WSR 15-04-107
[Filed February 3, 2015, 8:42 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-24-018.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-40-105 Workouts and identification.
Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on March 13, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 13, 2015.
Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail, fax (360) 459-6461, by March 9, 2015.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by March 9, 2015, TTY (360) 459-6462.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To remove language referring to "house rules" where the Washington horse racing commission (WHRC) has no enforcement authority.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The WHRC has no authority to enforce or take action regarding rules implemented by the racing associations.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: [WHRC], governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Douglas L. Moore, 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.
February 3, 2015
Douglas L. Moore
Executive Secretary
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 07-07-010, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07)
WAC 260-40-105 Workouts and identification.
(1) No horse may be permitted to enter or start in a race whose recent workouts have not been properly recorded with the commission.
(2) A horse, which has not started for a period of sixty days or more will be ineligible to race until the horse has completed a timed workout approved by the stewards prior to the day of the race in which the horse is entered and the workout must have occurred within thirty days of race day.
(((a))) (3) A horse that has never started in a recognized race must have two official workouts, one of which must be recorded from the starting gate, and at least one workout must have occurred within thirty days of race day.
(((b) The association may impose more stringent workout requirements prior to entries.
(3))) (4) The trainer or exercise rider must report the name, distance, and starting point, for each horse scheduled for a workout to the clocker immediately prior to working.
(((4))) (5) A horse may not be taken onto the track for training or a workout except during the hours designated by the association. When association grounds are open for training, a licensed clocker or commission clocker must be present for any workouts to be considered official. If no clocker is present, the horse may train, but the workout will not be accepted as an official workout.
(((5))) (6) During a racing association's scheduled race meet and training dates, workouts occurring off the grounds will only be accepted for the purposes of that meet if recorded and submitted to the racing secretary and/or commission by a licensed clocker.
(((6))) (7) The association must furnish to the public information on all official workouts not listed in the daily racing form prior to the start of the race for which the horse is entered.