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1699Riding Rules.
Rule TextDuring the running of the race: (a) A horse shall not interfere with any other horse. Interference is defined as bumping, impeding, forcing or floating in or out or otherwise causing any other horse to lose stride, ground, momentum or position. (b) A horse which interferes with another as defined in subsection (a) may be disqualified and placed behind the horse so interfered with if, in the opinion of the Stewards, the horse interfered with was not at fault and due to the interference lost the opportunity for a better placing. (c) Jockeys shall not ride carelessly, or willfully, so as to permit their mount to interfere with any other horse. (d) Jockeys shall not strike or strike at another horse or jockey so as to impede, interfere with, intimidate, or injure. (e) If a jockey rides in a manner contrary to this rule, the mount may be disqualified and the jockey may be suspended or otherwise disciplined by the Stewards. (f) When suspending a jockey for riding contrary to this rule, the Stewards shall issue a minimum suspension of two riding days, and shall issue a suspension greater than the minimum for (1) more than one infraction of this rule by the jockey within any contiguous 60 day calendar period or (2) any infraction which, in the opinion of the stewards, jeopardized the safety of another horse or jockey. NOTE: Authority cited: Section 19562, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 19461 and 19562, Business and Professions Code. HISTORY: 1. Amendment filed 4-21-83; effective 5-21-83. 2. Amendment filed 8-13-97; effective 9-12-97. 3. Amendment filed 11-22-16; effective 1-1-17. 4. Amendment filed 3-22-18; effective 7-1-18.
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