Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Allows a trainer to enter a horse to race either completely or partially unshod based on certain conditions.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 260-44 WAC, Weights and equipment.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-06-018 on February 23, 2011.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 15, 2011.
Douglas L. Moore
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-03-011, filed 1/8/09, effective 2/8/09)
WAC 260-44-150 Horseshoes. (1) A horse starting in a race must be fully shod with racing plates, unless approval, as described in this subsection, is obtained to allow for any other condition relating to horseshoes. Horses racing partially, or completely unshod, must be approved by the official veterinarian, declared at time of entry and noted in the official program.
(2) During off-track conditions the trainer is required to report any additional traction devices to the board of stewards or designee.
(3) For turf racing, horses must be shod with racing plates approved by the association.
(4) Toe grabs with a height greater than two millimeters, worn on the front shoes of thoroughbred horses while racing or training on any surface or conditions are prohibited.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 09-03-011, § 260-44-150, filed 1/8/09, effective 2/8/09; 08-01-053, § 260-44-150, filed 12/13/07, effective 1/13/08; 07-07-035, § 260-44-150, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07; 06-07-063, § 260-44-150, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06.]