205 CMR 4.28 - Placing Judges

(1) Three Placing Judges shall occupy the Placing Judges' Stand during each and every race, and their duty shall be to place and record the complete order of finish in each race.
(2) The placing Judges shall properly display the numbers of the first four horses in each race in the order of their finish.
(3) When the Placing Judges differ in their placing the majority shall prevail.
(4) The Placing Judges shall make public their decision as promptly as possible.
(5) If it is considered advisable to consult a picture from the finish camera, the Placing Judges shall post, without waiting for a picture, such placements as are in their opinion unquestionable, and, after consulting the picture, make the other placements.
(6) The Judges may call for a picture from the photo-finish camera to aid them in arriving at a decision. However, in all cases the camera is merely an aid and the decision of the Judges shall be final.
(7) In determining the places of the horses at the finish of a race, the Placing Judges shall consider only the relative position of the respective noses of such horses.
(8) Upon receipt of such notice the Stewards shall promptly display the sign "official."
(9) There shall be no alteration of placement after the sign "official" has been purposely displayed, except as in outlined in 205 CMR 6.04(4).
(10) The Placing Judges shall each day file with the Commission a copy of the official placement of the first six horses in each race of that day, and shall supply to other officials such information in respect to the racing as the Association may require.


205 CMR 4.28
Amended by Mass Register Issue 1414, eff. 4/3/2020.

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