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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 110. Entries
11/30/2020

11VAC10-110-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in these regulations shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Added money" means money added by the licensee to the stakes fees paid by subscribers to form the total purse for a stakes race.

"Allowance" means a concession in the amount of weight that may be carried by a horse as specified in the conditions of the race.

"Closing" means the time specified by the racing secretary after which entries for a race will not be accepted.

"Condition book" means a book, published by the licensee, setting forth the conditions for each race for a specified period of time during a race meeting.

"Condition sheet" means a sheet, published by the licensee, setting forth the conditions for a specified period of time usually during a Standardbred race meeting.

"Conditions" means the terms of eligibility and entry, including the amount and deadlines for the payment of any fees.

"Declaration" means the withdrawal of a horse entered in a race before the time of closing of entries.

"Entry" means the act of naming a specific horse to run in a specific race.

"Free handicap" means a handicap for which no fee is required to be weighted, but an entrance or starting fee may be required for starting.

"Futurity" means a stakes race in which the horse is nominated either during the year of foaling or when the foal is in utero.

"Handicap" means a race in which the weights assigned to the horses are done so by the racing secretary with the intent of equalizing the chance for each horse to win.

"Overnight race" means any race for which the owners of the horses running in the race are not required to pay any fee.

"Penalty" means the amount of weight a horse is obligated to carry in a race as specified in the conditions for the race.

"Purse" means the total money for which a race is run.

"Race" means a contest among horses for a purse, prize or other reward and is contested at a race meeting licensed by the commission as well as in the presence of the stewards.

"Scratch" means the withdrawal of a horse entered for a race after the time of closing of entries.

"Scratch time" means the time specified by the racing secretary as a deadline to scratch a horse out of a race.

"Stakes" means all fees paid by subscribers to a stakes race for nominating, sustaining, entrance or starting fees as required by the conditions.

"Stakes race" means a race that closes more than 72 hours before its running and for which the subscribers contribute fees toward the purse.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-04-02 § 1, eff. September 26, 1991; amended, Volume 18, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2002.

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