WSR 08-05-092

PERMANENT RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed February 15, 2008, 8:25 a.m. , effective March 17, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: To amend WAC 260-44-080 to allow jockeys at Class C (nonprofit) race meets to ride up to one hundred thirty-five pounds.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-44-080.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-02-015 on December 21, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: February 14, 2008.

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-07-035, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07)

WAC 260-44-080   Weighing out -- Overweight(( -- Declarations -- Posting -- Maximum)).   (1) If a jockey intends to carry overweight, he/she must declare the amount at the time of weighing out.

(2) If a jockey reports an overweight exceeding two pounds, the owner or trainer has the option to replace the jockey without being assessed a double-jock mount fee. Failure on the part of a jockey to comply with this rule will be reported to the stewards by the clerk of scales.

(3) At Class A or B race meets a horse may not carry more than seven pounds overweight((, except as provided in subsection (4) of this section)).

(4) Horses ((running)) at Class C race meets may carry more than seven pounds overweight ((with the permission of the stewards)), up to a maximum weight of one hundred thirty-five pounds((, except in handicap races or races where the conditions of the race expressly state to the contrary)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 07-07-035, 260-44-080, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07; 06-07-063, 260-44-080, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06; 87-15-019 (Resolution No. 87-02), 260-44-080, filed 7/8/87; Order 75-1, 260-44-080, filed 2/18/75. Rules of racing, 304, 305, 306, filed 4/21/61.]

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