Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Address the new equipment, "cheek pieces" and the requirement of trainers to declare their use.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: WAC 260-44-010.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-24-021 on November 28, 2012.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 11, 2013.
Douglas L. Moore
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-07-035, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07)
WAC 260-44-010 Equipment changes. (1) Permission to change any equipment from that which a horse carried in its previous race must be obtained from the stewards.
(2) Permission for a horse to add or remove blinkers or cheek pieces must be approved by the starter before being granted by the stewards.
(3) A trainer may tie down a horse's tongue but only with materials that are not dangerous or likely to cause injury to the horse. An official veterinarian will decide any question about the appropriateness of the material used for a tongue-tie. The stewards may monitor the use of tongue-ties.
(4) Whips will be considered standard equipment in all horse races, unless declared at time of entry.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 07-07-035, § 260-44-010, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07; 06-07-063, § 260-44-010, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06; Order 73.1, § 260-44-010, filed 5/18/73. Rules of racing, § 132, filed 4/21/61.]