Or. Admin. R. 462-140-0340 - Jockey

(1) Jockeys shall fulfill all engagements.
(2) A jockey who is engaged to ride shall report to the scale room 1 hour before 1st post time to report his/her weight to the scale clerk, unless excused by the board of stewards or a person designated by the board of stewards.
(a) No jockey shall leave the jockey room, other than to ride in a race, until all engagements of the day have been fulfilled, except with express authorization of the stewards.
(b) After fulfilling all riding engagements, a jockey may leave, but may not re-enter the jockey room without permission of the stewards.
(c) A jockey who is not riding on any given day may not enter the jockey room during the time of pari-mutuel or qualifying trial races, except with permission of the stewards.
(d) Jockeys must be neat in appearance and must wear the colors of the race meet licensee.
(e) Jockeys must wear an approved safety helmet which must be properly secured upon entering the track.
(f) Only safety helmets that meet ASTM standards will be approved for use by jockeys.
(g) Jockeys must wear an approved safety vest weighing no more than two pounds, which is designed to provide shock absorbing protection to the upper body of at least a rating of five as defined by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA).
(h) Jockeys in a race shall wear a number on the right arm, and this number shall correspond to the saddle cloth number of the horse in the official program.
(3) No jockey shall own any racehorse racing in Oregon.
(4) No jockey shall wager on any race or accept the promise or token of any wager with respect to a race in a race meet in which he or she is participating, except from the owner or trainer of the horse the jockey is riding, and only on that horse.
(5) Jockeys shall report to the paddock immediately when summoned by the paddock judge.
(6) A jockey may have one jockey agent. All engagements to ride shall be made by the jockey agent.
(7) No jockey shall have an attendant other than a licensed valet. No jockey attendant shall wager on any race or place a wager for anyone else.
(8) A jockey who is under suspension for a riding infraction will not be permitted to fulfill any engagements, including stakes races, other than designated races. During the period of suspension, a jockey may be permitted to exercise or gallop horses during the morning hours at the discretion of the stewards.
(9) No jockey shall name him/herself on a horse without first having a call from the owner, trainer, or authorized agent.


Or. Admin. R. 462-140-0340
RC 3-2000, f. 3-27-00, cert. ef. 5-1-00; RC 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 10-18-05; RC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-08; RC 2-2009, f. 8-24-09, cert. ef. 10-1-09

Stat. Auth.: ORS 462.270(3)

Stats. Implemented: ORS 462.270

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