WSR 16-06-029
[Filed February 22, 2016, 1:41 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 15-20-017.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-40-065 Multiple entries.
Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on April 8, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: April 8, 2016.
Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail, fax (360) 459-6461, by April 5, 2016.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Brown by April 5, 2016, TTY (360) 459-6462.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Allows a trainer to enter up to three horses in an overnight race with restrictions to increase field size.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This would give an opportunity for trainers to enter up to three horses, with different ownerships, in an overnight race increasing field size and handle for the industry.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: [Horse racing commission], 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 22, 2016
Douglas L. Moore
Executive Secretary
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 14-03-054, filed 1/13/14, effective 2/13/14)
WAC 260-40-065 Multiple entries.
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:
(1) A trainer may submit a third entry when there are at least seven prior entries in the race. The third entry may not exclude a single entry;
When a trainer submits a third entry, no more than two of the entrants may have common ownership;
(2) In stake races((;
(2) Races in which there are fees required to nominate or enter; and
(3) Allowance/optional claiming or maiden special weight races. In these races a trainer may not enter more than three horses. 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)) or races in which there are fees required to nominate, enter, or start a trainer there are no restrictions.