Form of entry
. All entries
(1) Be made in writing on forms approved
by the commission.
Be signed by
the owner or his authorized agent in writing, except as provided in rule (a) of
of these rules.
(3) Furnish the
name, commission license number and address of the owner and the agent, or the
lessee, or the registered stable name.
(4) Furnish the name, color, sex, age, sire
and dam of the horse.
(5) Name the
event or events in which the horse is to be entered.
Entries in overnight events must also
comply with the provisions of rule (a) of section
of these rules.
(7) Furnish the
name, commission license number and registered racing colors of the
(8) Furnish the name and
commission license number of the trainer.
(9) State if pacer is free legged or
Entries and sustaining payments in early closing events, late closing
events, stakes and futurities. All entries or payments not actually
received at the hour of closing shall be ineligible, except entries and
payments by letter bearing a postmark not later than the following day
(omitting Sunday) or entries notified by telegraph. Where a telegram is used,
it must actually be received at the office of sending at or before the hour of
closing. Such telegrams must state the color, sex, and name of the horse, the
class to be entered, name and residence of the owner and the party making the
entry. Whenever an entry or payment becomes due on a Sunday or a legal holiday
that falls on Saturday, such entry or payment is to be due on the following
Monday and if made by mail, must be postmarked on or before the following
Tuesday. If an entry or payment falls on a Monday that is a legal holiday, such
entry or payment is due on Tuesday, and if made by mail, must be postmarked on
or before the following Wednesday.
Void entries. All entries
and payments not governed by published conditions shall be void. Proposed
deviation from such published conditions is prohibited. No nominator shall be
allowed privileges not in accordance with published conditions of the race or
which are in conflict with these rules.
Nominator's guarantee. A
nominator is required to guarantee the identity and eligibility of his entries
and declarations and if given incorrectly, he shall be deemed guilty of a
violation of these rules. A person obtaining a purse or money through fraud or
error shall surrender or pay the same to the association conducting the meeting
and such purse or money shall be awarded to the party justly entitled to the
same. Where, however, any horse is ineligible as a result of an error of the
race secretary, the association shall reimburse the owner for the resultant
loss of winnings.
Transfer to eligible event. A horse entered in an event to which
it is ineligible may be transferred to any event to which it is eligible at the
purse. An association shall be warranted in withholding the premium or
purse of any horse without a formal protest if it shall receive information
that the entry or declaration of any horse was fraudulent or that the horse was
ineligible. Such premium shall be withheld by the association pending a
decision of the commission concerning such fraud or ineligibility.
Death. All engagements shall
be void upon the decease of either owner or horse, prior to the starting of the
race, so far as they shall affect the deceased party or horse, except when
assumed by the estate or where the proprietorship is in more than one person,
and any survive.
closing events and late closing races
(1) Place and date. The sponsor shall state
the place and date the event will be raced and no change in date, program
events or conditions can be made after the nominations have been
(2) File conditions. An
entry blank shall be filed with the commission and the United States trotting
(3) Payments on the
fifteenth (15th) of the month. All nominations and payments other than starting
fees in early closing events shall be advertised to fall on the fifteenth
(15th) day of the month.
of nominations. A complete list of nominations to any early closing or late
closing race event shall be published within twenty (20) days after the date of
closing and mailed to each nominator, the commission and the United States
to fill. If the event does not fill, each nominator, the commission and the
United States trotting association shall be notified within ten (10) days and
refund of nomination fees shall accompany the notice to the
provisions. Change of gait. Unless an association submits its early closing
conditions to the commission and to the United States trotting association at
least thirty (30) days prior to the first publication and has such conditions
approved by the commission, the following provisions will govern transfers in
the event of a change of gait:
conditions published for early closing events allow transfer for change of
gait, such transfer shall be to the slowest class for which the horse is
eligible at the adopted gait.
Eligibility is to be determined at time of closing of entries and the race to
which transfer may be made must be the one nearest the date of the event
Two-year-olds, three-year-olds, or four-year-olds entered in classes for their
age may only transfer to classes for the same age group at the adopted gait to
the race nearest the date of the event originally entered. Entry fees shall be
Withdrawals. Where subsequent payments are required, a complete
list of those withdrawn or declared out shall be made within fifteen (15) days
after payment was due and the list filed with the commission and the United
States trotting association and mailed to every nominator.
Trust funds. All fees paid
in added money events, early closing events, stakes and futurities shall be
segregated and held as trust funds until the event is contested. Proof of such
segregation by bank letter or bank statement shall be submitted to the
commission, if requested.
Stabling. Horses nominated and eligible to start in early or late
closing events, stakes or futurities shall be provided stable space on the
grounds of the association, the day before, the day of and the day after such
conditions. Conditions of early closing or late closing events that will
eliminate horses nominated or add horses that have not been nominated by reason
of the performance of such horses at an earlier meeting held the same season
are invalid. Early closing events and late closing events shall not have more
than two also eligible conditions.
Proportion of entry fees to
purse. When entry fees exceed eighty-five percent (85%) of the
advertised purse value, such excess entry fees shall be added to the purse.
Where the race is split into divisions, each division shall have a purse value
of not less than seventy-five percent (75%) of the adjusted advertised purse.
However, entry fees in excess of the amount prescribed above may be used toward
the amount that must be added. In all cases the sponsor shall add at least
fifteen percent (15%) of the entry fees to the advertised purse.