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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 140. Flat Racing

11VAC10-140-60. Changing Equipment.

Permission must be obtained from the stewards for the following changes of a horse's equipment from that which the horse used in its last previous start:

1. To add blinkers or any device that would restrict vision or could affect performance to a horse's equipment or to discontinue the use of blinkers or any such device that would restrict vision or could affect performance;

2. To use or discontinue use of a bar plate;

3. To race a horse without shoes or with a type of shoes not generally used for racing; and

4. To race a horse without the jockey carrying a whip.

Changes of equipment shall be noted in the daily program. In the absence of such notation, the change of equipment shall be announced to the public and noted on the closed-circuit television system. The stewards shall cause an appropriate public announcement or a display to be made in the paddock or elsewhere at the discretion of the stewards for the aforementioned changes of equipment.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-05-01 § 2.5, eff. September 26, 1991; amended, Volume 18, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2002; Volume 26, Issue 20, eff. May 29, 2010.

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