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Rule No.Rule Title
1688Use of Whips.
Rule Text(a) In all races where a jockey will not ride with a whip, an announcement shall be made over the public address system of such fact. (b) Although the use of a whip is not required, any jockey who uses a whip during a race is prohibited from whipping a horse: (1) on the head, flanks, or on any part of its body other than the shoulders or hind quarters; (2) during the post parade except when necessary to control the horse; (3) excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin; (4) when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing; or (5) persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the whip. (c) Correct uses of the whip are: (1) showing horses the whip before hitting them; (2) using the whip in rhythm with the horse's stride; and (3) using the whip as an aid to maintain a horse running straight. NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 19420, 19440 and 19562, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 19440, 19481 and 19562, Business and Professions Code. HISTORY: 1. Amendment filed 6-4-93; effective 7-5-93. 2. Amendment filed 12-23-96; effective 1-22-97.

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