Stewards ruling accepted.
Every person subscribing to a sweepstake or entering a horse in a race to be
run under this section accepts the decision of the stewards or the decision of
the commission, as the case may be, on any question relating to a race or to
Entries may be
cancelled, revoked. The nominations or entries of any person or the
transfer of any nomination or entry may be cancelled or revoked without notice
by the racing association or in the discretion of the commission or of the
Horse must be
entered. A horse is not qualified to run in any race unless he is duly
entered for that race.
Disqualification, ownership. No horse is qualified to be entered
or run which is wholly or partly the property of or leased to or from, or in
any way under the care or superintendence of, a disqualified person.
Disqualification of a husband or wife from racing horses applies equally to
improper practice. Any horse which has been the subject of improper
practice may be disqualified for such time and for such races as the stewards
Procedure for making entries. Entries and declarations shall be
made in writing signed by the owner of the horse or of the engagement or by his
authorized agent; and in order to secure privacy all entries to overnight races
must be made at a specially designated booth.
Entries made by telegraph,
telephone. Entries and declarations by telegraph or by telephone, if the
telephone conversation is recorded, are binding if promptly confirmed in
not returned. Entrance money is not returned on the death of a horse nor
on his failure to start, whatever be the cause of the failure.
Entries to be posted.
Entries to all races, excepting those races which are opened and decided during
the meeting, shall be posted on the bulletin boards at the track where meeting
is being held.
Limitations on entries
horse of a partnership cannot be entered or run in the name, whether real or
stable, of an individual partner unless that individual's interest or property
in the racing qualities of that horse is equal to at least twenty-five (25)
(2) All horses owned
wholly or in part by the same person or the spouse of any such person or
trained by the same trainer must be coupled and run as an entry.
(3) Not more than two horses trained by the
same person shall be drawn into any overnight race, or on the also-eligible
list, to the exclusion of another horse.
(4) For the purposes of rule (j) (2) of this
section, a horse shall be deemed owned wholly or in part by a particular person
or owned by a particular person if that person holds the entire property
interest in the horse or if, by lease or ownership, he controls the racing
qualities of the horse or if he holds a proportionate interest of twenty-five
(25) percent or more in a partnership which either holds the property interest
in the horse or, by lease or ownership controls the racing qualities of the
over five years old. Maidens five (5) years old or older shall not be
entered to race.
Restrictions on ownership by trainer. No licensed trainer shall
have any interest, either by ownership of the horse or by lease of its racing
qualities, in a horse of which he is not the trainer and which may be racing at
the same racetrack where the trainer is licensed and currently
Name in which
horse is run. The name in which any horse is run must be the real or the
stable name of the individual owner or the name of the partnership owner (being
its stable name or the name of the individual in whose name the horse is run)
of the entire interest in the horse.
Closing time, overnight
races. The list of entries for overnight races shall be closed at the
advertised time and no entry shall be admitted after that time, except that, in
case of an emergency, the racing secretary may, with the consent of a steward,
grant an extension of time.
Delayed entries. The list of entries for all other races shall be
closed at the advertised time and no entry shall be admitted after that time
unless the nominator can prove to the stewards that the entry was mailed before
the advertised time of closing; and starters must be named through the entry
box by the usual time of closing on the day preceding the race.
Information required for
entry. Except as provided in rule (q) of this section, entries shall be
in the name of one person or a stable name and shall state the name, or the
stable name, of the owner, the name or description of the horse if unnamed, and
if the race be for horses of different ages, the age of the horse
entry. Entries may be made in the name of a corporation or a
partnership, but no horse may race in such a name and in order to remain
eligible, such entries must be transferred to an individual or a stable name on
or before January 1 of the horse's two-year-old year.
Information for initial
(1) In entering a horse for the
first time, it shall be identified by stating its name (if it has any), its
color and sex and the name or description of its sire and dam as recorded in
the stud book. If the dam was covered by more than one stallion, the names or
description of all must be stated.
(2) Except as provided in subdivision (4) of
this rule, this description must be repeated in every entry until a description
of the horse with his name has been published in the racing calendar or in the
program or the list of entries of an association, or in such other publication
as the commission may designate.
(3) In every entry after such publication,
his name and age will be sufficient.
(4) If a horse be entered with a name for the
first time, in several races for the same meeting, closing at the same place on
the same day, the description need not be added in more than one of the
Change of name. Upon any change of name of a horse which has run
in any country, his old name as well as his new name must be given in every
entry until he has run three (3) times under his new name over the course of an
time, entries, declarations. Except in overnight races, if the hour for
closing of entries or for declarations be not stated, it is understood to be
midnight of the day specified.
Where entries made. In the absence of notice to the contrary,
entries due on the eve of and during a meeting, are due at the office of the
racing secretary where the race is to be run.
Subscription defined. An
entry of a horse in a sweepstakes is a subscription to the sweepstakes. An
entry or subscription may, before the time of closing, be altered or
subscription. A person who subscribes to a sweepstakes may, before the
time fixed for naming, transfer his subscription.
Death of owner of
subscription. Subscriptions and all entries or rights of entry under
them shall not become void on the death of the person in whose name they were
made or taken. All rights, privileges and obligations shall attach to the
continuing owners including the legal representatives of the
Striking out of
engagement. No person shall be considered as struck out of any of his
engagements until the owner or his authorized agent shall have given notice, in
writing or by telegram, promptly confirmed in writing, to the racing secretary
where the horse is engaged.
Striking out is irrevocable. The striking of a horse out of an
engagement is irrevocable.
Proof to transfer with engagements. Whenever the ownership of a
horse is transferred in any manner, all racing engagements of the said horse
shall automatically accompany the transfer.
Restrictions on acceptance of
nominations. No nominations shall be accepted for a sweepstakes or other
race from any person whose license has been revoked and who has not been
subsequently licensed by the commission; nor during the period of suspension
from any person whose license has been suspended; nor from any person who is
Connecticut bred horses. To be eligible to start in races
exclusively for horses foaled in Connecticut, each horse must be registered
with the thoroughbred breeders' association of Connecticut. To qualify for such
registration, the said horse must have been dropped by a mare in the state of
Connecticut. A horse is bred where it is foaled. The breeder is the owner of
the dam at the time of foaling. The thoroughbred breeders' association of
Connecticut shall make rules for the registration of horses foaled in
Connecticut. Said rules shall be approved by the commission on special revenue.
Any owner or breeder may appeal from the refusal of the thoroughbred breeders'
association of Connecticut to register a horse under this rule to the
commission on special revenue, and the decision of the commission shall be