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58 Pa. Code § 163.162. Weighing out.

§ 163.162. Weighing out.

 (a)  The specified jockeys shall be weighed out for their respective mounts in each race by the clerk of the scales not less than 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)  The weight of a jockey shall include his clothing, boots, goggles, saddle and its attachments, number cloth, saddle cloth or other equipment required by the stewards.

 (c)  The following items may not be included in the weight of a jockey: whip, or a substitute for a whip, head number, bridle, bit or reins or safety helmet.

 (d)  A bridle may not exceed 2 pounds in weight, and a whip may not exceed 1 pound in weight, unless approved by the stewards. A whip may not be longer than 30 inches.

 (e)  A jockey may not carry overweight in excess of 2 pounds without permission of the owner or trainer. A horse is not allowed to carry an excess of 7 pounds.


   The provisions of this §  163.162 amended December 23, 1977, effective December 24, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 3931.

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