Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-A22 - Officials of meeting

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Designation of officials. In addition to the stewards, officials of a race meeting shall include the following:
(1) Three placing judges.
(2) Three or more patrol judges.
(3) Clerk of the scales.
(4) Starter.
(5) Jockey room custodian.
(6) Racing secretary.
(7) Timer (or timers).
(8) Paddock judge.
(9) Handicapper (or handicappers).
(10) Horse identifier.
(11) Director of security.
(12) Association veterinarians.
(13) Pari-mutuel manager.
(b) Approval by commission.
(1) At least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of a race meeting, the association shall submit in writing to the commission the names of all racing officials engaged for the meeting, and no racing official shall be qualified to act until he shall have been licensed by the commission and pay the fee, if any, required by the act. It shall be the duty of the commission to ascertain that the persons submitted are fully qualified to perform the duties required of them. In the event of incapacitation of any such approved racing official, the association may, with the approval of the commission, appoint a substitute who must, within seven (7) days of his appointment, obtain a license from the commission and pay the required fee.
(2) All officials in rule (a) of this section shall be appointed by the association holding the meeting with such exceptions as may be hereinafter noted. All the appointments are subject to being licensed by the commission, which reserves the right to demand a change of personnel for what it deems good and sufficient reason, the successors to officials so replaced to be subject to being licensed by the commission.
(c) Compensation. All officials enumerated in this section, excepting the commission steward, shall be compensated by the association conducting the meeting.
(d) Dual jobs. With the exceptions specified in these rules, no operating official may hold more than one position at a track unless written permission is obtained from the commission at least ten (10) days prior to the beginning of a meet. After the beginning of a meet, if an operating official is required to fill more than one position pursuant to these rules, a full written report of the circumstances must be filed with the commission.
(e) Conflict of interest. A licensed racing official shall not, directly or indirectly, for a commission or gratuity, or otherwise, sell or buy at private sale for himself or another, any thoroughbred horse; nor shall he directly or indirectly buy or sell any contract upon any jockey or apprentice for himself or another; nor shall he write or solicit horse insurance.
(f) Wagering prohibited. No thoroughbred racing official may wager money or any other thing of value on the result of a thoroughbred race conducted in Connecticut.
(g) Reports to stewards. Each racing official and his assistants shall report to the stewards all observed violations of the rules.
(h) Prohibition.
(1) No person employed or appointed by the commission nor any licensed racing official shall have or maintain any interest, direct or indirect, in the ownership or leasing of a thoroughbred participating at any licensed meeting where he works or officiates.
(2) Any licensed person acting in any official capacity at an unrecognized meeting may be disqualified.
(i) Respect accorded officials. If any owner, trainer, jockey or any other person licensed by the commission uses profane or indecent language to a racing official or otherwise disturbs the peace of any track enclosure, he shall be liable for a fine, suspension or both, or may be ruled off, and such action shall be immediately reported to the commission by the stewards.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-A22

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