205 CMR 4.12 - Forfeitures and Suspensions

(1) No racing official other than the Stewards shall have the right to impose a forfeiture or suspension.
(2) The Stewards may not rescind a forfeiture, except with the approval of the Commission.
(3) A racing official imposing a forfeiture or suspension shall report it promptly to the Gaming Commission in writing.
(4) All forfeitures shall be paid to the Gaming Commission within 48 hours after imposition.
(5) Any official, owner, trainer or any person licensed by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission who shall obtain food, feed, shelter, drugs, transportation, services for horses, veterinary services or supplies for himself or others whether they be licensed or not, and fails to pay the fair market value to the person or persons from whom said services or supplies are obtained may be guilty of conduct detrimental to the best interest of racing and may be suspended at the discretion of the Stewards or the Commission, however, neither the Association nor the Massachusetts Gaming Commission shall be obligated to collect debts from horsemen or other personnel licensed by the Commission.
(6) No entry in any race shall be accepted for a horse owned wholly or in part by, or trained by, a person whose husband or wife is under license suspension at time of such entry; except that, if the license of ajockey has been suspended for a routine riding offense, the stewards may waive 205 CMR 4.12(6).
(7) Suspensions shall be for consecutive calendar days.


205 CMR 4.12

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