(A) No person riding on a sulky or jog cart shall race, train or jog a horse on the grounds of a facility under the jurisdiction of the Ohio state racing commission unless the horse is equipped with safety reins. A safety rein is a rein designed and constructed to provide a secure secondary attachment to the bit that is secured to a reinforcement material to prevent failure due to breakage of the rein, or breakage or inadvertent loss of the primary connection to the bit.
(B) This rule is enacted to adopt the safety measures encouraged by the association of racing commissioners international. Upon notification from the association of racing commissioners international that standards for the safety reins have been set, the commission shall send notice to the Ohio harness horsemen's association and any other group or persons who request such notice. The notice will indicate that paragraph (A) of rule 3769-17-09.1 of the Administrative Code will be enforced on the one-hundred eightieth day after the date of the notice.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 3769-17-09.1