3769-6-25.1 Safety reins.

(A) No jockey, apprentice jockey, exercise person or any person mounted on a horse shall ride, breeze, exercise, gallop or workout 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 horsemen's benevolent and protective association, the jockeys guild, the Ohio thoroughbred breeders and owners, and any other group or persons who request such notice. The notice will indicate that paragraph (A) of rule 3769-6-25.1 of this rule will be enforced on the one-hundred-eightieth day after the date of the notice.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/27/2016 and 07/27/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/08