3769-6-29 In hands of starter.

(A) Horses shall be in the hands of the starter from the time they arrive on the track until the start is effected. All horses shall parade and carry their weight from paddock to starting post, and no jockey shall dismount without permission of the starter. Attendants may not care for horses during the parade except by permission of the starter.

(B) Each horse shall parade past the stewards' stand unless excused by the stewards.

(C) After a horse enters the track and passes the stewards' stand, only the hands of the pony person assigned to the horse, the jockey, an assistant starter, an outrider on a lead pony or the track veterinarian may touch the horse before the start of the race.

(D) After entering the track, not more than twelve minutes shall be consumed in the parade of the horses to the post except in cases of unavoidable delay. After passing the stewards' stand once, horses will be allowed to break formation and canter, warm up or go as they please to the post. When horses have reached the post, they shall be started without unnecessary delay.

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: 1/1/85, 1/1/92, 2/2/08