NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY:
authorize the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to promulgate administrative
regulations prescribing the conditions under which horse racing shall be
conducted in Kentucky. This administrative regulation establishes requirements
concerning the registration, ownership, and identification of horses, and the
furnishing of information about standardbred horses.
Section 1. Registration. All matters relating
to registration of standardbred horses shall be governed by the rules of the
United States Trotting Association.
Bona Fide Owner or Lessee. A horse shall race in the name of:
(1) The bona fide owner; or
(2) The lessee, and a copy of the lease shall
be recorded with the judges before the horse is permitted to race.
A printed program shall be available to
the public at any meeting in which horses are raced for purse money. A program
shall furnish at a minimum:
(a) Horse's name
(b) Color and
(c) Sire and dam;
(d) Owner's name; and
(e) Driver's name and colors.
At extended pari-mutuel
meetings, the program shall also furnish:
In claiming races, the price for which the horse is entered to be
At least two (2)
accurate performance chart lines. An accurate performance chart line shall
1. Date of race;
2. Place of race;
3. Size of track, if other than a half-mile
4. Symbol for free-legged
5. Symbol for hobbled
7. Type of
9. Fractional times of the leading horse
including race time;
a. One-quarter (1/4);
b. One-half (1/2);
c. Three-quarters (3/4);
d. Stretch with lengths behind leader;
e. Finish with lengths behind
time of the horse;
14. Name of the
15. Names of the horses
placed first, second, and third by the judges. The standard symbols for breaks
and park-outs shall be used, if applicable;
(c) Information indicating drivers racing
with a provisional license;
Information indicating pacers racing without hobbles;
(e) Information indicating trotters racing
(f) For the current
and preceding year, a summary of starts in purse races, earnings, and best win
time. A horse's best win time may be earned in either a purse or non-purse
(g) The name of the trainer
and stable, if applicable; and
The date, place, time, driver, finish, track condition, and distance on the
consolidated line, if the race is not one (1) mile.
(3) All horses drawn into an early closer, a
late closer, stake, or futurity shall be listed in the official
Check on Identity of Horse. An association official or member of the
commission, or their respective agents, may request information concerning the
identity and eligibility of a horse on the grounds of a track, and may examine
that horse for the purpose of establishing the horse's identity or eligibility.
If the owner or party controlling that horse refuses to supply the information,
allow an examination, or fails to give satisfactory identification, the horse
and the owner or party shall be barred and suspended or expelled.
Identification Requirements. A
horse shall not start at an extended pari-mutuel meeting if the horse has not:
(1) Been tattooed;
(2) Been freeze branded; or
Received an electronic horse
identification microchip which:
identifies the horse; and
Complies with the international standard ISO 11784:1996/Amd 1:2004.
Section 6. False Chart
Lines. An official, clerk, or person who enters a chart line on an electronic
eligibility certificate if the race has not been charted by a licensed charter
shall be in violation of this administrative regulation.
Section 7. Withholding Registration. A person
withholding a registration certificate from the owner or lessee of a horse,
after proper demand has been made for the return of the certificate, shall be
suspended until the certificate is returned.
Incorporation by Reference.
(1) "ISO 11784, Radiofrequency identification
of animals," 1996/Amd 1:2004, is incorporated by reference.
(2) This material may be inspected, copied,
or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Horse Racing
Commission, 4063 Iron Works Parkway, Building B, Lexington, Kentucky 40511,
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.