(1) No horse shall be
whipped the first 30 yards away from the gate.
clear, a horse may be taken to any part of the course, however, crossing or
weaving in front of contenders may constitute interference or intimidation for
which the offender may be disqualified and the jockey disciplined.
horse crossing another so as actually to impede him is disqualified, unless the
impeded horse was partly in fault, or the crossing was wholly caused by the
fault of some other horse or jockey.
a horse or jockey jostle another horse, the aggressor may be disqualified,
unless the jostled horse or his jockey was partly at fault or the jostle was
wholly caused by the fault of another horse or jockey.
a jockey willfully strikes another horse or jockey or uses his whip in a manner
to impede another horse or rides carelessly so as to injure another horse or
jockey, when the other horse or jockey is no way at fault, or so as to cause
other horses to do so, his horse may be disqualified and the jockey
disciplined. A jockey shall not strike
the horse he is riding in the head or shall he otherwise abuse the horse he is
a horse is disqualified under this rule any other horse or horses in the same
race coupled as an entry may be disqualified.
under this rule can only be received from the owner, trainer or jockey of the
horse alleged to be aggrieved, and must be made to the clerk of the scales or
to the stewards before or immediately after his jockey has passed the
scales. But nothing in this rule shall
prevent the stewards from taking cognizance of any foul.
jockey against whom a foul is claimed shall be given the opportunity to give an
explanation to the stewards before any decision is made by them.
jockey whose horse has been disqualified or who unnecessarily causes his horse
to shorten his stride with a view to complaint, or an owner, trainer or jockey
who complains frivolously that his horse was crossed or jostled may be
(10) All horses are expected to give their best efforts in races in which
they run, any instructions or advice to jockeys to ride or handle their mounts
otherwise than for the purpose of winning are forbidden and will subject all
persons giving or following such instructions or advice to disciplinary action
by the stewards and the board.
(11) If a horse, during the running of a race, becomes crippled or
otherwise unable to finish (broken bone, profuse bleeding or any other
disabling condition) , he shall be dismounted, unsaddled and removed from the
track without passing the stand. Jockey
in this case will not be required to weigh in.