WSR 10-05-094

EXPEDITED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed February 16, 2010, 10:00 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-40-065 Coupled and multiple entries, removes the criteria which requires coupling of entries with common ownership.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Douglas L. Moore, Washington Horse Racing Commission (WHRC), 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462, doug.moore@whrc.state.wa.us , AND RECEIVED BY April 19, 2010.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The WHRC is attempting to assist the associations and provide the betting public with better field size by allowing the uncoupling of common ownership entries.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Purses are derived from the mutuel handle and it is documented that increased handle and field size are directly connected.

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: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462.

February 16, 2010

Douglas L. Moore

Deputy Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-07-010, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07)

WAC 260-40-065   ((Coupled and)) Multiple entries.   (((1) Two or more horses owned or leased in whole or part by the same owner must be joined as a coupled entry and single betting interest when entered in the same race. Coupled entries may be uncoupled in stakes races. Common ownership entries may be uncoupled in stakes races with the approval of the board of stewards.

(2) A coupled entry may not exclude a single entry, except in a race where the conditions are specific as to preference.

(3) At the time of making a same ownership entry, the trainer, owner, or authorized agent must select which horse will run in the event the coupled entry is not allowed.

(4))) A trainer, owner, or authorized agent may not enter and start more than two horses of the same or separate ownership in a purse race or overnight event, except under the following conditions:

(((a))) (1) Stake races;

(((b))) (2) Races in which there are fees required to nominate or enter; and

(((c))) (3) Allowance/optional claiming or maiden special weight races. In these races a trainer may not enter more than three horses.

(4) The third entry may not exclude a single entry, or be allowed if there are less than seven entries received prior to the entry of the trainer's third horse.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 07-07-010, 260-40-065, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07.]

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