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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 150. Harness Racing

11VAC10-150-10. Definitions.

Part I

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

"Hopples" means equipment including straps with loops at each end, each loop encircling a leg on a horse's body which tend to steady the horse and help it to maintain its gait.

"Harness racing" means races whereby registered Standardbred horses compete in harness and hitched to sulkies or under saddle.

"Starter" means a horse that obtains a fair start when the starter dispatches the horses.

"Starting point" means a point, no less than 200 feet from the first turn, where the starter gives the word, "Go."

"Sulky" means a United States Trotting Association-approved dual-shaft, dual-wheel racing vehicle on which the driver is seated.

"Warmup trip" means a horse being exercised prior to racing.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-05-02 § 1.1, eff. July 15, 1991; amended, Volume 16, Issue 26, eff. August 14, 2000.

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