for participants. An association shall provide suitable and sanitary
living quarters on its grounds for male and female stable employees who are
participants during the meet, said quarters shall include a cafeteria,
recreational hall, and proper sanitary arrangements.
Maintenance of track.
Associations shall at all times maintain their racetrack in good, uniform
condition and with a special consideration for the public interest, safety of
the horses stabled, or entered to race or to be exercised and of all those
whose attendance is required by official duties.
Receiving barn, detention area,
The association shall
provide and maintain:
(A) Every association
shall provide in a convenient location at its racetrack, for use during its
current meeting, a receiving barn with adequate stable room and facilities,
including hot and cold water and ample stall bedding. Such barn shall be at all
times maintained in a clean and sanitary condition by an adequate force of
attendants employed by the association, and each stall shall be thoroughly
disinfected after each occupancy.
(B) A detention area, in a location
acceptable to the commission, for the purpose of securing such specimens of
body fluids and eliminations as shall be directed for their chemical
(C) A building, in a
location acceptable to the commission, to be utilized as a laboratory for the
analysis of specimens so taken.
(2) The facilities provided pursuant to this
section shall be in accordance with specifications hereafter approved by the
Fire department. An association shall have a fire department on
its premises ready to be utilized at all times that horses are stabled at the
association plant. The equipment located therein shall be subject to the
approval of the commission.
Floodlights-patrol system. Associations shall install and maintain
floodlights at their tracks to provide adequate illumination of the stable
areas at night and such security system as may be required by the
cameras. Associations shall install at the finish lines and shall
adequately maintain two photo finish cameras, to be approved by the commission,
to automatically photograph the finish of races. One such camera is to be held
in reserve for emergencies. The official photographer shall furnish promptly to
the presiding judge two prints of every photo finish, and the judges shall keep
a permanent file of all such prints and the negative thereof.
Pari-mutuel equipment. In
the event a system of off-track betting in the state results prior to the
opening of an association's facility, the association shall install such
pari-mutuel equipment at the track that can interface with the equipment
utilized at commission off-track betting facilities.
Associations shall take and make at their expense a complete photographic
record of all races run by said association. The arrangements for said
photographic record shall be in a form satisfactory to the commission, and the
said records shall be susceptible to viewing after the end of any race in order
to enable the judges to better judge races and rule on all claims of
infractions of the rules and thereby better protect the interest of the public
in racing. The photographic record of each race shall be kept in custody of the
association for the period of one year, however, photographic records of races
in which there were objections, inquiries, or accidents, shall be kept in
custody of the association for the period of three years from the date of the
race. These photographic records shall be under the control of the judges and
shall not be shown to other persons without their permission. At all times, the
commission shall have full and complete access to all photographic records
which are in the custody of an association pursuant to this rule.
Erection, removal of
structures. Any plan to alter, construct or remove structures on the
association grounds must be approved by the commission.
Man, horse ambulances.
Associations shall furnish and maintain at least one man ambulance and at least
one horse ambulance each day that their track may be open for racing or
exercising horses, equipped, ready for immediate duty, and to be placed
convenient to the racing strip.
Temporary hospitals; physicians, nurses. An association, during
the period within which they are conducting a meeting, shall furnish a licensed
physician and a registered nurse to render emergency medical services, as may
be necessary. An association shall equip and maintain at its track a temporary
hospital in a suitable area equipped with such first aid appliances and
materials as shall be approved by the commission. The attendance of the
physician and nurse shall be required at the hospital during racing
facilities. An association shall make such sanitary arrangements for
baths, toilets, etc., for the use of drivers, including separate facilities for
males and females, as may be required by the commission, the same to be
conveniently located on the grounds.
Removal of manure, refuse.
Facilities for manure removal shall be constructed and maintained by the
association. The commission shall approve all such facilities and maintenance
forbidden. Associations shall not charge rental for stalls during the
conduct of a race meeting, except in the case of leases or other contracts
relating to special facilities for stabling, and such leased or contracted
facilities shall be made available to horsemen whenever they are not occupied
by the lessee, upon reasonable notice to the lessee. An association may charge
for stall rental if a horse is stabled at the association plant, but is not
gates. Each association shall provide and maintain two starting gates
approved by the commission during the period of its meeting and when horses are
exercised. Associations shall have in attendance, whenever said gates are in
use, one or more men skilled and qualified to keep said gates in good working
order and shall also provide for such periodical inspections thereof as may be
reasonably required by the commission.
examination. A system of horse identification and physical examination
shall be instituted and diligently maintained by associations pursuant to these
rules and regulations.
Stands for race officials. Stands for judges and timers shall be
maintained in positions commanding an uninterrupted view of the entire racing
strip and the location thereof shall be subject to approval of the
Devices to be
approved. All devices pertaining to racing which are used on racetracks
must be approved by the commission before installation and shall not be removed
except with the approval of the commission.
Disinfection of vehicles.
All carriers shall take such steps as are necessary to insure the disinfection
of all cars, trucks, trailers or other conveyances used in transportation of
harness horses to and from race courses. It shall be the responsibility of the
association to see that this rule is carried out.
Farrier hours. At least one
farrier shop shall be open at each track from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M., when
horses are stabled on its grounds whether racing is being conducted or
. Each association shall maintain its stable area in such a
manner as to provide a safe, clean, healthful place. Each association shall:
(1) Prohibit smoking in horse stalls, feed
rooms and under the sheds.
allow sleeping in any of the feed rooms or stalls at any time.
(3) See that stalls occupied by horses are
not locked at any time, and also that unassigned tack rooms are not
(4) Allow no open fires
anywhere in the stable area, nor any oil or gas burning lanterns or
(5) See that all electrical
appliances used in the stable area are in a safe working condition, and when in
use kept a safe distance from walls, beds and other furnishings and not left
(6) See that no
inflammable materials, such as cleaning fluids or solvents, are used in the
(7) Not allow hay or
straw to be stored under the sheds or outside of feed rooms at any
(8) See that the alleyway in
front of the stalls is kept free of debris and open at all times to give easy
access to each stall door in case of fire.
(9) Not allow pets to run at large in the
stable area, making sure they are properly and suitably confined at all
Inspection of racing premises prior to meet. Not less than fifteen
(15) days prior to the opening of any meet authorized by the commission, the
commission, at the expense of the association, shall make an inspection of the
grounds where the meet is to be held, and unless the grounds are found to be
safe for animals and persons, and unless they are rendered safe therefor prior
to the opening of the meet, the license for the meet shall be
grounds. Each association shall keep and operate all of its grounds,
including parking area, in a clean and dignified manner.