Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-A56 - Disputes, objections, appeals

(a) Penalties attach until dispute decided. When a race is in dispute both the horse that finished first and any horse claiming the race shall be liable to all the penalties attaching to the winner of that race until the matter is decided.
(b) Appeal from steward's decision. Every objection shall be decided by the stewards, but their decision shall be subject to appeal in writing to the commission.
(c) Notice of appeal. Notice of appeal must be given in writing to the commission within forty-eight (48) hours of the decision being made.
(d) Who may make objection. Every objection must be made by the owner, trainer or jockey of some horse engaged in the race or by the officials of the course to the clerk of the scales or to one of the stewards, or an objection may be made by any one of the stewards.
(e) Objections to be in writing. All objections except claims of interference during a race must be in writing signed by the objector.
(f) Leave required to withdraw objection. An objection cannot be withdrawn without leave of the stewards.
(g) Liability for costs of inquiry. All costs and expanses in relation to determining an objection or conducting an inquiry shall be paid by such person or persons and in such proportions as the stewards shall direct.
(h) Deposit may be forfeited. Before considering an objection, the stewards may require a deposit of $50.00, which shall be forfeited, if the objection is decided to be frivolous or vexatious, and in such case, it shall be remitted to the state of Connecticut.
(i) Disqualification of horse before race. If an objection to a horse engaged in a race be made not less than fifteen (15) minutes before the time set for the race, the stewards may require the qualification to be proved before the race, and in default of such proof being given to their satisfaction, they must declare the horse disqualified.
(j) Objection to decision of clerk of scales. An objection to any decision of the clerk of the scales must be made at once.
(k) Objection to distance of course. An objection to the distance of a course officially designated must be made not less than fifteen (15) minutes before the race.
(l) Objection to matters occurring in race. An objection to a horse on the ground of his not having run the proper course or of the race having been run on a wrong course or of any other matter occurring in the race must be made before the numbers of the horses placed in the race are confirmed officially.
(m) Time for making other objections.
(1) An objection on any of the following grounds may be received up to forty-eight (48) hours exclusive of Sunday after the last race of the last day of the meeting:
(A) Of misstatement, omission or error in the entry under which a horse has run; or
(B) That the horse which ran was not the horse nor of the age which he was represented to be at the time of entry; or
(C) That he was not qualified under the conditions of the race or by reason of default; or
(D) That he has run in contravention of the sections relating to partnership or registration.
(2) In any other case an objection must be made within forty-eight (48) hours of the race being run, exclusive of Sunday, save in the case of any fraud or wilful misstatement, where there shall be no limit to the time of objection provided the stewards are satisfied that there has been no unnecessary delay on the part of the objector.
(n) Stewards determine extent of disqualification. The stewards are vested with the power to determine the extent of disqualification in case of fouls. They may place the offending horse behind such horses as, in their judgment, it interfered with, or they may place it last, and they may disqualify it from participation in any part of the purse.
(o) Money held pending determination. Pending the determination of an objection, any prize which the horse objected to may have won or may win in the race, or any money held by the association holding the meeting, as the price of a horse claimed (if affected by the determination of the objection), shall be withheld until the objection is finally determined.
(p) Recovery of money distributed. If by reason of an objection to a horse a race or place is awarded to another horse, the money for such race shall be distributed in accordance with the final placing, and the owner of a horse to which the race or place is finally awarded can recover the money from those who wrongfully received it.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-A56

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