|Rule No.||Rule Title|
|Rule Text||(a) Except in cases of emergency, every horse shall be started from an approved starting gate by the starter.
(b) If, in the opinion of the stewards, a horse did not receive a fair start through no fault of the horse, or gained an unfair advantage at the start, such horse may be declared a non-starter or may be declared a starter for purse money only and disregarded for pari-mutuel purposes.
(1) The stewards shall void any claim deposited for a horse declared to be a non-starter.
(2) Any horse determined to be a starter for purse money only is eligible to be claimed.
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 19420, 19440 and 19562, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 19440 and 19562, Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment filed 4-10-75; effective 5-10-75.
2. Amendment filed 6-20-17; effective 10-1-17.|