Disqualification rules

Disqualification rules

In trotting races in Sweden the gaits galloping and pacing are not allowed. The horse is disqualified if it uses a pace that is not allowed:
- More than two times;
- on the final stretch, the last 100 meters;
- is gaining positions; or
- is on that gait for more than 150 meters (once or twice collaborated) or 100 meters during the last 300 meters of the race.

Other important rules are: Careless driving - during a race it is prohibited to disturb other horses or to hinder their speed through for example, lack of attention, driving too close to another, pushing onto another or using the whip (crop) in an uncontrolled manner .It is also prohibited to disturb other horses by decreasing speed. The driver may not also use any loud sounds.

Changing position and giving advance - a driver may not intentionally change position to help another horse improve its position or by any other means give an advantage to other horse and driver.

Home stretch - in the closing straight (inserts) towards the finish, the horse who has not got anyone in front in the same lane must keep the track-wide position as when leaving the last turn.