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58 Pa. Code § 163.421. Duties of paddock judge.


§ 163.421. Duties of paddock judge.

 (a)  The paddock judge shall be in charge of the paddock and the entire saddling area.

 (b)  The paddock judge and the horse identifier shall check the contestants for the races and have the horses properly identified.

 (c)  The paddock judge shall keep a record of equipment carried by the horses under his jurisdiction, permitting no change in unauthorized equipment.

 (d)  The paddock judge shall, in each race, require the plater in attendance in the paddock to see that the horses are properly shod. The judge shall report the findings of the plater immediately to the stewards.

 (e)  The paddock judge shall report irregularities to the stewards.

 (f)  The paddock judge shall exclude from the paddock those persons who are not licensed by the Commission and who have no immediate business with the horses entered, except the members of the Commission and its staff.


   The provisions of this §  163.421 amended July 14, 1972, effective July 15, 1972, 2 Pa.B. 1341.

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