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

11VAC10-50-180. Claims Clerk.

The licensee shall appoint a qualified person to act as claims clerk for the race meeting. The claims clerk shall assist the stewards and racing secretary in processing claims filed for horses entered in claiming races. Among the duties of the claims clerk are:

1. Ensuring there is an adequate supply of claiming forms and envelopes provided by the licensee, and the forms and envelopes are in a form approved by the commission;

2. Ensuring that the claims box is locked at the time appointed by the stewards and only opened when the horses for the race enter the racing surface on their way from the paddock to the post;

3. Informing no one except the stewards of any claims filed for a horse in the claiming race and of any multiple claims on a horse entered in the race;

4. Ascertaining that the claiming form and envelopes are properly complete;

5. Ascertaining that the person filing a claim is eligible to claim horses at the race meeting and informing the stewards immediately of any doubts of the person's eligibility to make a claim;

6. Ascertaining that sufficient funds have been deposited with the licensee or exist in the horsemen's account to cover the cost of the claim and informing the stewards immediately of any insufficiency in funds; and

7. Being present when the stewards draw for the successful claimant in those cases where multiple claims are made on a single horse.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-03-01 § 2.17, eff. December 19, 1990.

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