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58 Pa. Code § 163.151. Declarations and scratches.


§ 163.151. Declarations and scratches.

 (a)  A horse may not be considered scratched or declared out of an engagement until the owner or his authorized agent or some person deputed by him has given notice in writing to the racing secretary.

 (b)  A horse in an overnight race may not be scratched without the approval of the stewards.

 (c)  For stake races, if a horse is not named through the entry box at the time designated by the racing secretary, the horse is automatically out.

 (d)  The declaration or scratch of a horse out of an engagement is irrevocable.

 (e)  Scratches from stake races will close 45 minutes before post time.

 (f)  Declaration and scratches from purse races shall be made to the racing secretary by the owner, or his authorized agent at a time which was set by the racing secretary and conspicuously posted.

 (g)  If the miscarriage of a declaration by mail or otherwise is alleged, satisfactory proof of the miscarriage is required of the complainant; otherwise, the declaration will not be accepted as of the time alleged.

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