|Rule No.||Rule Title|
|1688||Use of Riding Crop.|
(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 or exercise rider who uses
a riding crop during a race or training 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;
excessively or brutally causing welts or breaks in the skin;
(3) when the horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing;
persistently even though the horse is showing no response under the riding crop; or
(4) more than three times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond before
using the riding crop again.
(c) Subsections (b)(2) and (4) shall not apply to jockeys and exercise riders during training.
(d) 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.
4. Amendment filed 1-25-18; effective 4-1-18.