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Emergency Rule
LSA Document #12-428(E)


Amends 71 IAC 7.5-3-4 regarding scale of weights. Effective July 12, 2012.


71 IAC 7.5-3-4 Scale of weights

Authority: IC 4-31-3-9
Affected: IC 4-31

Sec. 4. (a) In all races the minimum weight carried shall be one hundred sixteen (116) pounds except the following:

(1) (a) With the exception of apprentice allowances, handicap races, Indiana breds, Indiana restricted races, three (3) year olds competing with older old horses shall carry a minimum one hundred fourteen (114) pounds from January through April, and one hundred fifteen (115) pounds thereafter.
(2) Sex allowance.
(3) Apprentice jockey allowances.
(4) Stakes and handicap races.
(5) Indiana bred weight allowance.
entered to run in races against horses four (4) years old and upwards, and the allowance provided in subsection (2) of this section [redesignated subsection (b) by the Publisher], no jockey shall be assigned a weight of less than one hundred eighteen (118) pounds. For three (3) year old horses entered to run in races against horses four (4) years old and upwards from January 1 through August 31, no jockey shall be assigned a weight of less than one hundred sixteen (116) pounds.

(b) In all races Except in handicaps, and races where the conditions expressly state to the contrary, the sex allowance is as follows:
(1) For fillies two year (2) years old fillies, shall be allowed three (3) pounds,
(2) For and fillies and mares three (3) years old and upward shall be allowed five (5) pounds before September 1, and three (3) pounds thereafter in races where competing against horses of the opposite sex.

(c) Quarter horses, appaloosas, and paints shall carry a minimum of one hundred sixteen (116) pounds, except in handicaps. Should a quarter horse carry less than one hundred sixteen (116) pounds, one-tenth (1/10) of one (1) second shall be added to the official time for each four (4) pounds, or fraction thereof, less than one hundred sixteen (116) pounds. scale weights shall be one hundred thirty (130) pounds for two-year-olds, one hundred twenty-two (122) pounds for three-year-olds, and one hundred twenty-four (124) pounds for four-year-olds and older.

(d) A notice shall be included in the daily program that all jockeys will carry approximately three (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 three (3) pounds for inclement weather gear when approved by the stewards.
(Indiana Horse Racing Commission; 71 IAC 7.5-3-4; emergency rule filed Jun 15, 1995, 5:00 p.m.: 18 IR 2868, eff Jul 1, 1995; emergency rule filed Aug 23, 2001, 9:58 a.m.: 25 IR 119; readopted filed Oct 30, 2001, 11:50 a.m.: 25 IR 899; readopted filed Mar 23, 2007, 11:31 a.m.: 20070404-IR-071070030RFA; emergency rule filed Jul 12, 2012, 3:31 p.m.: 20120718-IR-071120428ERA)

LSA Document #12-428(E)
Filed with Publisher: July 12, 2012, 3:31 p.m.

Posted: 07/18/2012 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20120718-IR-071120428ERA
Composed: May 22,2018 12:29:34AM EDT
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