The starter may, at any time before the word "go" is given, order a recall and restart the race. If a second recall is sounded because of the same horse, that horse shall be scratched.
The starter shall sound a recall for the following reasons:
a horse scores ahead of the starting gate;
there is interference before the word "go" is given;
a horse has broken equipment observed by the starter; or
a horse falls before the word "go" is given.
In case of a recall:
a light, plainly visible to the drivers, shall be flashed and a recall sounded;
if possible, the starter shall leave the wings of the starting gate open and gradually slow the speed of the gate to assist in stopping and turning the field; and
drivers shall take up their horses and return, without delay, to the point where the field is gathered for starts.
If the starter fails to sound a recall when required, the stewards shall immediately cause the "Inquiry" sign to be displayed. If the stewards determine a horse was interfered with before the word "go" was given, wagers on that horse shall be refunded and the horse shall be declared racing for purse money only.
9 SR 2527; 42 SR 1258
May 1, 2018
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes