HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed March 17, 1998, 1:46 p.m.]
Date of Adoption: March 13, 1998
Purpose: Dealing with fees associated with riders, pay-thereof. When a rider first selected to ride then is replaced at the last moment
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 260-32-360
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.040
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-01-147 on December 19, 1997
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Added proper gender reference and added additional clarifying language
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
March 17, 1998
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 4, filed 12/24/69)
WAC 260-32-180 Fees. (1) Jockey's riding fees, for a meeting must be approved by the commission.
(a) If any owner or trainer engages two or more jockeys for the same race, he/she shall pay the losing fee for each engaged jockey not riding in the race, as well as the proper fee to the jockey who does ride. In the event an owner or trainer elects to remove a jockey from his/her mount after scratch time or such other time as designated by the stewards, the stewards may require a double jockey fee to be paid. The double jockey fee to be paid may be equal to that earned by the jockey who rode the race or a losing fee, as determined by the board of stewards.
(b) A jockey's fee shall be considered earned when the jockey is weighed out by the clerk of scales. The fee shall not be considered earned if the jockey, of his/her own free will, takes himself/herself off his mount, where injury to the horse or rider is not involved. Any conditions or considerations not covered by the above ruling shall be at the discretion of the stewards.
(2) In a dead heat the jockeys involved shall divide equally the sum total of the fees they would have received individually had one beaten the other or others. Likewise, the owners of the horses involved shall pay their equal share.
[Order 4, § 260-32-180, filed 12/24/69; Rules of racing, §§ 158, 159, filed 4/21/61.]