.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 the race is the time:

(1) Recorded by the official timer as provided under:

(a) COMAR for a thoroughbred race, or

(b) COMAR for a standardbred race; or

(2) Provided by a method considered reliable and accurate by the Commission.

D. The time of each race shall be announced and displayed.