3769-17-17 Whip restriction.

Drivers will be allowed whips not to exceed forty-eight inches, plus a snapper not longer than six inches; and provided further that the following actions may be considered as excessive or indiscriminate use of the whip:

(A) Causing visible injury;

(B) Taking the lines in one hand before the three quarter pole;

(C) Whipping a horse after a race;

(D) Striking the horse below the shaft of the sulky;

(E) Striking another horse or driver with the whip;

(F) Using the whip on a tired horse;

(G) The use of any goading or mechanical device, chain, nail or appliance, other than the ordinary whip used for racing;

(H) Any other use the judges may deem inappropriate.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/22/2011 and 09/15/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/85, 10/4/92, 10/5/98, 10/1/06