WSR 11-06-018

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed February 23, 2011, 10:49 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-01-137.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 260-44 WAC, Weights and equipment.

Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on April 15, 2011, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 15, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail dmoore@whrc.state.wa.us, fax (360) 459-6461, by April 11, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by April 11, 2011, TTY (360) 459-6462.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Allows trainers to run horses either completely or partially unshod with certain requirements.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Trainers may wish to race a horse without shoes depending on individual horses.

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: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert J. Lopez, 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 23, 2011

Douglas L. Moore

Deputy Secretary

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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.]

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