WSR 08-01-053

PERMANENT RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed December 13, 2007, 1:49 p.m. , effective January 13, 2008 ]


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

Purpose: To amend WAC 260-44-150 to prohibit the use of toe grabs with a height greater than four millimeters to be worn on the front shoes of any thoroughbred horse while racing or training.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-44-150.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-21-099 on October 19, 2007.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Rather than prohibiting the use of toe grabs on "all" horses (proposed version), the adopted version only prohibits the use of toe grabs on thoroughbred horses.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: December 13, 2007.

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-07-035, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07)

WAC 260-44-150   Horseshoes.   (1) A horse starting in a race must be fully shod with racing plates.

(2) During off-track conditions the trainer is required to report any additional traction devices to the board of stewards or designee.

(3) For turf racing, horses must be shod with racing plates approved by the association.

(4) Toe grabs with a height greater than four millimeters, worn on the front shoes of thoroughbred horses while racing or training on any surface or conditions are prohibited.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 07-07-035, 260-44-150, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07; 06-07-063, 260-44-150, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06.]

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