Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-A25 - Placing judges

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Responsibility of association. Each association shall appoint at least three (3) placing judges who shall be licensed by the commission, and whose stations shall be designated by the stewards.
(b) Duties. The placing judges must occupy the judges' box at the time the horses pass the winning post, and their sole duty shall be to place the horses. When the judges differ, the majority shall govern. They must announce their decisions promptly, and such decisions shall be final, unless objection to the winner or any placed horse is made and sustained. Provided, that this section shall not prevent the placing judges from correcting any mistake, such correction being subject to confirmation by the stewards.
(c) Determining the placing. In determining the places of horses at the finish of a race, the placing judges shall consider only the respective noses of such horses.
(d) Camera. On all tracks a proper camera shall be installed as an aid to the placing judges, however, in all cases, the camera is merely an aid and the decision of the judges shall be final. The type of equipment shall be approved by the commission. The photograph of each finish shall be posted in at least one conspicuous place as promptly as possible after each race.
(e) Number of finishers. The placing judge or judges shall determine the order of finishing of as many horses as they may think proper.
(f) Correcting errors on the tote. Nothing in these rules shall be construed to prevent the placing judges, with the approval of the stewards, from correcting an error before the display of the sign "official" or from recalling the sign "official" in case it has been displayed through error.
(g) Reports. The placing judges shall at the close of each day's racing sign and send a report of the result of each race to the office of the commission, and shall supply to other officials such information in respect to the races as the association may require.
(h) Posting order of finish. When a result is official, that word shall be flashed on the result board and shall signify that the placing of the horses is final insofar as the payoff is concerned. If any change be made in the order of finish of a race after the result is so declared official, it shall not affect the payoff. The posting on the result board of the order of winning, place and show horses or the prices to be paid shall not be deemed to signify that such result and prices are official until the official signal has been shown on the result board and announced by the public address system.
(i) When inquiry or objection is claimed. In the event of an inquiry or objection being claimed, the word "inquiry" shall be flashed if it is an inquiry, and the word "objection" shall be flashed if it is an objection, forthwith on the result board and announcement thereof made on the public address system.
(j) Rulings after race declared official. Rulings of the stewards with regard to the award of purse money, made after the result has been declared official, shall in no way affect the mutuel payoff.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-A25

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