Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-A46 - Weighing out

(a) Time for weighing out. The specified jockeys shall be weighed out for their respective mounts in each race by the clerk of the scales not less than twenty (20) minutes before the time fixed for the race. In case of a substitution of riders after the original rider has been weighed out, the substitute rider shall be weighed as promptly as possible and the name of the substitute and his weight publicly announced and posted.
(b) Equipment weighed with jockey. If a horse runs in muzzle, martingale, breastplate, or clothing, it must be put on the scale and included in the jockey's weight.
(c) Jockey's equipment weighed with jockey. A jockey's weight shall include his clothing, boots, goggles, saddle and its attachments, saddlecloth or any other equipment required by the stewards.
(d) Equipment not weighed. No whip or substitute for a whip, blinkers, safety helmet or number cloth shall be allowed on the scales nor shall any bridle approved by the stewards be weighed.
(e) Safety helmet. Any person who rides a horse on a track of an association shall wear a safety helmet of a type approved by the stewards.
(f) Declaration of overweight. If a jockey intends to carry overweight, he must declare the amount thereof at the time of weighing out, or if in doubt as to his proper weight, he may declare the weight he intends to carry.
(g) Time for declaration of overweight. If a jockey intends to carry overweight exceeding by more than two (2) pounds the weight which his horse is to carry, the owner or trainer consenting, he must declare the amount of overweight to the clerk of the scales at least forty-five (45) minutes before the time appointed for the race, and the clerk shall cause the overweight to be stated on the notice board immediately. For failure on the part of a jockey to comply with this rule he may be punished as provided by rules (n) and (o) of section 12-574-A23.
(h) Five pounds overweight limit. No horse shall carry more than five (5) pounds overweight.
(i) Owner responsible for weight. The owner is responsible for the weight carried by his horse.
(j) Equipment regulated. Only equipment specifically approved by the stewards shall be worn or carried by a jockey or a horse in a race.
(k) Deposit of jockey fees. No jockey, except when riding for his contract employer, shall be weighed out for any race unless there has been deposited for him or guaranteed to him with the racing secretary his fee for a losing mount in the race, and the failure to deposit for guarantee said fee for the engaged jockey may be cause for declaring the horse out of the race.
(l) Association to provide attendants. The association shall provide the only attendants who will be permitted to assist jockeys in weighing out. Such attendants shall be paid for their services by the association. A system of rotation of attendants shall be maintained.
(m) Bridles, whips. No bridle shall exceed two (2) pounds in weight, and no whip shall exceed one (1) pound in weight, unless approved by the stewards. No whip shall be longer than twenty-eight (28) inches.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-A46

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