpieces
> it must wear them at the start of the race or else it will not be allowed
> to run. If a horse is, say, declared to run in blinkers and it turns up at
> the start in a visor, again it will not be allowed to run.
>
> If a horse is declared to run in a tongue tie it is still allowed to run
> without one.
>
> Now does anyone know what happens in America?
>
> Cheers,
> G-Man


A few weeks ago there were two horses that carried the Number 8 saddlecloth.
The top horse (Number 1) had been mistakenly given the Number 8 as well.
This was known before the race and they were both allowed to run.
Obviously that would be impossible in the US.

Cheers,
G-Man