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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 50. Racing Officials
5/29/2020

11VAC10-50-170. Valets.

The licensee shall appoint a sufficient number of qualified persons to act as valets for flat race meetings. The valets shall attend the weighing out of jockeys prior to riding in races and the weighing in of jockeys after riding in races under the supervision of the clerk of scales and custodian of the jockeys' room. Among the duties of valets are:

1. Reporting to the jockeys' room at the time appointed by the stewards and clerk of scales, and not leaving the confines of the area where they perform their duties which includes the jockeys' room, paddock and winners' circle;

2. Conversing with the public while performing their duties is forbidden;

3. Attending the weighing out of jockey, the saddling of the jockeys' mount prior to racing, and attending the weighing in of jockeys in a rotation approved by the stewards and clerk of scales; and

4. Returning to the confines where they perform their duties is forbidden, once valets have completed their participation in the racing day and left the confines.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-03-01 § 2.16, eff. December 19, 1990.

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