HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed January 13, 2020, 10:17 a.m., effective February 13, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: To add language which would prohibit a licensee to "claim" a horse who is in violation of a financial obligation agreement.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-60-300.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 19-22-086 on November 6, 2019.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 10, 2020.
Douglas L. Moore
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-05-088, filed 2/15/08, effective 3/17/08)
WAC 260-60-300Who may claim.
(1)(a) In claiming races, any horse is subject to be claimed for its entered price by any owner licensed by the commission, including a prospective owner who has been issued a claiming certificate, or by a licensed authorized agent for the account of such owner.
(b) An owner or prospective owner is ineligible to claim when they are found by the commission to be in noncompliance with WAC 260-28-030.
(2) In order to claim a horse as a prospective owner, a person will submit to the stewards a completed application for a prospective owner's license and the name of a licensed trainer who will assume the care and responsibility for any horse claimed. The stewards may issue a claiming certificate to the applicant upon satisfactory evidence that the applicant is eligible for an owner's license. Once the prospective owner has successfully claimed a horse and made payment of labor and industry fees due, he/she will be considered an owner. At that time the owner should contact a commission office for a new identification badge.
(3) The names of licensed prospective owners who have been issued a claiming certificate must be prominently displayed in the offices of the commission and the racing secretary.
(4) A claiming certificate will expire forty-five days from the date of issue, but may be extended with approval of the stewards; at the conclusion of the race meet at which it was issued, upon the claim of a horse, or upon issuance or denial of an owner's license, whichever comes first.
(5) No owner or prospective owner may claim more than one horse in any one race.
(6) An authorized agent may claim up to two horses, if each horse is claimed on behalf of entirely different ownerships, and the ownerships do not have a common interest in both claims. An authorized agent may not make a claim on the same horse for different owners.
(7) No more than two claims may be entered with the same trainer listed in any one race.
(8) No trainer may enter or start more than two horses for a claiming price in one race.