HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed January 14, 2019, 9:04 a.m., effective February 14, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: To correct the outdated term "whip," to the industry standard "riding crop."
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-44-010.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 18-24-039 on November 28, 2018.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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, 2019.
Douglas L. Moore
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 13-03-060, filed 1/11/13, effective 2/11/13)
WAC 260-44-010Equipment 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))Riding crops will be considered standard equipment in all horse races, unless declared at time of entry.