and participants must be licensed
. Associations conducting harness
meetings shall not permit any official, owner, trainer, driver, stable
employee, farrier, agent, 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 harness 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. 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. Pursuant to this section, see section
"owners, drivers, trainers and grooms".
(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.
(2) A 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 issued.
(3) A non-transferable temporary badge may be
issued by an association, upon approval by 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 prohibited.
concessionaires. All contractual concessionnaires 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 harness 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 harness 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 of this country or elsewhere.
forbidden. 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 duly licensed, except that any person with the consent of the
presiding judge may so act pending action on his application duly filed and
with the exceptions specified in these rules. 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 their 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
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
presiding judge of such discharge or resignation. The failure to so notify the
presiding judge shall subject the owner or trainer to a fine or suspension or
(1) No license as an
owner shall be 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 in 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
(2) For the purpose of
this rule, the stockholders or members who bear to each other the relationship
of husband or wife, parent and child, grandparent and grandchild, sister and
brother shall be regarded collectively as one stockholder or member, as the
case may be.
(3) The stockholders
or members or 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.
(4) Any transfer of stock of such corporation
or change in the officers or directors shall be reported in writing to the
presiding judge at the track within forty-eight (48) hours of such change. The
presiding judge 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 farrier 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.