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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 50. Racing Officials

11VAC10-50-60. Patrol judge.

The licensee shall appoint a sufficient number of qualified persons to act as patrol judges for the race meeting. For flat and jump race meetings, the licensee shall appoint a sufficient number of patrol judges as approved by the commission, and for Standardbred race meetings, a single patrol judge shall ride in the mobile starting gate. Among the duties of the patrol judge are:

1. Reporting, particularly as to any suspected violation of these regulations, during the running of each race to the stewards through radio or telephone communication;

2. Writing a report of their observations of every race, and documenting all violations of these regulations that they observed during the running of the race. These reports shall be delivered to the stewards at the conclusion of each day of racing;

3. Assisting the stewards in making a determination of an objection, inquiry or protest of the running of a race;

4. Assisting the stewards in making up a list of participants in each race to review the films before the commencement of the next succeeding day of racing; and

5. Notifying the stewards of any objection lodged by a driver after a Standardbred race, and the mobile starting gate shall be positioned so that drivers can promptly lodge objections with the patrol judge.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-03-01 § 2.5, eff. December 19, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 13, eff. March 27, 2012.

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