Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022
by the commission for good cause, each organization licensee shall meet the
following race track standards at horse race meets.
(1) Each racing surface shall have inner and
Each rail shall:
(A) Be constructed of a material that will
bear the impact of a horse without breaking away;
(B) be maintained at a height that measures
40" from the top of the cushion to the top of the rail;
(C) be bolted or welded to the rail posts;
(D) have a smooth surface.
Each rail post upon
which inner and outer rails are mounted shall:
(A) Be set in concrete at least 6" below the
race track surface and at least 24" deep; and
(B) have a continuous smooth cover over the
opening in a rail, including the gap, shall:
(A) Have the same appearance as the rest of
(B) be less than 10 feet
in length unless it has a center support;
(C) have a top gate rail that is secured to
the top of the rail for which the gate provides an opening;
(D) except for "on" and "off" gates during
training, be closed during racing and training; and
(E) if an "on" or "off" gate, be placed at
Each starting gate used for morning schooling shall be placed far enough from
the "on" and "off" gates so that horses entering and leaving the track will not
interfere with or distract horses in schooling or breaking from the gate.
(b) Each distance pole
marker, electrical box, timer, starters' stand, patrol judges' stand or other
obstacle or device shall be placed more than 15 feet from the back of the
bottom of the rail post.
drainage ditch or hole within 15 feet of the back of the bottom of the inside
rail shall be covered with a soft material installed level with the ground
surface that will not allow a horse or jockey to fall below the level of the
(d) Each race
track lighting system for nighttime racing shall have an operational emergency
generator back-up system that is serviced and tested at least once each month
during the race meet. The results of each test shall be documented in a written
report that shall be submitted to the commission within 24 hours.
Each organization licensee that has 21 or
more race days per year shall have a safety committee.
(1) Each safety committee shall be made up of
two representatives from the management of the organization licensee, two
representatives from the jockeys riding at the track, two representatives from
the "horsemen" registered in the race track office and at least one of the
(2) Each safety
committee shall identify unsafe conditions at the race track facility and
recommend remedies in writing to the organization licensee, the executive
director and the commission.
(f) For each scheduled race, the starting
gate shall be placed at an approximately equal distance from the outside rail
and the inside rail.
Kan. Admin. Regs. §
Authorized by K.S.A. 1987
Supp. 74-8804, as amended by L. 1988,
Ch. 315, Sec. 3; implementing K.S.A. 1987 Supp.
74-8804, as amended by L. 1988,
Ch. 315, Sec. 3,
74-8813, as amended by L. 1988, Ch. 319, Sec.
1; effective, T-112-2-23-89, Feb. 23, 1989; effective June 19, 1989.