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

11VAC10-140-310. Weighing in.

After a race has been run, a jockey shall pull up his horse, ride promptly to the clerk of scales, dismount, and be weighed in by the clerk of scales. The following provisions shall apply to the weighing in of jockeys:

1. The winning horse may be accompanied by an outrider after the horse has been pulled up and is returned to the clerk of scales;

2. If a jockey is prevented from returning to the clerk of scales because of an accident or injury to either horse or rider, the jockey may be conveyed to the winners' circle by other means or excused by the stewards from weighing in;

3. A jockey must, upon returning to the clerk of scales, unsaddle the horse he has ridden and no other person shall touch the horse except by its bridle;

4. No person shall help a jockey in removing from the horse the equipment that is to be included in the jockey's weight;

5. No person shall throw any covering over any horse at the place of dismounting until the jockey has removed all the equipment that is to be included in his weight;

6. A jockey shall carry over to the scales all pieces of equipment carried when weighing out, but after weighing in, the equipment may be handed to a valet;

7. A jockey shall not weigh in at less weight than he weighed out, and the stewards shall be informed of any underweight or overweight carried by the jockey; and

8. If a jockey weighs in two or more pounds less than the weight at which he weighed out, the horse shall be disqualified.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-05-01 § 4.12, eff. September 26, 1991; amended, Volume 18, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2002.

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