Administrative Code

Creating a Report: Check the sections you'd like to appear in the report, then use the "Create Report" button at the bottom of the page to generate your report. Once the report is generated you'll then have the option to download it as a pdf, print or email the report.

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 60. Participants

11VAC10-60-170. Driver.

A person shall submit an application to participate in horse racing as a driver of Standardbreds. The person shall meet all of the requirements set forth in this chapter pertaining to holders of permits, and hold a currently valid provisional or full license as a driver from the United States Trotting Association. The following provisions shall apply to drivers:

1. A driver may be required to take a physical examination from a physician appointed by the stewards to establish that the person is physically fit to safely drive in races;

2. A driver may be required to take an eye examination from a physician appointed by the stewards to establish that the person has eyesight sufficient to safely drive in races;

3. A driver shall wear attire as prescribed by the stewards, including racing colors registered with the United States Trotting Association and a protective helmet, approved by the Snell Foundation or United States Department of Transportation, with the chin strap in place, on the racing surface during racing hours;

4. A driver shall report to the paddock judge, at a time prescribed by the stewards, on those days he has a driving engagement;

5. A driver, once he has reported to the paddock judge, may leave the paddock only to warmup or drive horses in races and may not leave the paddock until his participation in the program is completed;

6. A driver shall fulfill his engagements, and, if he is removed from driving a horse in a race, he shall not drive another horse in the same race; and

7. A driver shall not refuse to be substituted by the stewards without good and sufficient reason.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-03-02 § 17, eff. August 14, 1991.

Website addresses provided in the Virginia Administrative Code to documents incorporated by reference are for the reader's convenience only, may not necessarily be active or current, and should not be relied upon. To ensure the information incorporated by reference is accurate, the reader is encouraged to use the source document described in the regulation.

As a service to the public, the Virginia Administrative Code is provided online by the Virginia General Assembly. We are unable to answer legal questions or respond to requests for legal advice, including application of law to specific fact. To understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult an attorney.