Every commercial permit holder shall:
(A) Provide a paddock or receiving barn.
(B) The paddock or receiving barn must be completely enclosed with a man-tight fence and all openings through said fence shall be policed so as to exclude unauthorized personnel therefrom.
(C) Horses must be in the paddock at the time prescribed by the presiding judge, but in any event at least one hour prior to post time of the race in which the horse is to compete. Except for warm-up trips, no horse shall leave the paddock until called to the post.
(D) Persons entitled to admission to the paddock:
(1) Owners of horses competing on the date of the race;
(2) Trainers of horses competing on the date of the race;
(3) Drivers of horses competing on the date of the race;
(4) Grooms and caretakers of horses competing on the date of the race;
(5) Officials whose duties require their presence in the paddock or receiving barn.
(E) No driver, trainer, groom, or caretaker once admitted to the paddock, shall leave the same other than to warm-up said horse until such race, or races for which he was admitted is contested.
(F) No person except an owner, who has another horse racing in a later race, or an official, shall return to the paddock until all races of that program shall have been completed.
(G) No more than four owners of a horse, or registered stable, other than the driver, shall be entitled to admission to the paddock on any one racing day.
(H) During racing hours each track shall provide the services of a blacksmith within the paddock.
(I) During racing hours each track shall provide suitable extra equipment as may be necessary for the conduct of racing without unnecessary delay.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/10/2015 and 09/15/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: Ohio Revised Code 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: Ohio Revised Code 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/85