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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 100. Horses

11VAC10-100-100. Published workouts for Thoroughbreds.

Except in steeplechase or as otherwise may be specifically exempted by the commission, no Thoroughbred may be entered or raced unless its most recent workouts have been recorded and made generally available to the public by being prominently displayed in the grandstand and clubhouse, published in periodicals of general circulation, announced to the public or included in the closed-circuit broadcast. The following provisions shall apply to published workouts:

1. No horse may be entered to race for the first time in its life unless it has a minimum of two published workouts;

2. No horse may start in a race unless it has a published workout within the past 30 days or has raced within the past 30 days; and

3. No horse may start in a race unless the stewards, in their discretion, determine that the horse's published past performances, whether in races or workouts, are sufficient to enable the public to make a reasonable assessment of its capabilities.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-04-01 § 10, eff. September 26, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2002.

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