As a minimum
standard, an association shall allocate the following percentages of the
parimutuel handle at its track for each day of its meeting for the purpose of
purse or prize money for the horses racing at its track:
Percentage for purses
0 to $100,000
7% on the entire pool
$100,001 to $200,000
6.75% on the entire pool
$200,001 to $300,000
6.5% on the entire pool
$300,001 to $400,000
6.25% on the entire pool
$400,001 to $500,000
6% on the entire pool
$500,001 to $600,000
5.75% on the entire pool
$600,001 to $700,000
5.5% on the entire pool
$700,001 to $800,000
5.25% on the entire pool
$800,001 to $900,000
5% on the entire pool
$900,001 to $1,000,000
4.75% on the entire pool
$1,000,001 and over
4.25% on the entire pool
Failure to strictly adhere to this rule shall be grounds for
revocation of the association's license.
(2) Prize money shall be awarded the first
five (5) finishers in each race, unless fewer than five (5) horses start, in
which case each finisher shall be awarded prize money.
(3) Prize money shall be paid to the winners
seventy-two (72) hours (Sunday excluded) following their winning. However, no
purse money shall be paid to the winners until the reports of specimen samples
have been received by the judges.
(4) Purses must be paid to the winner thereof
unless an association is ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction to pay it
to another. An association may withhold from purses any money due it by the
Payment for tests. The association shall pay the state for the
cost of testing horses at its track. This fee shall be determined by the
commission at least fifteen (15) days prior to the start of a meeting and shall
be based upon the actual cost of the testing. The fee shall be payable on a
basis to be determined by the commission.
Offices for commission. Each
association shall provide within its grounds an office for the use of the
commission. Members of the commission and its designated representatives shall
have the right of full and complete entry to any and all parts of the grounds
of the association.
Liability insurance. Before any license shall be issued the
association shall deposit with the commission an insurance policy against
personal injury liability. The insurance shall be in an amount approved by the
commission, with premium prepaid. The policy shall name the state of
Connecticut as an additional insured.
Use of program. In accepting
a license from the commission, an association agrees to provide its program to
the commission, for just and reasonable compensation, for the purpose of
off-track betting pursuant to and consistent with the act and the commission
rules and regulations concerning off-track betting.
Track size. A license for a
meeting will be granted by the commission only for racing grounds affording a
track size approved by the commission.
Dates, time and number of
(1) The commission shall
determine: the number of racing days to be awarded, which shall not be less
than 120 days in a year's time unless waived by the commission for the
association's initial year in operation; the actual days awarded; the post time
of the first race; the number of races; and the time that races may be held
during a given day of the meet.
In case of emergencies when for good cause racing with pari-mutuel wagering
cannot be conducted during a meeting, the commission may award make-up days to
be utilized on such dates as the commission may determine.
Illumination. An association
shall have lighting facilities which must be approved by the
lighting. An association shall have emergency lighting ready to be
operated in case of emergency for the protection of patrons.
Performance bond. An
association which is granted a license to conduct a meeting shall give to the
state of Connecticut a performance bond in such amount as the commission shall
determine before said license is issued.
Riot control. At least
fifteen (15) days before the start of a meeting the association shall provide
the commission with a plan for riot control.
Requirements for admission of
horses to association grounds.
horse shall be admitted to any part of the grounds of any association unless a
health certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian is presented. The
certificate must state the following:
horse was examined thoroughly within a seven (7) day period preceding the
(B) The horse was
free of any evidence of infectious, contagious or transmissible disease and was
afebrile at the time of the examination.
(C) The horse was free of ectoparasites at
the time of the examination.
Within the prior two weeks the horse has not been exposed to other horses with
any known infectious, contagious or transmissible diseases.
(E) This rule may be waived at the discretion
of the commission for horses stabled at commission approved facilities in this
(2) No horse
shall be admitted to any association plant without a certificate that a
negative coggins test has been completed within a period to be specified by the
(3) Any horse not
having the required health certificate will be unloaded in a quarantine area to
be designated by the association. A health certificate meeting the requirements
of this rule must be obtained within twenty-four (24) hours from the time of
admission, or the horse must be removed from the grounds. An association
veterinarian will be available on the grounds or on call for the purposes of
examining the horse and issuing the certificate. If a horse, upon examination,
is found to have clinical evidence of infectious, contagious or transmissible
diseases the horse shall be promptly removed from the grounds and the stall in
which he had been stabled and the area immediately surrounding it must be
sprayed with a disinfectant, as prescribed by the association
Information for commission, state tax department. Associations
shall promptly give to the commission and to the state tax department such
information in writing as either may request and shall freely and fully
cooperate with them in every way.
Prices of admission. The
commission shall approve the prices of admission to racetracks, to special
enclosures and reserved spaces therein, and to parking areas.