WSR 06-07-066

PERMANENT RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 10, 2006, 1:02 p.m. , effective April 10, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: To adopt a new section in chapter 260-28 WAC. The new section, WAC 260-28-290, prohibits a licensed trainer who owns a horse (wholly or in part) from having another trainer train the horse on the grounds where the trainer is licensed. The board of stewards at a Class C race meet can grant an exception to this ownership interest only when the trainer has an ownership interest in a different breed of horse regularly trained by the owner/trainer.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-03-090 on January 13, 2006.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The exemption for Class C race meets was removed and the exception to this rule will only be allowed only where the trainer has an ownership interest in different breeds of horses participating in the race meet, and seeks permission to have a particular breed trained by someone else.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: March 9, 2006.

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary

OTS-8582.3


NEW SECTION
WAC 260-28-290   Trainer -- Ownership interest.   When participating as a licensed trainer at a race meet, the trainer is responsible for training all horses participating at the race meet that are owned wholly or in part by the trainer. The board of stewards has discretion to permit an exception to this rule only where the trainer has an ownership interest in different breeds of horses participating in the race meet, and seeks permission to have a particular breed trained by someone else.

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