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58 Pa. Code § 163.163. Weighing in.

§ 163.163. Weighing in.

 (a)  After a race has been run and after the jockey has pulled up the horse he had ridden, the jockey shall ride promptly to the placing judges’ stand and there dismount, after obtaining permission from the judges, and present himself to the clerk of the scales to be weighed in.

 (b)  If a jockey is prevented from riding his mount to the judges’ stand because of an accident or of illness either of himself or his horse, he may walk or be carried to the scales, or he may be excused by the stewards from weighing in.

 (c)  Except by permission of the stewards, every jockey shall, upon returning to the placing judges’ stand, unsaddle the horse he has ridden and no person may touch the horse except by his bridle.

 (d)  A person may not assist a jockey in removing from his horse the equipment that is to be included in the weight of a jockey, except by permission of the stewards.

 (e)  A person may not throw a covering over a horse at the place of dismounting until the jockey has removed the equipment that is to be included in his weight.

 (f)  A jockey may not, before weighing in, willfully touch a person or thing, other than the equipment that is to be included in his weight.

 (g)  Each jockey shall, in weighing in, carry over to the scales the pieces of equipment with which he weighed out.

 (h)  Each jockey shall weigh in at the same weight as that at which he weighed out, and if short of it by more than 2 pounds his mount shall be disqualified.

 (i)  A jockey may not weigh in at more than 2 pounds over the weight at which he weighed out, except insofar as the weight may have been affected by the elements.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  163.381 (relating to duties of placing judges).

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