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09.10.02.00.htm 09.10.02.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 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
09.10.02.03.htm 09.10.02.03. 03―06 Repealed..
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09.10.02.09.htm 09.10.02.09. 09-13 Repealed..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 A. A horse may not be withdrawn from a race after having been declared in, except by permission from the presiding judge representing the Maryland Racing Commission.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) of this regulation, 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 peri
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.
09.10.02.60.htm 09.10.02.60. 60 Ocean High Five.. A. The Ocean 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 Ocean 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 Ocean High Five is not a parlay and has no connection with, or relation to, any other wagering pool. The Ocean High Fi
09.10.02.61.htm 09.10.02.61. 61 The Survivor Bet.. A. The Survivor Bet is a contract by the purchaser of a ticket selecting the first place finisher in each of ten contests.B. Subject to Commission approval, the racing association shall establish the takeout and minimum amount for a bet on The Survivor Bet.C. The Survivor Bet wagering pool shall be distributed using the following method:. 1) The Survivor Bet wager requires the ticket holder to correctly select the winner of each sequenti
09.10.02.62.htm 09.10.02.62. 62 Jackpot Super High Five.. A. The Jackpot 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 Jackpot Super High Five wagering is offered, where, unless otherwise provided, only one, unique pari-mutuel ticket holder designates the official order of finish for the first five horses. Payment of the ticket shall be made only to the purchaser of the single
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)
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