Or. Admin. R. 462-140-0150 - Racing Secretary

(1) The racing secretary is responsible for maintaining a file of all registration papers and foal certificates on horses participating in the race meet. The racing secretary shall inspect all ownership and lease documents to be sure they are accurate, complete, and up-to-date. The racing secretary has the authority to demand the production of any documents or other evidence necessary in order to perform this responsibility. The racing secretary shall verify each racing animal's ownership and shall not allow any racing animal to run unless the racing animal is entered in the name of the legal owner as shown on the back of the registration/ownership papers, or on a legal lease attached to the registration/ownership papers, and unless the stable name is licensed, where the papers show a stable name.
(2) The racing secretary is responsible for receiving all entry forms for official racing, all scratch requests, and all subscriptions, nominations, and entrance monies. The racing secretary shall assure, to the extent possible, that all entry requirements have been met and continue to be met until the entry is withdrawn.
(3) The racing secretary shall be responsible for forming each race, and may provide assistance to the trainers in ensuring that only racing animals which are eligible to start or race and which meet any special entry requirements are drawn into the race. The racing secretary shall make every effort to ensure fairness and equal opportunity for all racing animal owners and stable owners in the forming of all races.
(4) As soon as the entries have closed for each racing program, the racing secretary shall compile and post in a conspicuous place a list of entries, minus any subsequent withdrawals. Names of horses on the "Also Eligible" list shall also be compiled and promptly posted in a conspicuous place.
(5) The racing secretary shall keep a complete record of all races and shall immediately report to the stewards conditions which may require a scratch, and any violations of ORS Chapter 462 or the rules of racing.
(6) The racing secretary is responsible for publishing the racing program and for the accuracy of the information in it.
(a) The racing secretary shall compile and cause to be printed for each racing day a program which shall legibly set forth for each race the amount of the purse, distance, conditions, names of racing animal which are to be run, their color, sex, age, breeding, state in which foaled, the name of their owner, lessee (if any), trainer, assistant trainer (if any), and jockey, the weight carried, order of their post positions, and such other information and notices to the public as the commission may direct.
(b) Once the official program is printed and placed for sale to the public, there shall be no changes in the program (except to correct printer's errors) unless a horse is legally scratched from a race. No program shall contain a loose insert, unless approved by the board of stewards.
(c) The racing secretary is responsible for the accuracy of all racing related material provided for the program.
(d) All daily programs sold at the racecourse must contain a prominent notice that there is an information window and/or complaint window in the clubhouse and grandstand where complaints may be made or filed in writing. The exact locations of these windows shall be set forth in the notice.
(e) All daily programs sold at the racecourse must clearly contain the following:

NOTICE: This race meet is licensed for 20__, License No. ____ by the Oregon Racing Commission and operates under its rules and regulations. The commission office is located at the Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 310, Portland, Oregon 97232.

(7) The racing secretary is responsible for writing a condition book and shall assign stalls in an equitable manner and shall maintain a record of arrival and departure of horses stabled on the racecourse.
(8) The racing secretary is responsible for custody and safekeeping of registration papers and foal certificates for all horses participating in the race meet, and for recording required information on them including all wins in Oregon. The racing secretary shall permit access to the registration papers and foal certificates only to authorized personnel, and shall allow them to be removed only by the trainer. If the racing secretary is aware that a trainer has been fired by an owner, the racing secretary shall not release any papers to either except with consent of both, or pursuant to court or arbitration order, or with the consent of the commission. Effective January 1, 2020, the Racing Secretary shall ensure that the foal certificates for all the Thoroughbred horses entered to race that were foaled in 2018, or thereafter, have a "Digital Tattoo." This Digital Tattoo shall indicate that the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau has confirmed the identity of the horse and uploaded updated digital photos to the breed registry database.
(9) The racing secretary shall place on the racing secretary's bulletin board the names of heel nerved horses, mares in foal and any other information requested to be posted by the stewards or the commission. Horses that have had an alcohol blocking of the nerve or nerves shall be considered to be nerved.
(10) The racing secretary shall promptly make available to the media records of workouts.
(11) Chart Books:
(a) The Quarter Horse Chart Book shall be the official chart form for Quarter Horse racing.
(b) The Appaloosa Chart Book shall be the official chart form for Appaloosa horse racing.
(c) The Arabian Jockey Club Charts shall be the official chart form for Arabian horse racing.


Or. Admin. R. 462-140-0150
RC 3-2000, f. 3-27-00, cert. ef. 5-1-00; RC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-08; RC 2-2009, f. 8-24-09, cert. ef. 10-1-09; RC 5-2020, amend filed 05/12/2020, effective 5/12/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 462.270(3)

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 462.270

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