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robnorth
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I’ve seen more than one instance this year where the field is held for a horse has shown absolutely no inclination to take part in the race, and yet it’s included as a runner having ‘taken no part’ or ‘refused to race’.

In a National Hunt race if a horse doesn’t move then it shouldn’t be classed as a runner. Rule 4 should be applied in the same way as if the horse was withdrawn.

In flat races there’s a more clear definition, in that if a horse enters the stalls it’s a runner. Not much consolation if your horse then doesn’t move when the stalls open, but at least there’s a clear dividing line.

Rob