and participants must be licensed. Associations conducting thoroughbred
meetings shall not permit any official, owner, trainer, jockey, jockey
apprentice, stable employee, tarrier, agent, valet, veterinarian, association
employee whose job requires his presence at the association grounds at any
time, concession employee, and any assistants thereto, to operate on its
premises unless said person has received a license from the commission and has
been photographed and fingerprinted by the commission. No license shall be
delivered to the applicant unless evidence is presented to the commission that
the applicant will participate in a thoroughbred racing meeting in Connecticut
during the period of his license. Application for a license shall be made on
forms supplied by the commission and all questions contained therein shall be
answered. Licenses shall be issued to natural persons only. Every license
granted shall provide that the licensee shall comply with the rules and
regulations and that violation thereof may be punished by fine, suspension or
revocation of license.
(1) The commission shall
supply each licensee with a badge, at the expense of the association licensed
to conduct a meeting, showing the license number, name, department and
photograph and any other information which the commission, in its discretion,
shall require. Badges are only to be worn by the licensee and are
nontransferable. The commission shall determine, in its discretion, which
licensees are to wear the badges on their person, and which licensees may carry
the badge on their person.
non-transferable badge may be issued by an association to persons, other than
patrons, who are not required to be licensed but who must enter the grounds of
the association for reasons connected with the conduct of a meeting. A list of
such persons and their specific duties must be filed with and approved by the
commission. This badge shall expire on the last day of the meet in which it was
(3) A non-transferable
temporary badge may be issued by an association, upon approval of the director
of security. These badges must be surrendered by the bearer on leaving the
premises, the day of issue. Users of such badges must sign a register prior to
entering the grounds. Frequent use by the same person of a temporary badge is
Contractual concessionaires. All contractual concessionaires must
obtain a license from the commission and pay the fee required by the act, if
any, and must submit such data and information to the commission as the
commission in its discretion may require. Said license must be taken out for
each association at which the concessionaire plans to operate.
Qualifications for license.
If the commission shall find that the financial responsibility, experience,
character and general fitness of the applicant are such that the participation
of such person will be consistent with the public interest, convenience or
necessity and with the best interests of thoroughbred racing generally, in
conformity with the purposes of the act, it shall thereupon grant a license. If
the commission shall find that the applicant fails to meet any of said
conditions, it shall not grant such license and it shall notify the applicant
of the denial.
Suspension, revocations. If the commission shall find that the
financial responsibility, character and general fitness of the licensee are
such that the continued participation of such person will not be consistent
with the public interest, convenience or necessity, and with the best interests
of thoroughbred racing generally, in conformity with the purposes of the act,
it shall thereupon revoke, or suspend said license.
Honor suspensions by other
authorities. The commission shall honor any suspension or ruling off by
any other racing jurisdiction in this country or elsewhere.
. No person requiring a license from the commission shall carry
on any activity whatsoever upon the premises of an association unless and until
he has been so duly licensed, except that any such person with the consent of
the commission steward may so act pending action on his application duly filed
and with the exceptions specified in rule (b) (1) of section
and rule (b) of section 12-674-A23. Any person who employs anyone in
contravention of these regulations may be fined or suspended.
Surrender of license. All
licenses shall be the property of the commission. All licenses which are
terminated by the commission and all licenses held by persons whose positions
have been terminated or who have voluntarily retired or quit shall be
surrendered to the commission within twenty-four (24) hours of said
of licenses. All persons who have been issued a license by the
commission must keep such license in his possession subject to the examination
by the commission or its duly authorized representatives, or officials of the
association at any time they may deem necessary or proper.
Responsibility of employer on
discharge of employee. When an owner or trainer discharges a licensed
employee, or when such employee voluntarily leaves the employ of an owner or
trainer, the said owner or trainer shall immediately notify the commission
steward of such discharge or resignation. The failure to so notify the
commission steward shall subject the owner or trainer to a fine or suspension
(A) No license as an owner shall lie granted
to the lessee or lessees of any corporation, syndicate or partnership unless
such corporation, syndicate or partnership shall have no more than ten (10)
stockholders or members, as the case may be, each of whom shall be the
registered and beneficial owner of stock or membership III such corporation,
syndicate or partnership; and every such stockholder or member is required to
be licensed as an owner. The commission, by unanimous vote of its members, may
waive this rule with respect to any one horse owned by any said corporation,
syndicate or partnership, to enable it to participate in a meeting.
(B) For the purposes of this rule, the
stockholders or members who bear to each other tile relationship of husband and
wife, parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, sister and brother shall be
regarded collectively as one stockholder or member, as the case may
(2) The stockholders
or members of any corporation, syndicate or partnership which leases horses for
racing purposes in the state of Connecticut shall make and file with the
commission as and when requested by it, a report or reports under oath
containing such information as the commission may specify; and upon refusal or
failure to file any such report or reports the commission may refuse a license
to any lessee or lessees of such corporation, syndicate or partnership or may
revoke any such license which it may have granted.
(3) Any transfer of stock of such corporation
or change in the officers or directors shall be reported in writing to the
commission steward at the track within forty-eight (48) hours of such change.
The commission steward shall immediately transmit such information to the
Procedure for revocation. No license shall be revoked unless such
revocation is at a meeting of the commission on notice to the licensee who
shall be entitled to a hearing in respect to such revocation. The hearing may
be conducted by the commission or a sub-committee of four commissioners who
shall report their findings to the commission.
No person shall be eligible for an owner's or trainer's license if, during the
term of such license, he would practice as Tarrier or veterinarian with horses
racing under the jurisdiction of the commission; provided, however, that a duly
licensed owner may personally shoe a horse owned by him upon applying for and
receiving a certificate of fitness therefor from the commission.
Unauthorized use of
credentials. No licensee shall permit any other person or persons to use
his badge or credentials for entering into any part of the track. Any licensee
who violates this rule is liable to suspension or a fine of not exceeding
$200.00 or both, and if he continues to violate the rule, he may be ruled off
or otherwise punished, as the commission may decide.
Duration of license. No
license shall be granted for a longer period than one year, and every such
license shall expire on the 31st day of December of the year of the date of its
(1) An owner may appoint an
authorized agent by filing an appointment form with the commission provided the
agent files an application for a license to act as authorized agent and pays
the prevailing fee. Such appointment must first be approved by the commission
before such agency becomes effective.
(2) An authorized agent may appoint a
sub-agent, who must be licensed as an authorized agent, only when the
appointment form authorizes him to so act.
Payment of fines. Any person
who pays a fine imposed on another may be fined or suspended.
. A license to
ride shall not be granted to a person who has never ridden in a race. Persons
who have never ridden in a race may be allowed by the stewards to ride twice
before applying for a license pursuant to rule (a) of section
permit. Probationary permits may be issued by the commission to jockeys,
apprentices and exercise boys who have been disciplined. During the period of
the aforementioned probationary permit, it may be revoked by the commission
upon the recommendation of the stewards. After one year, said probationer shall
be eligible for a regular license in his proper classification.