(1) Each owner
and/or trainer shall register with the racing secretary at each track all of
his horses, giving the name, color, sex, age and breeding of each, and present
the foal certificates at the time the horses arrive on the grounds to the
(2) The personnel
of every stable and changes thereof shall be registered by the owner and/or
trainer with the association on whose track their horses are racing or stabled,
and shall be available at all times to representatives of the
Absence of trainer
(1) In the
absence of a trainer, due to sickness or any other cause, he shall, with the
approval of the stewards, appoint another trainer licensed by the commission,
to fulfill his duties. In this event, his responsibility will rest with both
(2) Should a trainer be
absent from his stable more than two (2) consecutive days, the second or
alternate trainer shall then become the trainer of record, and his name shall
appear on the program pending return of the trainer.
Prohibition in entries
An owner or trainer shall not enter or
start a horse that:
(A) Is not in serviceably
sold racing condition.
(B) Is a
(C) Has been
(D) Has impaired
eyesight in both eyes.
(2) Horses that have been nerved, blocked
with alcohol or any other medical drug that desensitizes the nerves will not be
permitted to race.
Change of trainer. If an owner changes trainers, he must notify
the stewards who will advise the racing secretary and require the new trainer
to sign his name on said owner's registration.
Leasing horses. Any licensee
wishing to lease horses for the purpose of racing at Connecticut tracks must
have the prior approval of the stewards acting for the commission. Said
licensee must submit a copy of the lease setting forth all conditions and the
names of all parties and horses involved. The license of anyone submitting a
lease which contains false or incomplete information shall be subject to
suspension or revocation.
(1) A trainer shall see
to it that the stables and immediate surrounding area assigned to him are
sanitary at all times and that the humane laws of the state of Connecticut be
observed, also that the fire prevention rules (especially no smoking in the
stable areas) be strictly observed at all times.
All horses stabled within the confines of
an association or in another locations approved by the commission must be
accompanied by a health certificate, subject to the exception specified in rule
(l) (1) (E) of section
Furnish name of
jockey. Every owner or trainer shall upon making an entry, be required
to furnish the name of the jockey who rides his horse, or if this is not
possible, he shall in any event be required to furnish it not later than
scratch time the day of the race. If no jockey has been named by that hour, the
stewards shall name the best available rider to ride the horse.
Trainer representation of
owner. A trainer may represent the owner in the matter of entries,
declarations, and the employment of jockeys.
Ownership of horses
(1) No licensed or authorized trainer shall
have any ownership interest in a horse of which he is not the trainer at any
race track at which said trainer is in charge of a stable.
(2) An association including any individual
owner, corporate owner and officers, directors and stockholders thereof shall
not be permitted to race any horse owned directly or indirectly by them at the
track operated by that association.
Report sick horses
(1) A trainer shall see to it that a report
is made promptly to the stewards and association veterinarian of any and all
sicknesses of his horse or horses.
(2) Trainers of horses entered in the daily
double races shall inspect the condition of their horses two hours before post
time. If any horse is found sick or disabled, the trainer shall report the fact
to the stewards immediately.
horse excused through sickness or disability shall be placed on the
Report death of horses. A trainer shall report the death of any
horse to the association veterinarian at once. Castrations and other operations
shall be reported to the association veterinarian at once.
Fillies and mares bred.
Fillies and mares that have been bred shall be reported to the racing secretary
as having been bred, prior to being entered in a race. The secretary shall post
on the bulletin board the names of all fillies or mares that have been bred and
to what stallion or stallions.
(1) A trainer
shall be responsible for and be the insurer of the condition of his horses and
for the protection of his horses against fraudulent practices, including
administration of prohibited drugs by any person. Trainers are presumed to know
the rules of the commission.
trainer shall accept, directly or indirectly, any bribe, gift or gratuity in
any form which might influence the result of a race or which would tend to do
(3) A trainer shall not have in
charge or under his supervision any horse owned, in whole or in part, by a
(4) No trainer
shall employ a jockey for the purpose of preventing him from riding in any
(5) Any trainer, owner or
stable foreman or others who harbor anyone not provided with credentials shall
be immediately reported to the stewards of the meeting so they may make
investigation thereof, take appropriate action and report the facts to the
(6) Any trainer making
an ineligible entry may be fined or suspended.
Alteration in sex. Any
alteration in the sex of a horse must be reported in writing by its owner or
trainer to the racing secretary or horse identification office on a form
provided for that purpose. The completed form shall be attached to the foal
certificate. Notwithstanding any designation of sex appearing on the racing
program or in any racing publication, the claimant of a horse shall be solely
responsible for determining the sex of the horse claimed.
Trainer responsible for
employees. Each trainer shall register with track security every person
in his employ and he shall be responsible for all his employees securing
Safety helmets. Each trainer shall be responsible for every jockey
and exercise boy wearing a safety helmet when exercising horses for him. The
safety helmet shall be of a type approved by the commission and any changes in
the helmet must be approved by the stewards.
Horses in paddock
(1) A trainer shall have his horse in the
paddock at the time appointed. For failure to bring his horse to the paddock
when directed by the stewards the trainer may be fined or suspended or
(2) A trainer shall attend
his horse in the paddock, and shall be present to supervise his saddling,
unless he had obtained the permission of a steward to send another licensed
trainer as a substitute pursuant to these rules.
Responsibility for weight.
The owner, trainer and/or authorized agent is responsible for the weight
carried by his horses.
Additional rules. Regulations herein set forth pertaining to
owners and trainers are in addition to those rules otherwise applying to them
in relation to licenses, entries, employment and other phases of their racing