Iowa Admin. Code r. 491-6.20 - Partnerships owning racing animals

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022

(1) A partnership is defined as a formal or informal arrangement between two or more persons to own a racing animal. All partnerships, excluding spouses, must be licensed with the commission on forms furnished by the commission, and in accordance with the requirements of 491-6.17 (99D).
(2) The managing partner(s) listed on the application and all parties owning 5 percent or more must be licensed as individual owners.
a. The commission representative may request a partnership to have on file with the commission an agreement whereby the managing partner(s) is designated to be responsible for each racing animal. This agreement must be notarized and must be signed by all partners. A copy of this agreement must be attached to the registration certificate on file in the racing secretary's office.
b. It will be the responsibility of the managing partner(s) to make sure that all parties are eligible for licensure. The commission representative shall deny, suspend, or revoke the license of any partnership in which a member (either qualified or limited by rights or interests held, or controlled by any individual or entity) would be ineligible to be licensed as an owner or to participate in racing.
c. Any owner who is a member of a partnership may be required to list all racing animals that the owner intends to race in Iowa in which an interest is owned (either in whole or in part).
d. All parties to a partnership shall be jointly and severally liable for all stakes, forfeits, and other obligations.
e. An authorized agent may be appointed to represent the partnership in all matters and be responsible for all stakes, forfeits, entries, scratches, signing of claim slips, and other obligations in lieu of the managing partner(s).
(3) A partnership name under which a racing animal races shall be considered a kennel/stable name for purposes of these rules. It will not be necessary for the partnership to obtain a kennel/stable name license.
(4) Any partner's share or partial share of a partnership that owns a racing animal shall not be assigned without the written consent of the other partner(s), the commission representative's approval, and filing with the racing secretary. Any alteration in a partnership structure or percentages must be reported promptly in writing, notarized, signed by all members of the partnership, and filed with the commission.
(5) The commission representative may review the ownership of each racing animal entered to race and shall ensure that each registration certificate or eligibility certificate is properly endorsed by the transferor to the present owner(s). The commission representative may determine the validity for racing purposes of all liens, transfers and agreements pertaining to ownership of a racing animal and may call for adequate evidence of ownership at any time. The commission representative may declare any animal ineligible to race if its ownership, or control of its ownership, is in question.
(6) A fee set by the commission shall be assessed for each application for a partnership license.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 491-6.20
ARC 7658B, lAB 3/25/09, effective 3/23/09 Amended by IAB February 1, 2017/Volume XXXIX, Number 16, effective 3/8/2017

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