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58 Pa. Code § 163.239. Foul riding complaints.

§ 163.239. Foul riding complaints.

 (a)  The stewards shall take cognizance of foul riding and may entertain reports from other racing officials of the meeting whether or not a formal complaint is made, but a complaint may not be considered which comes from a person other than the jockey, trainer or owner of the horse interfered with.

 (b)  If a horse is disqualified for a foul under this chapter, any other horse in the race owned wholly or in part by the same interest may also be disqualified.

 (c)  An owner, trainer or jockey may not complain frivolously that his horse was interfered with.

 (d)  A person may not directly or indirectly interfere with the leading of horses from the stable area or to the receiving barn or to the paddock or in the parade or commit an act for the purpose or with the effect of frightening a horse; nor may a person interfere with, block or impede a racing participant who is then performing his proper duties, nor fight, threaten to fight or strike at a racing participant who is then performing his duties, nor interfere with, block, impede or disrupt a racing operation.

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