Duties. The paddock judge shall be in charge of the paddock and
inspect all race horses and their equipment prior to each race, and shall
observe and report forthwith to any steward any violation observed in such
identification, equipment inspection. The paddock judge shall be in
charge of the paddock and shall have general jurisdiction over the saddling
equipment and changes thereof and his duties shall be determined from time to
time by the stewards. The identification of said horses shall be made by the
horse identifier who shall report any irregularities to the paddock judge and
notices to be posted. The paddock judge shall, in each race, require the
farrier in attendance in the paddock to see to it that all horses are properly
shod, and a notice forthwith posted in a conspicuous place close to the
paddock, easily visible to the public, stating the type of shoes with which the
horse is shod and whether with or without caulks and on which feet, or is
shoeless as to any of its feet. The said judge shall report immediately to the
stewards the findings of the farrier.
Irregularities. The paddock
judge shall report any irregularities to the stewards.
Permission for any change of equipment from that which a horse carried in his
last previous race must be obtained from the paddock judge.
Horses to be saddled in
paddock. All horses must be saddled in the paddock, except by permission
of the stewards.
paddock not to be touched. No one not actually connected with its stable
shall touch a horse while in the paddock preparatory to starting in a race,
except for authorized inspection as provided in these rules.
Exclusions from paddock. The
commission, its duly authorized representatives, officials, and licensed
personnel required to be in the paddock shall be allowed admittance thereto
subject to such limitations as the paddock judge may require. No other
personnel shall be allowed into the paddock unless permission therefor is
received from the paddock judge or the commission. Licensed personnel shall be
allowed in the paddock only while the horse they own or service is in the