TITLE 11: ALCOHOL, HORSE RACING, LOTTERY, AND VIDEO GAMING
SUBTITLE B: HORSE RACING
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS RACING BOARD
SUBCHAPTER f: RULES AND REGULATIONS OF HARNESS RACING
PART 1318 RACING RULES
SECTION 1318.10 RACING CONDUCT
Section 1318.10 Racing Conduct
Although a leading horse is entitled to any part of the track except after selecting his position in the home stretch, neither the driver of the first horse or any other driver in the race shall do any of the following things, which shall be considered violations of driving rules:
a) Change either to the right or left during any part of the race when another horse is so near him, that in altering his position he compels the horse behind him to shorten his stride, or causes the driver of such other horse to pull him out of his stride;
b) Jostle, strike, hook wheels, or interfere with another horse or driver;
c) Cross sharply in front of a horse or cross over in front of a field of horses in a reckless manner, endangering other drivers;
d) Swerve in and out or pull up quickly;
e) Crowd a horse or driver by "putting a wheel under him;"
f) "Carry a horse out" or "sit down in front of him," take up abruptly in front of other horses so as to cause confusion or interference among the trailing horses, or do any other act which constitutes helping;
g) Let a horse pass inside needlessly;
h) Lay off a normal pace and leave a hole when it is well within the horse's capacity to keep the hole closed;
i) Commit any act which shall impede the progress of another horse or cause him to "break;"
j) Change course after selecting a position in the home stretch and swerve in or out, or bear in or out, in such manner as to interfere with another horse or cause him to change course or take back;
k) Drive in a careless or reckless manner;
l) Whip under the arch of the sulky; or
m) Failure to set and maintain a proper pace while driving.