Administrative Code

Creating a Report: Check the sections you'd like to appear in the report, then use the "Create Report" button at the bottom of the page to generate your report. Once the report is generated you'll then have the option to download it as a pdf, print or email the report.

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 150. Harness Racing
4/1/2020

11VAC10-150-10. Definitions.

Part I
Generally

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.

Website addresses provided in the Virginia Administrative Code to documents incorporated by reference are for the reader's convenience only, may not necessarily be active or current, and should not be relied upon. To ensure the information incorporated by reference is accurate, the reader is encouraged to use the source document described in the regulation.

As a service to the public, the Virginia Administrative Code is provided online by the Virginia General Assembly. We are unable to answer legal questions or respond to requests for legal advice, including application of law to specific fact. To understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult an attorney.