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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 20. Regulations Pertaining to Horse Racing with Pari-Mutuel Wagering

11VAC10-20-60. Disclosure of sites and facilities.

An application for a license must disclose with respect to the pari-mutuel horse racing facility it will own, operate, or own and operate:

1. The address of the facility, ownership of site for the last five years, legal description, mortgagors, proof of title insurance, its size, and geographical location, including reference to county and municipal boundaries;

2. A site map showing existing highways and streets adjacent to the facility, and separately showing any proposed highways and streets adjacent to the facility, including their scheduled completion dates;

3. The type or types of racing for which the facility is designed, whether thoroughbred, harness standard bred, quarterhorse, or other;

4. Racetrack dimensions for each racetrack operated by the facility by:

a. Circumference;

b. Width;

c. Banking;

d. Location of chutes;

e. Length of stretch;

f. Distance from judges' stand to first turn;

g. Type of surface; and

h. Description of safety rail.

5. A description of the backstretch area, giving:

a. Dimensions and number of barns, whether open or enclosed;

b. Location and interval of barns;

c. Dimensions and number of stalls per barn;

d. Location of offices for veterinarians;

e. Location of facilities for emergency care for horses;

f. Location of facilities for feed, tack, and other vendors;

g. Location, description and number of housing units for backstretch employees;

h. Location and description of commissary, lavatory and recreational facilities for backstretch employees; and

i. Location and description of training track, if any.

6. A description of the grandstand, giving:

a. Total seating capacity;

b. Total reserved seating capacity;

c. Indoor and outdoor seating capacity;

d. Configuration of grandstand seating and pari-mutuel and concession facilities within the grandstand;

e. The number and location of men's and women's restrooms, drinking fountains and medical facilities available to patrons; and

f. Description of public pedestrian traffic patterns throughout the grandstand.

7. A description of the post-race detention barn, giving:

a. Distance from the post-race detention barn to track and paddock;

b. Number of sampling stalls;

c. Placement of viewing ports on each;

d. Location of post-mortem floor;

e. Number of wash stalls with hot and cold water and drains;

f. Availability of video monitors and other security measures; and

g. The walking ring.

8. A description of the paddock and saddling area, giving;

a. Number of stalls in the paddock;

b. Height from the floor to lowest point of the stall ceiling and entrance;

c. Paddock public address and telephone services; and

d. Public viewing area.

9. A description of the jockeys' and drivers' quarters, giving:

a. Changing areas;

b. A listing of equipment to be installed in each; and

c. The location of the jockeys' or drivers' quarters in relation to the paddock.

10. A description of the pari-mutuel totalizator, giving:

a. Approximate location of bettors' windows and cash security areas; and

b. A description of the equipment, including vendor and manufacturer if known.

11. A description of the parking, giving:

a. Detailed attention to access to parking from surrounding streets and highways;

b. Number of parking spaces available, distinguishing between public and other;

c. A description of the road surface on parking areas and the distance between parking and grandstand; and

d. A road map of the area showing the relationship of parking to surrounding, existing and proposed streets and highways.

12. A description of the height, type of construction and materials of perimeter fence;

13. A description of improvements and equipment at the horse racing facility for security purposes in addition to perimeter fence, including the vendor and manufacturer of equipment if known;

14. A description of starting, timing, photo finish, and photo-patrol or video equipment, including the vendor and manufacturer if known;

15. A description of work areas for the commission members, officers, employees, stewards, and agents;

16. A description of the facility's access to public transportation, the types of public transportation and schedules and road maps of area which show pick-up and drop-off points; and

17. A description of manure and other refuse containers and plans for their prompt and proper removal.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-01-02 § 2.5, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 10, eff. March 14, 1990.

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