(A) In the event a horse or part of the horse's sulky leaves the course, and if, in the opinion of the judges, that action gave the horse an unfair advantage over other horses in the race, the horse may be disqualified or placed back one or more positions. In any such disqualification or placing, the horse causing the interference must be placed behind the horse or horses over which it gained an advantage and/or the horses with which it interfered.
(B) There shall be no disqualification of a horse temporarily forced off the race course providing the driver makes effort to re-enter the course as soon as possible in a safe manner.
(C) In the event a horse or part of the horse's sulky leaves the course for any reason, it shall be the driver's responsibility to take all reasonable steps to safely re-enter the race course as soon as possible.
(D) If, in the opinion of the judges, a driver's actions or lack of action causes or contributes to any violation of this rule, said driver may be fined and/or suspended and/or referred to the commission under the provisions of rule 3769-14-99 of the Administrative Code.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/10/2009 and 09/09/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/91