TITLE 11: ALCOHOL, HORSE RACING, LOTTERY, AND VIDEO GAMING
Section 1412.10 Weight Allowances
a) With the exception of apprentices allowances, handicap races, three-year-old horses entered to run in races against horses four years old and upwards, and the allowance provided in subsection (b) of this Section, no jockey shall be assigned a weight of less than 118 pounds. For three-year-old horses entered to run in races against horses four years old and upwards from January 1 through August 31, no jockey shall be assigned a weight of less than 116 pounds.
b) Except in handicaps, fillies two years old shall be allowed 3 pounds and fillies and mares three years old and upward shall be allowed 5 pounds before September 1, and 3 pounds after September 1 in races in which they compete against horses of the opposite sex.
c) A notice shall be included in the daily program that all jockeys will carry approximately 3 pounds more than the published weight to account for safety equipment (vest and helmet) that is not included in required weighing out procedures. Additionally, jockeys may weigh in with an additional 3 pounds for inclement weather gear when approved by the Stewards.
d) Quarter Horses minimum scale weights shall be 120 pounds for two year olds, 122 pounds for three year olds and 124 pounds for four year olds and older.
(Source: Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 13675, effective August 20, 2012)
Section 1412.20 Extra Allowances
No horse shall carry extra weight, nor be barred from any race for having run second or in any lower place in a race; nor shall extra weight be incurred in respect to private sweepstakes and match races.
Section 1412.30 When Readjustments Allowed
A horse shall not receive allowance of weight or be relieved from extra weight for having been beaten in one or more races; provided that this rule shall not prohibit maiden allowances or allowance to horses that have not won within a specified time or that have not won races of a specified value.
Section 1412.40 Readjustments, When Claimed
Allowances must be claimed at the time of entry and these allowances shall not be abandoned except by the consent of the stewards, who may, before scratch time, make readjustments to the proper weights and allowances in conformity with the conditions of the race. Sex allowances shall not be waived. The stewards may, in their discretion, impose penalties upon persons who negligently claim improper allowances.
Section 1412.50 Penalties and Allowances Not Cumulative
Penalties and allowances are not cumulative unless so declared by the conditions of the race.
Section 1412.60 Handicaps
The handicapper shall append to the weights for every handicap, the day and hour from which winners will be liable to a penalty, and no alteration shall be made after publication except in case of omission through error of the name or weight of a horse duly entered, in which case, by permission of the stewards the omission may be rectified by the handicapper.