(A) The starter shall give such orders and take such measures not in conflict with the rules of racing, as are necessary to secure a fair start.
(B) Should an accident or malfunction of the starting gate, or other unforeseen event during a race, compromise the fairness of the race or safety of race participants, the stewards may declare individual horses to be nonstarters, exclude individual horses from one or more parimutuel pools, or declare a no contest and refund all wagers except as otherwise provided in the rules involving multi-race wagers.
(C) Any owner or trainer who desires his or her horse not to be tailed or tonged at the starting gate by the assistant starters shall, at the time of entry, submit a written request to the starter and said horse will not be tailed or tonged.
Prior History: (R.C.
119.032 review dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/1966, 3/14/1968, 1/1/1985, 1/1/2006 )