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

11VAC10-50-80. Clerk of scales.

The licensee shall appoint a qualified person to act as clerk of scales for the race meeting. The clerk of scales shall be responsible for the security, regulation and control of the jockeys' room, equipment in the jockeys' room and personnel permitted access to the jockeys' room. Among the duties of the clerk of scales are:

1. Securing the jockeys' room and excluding unauthorized persons, and ensuring that no jockey, valet or other person leaves the jockeys' room or paddock until their participation in the racing day is concluded;

2. Supervising the custodian of the jockeys' room and ensuring that the jockeys' room is properly equipped as provided for in 11VAC10-20-190 and informing the stewards and licensee of any deficiencies;

3. Ascertaining that all of the jockeys, who are programmed to ride on that racing day, are in the jockeys' room at the time appointed by the stewards and are in possession of the proper permit from the commission;

4. Weighing out every jockey no later than 15 minutes prior to the race that the jockey is scheduled to ride and recording all overweights which shall immediately be posted and announced to the public;

5. Weighing in every jockey immediately after the finish of each race and promptly notifying the stewards whether any jockey weighed in more than two pounds underweight or overweight;

6. Providing the horsemen's bookkeeper with an accounting of riding fees due each jockey at the end of each racing day;

7. Safekeeping of all racing colors;

8. Reporting all color changes or jockey changes from that listed in the daily racing program and causing any changes to be immediately posted and announced to the public;

9. Supervising the valets and the issuance of numbered saddle cloths and equipment for each horse;

10. Testing the accuracy of the scales at the beginning of the race meeting and conducting periodic tests of the scales thereafter;

11. Submitting to the racing secretary at the close of each racing day a statement of weight carried in each race by each jockey, noting overweight, if any; and

12. Notifying the stewards immediately of all complaints, protests, objections or disputes submitted to the clerk of scales, and if the stewards are not available, then to the commission.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-03-01 § 2.7, eff. December 19, 1990.

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