205 CMR 4.31 - Racing Secretary

(1) The racing secretary or his or her deputy shall discharge all duties of his or her office expressed or implied, as required by 205 CMR 4.00.
(2) A list of nerved horses approved by the official veterinarian for racing shall be conspicuously posted in the racing secretary's office.
(3) The racing secretary shall compile an official program for each racing day, which shall state the time for the first race and give the names of the horses which are to be run in each of the races of the day.
(4) The program shall indicate the order in which each race is to be run; the purse, conditions and distance of each race; the owner, trainer and jockey of each horse; each owner's racing colors; the weight assigned to each horse; his or her name, number and post position, color, sex, age and breeding. The names of the members of the Commission, Commission officials and all racing officials shall be printed on the program. The program may show other pertinent data.
(5) The racing secretary shall keep a complete record of all races.
(6) The racing secretary shall receive all entries and declarations, and he or she or any other person designated by the Association may receive all stakes, forfeits, entrance monies, fees (including jockey's fees) purchase money in claiming races and all other money that can properly come into possession as agent for the Association for which he or she is acting.
(7) The racing secretary shall pay over when due, all monies collected by him or her to such persons as may be entitled to receive it.
(8) The racing secretary shall, in the interest of racing, keep himself or herself thoroughly informed concerning such arrears as may be authoritatively listed or reported for recognized meetings, using such list as a means of eliminating undesirable people from racing. The lists shall be compiled and kept accessible at all times to other officials of the race meeting, as shall all other information in his or her possession that is required for the conduct of the meeting.
(9) The racing secretary shall have the right to inspect any trainer's or jockey's license, partnership papers, all papers and documents with respect to a contract between a jockey and his employer, or employers; and papers relating to the appointment of authorized agents; jockey agents, or to the adoption of colors or to stable names.


205 CMR 4.31
Amended by Mass Register Issue 1414, eff. 4/3/2020.

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