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

11VAC10-100-200. Post-mortem examination.

A horse which suffers a breakdown on the racing surface, either during training or racing hours, and dies or is euthanized or a horse that dies while stabled within the enclosure shall be subject to a post-mortem examination at the discretion of the stewards. The following provisions shall apply:

1. The written consent of a steward authorizing the removal of the remains shall be obtained;

2. The stewards may take control of the bodily remains of the deceased horse and order an appropriate post-mortem examination to be conducted to determine the cause of death; and

3. It shall be the responsibility of the licensee at all times to prevent the unauthorized removal from the enclosure of the remains of a deceased horse.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-04-01 § 20, eff. September 26, 1991.

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