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IRB NOTES

Illinois Racing Board

March 23, 2004

Contact: Mickey Ezzo, Mickey_Ezzo@irb.state.il.us

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

  1. Heading of the Part: General Licensee Rules

  2. Code Citation: 11 Ill. Adm. Code 1313

  3. Section Number: 1313.70 Proposed Action: Amend

  4. Statutory Authority: 230 ILCS 5/9(b)

  5. A Complete Description of the Subjects and Issues Involved: This rulemaking would repeal the current 4:00 p.m. deadline for harness horses shipping to the racetrack from off-site facilities on the day of the race. The 4:00 p.m. deadline will be replaced by a four (4) to six (6) hour deadline. The 4:00 p.m. deadline was inequitable because it penalized horses that were scheduled to race in later races and favored horses scheduled to race in the first few races. The proposed rulemaking will require that prior to their scheduled post time, as determined by the Board, harness horses must report to the paddock four (4) to six (6) hours in advance of their particular race.

  6. Will these proposed amendments replace emergency amendments currently in effect? No.

  7. Does this rulemaking contain an automatic repeal date? No.

  8. Do these proposed amendments contain incorporation by reference? No.

  9. Are there any other proposed amendments pending in this Part? No.

  10. Statement of Statewide Policy Objectives: No local governmental units will be required to increase expenditures.

  11. Time, Place and Manner in which interested persons may comment on this proposed rulemaking: Written comments should be submitted, within 45 days of this notice, to: Mickey Ezzo, Illinois Racing Board, 100 West Randolph, Suite 11-100, Chicago, Illinois 60601, (312) 814-5017.

  12. Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:

    1. Types of small business affected: None
    2. Reporting, bookkeeping or other procedures required for compliance: None
    3. Types of professional skills necessary for compliance: None


  13. Regulatory Agenda which this rulemaking was summarized: This rulemaking was not included on either of the most recent two regulatory agendas because it was not anticipated when they were submitted.

TITLE 11: ALCOHOL, HORSE RACING, AND LOTTERY
SUBTITLE B: HORSE RACING
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS RACING BOARD
SUBCHAPTER f: RULES AND REGULATIONS OF HARNESS RACING
 
PART 1313
GENERAL LICENSEE RULES
Section
1313.20Health Regulations
1313.30Observe Sanitary, Safety, Humane Rules
1313.40Halters
1313.48Safety Helmets
1313.50Equipment Change and Records
1313.60Sulky Performance Standards
1313.70Horses in Paddock and Receiving Barn
1313.80Body Alcohol Testing
1313.90Deceased and Sick Horses
1313.100Firearms
1313.110Private Practice Prohibited
1313.120Veterinarian Reports
1313.130Clean Equipment

AUTHORITY: Authorized by Section 9(b) of the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 [230 ILCS 5/9(b)].

SOURCE: Published in Rules and Regulations of Harness Racing, (original date not cited in publication); passed July 11, 1972; amended April 13, 1973; amended June 11, 1973; amended October 25, 1973, filed December 17, 1973 codified at 5 Ill. Reg. 10937; amended at 11 Ill. Reg. 14816, effective August 24, 1987; amended at 11 Ill. Reg. 20205, effective December 31, 1987; amended at 28 Ill. Reg. ___________; effective ___________.

Section 1313.70 Horses in Paddock and Receiving Barn

  1. All horses must be in the paddock, in their assigned stalls, between four (4) hours and six (6) hours before post time of the race in which a horse is entered, as determined by the Board. Failure to have a horse in the assigned stall at the designated deadline shall result in the horse being scratched, and the trainer of record may be fined. at the time prescribed by the presiding judge, but at least one hour prior to post time of the race in which the horse is to compete. Except for warm-up scores, no horse shall leave the paddock until called to post.

  2. Horses shipped in from approved outside stabling areas must be in the designated receiving barn by 4 p.m. of the day they are to race.

  3. Persons entitled to admission to the paddock are:

    1. Owners of horses competing on the date of the race.
    2. Trainers of horses competing on the date of the race.
    3. Drivers of horses competing on the date of the race.
    4. Grooms and caretakers of horses competing on the date of the race.
    5. Officials whose duties require their presence in the paddock or receiving barn.

  4. No driver, trainer, groom, or caretaker, once admitted to the paddock or receiving barn, shall leave the same other than to warm up said horse until such race or races for which he was admitted is contested.

  5. No person except an owner, who has another horse racing in a later race, or an official shall return to the paddock until all races of that program shall have been completed.

  6. No more than two members of a registered stable, other than the driver, shall be entitled to admission to the paddock on any racing day.

(Source: Amended at 28 Ill. Reg. ____________, effective ____________)

 

 

 


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