Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: To amend WAC 260-44-020 to (1) remove the outdated "scale of weight for age" table, (2) clarify the minimum weights allowed for age, (3) set weight allowances for two-year old fillies and three-year old fillies and mares, and (4) clarify that the racing secretary will set weight allowances in the condition book and that all weight allowances are optional but must be declared at the time of entry.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-44-020.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-03-131 on January 23, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 13, 2008.
R. J. Lopez
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-07-035, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07)
WAC 260-44-020 Minimum weights ((
following weights will be carried when weights are not a
condition of the race:
a Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . .
Half Miles . . . . . . . . . . . .
(2) In all races, except handicap races and races where
the conditions expressly state ((
to the contrary)) otherwise,
the individual authorized to enter a horse may declare the
following weight allowances: Two-year-old fillies (( are
allowed)) 3 lbs., and three-year-old and older fillies and
mares (( are allowed)) 5 lbs., before the 1st of September, and
3 lbs., thereafter.
(3) The racing secretary will establish the maximum weight for age in all races in the condition book. Weight allowances are optional and must be declared at time of entry.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 07-07-035, § 260-44-020, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07; 06-07-063, § 260-44-020, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06. Rules of racing, § 296, filed 4/21/61; Subsec. (4) amended, filed 3/11/65.]