the rules and regulations as contained herein, including all amendments
thereto, the following definitions, constructions and interpretations shall
(1) Act. Public Act 865 of the 1971
session of the general assembly together with any and all amendments
(2) Added money. The money
which, in a stake race, an association adds to the nominating and starting
(3) Age. The age of a horse
is reckoned as beginning on the first of January in the year in which he is
shall mean, according to the requirement of the text:
(A) A person seeking to obtain an
occupational license from the commission, or
(B) An individual, partnership or corporation
seeking to obtain a license to conduct a thoroughbred race meeting pursuant to
Arrears includes all moneys due for entrance forfeits, fees (including jockeys'
fees), forfeitures, subscriptions, stake, purchase money in claiming races, and
also any default in money incident to the rules.
(6) Association. An association is any
individual, partnership or corporation, licensed to conduct a recognized
thoroughbred race meeting pursuant to the act.
(7) Authorized agent. A person appointed by a
written instrument signed by the owner and filed in accordance with the
(8) Breeder. The owner of
the horse's dam at the time of foaling.
(9) Breeding place. A horse is bred at the
place of his birth.
race, optional claiming race.
(A) A claiming
race is one in which every horse running therein may be claimed in conformity
to the rules.
(B) An optional
claiming race is a race restricted to horses entered to be claimed for a stated
claiming price and to those which have started previously for that claiming
price or less. In the case of horses entered to be claimed in such a race, the
race will be considered, for the purposes of these rules, a claiming
The nine (9) commissioners of the commission on special revenue of the state of
Connecticut as established by the act and their duly authorized
Means the act of withdrawing an entered horse from a race before the closing of
mean, according to the requirement of the text:
(A) A period of twenty-four (24) hours,
beginning at midnight.
period of twenty-four (24) hours beginning at midnight and included in the
period of a race meeting.
(14) Drug. Drug shall be deemed to include
substances intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation, cure or
prevention of disease in man or other animals and substances (other than foods)
intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other
according to the requirement of the text:
A horse made eligible to run in a race.
(B) Two or more horses which are entered and
run in a race which are owned by the same owner or trained by the same
As applied to a horse, equipment shall mean whips, blinkers, tongue straps,
muzzles, nosebands, bits, shadow rolls, martingales, breast plates, bandages,
boots and plates.
(17) Field. When
the individual horses competing in a race exceed the numbering capacity of the
tote, the highest numbered horse within the capacity of the tote, and all
horses of a higher number, shall be grouped together and called the
(18) Forfeit. Money due
because of an error, fault, neglect of duty, breach of contract, or a
(19) Foul riding. Any and
all acts of a jockey committed in the running of a race designed to gain unfair
or unsportsmanlike advantage, to the end of improving his own chance or
position in the race or of lessening the chance or position of another in the
(20) Fraudulent and/or
corrupt turf practice. This shall mean any attempt to enrich oneself or
associates, or gain any advantage, through unfair, unlawful or dishonest
behavior in connection with the racing of horses.
(21) Free handicap. A free handicap is one in
which no liability is incurred for entrance money, stake or forfeit, until
acceptance of the weight, either directly or through omission to declare
(22) Futurity. A futurity race
is a race for younger horses, usually two-year olds, in which entries are made
a considerable time before the running of the race, often before the entered
horse is born.
References in these rules to the male gender shall be deemed to include the
female gender unless the circumstances preclude such inclusion.
(24) Handicap. A handicap is a race in which
the weights to be carried by the horses are adjusted by the handicapper for the
purpose of equalizing their chances of winning.
(25) Highweight handicap. A highweight
handicap is one in which the top weight shall not be less than 140
(26) Horse. This includes
mare, gelding, colt, filly and horse.
(27) Jockey. A jockey is a licensed jockey,
shall mean, according to the requirement of the text:
(A) An association that has received a
license from the commission to conduct thoroughbred horse racing with
(B) A person
who has an occupational license issued by the commission.
(29) Locked in the gate. Locked in the gate
shall mean that a horse is prevented from leaving the post at off-time because
of the failure of the front door of the gate to open simultaneously with the
other doors, thus preventing said horse from starting when the other horses
(30) Maiden. A
horse which, at the time of starting, has never won a race on the flat in any
country at a recognized meeting held under the auspices of a legal racing
(31) Match. A race
between two horses the property of two different owners on terms agreed upon by
(32) Matinee. A program of
races conducted upon a racetrack which concludes by 7:00 p.m., prevailing
(33) Minor. A minor shall be
any person under the age of 18 years.
(34) Month. This shall mean a calendar
(35) Net pool. The total
amount bet in a specific pool minus the deduction allowed by the act for the
state and the association.
Night performance. A program of races conducted upon a racetrack which begins
at 7:00 p.m. prevailing time or later.
(37) Nominator. The nominator is the person
in whose name a horse is entered.
(38) Off-time. Off-time is the moment at
which, on signal of the starter, the horses break and start to run.
(39) Overnight race. A race for which the
entries close seventy-two (72) hours (exclusive of Sundays), or less, before
the time set for the first race of the day on which such race is to be
(40) Owner. Includes
part-owner or lessee.
In racing shall mean first, second or third, and in that order is called "win,"
"place," and "show."
position. The position assigned to the horse at the starting line of the
(43) Post race. A race in
which the subscribers designate, at the usual time before a race for declaring
to start, the horse or horses they are to run, without limitations of choice
other than that prescribed by the rules of racing or the conditions of the
(44) Post time. The time set
for the arrival at the starting point of the horses in a race and which must be
shown a reasonable time prior to the race on a clock device, prominently
displayed and clearly readable from the grandstand.
Program. Shall mean according to the
requirement of the text:
(A) A schedule of
races of either a matinee or night performance.
(B) The schedule of races as prepared by the
racing secretary and printed by the association for sale to the
(46) Purse. A
race for money or other prize to which the owners of the horses engaged do not
(47) Race. Includes a
stake, a purse, a sweepstakes, a private sweepstakes, a match or an overnight
event, but does not include a steeplechase or hurdle race.
(48) Recognized meeting, or meeting. Any
racing meeting given by an association in good standing, within the enclosure
of any racetrack, licensed and conducted under the sanction of the act and the
rules and regulations of the commission; and constituting the entire
consecutive period of days (excluding Sundays only) that has been granted to
the association by the commission to conduct thoroughbred racing.
(49) Ruled off. Means the act of debarring
horses and/or persons from the grounds of an association and denying all racing
(50) Rules. The rules
herein prescribed and any amendments or additions thereto.
(51) Scratch. The act of withdrawing an
entered horse from the race after the closing or overnight entries.
(52) Scratch time. The time set by the
association for the closing of applications for permission to withdraw from
races of that day.
This shall mean, according to the requirement of the text:
(A) A horse is a "starter" for a race when
the stall doors of the starting gate open in front of it at the time the
starter dispatches the horses.
The official who effects the proper start of the horses in the race.
(54) Stewards. The stewards shall
be deemed to mean the steward or stewards of the meeting, or their deputies or
substitutes acting together, or such of them as may be acting at the
(55) Subscription. The act of
nominating to a stake race.
Suspended. Suspended shall mean that any privilege granted to a licensee of the
commission by the officials of a racing meeting or by the commission has been
(57) Sweepstakes. A race
in which the owners of the competing horses nominate their horse for
participation and pay subscriptions, entrance and starting fees, whether money
or any added prize is added or not (unless it is a private sweepstake). An
overnight race, however, is never considered to be a sweepstakes
(58) Tote or tote board. This
shall mean the totalisator.
Track, or racetrack. This shall be deemed to mean any and all parts of the
plant of a racing association, including, but not limited to, the racing strip,
the approaches and entrances, the stands and all other accommodations and
facilities afforded to the public, the stables, barns, paddocks, quarters of
jockeys, and others employed in or about the track, judges' and stewards'
boxes, photo-finish and film patrol plants, pari-mutuel offices, facilities and
equipment, totalisator and public address system.
(60) Walk over. An event in which all horses
but one in a proposed race are withdrawn, leaving that horse to walk over the
prescribed course and distance of the proposed race
(61) Weight for age. A standard weight
according to these rules. A "weight for age" race is one in which all horses
carry weight according to the scale without penalties or allowances.
(62) Year. Shall mean a calendar
(63) Publicly owned
corporations. Any corporation whose stock is available for purchase by the
(64) Stock. Shall
include common and preferred shares.