If a horse is excused from a race by the stewards, an also eligible horse shall take the post position drawn for the excused horse, except as provided in subpart 5.
Also eligibles moved into races shall be posted in the office of the racing secretary and their trainers shall immediately be so notified by the racing secretary.
Also eligibles not moved into a race by scratch time shall be released.
If an also eligible is moved into a race it shall be scratched from any subsequent race for which it has been drawn, unless preference otherwise allows.
In handicap races an also eligible horse shall take the place of the excused horse so long as the handicap is the same. However, if the handicap is different:
the also eligible horse shall take the position on the outside of horses with a similar handicap; or
when a trailing horse is scratched, the also eligible horse shall take the trailing position, regardless of the handicap.
9 SR 2527; 11 SR 543
August 1, 2008
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes