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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 140. Flat Racing

11VAC10-140-30. Weighing Out.

A jockey shall be weighed out by the clerk of scales no later than 15 minutes before post time. The following provisions shall apply to the weighing out of jockeys:

1. His clothing, saddle, girth, pad and saddle cloth shall be included in a jockey's weight;

2. Bit, blinkers, bridle, chamois, goggles, number cloth, overgirth, reins, safety helmet, safety vest, and whip shall not be included in a jockey's weight;

3. When a substitute jockey is required, he shall be weighed out promptly, and the name of the substitute jockey and weight announced to the public;

4. No jockey may carry overweight in excess of two pounds, without the permission of the owner or trainer;

5. If the overweight is more than one pound but less than five pounds, the jockey shall declare the amount of the overweight to the clerk of scales no later than 45 minutes before post time;

6. All overweights must be announced to the public;

7. A substitute jockey must be named, if the overweight exceeds five pounds;

8. If an underweight is discovered after wagering has commenced but before the start, the horse shall be returned to the paddock and the weight corrected;

9. A jockey shall not be weighed out unless the prescribed fee has been deposited with the horsemen's bookkeeper; and

10. Failure to have the prescribed fee on deposit with the horsemen's bookkeeper may be cause for the stewards to excuse the horse from racing.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-05-01 § 2.2, eff. September 26, 1991; amended, Volume 18, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2002.

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