HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed February 10, 2020, 1:45 p.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-23-006.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-60-405 Claiming—Declaring a horse ineligible to be claimed at time of entry.
Hearing Location(s): On April 17, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., at Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002.
Date of Intended Adoption: April 17, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516, email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 360-549-6461, by April 12, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Brown, phone 360-459-6462, fax 360-459-6461, email email@example.com, by April 12, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amends the number of days a horse must be laid off since it's [its] last race to be declared ineligible to be claimed.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: In [To] encourage owners to give horse adequate time off and allow them to recoup the cost of returning to race.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516, 360-459-6462.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. Not business related.
February 10, 2020
Douglas L. Moore
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-21-016, filed 10/9/09, effective 11/9/09)
WAC 260-60-405Claiming—Declaring a horse ineligible to be claimed at time of entry.
(1) At the time of entry, the owner, trainer, or if designated, the jockey agent, may opt to declare a horse ineligible to be claimed provided: (((a))) The horse has been laid off and has not started in a race for a minimum of one hundred ((eighty)) days((; and
(b) The horse is entered for a claiming price equal to or greater than the price at which the horse last started.
(2)))and is entered for a claiming price equal to or greater than the price at which the horse last started. For counting purposes the day following the horses last race will count as day one. The horse is eligible to start on day one hundred one.
(2) Failure to declare the horse ineligible to be claimed at the time of entry may not be remedied.
(3) ((The provisions of this rule will only apply to the first start following each layoff.))A horse that enters a claiming race and is declared ineligible to be claimed in such race, cannot consider that race for eligibility in a starter's allowance race.