3769-5-45 Scratches must be approved.

(A) Every horse entered and drawn for a race must be a starter unless it is scratched or ordered withdrawn, for reason, by the stewards and/or on the advice of the track veterinarian.

(B) Approved reasons for scratches include, but are not limited to, lameness or sickness of horse; unmanageability of horse; ineligibility of horse; and other situations approved by the stewards.

(C) Trainers and/or owners who fail to start a horse, which has been entered and drawn into a race and which has not been scratched for an approved reason, may be penalized under rule 3769-5-99 of the Administrative Code by the stewards and/or the commission.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/24/2015 and 07/24/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/77, 1/1/85, 8/1/91, 1/1/92