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HORSE-RACING.                   465
be considered as liable to pay his whole stake and all bets respecting such horses shall be consi­dered as pay or play bets.
If in running for any race, one horse shall jostle or cross another, such horse and every horse be­longing to the same owner, or in which he shall have a share running in the same race, shall be dis­qualified for winning the race, whether such jostle or cross happened by the swerving of the horse or by the foul and careless riding of the jockey, or otherwise. And when one horse crosses the track of another behind him, it shall be deemed a suffi­cient cause of complaint, even though he be a clear length or more before the horse whose track he crosses.'
In naming or entering for any race where there shall be any particular conditions required as a qualification to start, it shall be sufficient if the horse were qualified at the expiration of the time allowed for naming or entering, and he shall not be disqualified by any thing which may happen after the expiration of that time, unless so speci­fied in the article. And if any additional weight is to be carried by the horses which have won one or more plates or races within the year, it shall be construed to mean the year of our Lord. When the qualification of any horse is objected to, the owner must produce a certificate or other proper document before the race is run, to prove the qua­lification of the horse ; and if he shall start his horse without so doing, the prize shall be with­held for a period fixed upon by the stewards, on the expiration of which, if the qualification be not proved to the satisfaction of the stewards, he shall not be entitled to the prize, though his horse shall have come in first, but it shall be given to the owner of the second horse. When the qualifica-
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