WSR 08-07-040

PERMANENT RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 13, 2008, 2:14 p.m. , effective April 13, 2008 ]


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Purpose: To amend WAC 260-44-020 to (1) remove the outdated "scale of weight for age" table, (2) clarify the minimum weights allowed for age, (3) set weight allowances for two-year old fillies and three-year old fillies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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

Deputy Secretary

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

WAC 260-44-020   Minimum weights ((for age)).   ((The following weights will be carried when weights are not a condition of the race:

((SCALE OF WEIGHTS FOR AGE

Distance Age June July Aug. Sept.
Half Mile . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 108
3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 125 126 127
4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 130 130 130
5 & up . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 130 130 130
Six Furlongs . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 105
3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 123 125 126
4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 130 130 130
5 & up . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 130 130 130
One Mile . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 117 119 121
4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 126 126
5 & up . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 126 126
One Mile &

a Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 116 118 120
4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 126 126
5 & up . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 126 126
One & a

Half Miles . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 114 117 119
4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 126 126
5 & up . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 126 126
Two Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 112 114 117
4 years . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 125 125
5 & up . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 126 125 125))
(1) In races of intermediate lengths not specified above, the weights for the shorter distance are carried.)) (1) In all overnight races, except handicaps, the minimum weight, subject to sex and apprentice allowances, will be 111 pounds for two- and three-year-old thoroughbreds, 115 pounds for four-year-old and older thoroughbreds. For all other breeds, 116 pounds for two- and three-year-olds, 120 pounds for four-year-old and older.

(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.]

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