811 KAR 2:065.
Registration; racing requirements.
RELATES TO: KRS
AUTHORITY: KRS Chapter 13A
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: To regulate conditions under which Arabian, quarter
horse and appaloosa racing shall be conducted in Kentucky. The function of this
administrative regulation is to outline the requirements for horses entered to
Registration Required. A horse shall not be entered or raced in this state
registered and named in the registry office of the American Quarter Horse
Association of Amarillo, Texas or Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc., Moscow, Idaho;
registration certificate or racing permit issued by the American Quarter Horse
Association or Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc., for the horse is on file with the
racing secretary. The stewards may for good cause, in their discretion, waive
this requirement if the horse is otherwise correctly identified to the
Ringers Prohibited. (1) A horse shall not be entered or raced in this state
designated by a name other than the name under which it is currently registered
with the American Quarter Horse Association of Amarillo, Texas or Appaloosa
Horse Club, Inc., Moscow, Idaho. If a horse's name is changed by the American
Quarter Horse Association or Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc., its former name shall
be shown parenthetically in the daily race program the first three (3) times it
races after such name change.
(2) A person
shall not cause or permit the correct identity of a horse to be concealed or
altered, nor shall he refuse to reveal the correct identity of a horse he owns,
or which is in his care, to a racing official or member of the regular news
(3) A horse
shall not race in this state without a legible lip tattoo number applied by
agents of the American Quarter Horse Association of Amarillo, Texas or
Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc., Moscow, Idaho. The stewards may for good cause, in
their discretion, waive this requirement if the horse is otherwise correctly
identified to the steward's satisfaction. The stewards shall require that a
horse without a lip tattoo number be lip tattooed within a reasonably practical
(4) A horse
shall not be entered or raced in this state if previously involved in a
"ringer" case, and:
(a) A person
having control of the horse knowingly entered or raced the horse while
designated by a name other than the name under which it was registered with the
American Quarter Horse Association or Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc.; or
(b) The person
having control of such horse participated in or assisted in the entry or racing
of some other horse under the name registered as belonging to the horse in
Denerving. (1) A horse on which a neurectomy has been performed shall have this
fact designated on its registration certificate or racing permit. It shall be
the joint responsibility of the practicing veterinarian who performed the
operation and the trainer of such denerved horse to insure that this fact is
designated on the registration certificate or racing permit.
(2) A high
nerved horse whose ulnar, radial, or median nerve has been either blocked or
removed (known as high nerved), or whose volar or plantar nerve has been
blocked or removed bilaterally, shall not be entered or raced in this state.
(3) A horse
whose volar or plantar nerve has been removed unilaterally or which has had a
posterior digital neurectomy (known as low nerve), may be permitted to race
provided the denerving has been reported by the trainer to the stewards, and
this horse has been approved for racing by the association veterinarian prior
to being entered for a race.
(4) If a horse
races in violation of this section and participates in the purse distribution,
no protest thereon shall be considered unless submitted in writing to the
stewards within forty-eight (48) hours after the race.
(5) If a horse
races in violation of this section and is claimed, no protest thereon shall be
considered unless the successful claimant submits the protest in writing within
forty-eight (48) hours requesting the claim be voided. If the claim is voided,
the horse shall be returned to the owner who started it in the race, and the
claim price shall be returned to the claimant.
(6) A list of
all denerved horses shall be posted in the racing secretary's office. A person
shall not report a horse as having had a neurectomy when in fact it has not.
Bleeders. A horse known to have bled from its nostrils during a race or workout
shall not be entered or raced without prior approval for racing by the
association veterinarian. If a horse bleeds a second time, it shall be placed
on the veterinarian's list and prohibited from racing for a minimum of six (6)
months. If a horse bleeds a third time, it shall be prohibited from racing in
Health Certificate Required. A horse shall not be stabled on association
grounds unless, within ten (10) days of arrival on association grounds, it has
been examined by an accredited practicing veterinarian who certifies:
(1) The identity
of the horse;
at time of examination;
(3) That to the
best of his knowledge and belief the horse is free from any infectious or
contagious disease or exposure thereto and observable extoparasites; and
certifies such other matters as may be required from time to time by the
Kentucky State Veterinarian in Frankfort. Notice of this requirement shall
accompany stall applications and be included in the condition book.
Workouts. A horse shall not be scheduled in the paddock, or taken onto a track
on association grounds for training or workout, other than during normal
training hours posted by the association, without special permission of the
Removal from Association Grounds. A horse shall not be removed from association
grounds without prior approval of the stewards and unless released by the
racing secretary. A dead or sick horse shall not be removed from association
grounds without prior approval of the commission veterinarian.
Section 8. Age
Restrictions. A quarterhorse or appaloosa horse five (5) years of age or older
shall not be entered or raced in a race restricted to maidens. An Arabian horse
six (6) years of age or older shall not be entered or raced in a race
restricted to maidens. A horse thirteen (13) years of age or older shall not be
entered or raced.
Fillies and Mares Bred. A filly or mare that has been covered by a stallion
shall be so reported to the racing secretary prior to being entered in a race.
A list of all fillies and mares so reported, showing the names of stallions to
which they have been bred, shall be posted in the racing secretary's office. A
filly or mare that has been covered by a stallion shall not be entered in a claiming
race unless a written release from the stallion owner is attached to its
registration certificate indicating that the stallion service fee has been paid
Serviceable for Racing. A horse shall not be entered or raced if it:
(1) Is not in
serviceable, sound racing condition. The stewards may at any time cause a horse
on association grounds to be examined by a qualified person.
(2) Is posted on
a veterinarian's list, or steward's list, or starter's list or is suspended, in
any racing jurisdiction.
(3) Has been
administered any drug in violation of 811 KAR 2:095.
(4) Is blind or
has seriously impaired vision in both eyes.
(5) Is not
correctly identified to the satisfaction of the stewards.
(6) Is owned
wholly or in part by, or is trained by, an ineligible person.
Equipment. (1) Whips and blinkers shall be used consistently on a horse.
Permission to change use of any equipment used on a horse in its last previous
start shall be obtained from the stewards. A horse's tongue shall be tied down
during a race with a clean bandage or gauze, if needed. A horse's bridle shall
not weigh more than two (2) pounds. War bridles are prohibited. A horse shall
not race in ordinary training shoes. Bar shoes may be used for racing only with
permission of the stewards.
(2) Use on a
horse either in a race or workout of any goading device, or chain, or spurs, or
electrical or mechanical device, or appliance other than the ordinary whip
which could be used to alter the speed of such horse, is prohibited.
(3) A whip that
weighs more than one (1) pound or is longer than thirty (30) inches with one
(1) popper shall not be used. Stingers or projections extending through the
hole of a popper or any metal part on a whip shall not be permitted.
Indiscriminate or brutal use on a horse of an ordinary whip, as determined by
the stewards in their sole discretion, is prohibited.
Section 12. Sex
Alteration. An alteration in the sex of a horse shall be reported by its
trainer to the racing secretary promptly. The racing secretary shall note this
fact on the horse's registration certificate. (Recodified from 812 KAR 1:065,
6-10-87; Am. 15 Ky.R. 2284; 16 Ky.R. 175; eff. 7-14-89.)