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09.10.01.00.htm 09.10.01.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION Chapter 01 Thoroughbred Rules Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.10.01.01.htm 09.10.01.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter applies to:. 1) An entity licensed by the Maryland Racing Commission to hold or conduct a race meeting at which thoroughbred horse racing is permitted for any stake, purse, or reward;2) All owners, trainers, jockeys, jockey's agents, grooms, or other persons licensed by the Maryland Racing Commission to participate in racing at any of these meetings; and3) All thoroughbred and nonthoroughbred horse races except as provided by §B of this regulation..
09.10.01.02.htm 09.10.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Added money" means the amount contributed to a purse in a race, other than the fees paid by those who nominated, entered, or started in the race.1-1) "Age" of a horse is calculated from the first of January in the year in which it is foaled.. 2) "Arrears" includes money due for entrance forfeits, fees (including jockey's fees) fines, subscriptions stake, purchase mo
09.10.01.03.htm 09.10.01.03. 03 Commission Sovereignty.. A. A decision or ruling required by these regulations to be made by an entity that is not subject to the authority of the State is subject to review by the Commission.B. If the Commission does not concur with a decision of an entity under §A of this regulation, the decision of the Commission controls.
09.10.01.04.htm 09.10.01.04. 04 Reserved..
09.10.01.05.htm 09.10.01.05. 05 Repealed..
09.10.01.06.htm 09.10.01.06. 06 Repealed..
09.10.01.07.htm 09.10.01.07. 07 Claiming.. A. Except as provided in §A-1 of this regulation, in claiming races a horse is subject to claim for its entered price by:1) A licensed owner;. 2) An individual authorized to claim in behalf of a registered stable or other multiple ownership entity; or3) A registered authorized agent in behalf of a person listed in §A(1) or (2) of this regulation.. A-1. In claiming races a horse is not subject to claim if:. 1) The horse has not started for a minimum of 180 days;.
09.10.01.08.htm 09.10.01.08. 08 Repealed..
09.10.01.09.htm 09.10.01.09. 09 Colors ― Registration.. A. All racing colors carried in races shall be registered annually with the Commission on the application for owner's license. It shall be the sole responsibility of the trainer to see that his or her owner's colors are in the jockey's quarters to be used for his or her respective entries. For failure to do so, the trainer will be subject to fine.B. Any temporary change from the recorded colors of the owner shall be approved by the stewards and
09.10.01.10.htm 09.10.01.10. 10 Repealed..
09.10.01.11.htm 09.10.01.11. 11 Repealed..
09.10.01.12.htm 09.10.01.12. 12 Dead Heats.. A. When two horses run a dead heat for first place, all prizes to which first and second horses would have been entitled shall be divided equally between them; this applies in dividing prizes, whatever the number of horses running a dead heat and whatever places for which the dead heat is run. Each horse shall be deemed a winner and liable to penalty for the amount he shall receive.B. When a dead heat is run for second place, and an objection is made to th
09.10.01.13.htm 09.10.01.13. 13 Repealed..
09.10.01.14.htm 09.10.01.14. 14 Purse Money.. A. Purse money may not be distributed or used for claiming purposes within 72 hours of the running of the event in which it was earned.B. Any purse money in dispute as the result of an appeal shall be held by the association in an interest-bearing escrow account until a final determination has been made as to the proper distribution of the purse money.
09.10.01.15.htm 09.10.01.15. 15 Repealed..
09.10.01.15-1.htm 09.10.01.15-1. 15-1 Eligibility of a Horse.. A horse which is eligible for a race at the time of its entry may not have its eligibility affected by a ruling on itself or another horse regarding a disqualification in a prior race that is issued on or after the day of the race for which the horse is entered.
09.10.01.16.htm 09.10.01.16. 16 Engagements and Transfers.. A. Transfer of Engagements.. 1) If a horse is sold by private treaty, at public auction, or claimed out of a claiming race (unless the conditions of the claiming race stated otherwise) the horse is considered to be transferred with its engagements.2) The written acknowledgment of both the buyer and seller is required to negate the provisions of §A(1) of this regulation.B. Registrations and Transfers of Horses.. 1) After a horse has been
09.10.01.17.htm 09.10.01.17. 17 Entries, Declarations and Scratches.. A. Except as provided in Regulations .28 and .57 of this chapter, a horse is not qualified to start in any race unless its owner, trainer, and jockey have been duly licensed by the Commission.B. For all races, the racing secretary is to receive entries and declarations.. C. Entries and declarations shall be made in a manner designated by the racing secretary and signed by the owner of the horse, by the owner's authoriz
09.10.01.18.htm 09.10.01.18. 18 Equipment Changes.. A. Permission to add or discontinue the use of blinkers or any other device that would restrict the vision of a horse from behind shall be approved by the starter before being granted by the stewards.B. Permission for a rider to discontinue carrying a whip on his mount shall be obtained from the stewards, and permission shall be obtained from the stewards before adding the whip back as part of the rider's equipment.
09.10.01.19.htm 09.10.01.19. 19 Fines and Suspensions.. A. No racing official other than the stewards has the right to impose a fine or suspension after a hearing before the stewards.B. A racing official imposing a fine or suspension shall report it promptly to the racing secretary in writing.C. An unpaid fine may not be rescinded except with the approval of the Commission..
09.10.01.20.htm 09.10.01.20. 20 Identification of Horses.. A. All horses shall be identified to the satisfaction of the stewards except:. 1) Under the provisions of §A(2) of this regulation, the original certificate, or a duplicate, issued by the Jockey Club (New York) for thoroughbreds, or issued by the national office, or other office as specified, for the breeds concerned for nonthoroughbreds, shall show original markings and shall be filed with the racing secretary before an entry will be allowed to start;
09.10.01.20-1.htm 09.10.01.20-1. 20-1 Exercise Rider.. A. Exercise Rider License.. 1) An exercise rider shall:. a) Be licensed by the Commission; and. b) Except as provided in §A(2) of this regulation, be 16 years old or older.. 2) An individual who is 15 years old may apply for an exercise rider license, if the parent or legal guardian of the applicant files with the Commission an affidavit which states that:a) The applicant shall only exercise horses trained by the parent or legal guardian;.
09.10.01.21.htm 09.10.01.21. 21 Jockeys.. A. In order to be eligible to participate in a race, a jockey shall be licensed by the Commission.. A-1. Except as provided in §A-2 of this regulation, to qualify for a jockey license, an individual shall continue to meet the physical requirements set forth under Regulation .23A of this chapter and shall:1) Have successfully completed an apprenticeship program as sanctioned by a jurisdiction which regulates racing; or2) Display, to the satisfaction of the stewards, t
09.10.01.21-1.htm 09.10.01.21-1. 21-1 Jockey Safety Vest.. A jockey safety vest shall:. A. Cover the torso, front and back, from the collar bone to the hip bone;. B. Be of uniform material and thickness over the whole of the vest, except for localized:. 1) Variation due to pattern, for example, quilting,. 2) Thinner areas to aid fit, for example, under the arms, at fastenings and at edges, and. 3) Thicker areas in regard to particularly sensitive areas of the body, for example, the spine; and.
09.10.01.22.htm 09.10.01.22. 22 Jockey Agents.. A. Each jockey agent shall obtain a license from the Commission. Before issuance of a license, a jockey agent may be required to satisfy the Commission of the jockey agent's financial responsibility which the jockey agent shall maintain so long as the jockey agent is licensed by the Commission.B. Number of Jockeys an Agent May Be Permitted to Represent.. 1) A jockey agent may represent up to:. a) Two journeymen jockeys; and. b) One apprentice jockey..
09.10.01.23.htm 09.10.01.23. 23 Apprentice Jockey.. A. Licensure.. 1) An individual may be granted an original apprentice jockey license and an apprentice certificate by the stewards if the individual:a) Is 16 years old or older;. b) Has never been licensed and has never ridden in a race as a thoroughbred jockey, except under the conditions as provided in §A(2) of this regulation;c) When under age, has written parental consent;. d) Has the certification of two or more licensed trainers that the individu
09.10.01.24.htm 09.10.01.24. 24 Jockey Room Custodian.. A. It is the duty of the jockey room custodian to see to it that order, decorum, and cleanliness are maintained in the jockey and scale rooms.B. The custodian shall assist the clerk of the scales as he may require.. C. The custodian shall see to it that no persons, other than members of the Commission and its authorized representatives, racing officials, and the necessary jockey room attendants are admitted to the jockey room after 10 a.
09.10.01.25.htm 09.10.01.25. 25 Licenses and Registrations.. A. The following persons are required to take out a license from, or register with, the Commission:. 1) Licenses:. a) Owner;. b) Trainer;. c) Assistant trainer;. d) Jockey;. e) Apprentice jockey;. f) Jockey agent;. g) Pari-mutuel employee;. h) Stable employee;. i) Track employee;. j) Vendor;. k) Veterinarian;. l) Farrier;. m) Exercise rider.. 2) Registrations:. a) Authorized agent;. b) Stable name.. B. License and Registration Expiration..
09.10.01.26.htm 09.10.01.26. 26 Repealed..
09.10.01.27.htm 09.10.01.27. 27 Outriders.. There shall be three outriders on duty at all tracks while racing is being conducted. At least one outrider shall be on duty during training hours at all tracks under the jurisdiction of the Commission. However, at any track of less than 1 mile in circumference, there may be two outriders on duty while racing is being conducted.
09.10.01.28.htm 09.10.01.28. 28 Owners.. A. Except as provided by this section, an owner may not be allowed to start a horse under the jurisdiction of the Commission until the owner has obtained from the Commission a current owner's license. The license may be revoked, for cause, by the Commission or, in the discretion of the Commission, may be suspended, for cause, for any period of time. Before issuance of a license, an owner may be required to satisfy the Commission of his financial responsibility. An owner
09.10.01.29.htm 09.10.01.29. 29 Paddock to Post.. A. Permission shall be obtained from a steward to exercise a horse between races unless the horse is being warmed up on the way to and just before entering the paddock for the next race to be run.B. When a horse is being so warmed up before entering the paddock, its official program number shall be displayed by the rider.C. In a race, each horse shall carry a conspicuous saddlecloth number corresponding to his number on the official program. In
09.10.01.30.htm 09.10.01.30. 30 Purses.. A. Purse money earned on thoroughbred races under the provisions of Business Regulation Article, Title 11, Annotated Code of Maryland, shall be credited to the thoroughbred purse account.B. Purse money earned on nonthoroughbred races under the provisions of Business Regulation Article, Title 11, shall be credited to each nonthoroughbred breed purse account.C. If the total amount paid for purses to nonthoroughbred horses in any race meeting does not equal
09.10.01.31.htm 09.10.01.31. 31 Penalties and Allowances.. A. Weight penalties are obligatory.. B. Weight allowance is obligatory except by permission of a steward. This permission shall be obtained at the time of entry.C. Weight allowance shall be claimed at the time of overnight entry and shall be the responsibility of the trainer.D. An apprentice allowance may be claimed at scratch time if the named rider is unable to fulfill their engagement.E. An apprentice allowance may not be claimed at s
09.10.01.32.htm 09.10.01.32. 32 Post Position.. A. Post positions shall be determined publicly by lot in the presence of the racing secretary or his deputy, or one or more stewards.B. Beginning from the inside rail, the horses shall take their positions at the post in keeping with the numerical order resulting from the public drawing.
09.10.01.33.htm 09.10.01.33. 33 Repealed..
09.10.01.34.htm 09.10.01.34. 34 Produce Races.. A. In making an entry for a produce race, the produce is entered by specifying the dam and the sire or sires.B. The entry of the mare is void if:. 1) The produce of a mare is dropped before the 1st of January;. 2) There is no produce;. 3) The produce is dead when dropped; or. 4) Twins are dropped.. C. In produce races, allowances for the produce of untried horses shall be claimed before the time of closing, and are not lost by subsequent winnings.
09.10.01.35.htm 09.10.01.35. 35 Objections, When and Where Made, and Appeals.. A. All objections shall be made to the stewards by the objector. Objections that are not claims of interference shall be in writing and signed by the objector.B. Permission of the stewards is necessary before an objection can be withdrawn.. C. The person or persons lodging the objection shall pay all the costs and expenses incurred in resolving the objection in such proportions as the stewards shall decide, unles
09.10.01.36.htm 09.10.01.36. 36 Racing Officials.. A. For each day of live racing during a race meeting, the racing officials on duty shall include:. 1) Three stewards;. 2) Three placing judges;. 3) A clerk of the scales;. 4) One or more patrol judges;. 5) A horse identifier;. 6) A starter;. 7) A paddock judge;. 8) A racing secretary, who may also be the handicapper;. 9) A timer; and. 10) One or more Commission veterinarians.. B. Except for the stewards and Commission veterinarians, the officials spec
09.10.01.37.htm 09.10.01.37. 37 Reserved..
09.10.01.38.htm 09.10.01.38. 38 Clerk of the Scales.. The clerk of the scales shall:. A. Exhibit the number of each horse for which a jockey has been weighed out and forthwith furnish the starter with a list of these numbers;B. Weigh all jockeys out and in;. C. Accurately record and publish on the notice board any overweight or any change of jockey, weight, or racing colors, as compared with those stated on the official program and shall promptly supply all proper racing officials with all pertinent changes;
09.10.01.39.htm 09.10.01.39. 39 Handicapper.. A. The handicapper, who may be the racing secretary, shall assign the weights to be carried by each horse in a handicap.B. The handicapper shall append to the weights for every handicap the day and hour from which winners will be liable to weight penalty.C. If there are no penalties, that fact shall be appended to the weights. An alteration of weights may not be made after publication.D. In case of omission, through error, of the name or weight of a horse dul
09.10.01.40.htm 09.10.01.40. 40 Paddock Judge.. A. The paddock judge shall keep a record of all equipment carried by all horses in all races under his jurisdiction, permitting no change in equipment not authorized by the stewards.B. The paddock judge, in each race, shall require the farrier in attendance in the paddock to see to it that all horses are properly shod. The paddock judge shall report immediately to the stewards the findings of the farrier.
09.10.01.41.htm 09.10.01.41. 41 Patrol Judges.. A patrol judge, for each race, shall:. A. Take a station at a place designated by the stewards;. B. Be subject to the orders of the stewards;. C. Report to the stewards all pertinent observations; and. D. File a written report regarding a pertinent observation if requested by the stewards..
09.10.01.42.htm 09.10.01.42. 42 Placing Judges.. A. At the finish of each race, the placing judges shall be in the stand provided by the association for the observation of the finish of the race.B. The nose of a horse at the finish line is the determining factor as to the placing of the horse in relation to the other horses in the race.C. The placing judges may examine a photograph, or other electronic recording, of the finish of the race before making a determination as to the official order of finish.
09.10.01.43.htm 09.10.01.43. 43 Racing Secretary.. A. The racing secretary shall discharge all duties of his office, expressed or implied, as required by these rules.B. The racing secretary shall compile an official program for each racing day, which shall state the time fixed for the first race and give the names of the horses which are to run in each of the races of the day.C. Program.. 1) The program shall indicate:. a) The order in which each race is to be run;.
09.10.01.44.htm 09.10.01.44. 44 Starter.. A. The field of horses in a race shall be in the hands of the starter from the time the field begins to line up for the start until the field is released by the starter.A-1. When the field is in the hands of the starter, the horses are entitled to no further care from their attendants, except, if circumstances so indicate, the starter may permit the jockeys to dismount and the horses to be cared for until corrective measures have been taken.B. All orders necessary t
09.10.01.45.htm 09.10.01.45. 45 Stewards.. A. When a vacancy occurs among the racing officials before post time of the first race of the day, or when a vacancy occurs after the racing of the day has started, the stewards immediately shall fill the vacancy. The appointment shall be effective only for the day, unless the association fails to fill the vacancy on the following day and notifies the stewards of its action not less than 1 hour before the post time of the first race of the day.
09.10.01.46.htm 09.10.01.46. 46 Repealed..
09.10.01.47.htm 09.10.01.47. 47 Veterinarians.. A. A board of veterinarians, consisting of a chief veterinarian, and such other veterinarians as the Commission may deem necessary shall be designated for duty at each Maryland track.B. A Commission veterinarian shall examine every horse appearing in the day's entries in the stable area before the race in which it is to run and make a report on its racing condition to the stewards.C. In general, he shall familiarize himself with the racing condition of al
09.10.01.48.htm 09.10.01.48. 48 Repealed..
09.10.01.49.htm 09.10.01.49. 49 Rewards to Breeders ― Maryland-Bred Rules.. A. For the purposes of this regulation:. 1) A horse is considered to be bred where it is foaled;. 2) The breeder of a horse is the owner of the dam at the time the horse was foaled;. 3) A Maryland stallion is a stallion that is:. a) In Maryland for at least one full breeding season, which begins on February 15 and ends after July 15 of each year; orb) Brought into Maryland subsequent to the start of the breeding season and
09.10.01.50.htm 09.10.01.50. 50 Rules of the Race.. A. During the running of a race:. 1) Unless caused wholly or partly by some other horse, a horse may not:. a) Carry another horse in or out;. b) Cross or weave in front of another horse without sufficient clearance;. c) Jostle another horse;. d) Intimidate another horse; or. e) Impede another horse; and. 2) A jockey may not:. a) Strike another horse or jockey;. b) Ride in a careless manner; or. c) Unnecessarily cause the horse the jockey is rid
09.10.01.51.htm 09.10.01.51. 51 Safety Equipment.. An individual astride a horse or pony on the grounds of a facility under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Racing Commission shall wear a:A. Safety helmet which is designed to adequately protect the head from injury; and. B. Safety vest which is equal to or exceeds the requirements set forth in Regulation .21-1 of this chapter.
09.10.01.52.htm 09.10.01.52. 52 Repealed..
09.10.01.53.htm 09.10.01.53. 53 Farrier.. A. A farrier may not shoe horses at a race track under the jurisdiction of the Commission until the farrier has obtained a license from the Commission.B. An applicant shall satisfy all of the following requirements before obtaining a farrier's license:1) The applicant shall be endorsed by three trainers licensed in Maryland and shall have had a minimum of 2 years experience.2) An examination shall be conducted to demonstrate an applicant's ability
09.10.01.54.htm 09.10.01.54. 54 Reserved..
09.10.01.55.htm 09.10.01.55. 55 Steeplechase Races.. Steeplechase racing shall be held in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association, unless in direct conflict with the spirit of the rules herein established, in which event the latter governs.
09.10.01.56.htm 09.10.01.56. 56 Repealed..
09.10.01.57.htm 09.10.01.57. 57 Trainers.. A. Eligibility. A person may not be granted a trainer's license unless the person has:. 1) Been previously issued a trainer's license;. 2) Been issued a trainer's license in another jurisdiction and started a horse in that jurisdiction; or3) Satisfied all of the following requirements:. a) Served a minimum of 1 year as an apprentice with a licensed trainer;. b) Submitted notarized statements from three licensed trainers containing their opinions as to the applicant's:
09.10.01.58.htm 09.10.01.58. 58 Weighing In.. A. After a race has been run, the jockey shall ride promptly to the area designated by the association to dismount and report to the clerk of the scales to be weighed in.B. If a jockey is prevented from riding a mount to the area designated by the association to dismount because of an accident or illness, either to the jockey or the horse, the jockey may walk or be carried to the scales, or the jockey may be excused by the stewards from weigC. Except by permission o
09.10.01.59.htm 09.10.01.59. 59 Weighing Out.. A. Jockeys shall be weighed out for their respective mounts in each race by the clerk of the scales not less than 20 minutes before the time fixed for the race. In case of the substitution of a jockey after the original jockey has been weighed out, the substitute jockey shall be weighed as promptly as possible and the name of the substitute jockey and the jockey's weight shall be publicly announced and posted.B. A saddle and the following equipment, if used,
09.10.01.60.htm 09.10.01.60. 60 Estimating Winnings.. A. The winnings of a horse in a stakes race shall be computed on the value of the gross purse.. B. In estimating foreign winnings, the current rate of exchange at the time of those winnings shall be adopted.C. The value of prizes not in money will not be estimated in the value of the race to the winner.. D. In estimating the value of a series of races in which an extra sum of money or prize is won by winning two or more races, the extra sum or prize sh
09.10.01.61.htm 09.10.01.61. 61 Repealed..
09.10.01.62.htm 09.10.01.62. 62 Repealed..
09.10.01.63.htm 09.10.01.63. 63 Repealed..
09.10.01.64.htm 09.10.01.64. 64 Jockey Retainer Fees.. When a percentage is shown in the columns, below, this percentage shall be applied to the amount earned by the mount finishing in that position.Purse. Win. 2nd. 3rd. Unplaced. 0―13,900. 10%. 5%. 75. 14,000―99,900. 100,000 and up.
09.10.01.65.htm 09.10.01.65. 65 Repealed..
09.10.01.66.htm 09.10.01.66. 66 Pari-Mutuels.. A. The Maryland Racing Commission, acting under authority of the law creating it, has established the pari-mutuel as the only legal system of wagering on horse racing on all tracks in Maryland over which it has jurisdiction.B. The "take" shall be in accordance with the law existing at the time of the race meeting.. C. The least number of horses in separate interests that can take part in a race in which payment out of the several pools may be made are:
09.10.01.67.htm 09.10.01.67. 67 Daily Doubles.. A. Daily doubles may be limited to one for each racing program.. B. Coupled entries are permitted.. C. Fields are prohibited in either half of the daily double. This section does not apply to races conducted by the Cecil County Breeders' Fair, Inc. (Fair Hill)D. The pay-off shall be posted after the pool closes, and before the race completing the double has been run, except in the event of a dead heat in the first half of the daily double, when the posting
09.10.01.68.htm 09.10.01.68. 68 Twin Doubles.. A. The twin double is a part of the pari-mutuel system of wagering. It is a contract by each participant to pick (select) the winner of each of four races as may be designated by a licensee, with the approval of the Commission. For the purpose of this rule, these four races will be referred to as the twin double races. The first two races shall be referred to as the first half of the twin double. The third and fourth races shall be referred to as
09.10.01.69.htm 09.10.01.69. 69 Quinellas.. A. Each association shall either print in the daily program or prominently post at all areas where quinella wagering is conducted the following quinella conditions:1) An exchange of tickets, after purchaser has left the sales window, may not be made.. 2) The quinella is not a parlay and has no connection with or relation to the tote betting. All tickets on the quinella will be calculated in an entirely separate pool.3) Selections are to be made by program number and
09.10.01.70.htm 09.10.01.70. 70 Exactas.. A. The exacta is a contract by the purchaser of a ticket combining two horses in a single race, selecting the two horses that will subsequently finish first and second in that race. Payment of the ticket shall be made only to the purchaser who has selected the same order of finish as officially posted.B. The exacta is not a parlay and has no connection with or relation to the win, place and show betting and shall be calculated as an entirely separate pool.
09.10.01.71.htm 09.10.01.71. 71 Triples (Trifectas). A. The triple is a contract by the purchaser of a ticket combining three horses that will subsequently finish first, second, and third in that race. Payment of the ticket shall be made only to the purchaser who has selected the same order of finish as officially posted.B. The triple is not a parlay and has no connection with or relation to the win, place and show betting and will be calculated as an entirely separate pool.
09.10.01.72.htm 09.10.01.72. 72 Repealed..
09.10.01.73.htm 09.10.01.73. 73 Pick Six.. A. The Pick Six is a form of pari-mutuel wagering. Each bettor selects the first horse in each of six consecutive races designated as the Pick Six races by the Association. The principle of a Pick Six is, in effect, a contract by the purchaser of a Pick Six ticket to select the winners of each of the six races designated as the Pick Six.B. The Pick Six pool shall be held entirely separate from all other pools and is not part of a daily double, exacta, trifecta
09.10.01.74.htm 09.10.01.74. 74 Double Triple (Twin Trifecta). A. The Double Triple is a form of pari-mutuel wagering in which the bettor selects the three horses that will finish first, second, and third in each of the two designated races of the Double Triple, in the exact order of finish as officially posted.B. The two races which comprise the Double Triple shall be approved by the Commission and clearly designated in the program.C. Each bettor purchasing a Double Triple ticket shall designate his three
09.10.01.75.htm 09.10.01.75. 75 Super Bet.. A. The Super Bet is a form of pari-mutuel wagering on three designated races. The bettor selects the two horses that will finish first and second in each of the first two designated races of the Super Bet, and the three horses that will finish first, second, and third in the third designated race of the Super Bet, in each case in the exact order of finish as officially posted.B. The Super Bet pool shall be held entirely separate from all other pools,
09.10.01.76.htm 09.10.01.76. 76 Pick Three.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, the Pick Three is a form of pari-mutuel wagering in which each bettor selects the winning horse in each of three consecutive races designated by the Association.B. With the approval of the Commission, an Association may offer Pick Three wagering on three stake races scheduled to be contested over not more than 2 consecutive days.C. The Association may designate a wager described in §A or B of this regul
09.10.01.77.htm 09.10.01.77. 77 Intertrack Wagering.. A. The Commission shall establish a system of intertrack wagering. This system is limited to betting at the racetrack of an association which is not itself conducting the race on which betting is being taken (the "receiving track" on a race which is being conducted live or by simulcast on a licensed racing day at the racetrack of another association (the "sending track" All betting under this regulation shall take place within the confines of the
09.10.01.78.htm 09.10.01.78. 78 Quad Wagering.. A. The quad is a contract by the purchaser of a ticket combining four horses to finish first, second, third, and fourth in that specific order in a race on which quad wagering is offered. Payment of the ticket shall be made only to the purchaser who has selected the same order of finish as officially posted.B. The quad is not a parlay and has no connection with, or relation to, any other wagering pool and shall be calculated as an entirely separate pool.
09.10.01.79.htm 09.10.01.79. 79 Pick-7.. A. The Pick-7 pari-mutuel pool is not a parlay and has no connection with or relation to any other pari-mutuel pool.B. The Pick-7 pari-mutuel pool consists of amounts wagered by individuals on the individuals' selections to finish first in each of the 7 races designated by an Association, with the approval of the Commission, to be part of the Pick-7 wager.C. Horses constituting an entry of coupled horses or horses coupled to constitute the mutuel field i
09.10.01.80.htm 09.10.01.80. 80 Pick-7 with Carry-Over.. A. The Pick-7 with Carry-Over pari-mutuel pool is not a parlay and has no connection with or relation to any other pari-mutuel pool.B. The Pick-7 with Carry-Over pari-mutuel pool consists of amounts wagered by individuals on the individuals' selections to finish first in each of the seven races designated by an Association, with the approval of the Commission, to be part of the Pick-7 with Carry-Over wager.C. Those horses constitut
09.10.01.81.htm 09.10.01.81. 81 Commingled Pari-Mutuel Pools.. A. Commingling of pari-mutuel pools occurs when all wagers which are made, both within and outside of Maryland on a specific pari-mutuel pool, are combined for the purpose of determining a payout.B. For the purpose of this regulation:. 1) "Gross pool" means the total monies accumulated in a specific wagering pool before the deduction of the applicable takeout as prescribed by the law in the jurisdiction in which the wagers take place.
09.10.01.82.htm 09.10.01.82. 82 Bingo Bet.. A. The Bingo Bet is a type of bet in which betting interests are selected and placed in a total of nine blocks, arranged in three columns with three blocks in each column thereby forming a square.B. For the columns described under §A of this regulation, the totalisator company shall assign to each block in column:1) One, the number of a betting interest selected to finish first;. 2) Two, the number of a betting interest selected to finish first or second
09.10.01.83.htm 09.10.01.83. 83 Head-to-Head Wager.. A. Definition.. 1) In this regulation, the following term has the meaning indicated.. 2) Term Defined. Head-to-head wager means a bet in which an individual selects one of two designated horses in a particular race to reach the finish line before the other, regardless of the position in which the other horses finish the race.B. The association shall designate:. 1) Which races a head-to-head wager will be offered; and.
09.10.01.84.htm 09.10.01.84. 84 Pick (n). A. The Pick (n) is a type of bet encompassing four or more races, the exact number of races being determined by the number substituted for (n) In Pick (n) a bettor selects a betting interest to finish not lower than the position specified for this bet by the racing association for each of the races comprising the bet.B. A Pick (n) bet shall be refunded if:. 1) For any reason, 50 percent or more of the races scheduled as a part of this bet are cancelled or
09.10.01.85.htm 09.10.01.85. 85 Quad Trifecta.. A. In this regulation, the following terms have the meanings indicated:. 1) "Racing association" means the racing association in the State conducting Quad Trifecta wagering.. 2) "Net Quad Trifecta pool" means the total amount wagered in the Quad Trifecta pool, except for any carryover generated from previous Quad Trifecta wagering, less the appropriate take-out.3) "Single price pool" means the method of determining a pay-off price where the aggregate winning t
09.10.01.86.htm 09.10.01.86. 86 Super High Five.. A. The Super High Five is a contract by the purchaser of a ticket combining five horses to finish first, second, third, fourth, and fifth, in that specific order, in a race on which Super High Five wagering is offered. Payment of the ticket shall be made only to the purchaser who has selected the same order of finish as officially posted.B. The Super High Five is not a parlay and has no connection with, or relation to, any other wagering pool. The Super High Fi
09.10.01.87.htm 09.10.01.87. 87 Jockey Challenge.. A. A jockey challenge event is one in which the Racing Association:. 1) Designates the specific races on a racing program that will comprise the event;. 2) Designates those jockeys who are scheduled to ride in each of the races comprising the event; and. 3) Assigns a number to each of the jockeys participating in these races.. B. The number of horses scheduled to participate in each race comprising the event shall be the same or greater than the numb
09.10.01.88.htm 09.10.01.88. 88 Pick (n) Jackpot.. A. The Pick (n) Jackpot is a type of bet encompassing five or more races, the exact number of races being determined by the number substituted for (n) where, unless otherwise provided, only one, unique ticket holder designates the official winners in each of the Pick (n) Jackpot races.B. Except as provided in §G of this regulation, the net pari-mutuel pool for the Pick (n) Jackpot bet that day, together with any carryover from previous pools of the same typ
09.10.01.9999.htm 09.10.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: All rules were in effect as of 7/1/70, except as noted below:. Regulation .01A amended effective October 16, 1989 (16:20 Md. R. 2180). Regulation .01B amended effective December 12, 1980 (7:25 Md. R. 2336). Regulation .01C adopted effective July 27, 1987 (14:15 Md. R. 1659). Regulation .03E: 8/3/72. Regulation .03H-1 adopted effective May 19, 1986 (13:10 Md. R. 1155). Regulation .03I: 7/6/71.
09.10.02.00.htm 09.10.02.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION Chapter 02 Harness Racing Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210 and 11-634, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.10.02.01.htm 09.10.02.01. 01 Rules.. The Rules and Regulations portion of the "Charter, By-Laws Rules and Regulations of the United States Trotting Association 2005" is incorporated by reference into these rules, but where there is conflict or inconsistency with the numbered Maryland Harness Racing Rules which follow in this chapter, the provisions of the numbered Maryland Harness Racing Rules shall prevail. The rules shall govern harness racing and those licensed for harness racing at all meetings in the S
09.10.02.02.htm 09.10.02.02. 02 Definitions for Pari-Mutuel Betting.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Betting pool" means the accumulated total of all bets of the same type on the same race, or, if the type of bet encompasses more than one race, on the same races.2) "Breakage" means the remainder of the distributable pool after the will pay is calculated to the lowest multiple of 10 cents.3) "Carry over" means a net pool, or any portion o
09.10.02.07.htm 09.10.02.07. 07 Betting.. Except as provided in Regulation .15F of this chapter, an individual associated with a horse in a race may bet on any horse in the race.
09.10.02.08.htm 09.10.02.08. 08 Claiming.. A. The following persons may claim:. 1) An individual that the Commission licenses as an owner;. 2) An entity that has established its qualifications to claim by filing an application for licensure as an owner and has been approved by the judges to claim; and3) An authorized agent of a qualified owner.. B. A person seeking to effect a false claim by inducing another to claim a horse for him is subject to the penalties provided by §E of this regulation.
09.10.02.09.htm 09.10.02.09. 09-13 Repealed..
09.10.02.14.htm 09.10.02.14. 14 Drawing or Scratching Horses.. A. A horse may not be withdrawn from a race after having been declared in, except by permission from the presiding judge representing the Maryland Racing Commission. Before allowing the withdrawal of any horse or horses, the presiding judge shall cause him to be examined by the veterinarian of the Commission, who shall report to the presiding judge. If a horse fails to start without having received permission to withdraw, the horse may be suspend
09.10.02.15.htm 09.10.02.15. 15 Drivers.. A. An individual may not drive in a race unless licensed to do so by the Commission.. B. An individual may not be granted a license to drive under any name other than the individual's legal name.C. A horse may not appear upon the track within 1 hour preceding post time of the first event of the day unless the driver of the horse is dressed in colors.D. A driver wearing colors may not:. 1) Leave the paddock, except to drive, until all of the driver's engagement
09.10.02.16.htm 09.10.02.16. 16 Driver's Stand.. Each association licensed to conduct pari-mutuel betting shall provide a stand, located convenient to the gate through which horses enter the track at the beginning of a heat or race, for drivers who are not competing in a particular heat or race and who are wearing colors, to view the races.
09.10.02.16-1.htm 09.10.02.16-1. 16-1 Eligibility of a Horse.. A horse which is eligible for a race at the time of its entry may not have its eligibility affected by a ruling on itself or another horse regarding a disqualification in a prior race that is issued on or after the day of the race for which the horse is entered.
09.10.02.17.htm 09.10.02.17. 17 Entries.. A. The closing of entries is determined by the racing secretary. The racing secretary shall check the eligibility of all horses drawn in to race and verify the horses' eligibility with the presiding judge. Additions to the entries may not be made after entries are closed. All entries or declarations shall be made by the owner or trainer or the registered agent of the owner. All information called for by the declaration or entry application or bla
09.10.02.18.htm 09.10.02.18. 18 Horse Identification.. A. Except as otherwise permitted in §B of this regulation, a horse may not be permitted to race unless fully identified by its:1) Color;. 2) Markings;. 3) Unusual conformation, if any; and. 4) Registration number issued by a governing body of the breed as indicated by a:. a) Freeze brand on the horse's neck, or. b) Lip tattoo.. B. The judges may allow a horse to start one time if a horse has not been freeze branded or lip tattooed provided that arrang
09.10.02.19.htm 09.10.02.19. 19 Licenses and Registrations.. A. The following persons are required to take out a license from, or register with, the Commission:. 1) Licenses:. a) Trainer;. b) Owner;. c) Driver;. d) Farrier;. e) Pari-mutuel employee;. f) Stable employee;. g) Track employee;. h) Veterinarian;. i) Vendor;. j) Track manager.. 2) Registrations:. a) Authorized agent;. b) Corporate or stable name.. B. License and Registration Expiration.. 1) A license or registration issued under §A(1)a)c
09.10.02.20.htm 09.10.02.20. 20 and .21 Repealed..
09.10.02.22.htm 09.10.02.22. 22 Number of Starters.. A. In all overnight events, the number of starters in any race shall be limited to the number agreed upon by the Association and the horsemen's organization, and approved by the Commission. If more than the agreed upon and approved number of horses are declared in to start under the conditions, all of the entry blanks shall be placed in a box and the presiding judge, or an associate judge designated by him, shall draw out the number of entry blan
09.10.02.23.htm 09.10.02.23. 23 Numbering of Horses.. Each competing horse shall be equipped with numbers of style, type, and design approved by the Commission or its representatives. Numbers shall be so arranged that coupled entries may be distinguished as such and also horses coupled in the field as such.
09.10.02.24.htm 09.10.02.24. 24 Officials.. A. For each day of live racing during a race meeting, the officials on duty shall be:. 1) One presiding judge and two associate judges;. 2) Commission veterinarians;. 3) Two patrol judges;. 4) One program director;. 5) One clerk of the course;. 6) One starter;. 7) An official timer;. 8) A paddock judge;. 9) A racing secretary and handicapper;. 10) A licensed charter; and. 11) An identifier.. B. Subject to the approval of the presiding judge, an individual may perfor
09.10.02.25.htm 09.10.02.25. 25 Owners.. A. Owner's License.. 1) Except as provided by § A(2) below, an owner may not be allowed to start any horse under the jurisdiction of the Commission, until the owner has obtained from the Commission an owner's license. This license shall be applied for annually and will be issued for 1 year in the full name of the owner. The license may be revoked, for cause, by the Commission, or in the discretion of the Commission, may be suspended for cause for any period of time.
09.10.02.26.htm 09.10.02.26. 26 Paddock Access and Restrictions.. A. Individuals, other than officials and Commission employees whose duties require their presence in the paddock, shall be denied access to the paddock except for:1) Individuals authorized by the judges to enter the paddock; and. 2) Licensed individuals associated with a horse required to be in the paddock, such as a:. a) Driver,. b) Groom,. c) Owner,. 1) A horse scheduled to race shall be in the paddock the earlier of the following:.
09.10.02.27.htm 09.10.02.27. 27 Partnerships.. A. All partnerships shall be registered so as to set forth the name and address of every person having any interest in a horse, the relative proportions of these interests, and the terms of any sales with contingencies, lease, or arrangement. The registration shall be signed by all the parties or by their authorized agents. Each partner shall be jointly or severally liable for all arrears.B. All statements of partnerships, of sales with contingencies or arrangeme
09.10.02.28.htm 09.10.02.28. 28 Repealed..
09.10.02.29.htm 09.10.02.29. 29 Repealed..
09.10.02.30.htm 09.10.02.30. 30 Purses.. A. Purses for all races run on State tracks shall be for an amount approved by the Maryland Racing Commission.B. Any purse or reward affected by an appeal and withheld by order of the judges pending disposition of the appeal shall be retained by the racing association holding the meeting, and placed in an interest-bearing escrow account which shall be distributed, together with interest earned on the escrow account, upon final disposition of the appeal.
09.10.02.31.htm 09.10.02.31. 31 Repealed..
09.10.02.32.htm 09.10.02.32. 32 Records.. A copy of all information recorded in the judge's book and furnished to the United States Trotting Association shall be forwarded to the office of the Commission, signed by the officials of the meeting, immediately upon the conclusion of each day's racing. The judges shall make reports in writing to the Racing Commission of all infractions of the rules and of all rulings of the judges upon matters coming before them during each day. Copies thereo
09.10.02.33.htm 09.10.02.33. 33 Rules of the Race.. A. Before the first heat or race at any meeting is contested, the officials and drivers shall meet at a time and place designated by the presiding judge, at which time the rules and regulations shall be discussed and all drivers' licenses shall be examined by the starter. Every driver shall be notified of the time and place of the meeting. A driver who shall, after notice, fail to attend the meeting may not be permitted to drive until he shall ha
09.10.02.34.htm 09.10.02.34. 34 and .35 Repealed..
09.10.02.36.htm 09.10.02.36. 36 Sulky Specifications.. A. A sulky shall consist of the following parts which are attached to one another in such a way that they remain together during normal use and testing:1) Arch;. 2) Two forks;. 3) Seat and seat plate;. 4) Two shafts;. 5) Two stirrups; and. 6) Two wheels with tires and wheel covers.. B. The arch under §A(1) of this regulation shall be:. 1) Parallel to the ground;. 2) Not less than 28 inches or more than 35 inches from the ground when meas
09.10.02.37.htm 09.10.02.37. 37 Trainers.. A. Licensing.. 1) An individual wishing to apply for a license as a trainer shall make application under the individual's legal name.2) Requirements for Licensing. To be licensed as a trainer, an individual shall:. a) Be 18 years old or older;. b) Be financially responsible; and. c) Provide proof of ability to act as a trainer.. B. A licensed trainer shall maintain financial responsibility while licensed.. C. A trainer shall be responsible at all times for
09.10.02.38.htm 09.10.02.38. 38 Trainer-Driver.. A. Each trainer-driver shall obtain a license from the Commission. Before issuance of a license, a trainer-driver may be required to satisfy the Commission of his financial responsibility. A trainer-driver shall maintain his financial responsibility so long as he is licensed by the Commission.B. A trainer-driver may not practice his profession except under his own name.. C. The presiding judge may permit a trainer-driver to act, after an applica
09.10.02.39.htm 09.10.02.39. 39 Veterinarians.. A. The Commission shall designate and employ a Chief Veterinarian and other veterinarians it considers necessary, and assign the veterinarians to serve at a Maryland track when live racing is conducted at the track.B. A veterinarian employed by the Commission shall:. 1) Visually examine a horse appearing in the day's entries while the horse is warming up on the track before the race in which it is to run;
09.10.02.41.htm 09.10.02.41. 41 Miscellaneous.. A. A farrier may not be allowed to shoe horses at the race track of any racing association under the jurisdiction of the Commission until the farrier has obtained a license from the Commission. The license shall be applied for and issued annually. The license may be revoked or suspended, for cause, by the Commission. Before issuance of a license, a farrier may be required to satisfy the Commission of his financial responsibility. The farrier shal
09.10.02.42.htm 09.10.02.42. 42 Repealed..
09.10.02.43.htm 09.10.02.43. 43 Foaled Stakes Program.. A. Definitions. In this regulation, the following terms have the meanings indicated:. 1) "Advisory Committee" means the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund Advisory Committee.. 2) "Breeder" means the owner or, if leased, the lessee of the dam at the time of breeding.. 3) "Conceived" means the impregnation of a dam, by means of natural or artificial insemination, by a Maryland stallion whose offspring meet the eligibility requirements for th
09.10.02.44.htm 09.10.02.44. 44 Pari-Mutuels.. A. The Maryland Racing Commission, acting under authority of the law creating it, hereby establishes the pari-mutuel system as the only legal system of wagering on harness races on all harness racing tracks in the State over which it has jurisdiction.B. Associations shall use vending machines for the sale of pari-mutuel tickets unless otherwise authorized by the Commission. All associations shall use a totalisator approved by the Commission. A tot
09.10.02.45.htm 09.10.02.45. 45 Sale of Pari-Mutuel Tickets.. A. Sale of Tickets.. 1) Only one method of selling pari-mutuel tickets shall be used for the sale of tickets on individual races during any racing day.2) A pari-mutuel ticket may not be sold except through regular ticket windows properly designated by signs showing the type of tickets sold at that particular window.3) A pari-mutuel ticket may not be sold on any race unless the race is on that day's card of the association, except with the
09.10.02.46.htm 09.10.02.46. 46 Daily Doubles.. A. The pay-off may be posted after the pool closes and before the race completing the double has been run. In the event of a dead heat in the first race of the daily double, posting of the pay-off prices may be deferred until the race completing the daily double has been run.B. The daily double is not a parlay and has no connection with or relation to the mutuel betting. All prices on the daily double will be calculated in a separate pool. All tic
09.10.02.47.htm 09.10.02.47. 47 Twin Doubles.. Associations licensed by the Commission to conduct harness racing meetings may, with the approval of the Commission, conduct a so-called twin double, subject to the following rules:A. The twin double is a part of the pari-mutuel system of wagering. It is a contract by each participant to pick (select) the winner of each of four races as may be designated by a licensee, with the approval of the Commission. For the purpose of this rule, the four races wi
09.10.02.48.htm 09.10.02.48. 48 Quinellas.. A. Each association shall either print in the daily program or prominently post at all areas where quinella wagering is conducted, the following conditions:1) An exchange of tickets, after the purchaser has left the sales window, may not be made.. 2) The quinella is not a parlay and has no connection with or relation to the "tote" betting. All tickets on the quinella will be calculated in an entirely separate pool.3) Selections are to be made by program number and
09.10.02.49.htm 09.10.02.49. 49 Exactas.. A. The exacta is a contract by the purchaser of a ticket combining two horses in a single race, selecting the two horses that will subsequently finish first and second in that race. Payment of the ticket shall be made only to the purchaser who has selected the same order of finish as officially posted.B. The exacta is not a "parlay" and has no connection with or relation to the win, place and show betting and shall be calculated as an entirely separate pool.
09.10.02.50.htm 09.10.02.50. 50 Triples (Trifectas). A. The triple is a contract by the purchaser of a ticket combining three horses that will subsequently finish first, second and third in that race. Payment of the ticket shall be made only to the purchaser who has selected the same order of finish as officially posted.B. The triple is not a parlay and has no connection with or relation to the win, place and show betting and shall be calculated as an entirely separate pool.D. If no ticket is sold o
09.10.02.51.htm 09.10.02.51. 51 Repealed..
09.10.02.52.htm 09.10.02.52. 52 Super Bet.. A. The Super Bet is a form of pari-mutuel wagering on three designated races. The bettor selects the two horses that will finish first and second in each of the first two designated races of the Super Bet, and the three horses that will finish first, second, and third in the third designated race of the Super Bet, in each case in the exact order of finish as officially posted.B. The Super Bet pool shall be held entirely separate from all other pools,
09.10.02.53.htm 09.10.02.53. 53 Sires Stakes Program.. A. Definitions. In this regulation, the following terms have the meanings indicated:. 1) "Advisory Committee" means the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund Advisory Committee.. 2) "Breeder" means the owner or, if leased, the lessee of the dam at the time of breeding.. 3) "Conceived" means the impregnation of a dam, by means of natural or artificial insemination, by a Maryland stallion whose offspring meet the eligibility requirements for th
09.10.02.53-1.htm 09.10.02.53-1. 53-1 Sire Stakes Program for 4 and 5 Year Olds.. A. Definitions.. 1) In this regulation, the following terms have the same meanings as provided in Regulation .53 of this chapter.2) Terms Defined.. a) "Advisory Committee". b) "Breeder". c) "Owner" and. d) "USTA" .. B. Eligibility for Participation. For a horse to be eligible to participate in a race that is a part of the Sires Stakes Program for 4 and 5-Year-Olds1) Have been nominated as a yearling to the Sire Stakes Program; and.
09.10.02.54.htm 09.10.02.54. 54 Payments to Maryland Standardbred Race Fund.. A. For each harness track meet, any moneys allocated to the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund and required to be paid to the Maryland Racing Commission by the licensee, will be paid to the Commission within 5 days after the close of the meet, or the outstanding balance will after that bear interest at the prime rate, as presently published in the Wall Street Journal under Money Rates for the publication date of the 5th day,
09.10.02.54-1.htm 09.10.02.54-1. 54-1 Standardbred Race Fund Administrator.. A. The Standardbred Race Fund Advisory Committee shall select an administrator to supervise the daily operation of the Standardbred Race Fund.B. The Administrator selected by the Standardbred Fund Advisory Committee shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the Commission.C. The salary and benefits of the Administrator shall be established by the Commission and, together with the other reasonable expenses incurred in th
09.10.02.55.htm 09.10.02.55. 55 Pick Six.. A. The Pick Six is a form of pari-mutuel wagering. Each bettor selects the first horse in each of six consecutive races designated as the Pick Six races by the Association. The principle of a Pick Six is, in effect, a contract by the purchaser of a Pick Six ticket to select the winners of each of the six races designated as the Pick Six.B. The Pick Six pool shall be held entirely separate from all other pools and is not part of a daily double, exacta, trifecta
09.10.02.56.htm 09.10.02.56. 56 Twin Trifecta (Double Triple). A. The Twin Trifecta is a type of bet in which:. 1) A bettor initially selects three different betting interests to finish first, second, and third in that exact order in the first race of two designated races; and2) For each successful minimum bet on the first of the two designated races of the Twin Trifecta, a bettor is entitled to one opportunity to select three different betting interests to finish first, second, and third in that
09.10.02.57.htm 09.10.02.57. 57 Superfecta.. A. The Superfecta is a type of bet in which a bettor must select four different betting interests to finish first, second, third, and fourth in that exact order.B. If there was no bet issued which selected the first four betting interests in the exact order and the association has not provided for a carryover under §I of this regulation or provided for the distribution of a carryover under §J of this regulation, the net pool from this bet shall be distribut
09.10.02.58.htm 09.10.02.58. 58 Pick (n). A. The Pick (n) is a type of bet encompassing four or more races, the exact number of races being determined by the number substituted for (n) in which a bettor selects a betting interest to finish not lower than the position specified for this bet by the racing association for each of the races comprising the bet.B. Repealed.. C. A Pick (n) bet shall be refunded if:. 1) For any reason, 50 percent or more of the races scheduled as a part of this bet are cancelled or
09.10.02.59.htm 09.10.02.59. 59 Driver Challenge Event.. A. A driver challenge event is one in which the:. 1) Racing association:. a) Designates the specific races on a racing program that will comprise the event; and. b) Assigns a number to each of the drivers participating in these races;. 2) Number of runners scheduled to participate in each race comprising the event is:. a) The same; and. b) No more than nine;. 3) Same drivers are scheduled to drive in each race comprising the event; and.
09.10.02.9999.htm 09.10.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: All rules were in effect on 7/1/70, unless otherwise noted below:Regulation .01 amended as an emergency provision effective October 16, 1984 (11:22 Md. R. 1895) emergency status expired April 16, 1985; adopted permanently effective May 20, 1985 (12:10 Md. R. 960)Regulation .02 amended effective March 30, 1977 (4:7 Md. R. 579). Regulation .02C amended effective 6/15/79 (6:12 Md. R. 1048) repealed effective June 7, 1982 (9:11 Md. R. 1127)
09.10.03.00.htm 09.10.03.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION Chapter 03 Prohibited Acts Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.10.03.01.htm 09.10.03.01. 01 Definitions.. A. The definitions set forth in Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland, apply in this chapter, unless otherwise noted.B. In addition, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. 1) “ARCI” means the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc. a trade organization of the official governing rule making bodies for horse racing in North America with pari-mutuel betting.2) Drug..
09.10.03.01-1.htm 09.10.03.01-1. 01-1 Restricted Use of Medications and Other Substances.. The use of the following medications and other substances are permitted if quantitated at not more than the specified thresholds:A. Acepromazine quantitated at not more than 10 nanograms per milliliter of HEPS in urine;. A-1. Albuterol quantitated at not more than 1 nanogram per milliliter of urine;. B. Betamethasone quantitated at not more than 10 picograms per milliliter of blood plasma or serum;.
09.10.03.02.htm 09.10.03.02. 02 Sanctions.. In addition to a specific sanction applicable to a particular violation, an individual found by the:. A. Stewards or judges to have violated a provision of this chapter may be subject to:. 1) A fine of up to $2,500;. 2) The suspension of any license issued by the Commission for a period of up to 360 days; and. 3) Referral to the Commission for additional sanctions if the stewards or judges determine that a greater sanction is warranted than they are empowere
09.10.03.03.htm 09.10.03.03. 03 General.. A. Except as provided in §A(14) of this regulation, the following acts are prohibited if committed on the grounds of a facility under the jurisdiction of the Commission, if they affect a race conducted live in this State, or if they affect the betting on a race in this State:1) Offering, promising, giving, accepting, or soliciting a bribe in any form, directly or indirectly, to or by a person having any connection with the outcome of a race;2) Entering, or knowingly
09.10.03.04.htm 09.10.03.04. 04 Drug Prohibition ― Horses.. A. Other than Lasix administered in accordance with the regulations in this chapter, an individual may not administer, cause to be administered, participate, or attempt to participate in any way in the administration of any drug or medication to a horse:1) During the 24-hour period before the scheduled post time for the first race of the program in which the horse is to participate; and
09.10.03.05.htm 09.10.03.05. 05 Drug Prohibition ― Humans.. A. Drug Testing.. 1) The stewards or judges may direct a licensee to deliver a specimen of urine, or submit to another noninvasive test, in the presence of the track physician or other representative appointed by the Commission, for the detection of an impermissible drug, using as a basis for this directive:a) Reasonable cause for any licensee; or. b) Random selection for a licensee who:.
09.10.03.06.htm 09.10.03.06. 06 Alcohol Detection Test.. A. The stewards, judges, or a designated Commission representative may direct a licensee to submit to a noninvasive alcohol detection test for the detection of an impermissible level of alcohol, using as a basis for this order:1) Reasonable cause for any licensee; or. 2) Random selection for a licensee who, as part of the licensee's duties and responsibilities, comes into contact with a horse.B. A test which shows a reading of more than 0.05
09.10.03.07.htm 09.10.03.07. 07 Search and Seizure.. A. The stewards, judges, or designated Commission representatives have the right to enter into or upon the buildings, stables, rooms, automobiles, or any other place within the grounds of a facility under the jurisdiction of the Commission for the purpose of examining them, as well as the personal property and effects of a licensee contained there for the purpose of searching for, and the seizure of, items that constitute evidence of a violation
09.10.03.08.htm 09.10.03.08. 08 Bleeders.. A. The administration of Lasix to a horse is permissible if:. 1) The administration of Lasix is recommended by a practicing veterinarian;. 2) The recommendation is submitted to the State Veterinarian in writing; and. 3) The trainer declares the use of Lasix at the time of entry.. B. A Commission veterinarian is responsible for maintaining up-to-date records of horses which are permitted to use Lasix, and these records shall be available for inspection
09.10.03.09.htm 09.10.03.09. 09 Equine Specimen Testing.. A. The stewards or judges may designate a horse entered in a race to give a blood or urine sample, or both, before or following the race.B. At the conclusion of each race, urine and blood samples shall be collected from the winner of the race and any other horses that the Commission or stewards or judges may direct.C. The collection of the urine sample shall be performed by a Commission representative in the presence of the owner, trainer
09.10.03.10.htm 09.10.03.10. 10 Out-of-Competition Testing.. A. The Commission may, at a reasonable time on any date, take blood, urine, or other biologic samples from a horse to ensure compliance with applicable medication and anti-doping standards set forth by the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc. as such standards may be amended and updated from time to time. The Commission shall own such samples. This regulation authorizes only the collection and testing of samples and does not in
09.10.03.9999.htm 17-114/P 44:8 17-114/E 44:12 Effective 5/18/2017 ― 9/1/2017. 09.10.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 2, 1994 (20:26 Md. R. 2027). Regulation .01 amended as an emergency provision effective May 18, 2017 (44:12 Md. R. 585). Regulation .01B amended as an emergency provision effective October 27, 1995 (22:23 Md. R. 1794) emergency status expired April 1, 1996Regulation .01B amended effective October 29, 2001 (28:21 Md. R. 1855) October 24, 2005 (32:21 Md. R. 1707)
09.10.04.00.htm 09.10.04.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION Chapter 04 General Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-207, 11-210, 11-303, 11-305, 11-308, 11-310, 11-316―11-319, 11-508, 11-518, 11-519, 11-608, 11-626, 11-804, 11-804.1, 11-811, 11-825, and 11-827; State Government Article, 9-1A-29; Annotated Code of Maryland
09.10.04.01.htm 09.10.04.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this subtitle, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "A day" means the 24-hour period starting at 12 midnight.. 2) "A year" means a calendar year..
09.10.04.02.htm 09.10.04.02. 02 Order of Precedence.. A. The laws of this State and the regulations of the Commission supersede the conditions of a race and the rules of the association.B. The orders of the Commission, as well as the orders and rulings of the judges and stewards in matters pertaining to racing, supersede the orders of the officials of the association.
09.10.04.03.htm 09.10.04.03. 03 Commission.. A. Granting a License to Hold a Race Meeting.. 1) An association may file a brief with the Commission, setting forth reasons for desiring the dates contained in the association's application.2) The allotment of racing dates by the Commission pursuant to an application by an association for racing dates does not commit the Commission to the granting of a license to conduct a race meeting upon the dates so allotted.3) The Commission may grant a license to hold a ra
09.10.04.04.htm 09.10.04.04. 04 Appeals of Stewards' or Judges' Decisions.. A. An appeal from a decision of the stewards or judges may be made to the Commission by submitting a written statement setting forth the relevant facts of the appeal to an authorized representative of the Commission or to one of the Commission offices.B. An appeal may be made by:. 1) An owner, trainer, driver, or jockey participating in a race from a decision of the stewards or judges involving an incident in that race not later
09.10.04.05.htm 09.10.04.05. 05 Fines and Suspensions.. A. All fines shall be paid to the Commission within 48 hours after imposition unless:. 1) An appeal to the Commission has been noted; and. 2) The Commission has granted a stay.. B. If a licensee fails to pay the fine in a timely manner in violation of §A of this regulation, upon proper notification, the licensee shall be immediately suspended, and the suspension shall remain in effect until the fine is paid in full.
09.10.04.06.htm 09.10.04.06. 06 Adjudicatory Hearings.. A. Not less than 7 days before conducting an adjudicatory hearing, the Commission, through its Executive Director, shall send a written notice to the individual who is the subject of the hearing which shall contain:1) The date, time, place, and nature of the hearing;. 2) The authority of the Commission to hold the hearing;. 3) The pertinent hearing and regulatory sections under which the Commission is taking its action;.
09.10.04.07.htm 09.10.04.07. 07 Reciprocity.. A. An individual whose license is suspended or revoked in another state or country is suspended or revoked in this State.B. Denial of a license by the racing commission of another state may be considered as grounds for the denial of a license by the Commission.
09.10.04.08.htm 09.10.04.08. 08 Associations.. A. An association holding racing or operating a training center under the jurisdiction of the Commission shall:1) Provide within its grounds adequate office space and equipment for the use of, and at the disposal of, the Commission and the Commission's representatives;2) Ensure free access of the grounds to the Commission and the Commission's representatives while they are engaged in their assigned tasks;3) Provide and maintain at least one human ambulan
09.10.04.09.htm 09.10.04.09. 09 Number of Races.. On a day on which an association is licensed to conduct racing, the following are subject to Commission approval:A. The number of live races conducted; and. B. The conduct of pari-mutuel betting on races simulcast from other tracks..
09.10.04.10.htm 09.10.04.10. 10 Postponement and Cancellation of Races.. A. If a racing program, or a portion of a racing program, is abandoned, any purse race involved shall be canceled.B. If a racing program, or a portion of a racing program, is abandoned, any stake race involved may be postponed or canceled.C. Public notice shall be given at the earliest practicable time if a published race is canceled.. D. A race which closed with sufficient entries may not be canceled except by the stewards or presidi
09.10.04.11.htm 09.10.04.11. 11 License Badges.. A. A licensed individual who enters a stable area which is under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Racing Commission shall wear upon the individual's outside apparel, in a prominent position, the license badge issued to the individual by the Commission, which contains the individual's picture identification.B. The license badge is supplied by the Commission for purposes of identification only, and an association may refuse to accept it as a pass for admis
09.10.04.12.htm 09.10.04.12. 12 Barred Horses.. A. If a trainer has in the trainer's charge a horse whose name appears on a veterinarian's, starter's, stewards' or judges' list or any other list of horses ineligible to start, commonly known as a "Barred List" at a race track outside this State, the trainer shall report the name of the horse and the fact that the horse has been barred to the Racing Secretary, as well as to the stewards or judges, at the meeting within this State at which the tr
09.10.04.13.htm 09.10.04.13. 13 Denerved Horses or Horses Subjected to a Cryosurgical Procedure.. A. A denerved horse or a horse subjected to a cryosurgical procedure shall be registered with the chief veterinarian on a form provided by the Commission for that purpose.B. A horse, denerved or subjected to a cryosurgical procedure below the ankle, may be entered and shall be permitted to race if:1) The horse is registered as such with the chief veterinarian not later than 2 hours before post ti
09.10.04.14.htm 09.10.04.14. 14 Equine Infectious Anemia.. A. Coggin's Test.. 1) Except as provided in this regulation, a certificate of a negative Coggin's test or other proof of a negative Coggin's test on a horse shall be presented to an association before the horse is stabled on the grounds of the association and before the horse is eligible to start in a race.2) The certificate shall:. a) Identify the horse by tattoo number;. b) Indicate that the horse was tested within 1 year before the date that th
09.10.04.15.htm 09.10.04.15. 15 Disputes, Protests.. A. Penalties.. 1) Except as provided in §A(2) of this regulation, if a race is in dispute, both the horse or horses affected by the dispute, and the horse or horses against which the dispute is lodged, are subject to all penalties attaching to the highest position to which they may be entitled until the dispute is settled by the Commission.2) A horse against which a dispute is lodged is not subject to the penalties attaching to the highes
09.10.04.16.htm 09.10.04.16. 16 Corporate or Stable Names.. A. Registration of Corporate or Stable Names.. 1) A licensed owner or owners wishing to race under a corporate or stable name may do so by furnishing the federal ID number of the corporate or stable name and registering the name with the Commission annually.2) The registration of a corporate or stable name is effective only for the calendar year for which the registration is made.
09.10.04.17.htm 09.10.04.17. 17 Authorized Agent.. A. In order to act as an authorized agent for an owner, an individual shall register with the Commission.B. A separate application for registration shall be filed for each owner represented by an individual.C. In order to be registered as an authorized agent, an individual shall first be licensed by the Commission in some other capacity.D. An authorized agent may appoint a subagent only when authorized to do so, and, to be effective, notice of the appointment
09.10.04.18.htm 09.10.04.18. 18 Smoking.. An individual may not smoke, or carry an instrument or object which may be likely to cause a fire, in a stall or feed room, under a shed row, or in any other place in which smoking is prohibited by the Commission or the association.
09.10.04.19.htm 09.10.04.19. 19 Workers' Compensation.. A. A person applying for a license who employs one or more individuals in a racing-related activity shall have Workers' Compensation insurance as required by Maryland law unless the applicant's sole employee is a spouse.B. An applicant for a license under §A of this regulation shall list the following on the license application:1) Name of the insurance company;. 2) Name of the agent;. 3) Policy number; and. 4) Policy expiration date..
09.10.04.20.htm 09.10.04.20. 20 Calculation of Time.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, when the last day for performing an act falls on a scheduled dark day, the act may be done on the following scheduled racing day.B. When the last day for performing an act relating to a particular race falls on a scheduled dark day, and the next scheduled racing day is the day of the race, the act shall be done on or before the previous scheduled racing day.
09.10.04.21.htm 09.10.04.21. 21 Procedures for Challenging the Commission's Recognition of Certain Organizations.. A. Purpose. The purpose of this regulation is to set forth the procedures for resolving a challenge to the recognition of an organization by the Commission as the representative of a certain segment of the racing industry in the State, considering that certain sections of Business Regulation Article, Title 11, Annotated Code of Maryland, require the:1) Consent of certain organizations; and.
09.10.04.22.htm 09.10.04.22. 22 Leases of Horses.. A. A leased horse may not participate in racing unless the lease agreement is:. 1) Attached to the horse's registration papers;. 2) Submitted to the horsemen's bookkeeper; and. 3) Approved by the stewards or judges.. B. A lease agreement for a horse may not be approved by the stewards or judges unless the:. 1) Lessee is licensed as an owner;. 2) Signatures of the lessor and lessee are verified by the stewards or judges;. 3) Term of the lease, whi
09.10.04.23.htm 09.10.04.23. 23 Timing of Races.. A. A racing association shall have, and maintain, an electronic timing device for the purpose of accurately recording the fractional times of all races.B. The time recorded by the electronic timing device is the official time of the race unless there is a power failure, mechanical malfunction, or other extenuating circumstance.C. If the stewards or judges determine that one of the exceptions under §B of this regulation occurred, the official time of
09.10.04.24.htm 09.10.04.24. 24 Telephone Account Betting.. A. Definitions. In this regulation, the following terms have the meanings indicated:. 1) "Net betting revenue" means the gross amount of all bets placed through a TABS less:. a) Return to bettors;. b) State tax and all other amounts required by law to be paid to anyone other than a track licensee, horsemen, and breeders;c) Fees paid to the racetracks that hosted the live races in this State and out-of-State;.
09.10.04.25.htm 09.10.04.25. 25 Racetrack Facility Renewal Account.. A. Eligibility. A racetrack licensee may receive a grant from the Racetrack Facility Renewal Account, established under State Government Article, §9-1A-29, Annotated Code of Maryland, for racetrack facility capital construction and racetrack facility improvements if the racetrack licensee is in compliance with the applicable eligibility requirements of State Government Article, §9-1A-09, Annotated Code of Maryland, including:
09.10.04.9999.htm 09.10.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 10, 1995 (22:7 Md. R. 535). Regulation .03 amended effective March 22, 1999 (26:6 Md. R. 484). Regulation .08 amended effective March 22, 1999 (26:6 Md. R. 484) May 29, 2000 (27:10 Md. R. 965) September 30, 2002 (29:19 Md. R. 1523)Regulation .08E amended effective April 24, 2017 (44:8 Md. R. 401). Regulation .15A amended effective April 28, 2003 (30:8 Md. R. 539). Regulation .15A amended effective August 15, 2005 (32:16 Md. R. 1392).
09.10.05.00.htm 09.10.05.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION Chapter 05 Satellite Simulcast Betting Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.10.05.01.htm 09.10.05.01. 01 Purpose and Intent Concerning Minority Participation.. A. Purpose. The purpose of these regulations is to implement the provisions of Business Regulation Article, § 11-815-11-832, Annotated Code of Maryland (Satellite Simulcast Betting) in a nondiscriminatory manner, by specifying the procedures to be used in the application for, and the granting and renewal of, a satellite simulcast betting permit, as well as the terms and conditions of a satellite simulcast betting permit.
09.10.05.02.htm 09.10.05.02. 02 Requirements for Permit Application.. A. An application for a satellite simulcast betting permit shall be submitted on a form provided by the Commission.B. With the application, the applicant shall submit:. 1) A nonrefundable application fee in the amount of $500 by means of a certified or cashier's check;. 2) An affidavit to the effect that the applicant will pay, in advance, directly to the provider, any costs incurred for those professional services used by the Commission in t
09.10.05.03.htm 09.10.05.03. 03 Personal and Financial Background Investigation.. A. For the purpose of this regulation, "financial interest" means 5 percent or more of an ownership or profit interest in an applicant for a satellite simulcast betting permit.B. The Commission shall:. 1) Conduct a personal and financial background investigation on the officers of the applicant, if any, and each person with a financial interest in the applicant;2) Obtain from the applicant not less than three p
09.10.05.04.htm 09.10.05.04. 04 Requirements for a Satellite Simulcast Betting Facility.. A satellite simulcast betting facility shall have amenities similar to a sports palace facility, including:A. Comfortable seating;. B. High quality dining;. C. Large screen video display of the racing action;. D. Betting stations within easy access;. E. Visual and computer-assisted handicapping aids;. F. Adequate security; and. G. A design which is commensurate to the setting in which it is located..
09.10.05.05.htm 09.10.05.05. 05 Procedures for Considering an Application.. Before considering the issuance of a permit, the Commission shall:. A. Advertise the date, time, and location of a public hearing on the application in a local publication at least 30 days before the hearing being conducted;B. Provide written notice to the executive and legislative branches of the county and local governments for the jurisdiction within which the proposed satellite simulcast betting facility is to be loc
09.10.05.06.htm 09.10.05.06. 06 Grounds for Denial and Sanctions.. A. The Commission may deny a permit to an applicant for a satellite simulcast betting permit, or may suspend or revoke a satellite simulcast betting permit, if:1) An applicant or permit holder:. a) Has violated an applicable provision of law,. b) Has violated a regulation of the Commission, or. c) Has not complied with a condition imposed by the Commission;. 2) The Commission determines that the:. a) Information it obtains
09.10.05.07.htm 09.10.05.07. 07 Term of a Satellite Simulcast Betting Permit.. A. Unless suspended or revoked, the term of a satellite simulcast betting permit is for the remainder of the:1) Calendar year if the starting date on the permit is before July 1 of the calendar year; or. 2) Calendar year and the next calendar year if the starting date on the permit is after July 1 of the calendar year.B. A satellite simulcast betting permit may not be issued for a period which extends beyond the expi
09.10.05.08.htm 09.10.05.08. 08 Content of a Satellite Simulcast Betting Permit.. A satellite simulcast betting permit shall contain the:. A. Name of the permittee;. B. Location for which the permit is issued; and. C. Term of the permit..
09.10.05.09.htm 09.10.05.09. 09 Renewal of a Satellite Simulcast Betting Permit.. An application for the renewal of a satellite simulcast betting permit shall be:. A. Delivered to the Commission offices not less than 60 days before the end of the term of the permit;B. Accompanied by an affidavit from the permittee stating that the facility in which satellite simulcast betting takes place continues to meet the requirements of the law, regulations, and conditions, if any, of the Commission; and
09.10.05.10.htm 09.10.05.10. 10 Satellite Simulcast Betting Permit Fee and Renewal Fee.. A. The permit fee is $500.. B. The renewal fee is $500.. C. Fees shall be paid before the issuance of a satellite simulcast betting permit or the renewal of the permit.
09.10.05.11.htm 09.10.05.11. 11 Discretion of Judges and Stewards.. A. If there is a problem in the transmission of data or the signal between the host track and the satellite simulcast betting facility, it is within the discretion of the stewards/judges to:1) Order the race to be run on schedule;. 2) Delay the race until the matter is resolved, if this is possible; or. 3) After having delayed the race, if the problem is not resolved and a further delay is not possible, order the race to be run.
09.10.05.12.htm 09.10.05.12. 12 Requirements of Permittee.. A permittee shall:. A. Comply with the law, the regulations of the Racing Commission, and the conditions, if any, of the Racing Commission;B. Report, in conjunction with the applicable groups representing a majority of the horsemen and breeders in the State, to the Commission not later than December 31 of each year for the period through December 15 of that year, on the:1) Effectiveness of satellite simulcast betting, and.
09.10.05.13.htm 09.10.05.13. 13 Changes in Ownership in Permittee.. A. A permittee or a purchaser of an interest in the permittee shall notify the Commission of a change in the ownership, or a change in the composition of the ownership, of the permittee within 24 hours of the change.B. After reviewing the change, the Commission shall make a determination to continue or revoke the permit based on the criteria used in issuing a permit.
09.10.05.9999.htm 09.10.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―12 adopted as an emergency provision effective August 5, 1992 (19:17 Md. R. 1602). Regulations .01―13 adopted effective January 18, 1993 (20:1 Md. R. 26). Regulation .05 amended effective December 19, 2016 (43:25 Md. R. 1384). Regulation .06A amended effective October 11, 1993 (20:20 Md. R. 1569).
09.10.06.00.htm 09.10.06.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION Chapter 06 New Racetrack License Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.10.06.01.htm 09.10.06.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to set forth the procedures to be followed in the application for, and the issuance of, a new racetrack license.
09.10.06.02.htm 09.10.06.02. 02 Application Fee.. A. An applicant for a new racetrack license shall pay an application fee of $30,000 upon the filing of the application.B. Except as provided in Regulation .05F(2) of this chapter, the application fee is nonrefundable..
09.10.06.03.htm 09.10.06.03. 03 Application Period.. A. When the Commission intends to consider the issuance of a license for a new racetrack, the Commission shall advertise in the Maryland Register an application period, not to exceed 60 days, during which the Commission shall accept application documents.B. The Commission shall specify the type, and general geographic area, of the racetrack for which it will consider applications.C. The advertisement shall be published at least 30 days before the first d
09.10.06.04.htm 09.10.06.04. 04 Document Submission.. Documents required to be submitted to the Commission under this chapter shall consist of an original and ten copies.
09.10.06.05.htm 09.10.06.05. 05 Application Procedure.. A. The application procedure consists of the following two phases:. 1) Phase I, which requires the submittal of the items specified in Regulation .06 of this chapter; and2) Phase II, which requires the submittal of all of the other information required by this chapter.. B. Upon the certification of one or more applications as required under Regulation .08 of this chapter, the Commission shall conduct a hearing in accordance with State Governm
09.10.06.06.htm 09.10.06.06. 06 Phase I Documents and Information.. The following documents and information, sworn before a notary public as to the truth and validity by the applicant or, if the applicant is not an individual, by the chief executive officer of the applicant, shall be submitted to the Commission in Phase I:A. A completed application form obtained from the Commission which shall provide for:. 1) The name of the applicant;. 2) The address of the principal office of the applicant in Maryland;.
09.10.06.07.htm 09.10.06.07. 07 Format.. A. The application documents shall be in printed or typewritten form on 81/2 by 11 inch paper.. B. Architectural drawings shall be submitted on 11 by 17 inch paper, folded to 81/2 by 11 inches.. C. The regulation and section of the regulation that requires the submission of a document shall be noted at the top of each page of the document.D. Photographs shall be supplied of any three-dimensional exhibits..
09.10.06.08.htm 09.10.06.08. 08 Review of Application for Completeness.. A. Not later than the 30th day after the last day of an application period, the Executive Director of the Commission shall review each application submitted to determine whether the application contains all the information required under Regulation .06 of this chapter.B. If the Executive Director determines that the required information has not been submitted, the Executive Director shall notify the applicant in wri
09.10.06.09.htm 09.10.06.09. 09 Changes in Application.. A. If information submitted by an applicant as part of a racetrack application changes or becomes inaccurate before the Commission acts on the application, the applicant shall immediately notify the Executive Director in writing of the change or inaccuracy.B. After a racetrack application has been filed by an applicant, the applicant may not amend the app1) To address a deficiency in accordance with a notice sent under Regulation .08 of this chapter;.
09.10.06.10.htm 09.10.06.10. 10 Personal and Background Information.. A. Except as otherwise provided by this regulation, the application documents shall include the information under §B of this regulation, for an individual who is:1) The applicant;. 2) A director, officer, or key management individual with the applicant;. 3) A partner of the applicant; or. 4) An owner of an interest in the applicant of 2 percent or more.. B. An individual listed under §A of this regulation shall furnish the following:.
09.10.06.11.htm 09.10.06.11. 11 Information for Background Investigation.. A. An individual required to provide information under Regulation .10 of this chapter shall also submit a set of the individual's fingerprints and complete a background form supplied by the Commission which includes a statement disclosing whether the individual has ever been:1) Arrested;. 2) Convicted of, pled nolo contendere to, or received probation before judgement for, a felony or misdemeanor, other than a misdemeanor traffic offens
09.10.06.12.htm 09.10.06.12. 12 Consent for Investigation.. An individual required to provide personal and background information under Regulation .10 of this chapter shall provide a statement that irrevocably gives consent to the Commission and persons authorized by the Commission to:A. Verify all information provided in the application documents; and. B. Conduct a background investigation of the individual..
09.10.06.13.htm 09.10.06.13. 13 Organizational Documents.. A. If the applicant is a corporation, the application documents shall include a:. 1) Statement of when the corporation was organized;. 2) Copy of the articles of incorporation and bylaws of the corporation;. 3) Statement and documentation of whether the corporation has been reorganized or reincorporated during the 5-year period preceding the date on which the application documents are submitted to the Commission; and4) Statement and document
09.10.06.14.htm 09.10.06.14. 14 Owners.. A. If the applicant is an unincorporated business association, the application documents shall identify:1) Each person who exercises voting rights in the applicant; and. 2) Each person who directly or indirectly owns 2 percent or more of the business association.. B. If the applicant is authorized to issue capital stock, the applicant shall state, for each class of stock authorized, the:1) Total number of shares;. 2) Par value, if any;. 4) Current rate of dividend; and.
09.10.06.15.htm 09.10.06.15. 15 Directors, Officers, and Partners.. A. If the applicant is not an individual, the application documents shall include a list of the individuals who are serving, or who are designated to serve, during the first year after the date the application documents are submitted to the Commission, either as a director, officer, partner, or an individual having key management responsibility.B. For each individual listed under §A of this regulation, the applicant shall provide:.
09.10.06.16.htm 09.10.06.16. 16 Controlling Entity.. The application documents shall:. A. State whether another entity has a beneficial ownership in the applicant, as defined in Business Regulation Article, §11-301, Annotated Code of Maryland;B. Describe the:. 1) Nature of the beneficial ownership, and. 2) Extent of control exercised by the beneficial owner; and. C. Include information and documents required under Regulations .10 -15 of this chapter as to each beneficial owner.
09.10.06.17.htm 09.10.06.17. 17 Lease of Racetrack by Applicant.. A. If an applicant for a license to operate a new racetrack intends to lease the racetrack facility from another person, the application documents shall include the information required by Regulation .10 of this chapter as it pertains to the lessor.B. The application documents shall include a copy of the lease agreement and every other agreement or contract between the lessor and lessee.C. The Commission may not grant a license to a per
09.10.06.18.htm 09.10.06.18. 18 Outside Interests.. A. The application documents shall state whether the applicant, a director, officer, or partner of the applicant, or an owner of an interest in the applicant of 2 percent or more:1) Has ever held an ownership interest in a licensee of the Commission; or. 2) Is currently engaged in the business of racing in another state and the nature and extent of thatB. The applicant shall describe the nature of participation stated under §A of this regulation..
09.10.06.19.htm 09.10.06.19. 19 Location of Racetrack.. The application documents shall include:. A. The name of the county and, if applicable, the municipality in which the racetrack is to be located;B. The legal description of the racetrack site;. C. The name and address of each person who has held title to the real property during the 5-year period preceding the date on which the application documents are filed;D. The name and address of each person who holds a mortgage or other securi
09.10.06.20.htm 09.10.06.20. 20 Zoning and Government Improvements.. A. The application documents shall:. 1) Describe the applicable zoning designation for the racetrack site;. 2) List any local zoning or special use permits, including liquor sales permits, that the applicant must obtain for the racetrack site;3) Describe, for the permits listed under §A(2) of this regulation:. a) The procedure by which the applicant shall obtain the permits,. b) Conditions, if any, likely to be placed on the permits, and.
09.10.06.21.htm 09.10.06.21. 21 Defects.. The application documents shall state whether the racetrack site:. A. Has any geological or structural defects and include a description of the engineering, design, and construction plans to remedy the defect; andB. Is located in a floodplain and include a description of the flood history of the site..
09.10.06.22.htm 09.10.06.22. 22 Access and Transportation.. A. The application documents shall include a traffic flow study prepared by a traffic engineer containing a:1) Statement, in miles, of the distance of the racetrack site from the center of the nearest population center;2) Description and map of the roadway access to the racetrack site;. 3) Photograph of each roadway that will be used to access the site;. 4) Description of the transportation facilities that serve the population center; and.
09.10.06.23.htm 09.10.06.23. 23 Architect's Plan.. A. The application documents shall include:. 1) Layout drawings of the proposed:. a) Racing strip,. b) Facilities and equipment,. c) Facilities for horses and personnel, and. d) Customer facilities; and. 2) A description of the experience of the architect who designed the proposed facility including a statement of the number of racetracks the architect has visited and designed.B. The drawings required under §A(1) of this regulation shall be:. 1) To scale; and.
09.10.06.24.htm 09.10.06.24. 24 Racetrack Dimensions.. A. The application documents shall state the dimensions and specifications of each racetrack to be provided on association grounds, including the:1) Total length;. 2) Width;. 3) Banking, with a description of the method of transition into and out of turns;. 4) Radius of each turn and the length of each stretch and chute;. 5) Type of inside and outside rail;. 6) Composition and depth of the base, subsurface, and cushion of the racetrack with a schematic draw
09.10.06.25.htm 09.10.06.25. 25 Public Areas.. A. The application documents shall state the specifications for areas of the racetrack facility to which the public will have access and include a description of the configuration and location of the:1) Grandstand;. 2) Total number of seats, designating the indoor and outdoor seats and the reserved and nonreserved seats;3) Television monitors available for viewing by patrons;. 4) Pari-mutuel facility;. 5) Concession areas;. 6) Restrooms;. 7) Drinking fountains;.
09.10.06.26.htm 09.10.06.26. 26 Parking Facilities.. The application documents shall state the specifications for parking facilities for the racetrack, including a description of the:A. Access to the parking facilities from each roadway adjacent to the racetrack site;. B. Location and number of spaces for each type of parking available, including public, Commission employee, individual licensee, and handicapped parking;C. Road surface to be used in the parking facilities; and.
09.10.06.27.htm 09.10.06.27. 27 Facilities for Horses and Personnel.. A. The application documents shall describe the:. 1) Facilities for stabling horses;. 2) Facilities for obtaining specimens for testing horses and humans for drugs;. 3) Prerace holding area and paddock;. 4) Facilities for owners, trainers, and other racetrack personnel;. 5) Facilities for a racetrack chaplain;. 6) Lounge area, educational facilities, and other recreational facilities for racetrack personnel;.
09.10.06.28.htm 09.10.06.28. 28 Utilities and Easements.. A. The application documents shall describe the location of utilities throughout the racetrack site, including:1) Whether electrical service is overhead or underground;. 2) The location, depth, and size of water and sewer lines; and. 3) Availability of a backup generator or other source of energy.. B. The application documents shall state the name of each owner of an easement across the racetrack site and describe the nature of the easement.
09.10.06.29.htm 09.10.06.29. 29 Fiscal Information.. A. The application documents shall include audited financial statements of the applicant for each of the 3 fiscal years preceding the date the application documents are submitted, including a:1) Balance sheet; and. 2) Profit and loss statement.. B. If the applicant has been organized for less than 3 years, the application documents shall include audited financial statements for each fiscal year that the applicant has been organized.C. Information submitted
09.10.06.30.htm 09.10.06.30. 30 Loans.. A. The application documents shall state each loan made by the applicant in an amount that exceeds 1 percent of the applicant's net income for the year in which the loan was made.B. The disclosure for each loan listed under §A of this regulation shall include:. 1) The name and address of the borrower;. 2) The amount of the loan;. 3) The terms of the loan; and. 4) A copy of each document executed with respect to the loan..
09.10.06.31.htm 09.10.06.31. 31 Debt.. A. The application documents shall describe any lien that encumbers 1 percent or more of the applicant's assets or 1 percent or more of the assets of a person with an ownership interest in the applicant of 25 percent or more.B. The disclosure for each lien listed under §A of this document shall include:. 1) The name and address of the lender or secured party;. 2) The amount of the indebtedness;. 3) The terms of the lien; and.
09.10.06.32.htm 09.10.06.32. 32 Budgets.. A. The application documents shall describe the costs of construction or improvement of the racetrack facilities.B. The disclosure required under §A of this regulation shall state whether each item is a fixed cost or a projection, and shall include the costs of:1) Architectural and engineering services;. 2) Land acquisition;. 3) Site development;. 4) Facility construction;. 5) Equipment acquisition;. 6) Capitalized interest;.
09.10.06.33.htm 09.10.06.33. 33 Funding.. A. The application documents shall state the source of funds for the construction or operation of the racetrack.B. If a source of funds listed under §A of this regulation is an equity contribution, the applicant shall disclose the:1) Amount of contribution;. 2) Terms of any commitment from that source; and. 3) If the contribution is other than cash or cash equivalent, the basis for valuing the noncash contribution.C. If a source of funds listed under §A of this re
09.10.06.34.htm 09.10.06.34. 34 Financial Forecasts.. A. Based upon the experiences of one or more operating racetracks, the application documents shall include a financial forecast regarding the operation of the proposed racetrack and pari-mutuel wagering for each of the first 5 years after a license is granted and operations are started.B. The financial forecasts required under §A of this regulation shall include:. 1) Forecasts of revenues, expenses, changes in capital accounts, and cash flows;.
09.10.06.35.htm 09.10.06.35. 35 Race Meetings.. A. The application documents shall describe the type of race meetings the applicant plans to conduct each year, including the number of:1) Live race meetings and the number of live race days per week; and. 2) Simulcast race meetings and the number of simulcast race days per week.. B. For each race meeting described under §A of this regulation, the documents shall indicate the time of day the races will be conducted, and the approximate number of races p
09.10.06.36.htm 09.10.06.36. 36 Management.. A. The application documents shall include a list of the individuals who will be responsible for the operation of the racetrack.B. For each individual listed under §A of this regulation, the documents shall:. 1) Include a set of the individual's fingerprints;. 2) Include the information required of an individual under Regulations .10―12 of this chapter; and. 3) State the individual's experience and qualifications in:.
09.10.06.37.htm 09.10.06.37. 37 Concessions.. A. The application documents shall describe the applicant's plan for concessions, including food, beverages, and promotional products.B. If the applicant intends to contract with a person or a concessions company to provide the concessions, the application documents shall include:1) A copy of the written contract; and. 2) All the information required by Regulation .36 of this chapter as it pertains to the concessions company and its management personnel.
09.10.06.38.htm 09.10.06.38. 38 Pari-Mutuel Operations.. The application documents shall describe the applicant's pari-mutuel facilities and operations, including a description of the totalisator equipment proposed to be used.
09.10.06.39.htm 09.10.06.39. 39 Operations Contracts.. A. If an association submits a written contract under Regulation .36, .37 or .38 of this chapter, the application documents shall include, for each party to the contract:1) Audited financial statements and an auditor's report; or. 2) Unaudited financial statements and a report by an independent certified public accountant.. B. The application documents shall include a financial statement required by this regulation for each of the 3 years precedin
09.10.06.40.htm 09.10.06.40. 40 Out-of-State Distributions.. The application documents shall state the amount of money that will be paid by the association, during each of the first 5 years of operation, to entities located outside Maryland as:A. Payments of profit or other distributions to investors residing outside Maryland;. B. Interest on debt with lenders located outside Maryland;. C. Payment for supplies purchased from, or services rendered by, entities based outside Maryland other than the management co
09.10.06.41.htm 09.10.06.41. 41 Racing Equipment.. The application documents shall describe the equipment to be used in conducting races, including the starting gate, the timing of the races, photo finish, and videotape equipment.
09.10.06.42.htm 09.10.06.42. 42 Purse Structure.. The application documents shall state the percentage of the takeout from the handle that will be allocated to purses.
09.10.06.43.htm 09.10.06.43. 43 First Aid and Safety Monitoring.. The application documents shall:. A. Describe the first-aid facilities and personnel to be available at the racetrack, including the level of training of the personnel;B. State the travel time to the hospital nearest the racetrack and the average response time at that hospital; andC. Describe in detail the applicant's plans for monitoring the safety of the racing animals, patrons, and racetrack personnel.
09.10.06.44.htm 09.10.06.44. 44 Security Documents.. The application documents shall include plans that provide for the safety and security of the patrons, the racing animals, and the racetrack personnel.
09.10.06.45.htm 09.10.06.45. 45 Local Emergency Services.. The safety and security plans under Regulation .44 of this chapter shall describe the:. A. Local emergency services available to the racetrack, including fire fighting, law enforcement, and medical emergency services;B. Security equipment for the racetrack facilities, such as fences, locks, alarms, and monitoring equipment, including the:1) Perimeter,. 2) Stables,. 3) Paddock,. 4) Cash room and the vault,. 5) Mutuel ticket windows,. 6) Tote room,.
09.10.06.46.htm 09.10.06.46. 46 Security Personnel.. The safety and security plans under Regulation .44 of this chapter shall:. A. Describe the security personnel at the racetrack;. B. State whether the personnel will be employed by the association or by an independent contractor;. C. Describe the organization and qualifications of the contractor, if the personnel are employed by an independent contractor;D. State the number of individuals to be employed and the area of the racetrack at which each will serve;
09.10.06.47.htm 09.10.06.47. 47 Fire Safety and Emergency Procedures.. The safety and security plans shall describe:. A. The fire safety and emergency procedures for the racetrack, including procedures for:. 1) Protecting or evacuating the patrons and controlling traffic in an emergency, such as a natural disaster,2) Inspecting the facilities for fire hazards,. 3) Restricting smoking in areas where smoking would create a fire hazard, and.
09.10.06.48.htm 09.10.06.48. 48 Minority Participation.. Any contract between the applicant and another party shall contain a provision for minority participation.
09.10.06.49.htm 09.10.06.49. 49 Reasonable Diligence Required.. A. If the Commission determines that an association is failing to exercise reasonable diligence in preparing a new racetrack to begin racing on the date approved by the Commission, the Commission may revoke its approval of the applicant and reopen the application process.B. If the Commission takes action against an association under §A of this regulation, that association may not participate in the application process that is reopened.
09.10.06.50.htm 09.10.06.50. 50 Hearing.. A. Before approving or denying a license, the Commission shall conduct a hearing on the application in accordance with State Government Article, Title 10, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. The burden of proof shall be on the applicant to show that the applicant complies with the regulations of the Commission regarding eligibility and qualifications for a license to operate a racetrack.
09.10.06.51.htm 09.10.06.51. 51 Denial of License.. A. The Commission may deny a license if the Commission:. 1) Does not approve of the information submitted in Phase I or II of the application procedure;. 2) Determines that:. a) There has not been compliance with the time schedule submitted by the applicant under Regulation .06 of this chapter;b) Construction was not completed in accordance with the plans approved by the Commission;. c) The operational plans of the applicant were not ready to be implemented;.
09.10.06.9999.htm 09.10.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 13, 1999 (26:25 Md. R. 1897).
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