Rules & Regs
Highlights of ORC Rules Pertaining to OSS
If a horse meets the conditions of Rule 11.01 it will be considered qualified and eligible to be declared to added money event races provided that one of its last three charted lines is a clean line in a purse, qualifying or schooling race, not more than forty-five (45) clear days before the closing of declarations and its individual time in that clean charted line meets the following standards for age and the size of the track where it raced or qualified after the judges have given appropriate allowances for track conditions on that day.
|Age & Gait
||Track Size/Minimum time|
||5/8 Mile 7/8 Mile or larger|
|2 Year Old Pacers
|2 Year Old Trotters
|3 Year Old Pacers
|3 Year Old Trotters
||2:02 2:01 |
Notwithstanding the provisions of 11.02 no horse shall be considered qualified and eligible to be declared to added money event races if that horse, since having obtained the clean charted line referred to in 11.02.01, is required to qualify in accordance with the rules, including Chapter 12 where applicable, or is on the judges’ list or is otherwise ineligible to race.
A horse making a break in or off a qualifying, matinee or schooling race must qualify again unless the break was an equipment break or caused by interference, or unless the horse is declaring into an Ontario Sires Stakes event or other added money event.
A horse making a break in each of two consecutive races must qualify unless the breaks were equipment breaks or caused by interference.
A horse making a break off a qualifier or its second consecutive break in a row in an elimination heat will be allowed to race in the Final.
If 17.12.01 (a) or (b) applies to an owner, the horse may race as a separate betting interest, with the approval of the Judges, if the owner is not required to be licensed under the rules, or it is an added money event for $100,000 or more.
Rule 17.15 (a)(iii)
If the horse omitted by error was declared to a stake, futurity, early closing or late closing event, the race shall be re-drawn provided the error is discovered prior to the printing of the program.
Any questions or inquiries concerning the Rules of Standardbred Racing should be directed to the Ontario Racing Commission at (416) 213-0520 or faxed to (416) 213-7827.