Date of Adoption: March 12, 2004.
Purpose: To amend WAC 260-24-650 Clockers, to establish a clocker's license to permit clocking of timed workouts during the off-season at approved training centers.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-24-650 Clockers.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-04-045 on January 29, 2004.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
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Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
March 12, 2004
R. M. Leichner
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-20-028, filed 9/27/00, effective 10/28/00)
WAC 260-24-650 Clocker(s). (1) The clocker(s) shall be present during training hours at each track on association grounds, which is open for training, to identify each horse working out and to accurately record the distances and times of each horse's workout.
(2) Each day, the clocker(s) shall prepare a list of workouts that describes the name of each horse which worked, along with the distance and time of each horse's workout.
(3) At the conclusion of training hours, the clocker shall deliver a copy of the list of workouts to the stewards and the racing secretary.
(4) The clocker(s) and his/her representative shall report the time and distance of the horse that best represents the workout which is in the best interest of the public.
(5) Whenever training occurs at other than a racing association within its scheduled race meet and training dates, only individuals licensed by the commission may clock workouts. Off-season clocking can only be performed at approved training centers, in the method prescribed by the commission, and in compliance with WAC 260-40-100. Prior to conducting off-season clocking, all clockers must be approved and licensed by the commission. Approval shall be based on the clockers' knowledge of and proficiency in performing clocking activities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. 00-20-028, § 260-24-650, filed 9/27/00, effective 10/28/00; 98-01-145, § 260-24-650, filed 12/19/97, effective 1/19/98.]