Agency 10 - VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION

  1. Chapter 10 - PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES [REPEALED] (§ 11VAC10-10-10 to 11VAC10-10-70)
  2. Chapter 11 - PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES (Part I to III)
  3. Chapter 20 - REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO HORSE RACING WITH PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING (Part I to IV)
  4. Chapter 30 - LIMITED LICENSES (§ 11VAC10-30-10 to 11VAC10-30-50)
  5. Chapter 40 - SATELLITE FACILITIES (Part I to II)
  6. Chapter 45 - ADVANCE DEPOSIT ACCOUNT WAGERING (§ 11VAC10-45-10 to 11VAC10-45-70)
  7. Chapter 47 - HISTORICAL HORSE RACING (§ 11VAC10-47-10 to 11VAC10-47-200)
  8. Chapter 50 - RACING OFFICIALS (Part I to II)
  9. Chapter 60 - PARTICIPANTS (§ 11VAC10-60-10 to 11VAC10-60-320)
  10. Chapter 70 - STEWARDS (§ 11VAC10-70-10 to 11VAC10-70-180)
  11. Chapter 80 - COMMISSION VETERINARIAN (§ 11VAC10-80-10 to 11VAC10-80-40)
  12. Chapter 90 - APPEALS TO THE COMMISSION (§ 11VAC10-90-10 to 11VAC10-90-60)
  13. Chapter 100 - HORSES (§ 11VAC10-100-10 to 11VAC10-100-240)
  14. Chapter 110 - ENTRIES (§ 11VAC10-110-10 to 11VAC10-110-230)
  15. Chapter 120 - CLAIMING RACES (§ 11VAC10-120-10 to 11VAC10-120-100)
  16. Chapter 130 - VIRGINIA BREEDERS FUND (Part I to V)
  17. Chapter 140 - FLAT RACING (Part I to IV)
  18. Chapter 150 - HARNESS RACING (Part I to III)
  19. Chapter 160 - STEEPLECHASE RACING (§ 11VAC10-160-10 to 11VAC10-160-150)
  20. Chapter 170 - CONDUCT OF QUARTER HORSE RACING (§ 11VAC10-170-10 to 11VAC10-170-50)
  21. Chapter 180 - MEDICATION (§ 11VAC10-180-10)

Current through Register Vol. 38, No. 9, December 20, 2021

AGENCY SUMMARY

The Virginia Racing Commission is responsible for controlling all horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering in the Commonwealth and for promulgating regulations and conditions under which horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering is conducted and under which simulcast horse racing is conducted at a licensed horse racetrack or satellite facility in the Commonwealth. Code of Virginia, Title 59.1, Chapter 29, Article 1.

The commission is authorized to disburse funds from the Virginia Breeders Fund to certain breeders and owners of Virginia-bred horses. Code of Virginia, Title 59.1, Chapter 29, Article 1. The commission has the power to issue or deny licenses to owners and operators of horse racetracks or facilities where race meetings are held and pari-mutuel wagering is permitted, and may suspend or revoke the licenses. Code of Virginia, Title 59.1, Chapter 29, Article 2.

The commission may issue or deny permits to individuals who participate in horse racing or in the conduct of a race meeting or pari-mutuel wagering thereon, and may suspend or revoke the permits. Code of Virginia, Title 59.1, Chapter 29, Article 3. Licenses to construct, establish or own a racetrack may not be granted by the commission until approved in a referendum held in each county or city in which the track or its facilities are to be located. Code of Virginia, Title 59.1, Chapter 29, Article 4.

The commission operates under the supervision of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade. The provisions concerning horse racing and pari-mutuel betting were approved by the 1988 Virginia General Assembly and by a majority of voters in a referendum held in November 1988. Regulations may be obtained from the commission at 10700 Horsemen's Road, New Kent, VA 23124. Internet address: http://www.vrc.virginia.gov

Rev. 8/2012

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