|Rule No.||Rule Title|
|1688||Use of Riding Crop.|
|Rule Text||(a) In all races where a jockey will not ride with a riding crop, an announcement shall be made over the public address system of such fact.
(b) Although the use of a riding crop is not required, any jockey who uses a riding crop during a race is prohibited from using a riding crop on a horse:
(1) on the head, flanks, or on any parts 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;
(5) persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or
(6) more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond before using the riding crop again.
(c) Correct uses of the riding crop are:
(1) showing horses the riding crop before hitting them;
(2) using the riding crop in rhythm with the horse's stride; and
(3) using the riding crop 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.
1. Amendment filed 6-4-93; effective 7-5-93.
2. Amendment filed 12-23-96; effective 1-22-97.
3. Amendment filed 3-2-15; effective 7-1-15.