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RACING; RIDING SPORTS; EQUIPMENT OR ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (stop watches G04F 7/06; timing G07C 1/22; indicating arrangements for variable information by selection or combination of individual elements G09F 9/00)
Definition statement
This subclass covers:

Race-courses, race-tracks and equipment or accessories for racing or riding sports, e.g. starting appliances and hurdles.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass does not cover:

Stop-watches

Registering, indicating or recording the time of events or elapsed time in connection with sports or games

Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the information is built-up on a support by selection or combination of individual elements

Race-courses; Race-tracks
Definition statement
This group covers:

Race-courses and race-tracks, e.g. equestrian surfacing materials, racing facility pit systems and running track designs.

References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Exercising equipment for animals, e.g. tread mills, carousels

Games

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Construction of, or surfaces for, roads, sports grounds, or the like

Design or layout of playing courts, rinks, bowling greens or areas for water-skiing; Covers therefor

for greyhounds or other dogs
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Race-courses for greyhounds or other dogs, e.g. propelling of dummy hare.

Equipment or accessories for racing or riding sports {(training equipment for animals A01K 15/02)}
Definition statement
This group covers:

Equipment or accessories for racing or riding sports, e.g. starting appliances, hurdles, photo-finish devices; dressage arena borders; individual boxes for small animals, e.g. mice.

References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Training or exercise equipment for animals

Training appliances for simulating the movement of horses

Racing games

Devices in connection with harness, for hitching, reining, training, breaking or quietening horses or other traction animals, e.g. blinkers

Whips or the like

Starting-appliances
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Starting-appliances, e.g. starting-blocks for athletics, starting stalls or boxes for horses or greyhounds, starting gates for motor bikes and for rodeos.

{Starting-blocks}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Starting-blocks for athletic running.

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{Starting stalls or starting boxes, e.g. for racing horses, greyhounds}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Starting stalls or starting boxes, e.g. several animals starting together being separately placed.

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Hurdles or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Sockets or holders for poles or posts

Glossary of terms
In this subgroup, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Hurdle

Each of a series of upright frames or obstacles that a person or animal (e.g. horse, dog, etc.) jumps over in a race.

{Athletics hurdles}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Apparatus for jumping

{Equestrian hurdles}
Synonyms and Keywords

Hurdle

cavaletti

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013