(1) When clear, a
horse may be taken to any part of the course, provided that crossing or weaving
in front of contender may result in disqualification.
(2) A horse may be disqualified if the horse
crosses another so as to impede the other horse, or the horse or his jockey
jostles another horse, unless the impeded horse was partly in fault or the
crossing or jostle was wholly caused by the fault of some other horse and
(3) A horse shall be
disqualified if a jockey wilfully strikes another horse or rides carelessly so
as to injure another horse or cause other horses to injure a horse.
(4) When a horse is disqualified under this
section every horse in the same race belonging wholly or partly to the same
owner, may be disqualified in the discretion of the stewards.
(5) Complaints under this section 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. Nothing in this section
shall prevent the stewards taking cognizance of foul riding.
(6) Any jockey against whom a foul is claimed
shall be given the opportunity to appear before 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 complaining or an owner, trainer or jockey
who complains frivolously that his horse was crossed or jostled, may be
(8) The extent of
disqualification shall be determined by the stewards.
Results of intentional foul.
If the stewards at any time are satisfied that the riding of any race was
intentionally foul or that any jockey was instructed or induced so to ride, all
persons found guilty of complicity, by the stewards, shall be suspended and the
case shall be reported to the commission for such additional action as it may
Leaving course. If a horse leaves the course he must turn back and
run the course from the point at which he left it.
Instructions to jockeys. All
horses are expected to give their best efforts in races in which they run, and
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 commission.
Stewards may declare race void, order refund. The stewards shall
have the authority to declare a race void and to order all wagers made thereon
refunded if they shall determine that any occurrence before or during the
running of such race calls for such action by them.
If only one horse shall have weighed out,
that horse shall be ridden past the judge's stand and go to the post, and shall
then be deemed the winner.
(A) In sweepstakes,
even if all the horses but one have declared forfeit, that horse must walkover
except by the written consent of all the persons who pay forfeit.
(B) In case of a walkover, one-half of the
money offered to the winner is given.
(C) When a walkover is the result of
arrangements by owners of horses engaged, no portion of the added money nor any
other prize need be given.
(2) Stewards may dispense with walkover. In a
sweepstakes, if only one horse remains to start, the stewards may dispense with
Run to win. Every horse in every race must be ridden so as to
finish as near as possible to first, and show the best and fastest race it is
capable of at that time and shall not be eased up or coasted, even if it has no
apparent chance to win first, second, third or fourth prize, so that the record
of that race may, as truly as possible, show its real