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

11VAC10-50-70. Horse identifier.

The licensee shall appoint a qualified person to act as horse identifier for the race meeting. The horse identifier shall be responsible for the proper identification of all horses entered to race. Among the duties of the horse identifier are:

1. Accompanying the commission's or licensee's veterinarian upon request during the prerace examination of all horses entered to race so as to ascertain their identity;

2. Examining every horse entered to race in the paddock for sex, age, color, markings, lip-tattoo, digital tattoo, microchip, or freeze brand number and name for comparison with the information contained on the certificate of registration;

3. Using photographs, if they exist, as an aid in identifying horses entered to race during the prerace examination and in the paddock prior to racing;

4. Notifying both the stewards and paddock judge of any doubts he has concerning the identity of any horse entered to race; and

5. Assisting the racing secretary in the safekeeping of certificates of registration, eligibility certificates, and racing permits and the recording any information required to be entered on these documents.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-03-01 § 2.6, eff. December 19, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 22, eff. July 8, 2019.

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