WSR 08-03-131

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed January 23, 2008, 8:35 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-24-090.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-44-020 Minimum weights ((for age)).

Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on March 13, 2008, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 13, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us, fax (360) 459-6461 by March 7, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by March 7, 2008, TTY (360) 459-6462.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of amending WAC 260-44-020 is to eliminate the old unused table of weights and to also clarify the current language in this rule that weights for age are optional on the part of the trainer, not mandatory.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Clarifies this rule and eliminates unused language.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington horse racing commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert M. Leichner, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

January 23, 2008

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 260-44-020   Minimum weights ((for age)).   ((The following weights will be carried when weights are not a condition of the race:

((SCALE OF WEIGHTS FOR AGE

Distance Age June July Aug. Sept.
Half Mile . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 108
3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 125 126 127
4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 130 130 130
5 & up . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 130 130 130
Six Furlongs . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 105
3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 123 125 126
4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 130 130 130
5 & up . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 130 130 130
One Mile . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 117 119 121
4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 126 126
5 & up . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 126 126
One Mile &

a Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 116 118 120
4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 126 126
5 & up . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 126 126
One & a

Half Miles . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 114 117 119
4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 126 126
5 & up . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 126 126
Two Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 112 114 117
4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 125 125
5 & up . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 125 125))

(1) In races of intermediate lengths not specified above, the weights for the shorter distance are carried.)) (1) In all overnight races, except handicaps, the minimum weight, subject to sex and apprentice allowances, will be 111 pounds for two- and three-year-old thoroughbreds, 115 pounds for four-year-old and older thoroughbreds. For all other breeds, 116 pounds for two- and three-year-olds, 120 pounds for four-year-old and older.

(2) In all races, except handicap races and races where the conditions expressly state ((to the contrary)) otherwise, the individual authorized to enter a horse may declare the following weight allowances: Two-year-old fillies ((are allowed)) 3 lbs., and three-year-old and older fillies and mares ((are allowed)) 5 lbs., before the 1st of September, and 3 lbs., thereafter.

(3) The racing secretary will establish the maximum weight for age in all races in the condition book. Weight allowances are optional and must be declared at time of entry.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 07-07-035, 260-44-020, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07; 06-07-063, 260-44-020, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06. Rules of racing, 296, filed 4/21/61; Subsec. (4) amended, filed 3/11/65.]

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