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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 3 - THE START - (B)31 to (B)44

34. General requirements at the start

34.1 A Rider comes within the control of the Starter once he arrives at the start.
34.2 No Person will be allowed on the course at the start without the permission of the Starter.
34.3 No Person other than a Rider may use a whip on a horse, or otherwise strike it in any way, while it is under the control of the Starter before and during the start of any race.
34.4 The Starter must report to the Stewards any case where he considers that a horse has been improperly saddled.
34.5 Schedule 5 Part 4 places further restrictions on Trainers and their representatives at the start.