09.10.01.29

.29 Paddock to Post.

A. Permission shall be obtained from a steward to exercise a horse between races unless the horse is being warmed up on the way to and just before entering the paddock for the next race to be run.

B. When a horse is being so warmed up before entering the paddock, its official program number shall be displayed by the rider.

C. In a race, each horse shall carry a conspicuous saddlecloth number corresponding to his number on the official program. In the case of an entry, each horse making up the entry shall carry the same number (saddlecloth) with a distinguishing letter. For example, 1, 1a, 1X. In the case of a field, the horses comprising the field shall carry an individual number, i.e., 12, 13, 14, 15, and so on.

D. Every horse shall be saddled in the paddock unless given permission otherwise by the stewards.

E. All horses shall parade such a distance as is reasonable and proper in the opinion of the stewards, unless excused by the paddock judge. If a horse is so excused from parading and is led to the post, he shall pass over the same route as that followed by the parade.

F. All horses shall carry their respective weights from paddock to post.

G. Parading horses shall pass the stewards' stand in the numerical order of their exhibited number. Only a horse being led by the parade leader, or excused from parading, may parade out of numerical order.

H. In the discretion of the stewards, parading horses may be allowed to break out of numerical order after passing in front of the stands.

I. After the horses enter the track, a jockey may not dismount and a horse is not entitled to the care of an attendant without consent of the stewards or the starter.

J. In case of accident to a jockey, or to his mount or equipment, the stewards or the starter may permit the jockey to dismount and the horse to be cared for during the delay, and may permit all jockeys to dismount and all horses to be attended during the delay.

K. If a jockey is thrown on the way from the paddock to the post, the horse shall be remounted, return to the point where the jockey was thrown, and then proceed over the route of the parade to the post.

L. If the jockey is so injured on the way to the post as to require replacement by another jockey, the horse shall be taken to the paddock, another jockey obtained, and then ridden over any uncompleted portion of the exact route of the parade to the starting point.

M. If a horse leaves the course while moving from paddock to post, he shall return to the course at the nearest practical point to that at which he left the course, and shall complete his parade to the post from the point at which he left the course.

N. A person may not willfully delay the arrival of a horse at the post.

O. A bugle may be sounded to indicate the time to go to the post.