811 KAR 2:065. Registration; racing requirements

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/811/002/065.htm
Published: 2015

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      811 KAR 2:065.

Registration; racing requirements.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

230.610-230.770

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS Chapter 13A

      NECESSITY,

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

be raced.

 

      Section 1.

Registration Required. A horse shall not be entered or raced in this state

unless:

      (1) Duly

registered and named in the registry office of the American Quarter Horse

Association of Amarillo, Texas or Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc., Moscow, Idaho;

and

      (2) The

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

steward's satisfaction.

 

      Section 2.

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

media.

      (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

time.

      (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

question.

 

      Section 3.

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.

 

      Section 4.

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

this state.

 

      Section 5.

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;

      (2) Temperature

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

      (4) Further

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.

 

      Section 6.

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

stewards.

 

      Section 7.

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.

 

      Section 9.

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

or satisfied.

 

      Section 10.

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.

 

      Section 11.

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.)