PART 1405 CLERK OF THE SCALES : Sections Listing



Section 1405.10  Clerk of the Scales


The clerk of the scales or assistant shall weigh out and weigh in the riders of all horses participating in a race.


Section 1405.20  Weighing In and Out


All riders must be weighed out (the horse in each instance being specified) not less than 30 minutes before the time fixed for the race, and the number of the horse shall be exhibited officially as soon as possible, and riders of horses finishing in the money must be weighed in at the judges' stand at the conclusion of a race.


Section 1405.30  Overweight Limit


No horse shall carry more than five pounds overweight, except in races confined exclusively to amateurs or to riders who are officers in the United States Army or Navy or of the Illinois National Guard.


Section 1405.40  Declare Overweight


If the overweight is more than two pounds in excess of the weight the horse is to carry (the owner or trainer consenting) the jockey shall declare the amount of overweight to the clerk of the scales at least 45 minutes before the time appointed for the race, and the clerk shall have the overweight announced over the public address system and posted immediately on the notice board. Failure on the part of any jockey to comply with this rule shall be reported to the stewards.


Section 1405.50  Permission to Dismount


Every jockey must, immediately, after pulling up, ride his horse to the place of weighing, dismount only after obtaining permission from the official in charge and present himself to be weighed in by the clerk of the scales; provided that if a jockey be prevented from riding to the place of weighing by reason of accident or illness by which he or his horse is disabled, he may walk or be carried to the scales.


Section 1405.60  Weighing In Regulations


If a jockey does not present himself to be weighed in; or if he is more than two pounds short of his weight or if he is guilty of any fraudulent practice with respect to weight or weighing; or if, unless he or his horse is ill or disabled, he dismounts before reaching the scales or dismounts without permission; or if he touch, except accidentally, before weighing in, any person or thing other than his own equipment, the clerk of the scales shall so report to the stewards and the horse may be disqualified and the jockey himself may be fined or suspended.


Section 1405.70  Excess Weight After Race


If a horse carries more than two pounds over his proper or declared weight, the fact shall be reported by the clerk of the scales to the stewards, and the jockey shall be fined or suspended unless the stewards are satisfied that such excess weight has been caused by rain or mud, and the case shall be reported to the Board for such action as it may deem proper to take.


Section 1405.80  Weighing of Equipment


Included in the jockey's weight shall be saddle and its attachments. No whip, numbercloth, blinkers, bridle, martingale, hood or breastplate shall be weighed.


Section 1405.90  Saddle Cloth Numbers


Jockeys must carry numbers on the saddle cloth corresponding to the numbers of the horses as exhibited after weighing out.


Section 1405.100  Uniform Saddle Cloth Colors and Numbers (Repealed)


(Source:  Repealed at 18 Ill. Reg. 11610, effective July 7, 1994)


Section 1405.110  Change of Jockey


Any subsequent change of jockey must be noted by the clerk of the scales and sanctioned by the stewards who, if no satisfactory reason is given for the change, may fine or suspend any person they may think culpable in the matter.


Section 1405.120  Extra or Special Weight


Any extra or special weight declared for any horse, or any alteration of colors or change in equipment or declaration to win shall be exhibited by the clerk of the scales upon the notice board, and announced over the public address system.


Section 1405.130  Statement of Weight Carried


At the close of each day's racing, the clerk of the scales shall prepare for the racing secretary a statement of the weight carried in every race and the names of the jockeys, specifying overweight, if any.