Acceptances and Scratchings

SG 2014 WEB (4)

All runners must ‘accept’ prior to taking the start line. If you have decided to withdraw from an event, officials must be notified that you are a ‘scratching’ from that particular event.

The acceptance and scratching stewards are located in the secretary’s tent (ph: 5358 1326) located on the infield at Central Park.

Stawell Gift 120m & Australia Post Women’s Gift 120m
Scratchings must be made in writing and delivered to the Club no late than 7:00pm on Friday, 14th April, 2017 (Good Friday). Any runners who do not scratch from the Stawell Gift or Australia Post Women’s Gift by this time will be regarded as accepted and running.

Telstra Store Ararat Jack Donaldson Handicap 200m
Runners must accept by 4:20pm on Easter Saturday. Heats will then be drawn and published for Easter Sunday. If you do not accept, you will be deemed to have scratched from the event.

All other events
Acceptances must be made at least 20 minutes before the first heat of the event in which your name appears in the official program. Failure to accept means that you will be withdrawn from the event and the starters and stewards will not allow any exceptions to this practice.