The Rules Governing Horse Racing in Alberta , Chapter 3: General Horse Racing Rules, Part 6 Standardbred Racing, Division 7 Driving Rules.
The following rule is AMENDED to read:
Rule 458 s
A driver violates these rules if the driver
(v) fails to keep a hand in each hand hold from the time the horses are called for the race by the starter until the finish of the race. The hand holds must be adjusted so the lines are tight at all times . Whipping is limited to wrist action with minimal shoulder and elbow movement.
Rule 458 s (v) previously stated: "fails to keep a line in each hand from the time the horses are called for the race by the starter until their horse reaches the 7/8 mile pole."
Manager of Racing Supervision and Security
September 18, 2015