Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
1/19/2022

Part III. Thoroughbreds

11VAC10-130-30. Commencement of registration.

The commission shall establish a date when owners of Thoroughbred stallions shall commence registering their stallions and breeders of Virginia-bred Thoroughbred horses shall commence registering their foals. No fee shall be assessed for registering stallions or foals prior to the date for the commencement of registration.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-04-04 § 3.1, eff. January 27, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 7, eff. January 22, 1998.

11VAC10-130-40. Stallion registration.

A. Initial registration. For a stallion owner to be certified to receive stallion owner awards from the Virginia Breeders Fund, the stallion owner shall register his stallion with the commission or its designee by satisfying the following requirements:

1. Each year prior to the commencement of the breeding season, but no later than January 31, or within 30 days following the entry into stud in Virginia if entry is after the breeding season commences, the owner or authorized agent shall submit an application on a form approved by the commission that shall set forth the name of the stallion, year of foaling, registration number, pedigree, including sire, dam and sire of the dam, where the stallion is standing at stud, the date of entry to stud if after the commencement of the breeding season, and the names and addresses of owners and lessees; and

2. The application shall be signed and dated by the owner or lessee, or the authorized agent.

B. Registration fees. A stallion may be registered with the commission or its designee for the breeding season after January 31 or 30 days following its entry into stud in Virginia. A registration fee of $100 for current members of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) and $200 for non-VTA members shall accompany the application. A late registration fee of $250 for current VTA members and $350 for non-VTA members shall be assessed. A late registration of a stallion shall be accepted by the commission or its designee until August 1 for that breeding year.

C. Change of ownership. If there is a change in ownership or the stallion is subsequently leased or syndicated or the location of where the stallion is standing is changed, the new owner, lessee or syndicate manager shall submit to the commission or its designee a new application for stallion registration.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-04-04 § 3.2, eff. January 27, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 7, eff. January 22, 1998; Volume 15, Issue 26, eff. August 25, 1999; Volume 17, Issue 4, eff. October 16, 2000; Volume 28, Issue 13, eff. March 27, 2012; Volume 30, Issue 18, eff. May 31, 2014.

11VAC10-130-50. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-04-04 § 3.3, eff. January 27, 1993; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 7, eff. January 22, 1998.

11VAC10-130-51. Foal registration.

A. Requirements. For an owner or lessee of a dam to be certified to receive breeder awards from the Virginia Breeders Fund, the owner or lessee must register his foal with the commission or its designee by satisfying the following requirements:

1. The breeder, owner, lessee, or his authorized agent must submit an application on a form approved by the commission, including the name of the stallion; the name of the dam; the sire of the dam; the sex; color; year of birth; the location of foaling; and name, address and telephone number of the owner, lessee or his authorized agent;

2. The application must be signed and dated by the breeder, owner, lessee, or his authorized agent; and

3. As of September 1, 1999, all Virginia-bred Thoroughbred horses must be registered with the commission or its designee prior to being entered in any race at race meeting designated by the commission for purse supplements or awards from the Virginia Breeders Fund.

B. Registration fees. A foal may be registered by December 31 of its year of foaling by submitting a $25 fee for current members of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) and $125 for non-VTA members that must accompany the application for foal registration. A yearling may be registered by December 31 of its yearling year by submitting a $50 fee for current VTA members and $150 for non-VTA members that must accompany the application for foal registration. A two-year-old or older may be registered by submitting a $200 fee for current VTA members and $300 for non-VTA members, which must accompany the application for foal registration.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 7, eff. January 22, 1998; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 26, eff. August 25, 1999; Volume 18, Issue 20, eff. May 22, 2002; Volume 28, Issue 13, eff. March 27, 2012; Volume 30, Issue 18, eff. May 31, 2014.

11VAC10-130-52. Virginia-Sired Thoroughbreds.

A Virginia-sired Thoroughbred may be registered with the commission or its designee by submitting a $25 fee for current members of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) and $125 for non-VTA members that must accompany an application for registration in the Virginia Breeders Fund. The payment of the registration fee and filing of the application shall occur prior to entry in any race at a race meeting designated by the commission. Such registration shall entitle the horse to entry into races restricted to Virginia-bred Thoroughbreds and purse supplements, but shall not entitle a Virginia-sired Thoroughbred to other awards from the Virginia Breeders Fund.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 20, eff. May 22, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 13, eff. March 27, 2012.

11VAC10-130-60. Fund distribution; allocation of funds.

The funds generated by pari-mutuel wagering on Thoroughbred horse races for the Virginia Breeders Fund shall be allocated on the following schedule or as the commission deems appropriate in order to promote, sustain, and grow a native industry:

1. 35% shall be set aside for payment to the breeders of Virginia-bred Thoroughbred horses that win races at a race meeting designated by the commission;

2. 15% shall be set aside for payment to owners or lessees of registered Virginia stallions that sire Virginia-bred Thoroughbred horses that win races at race meetings designated by the commission; and

3. 50% shall be paid to supplement purses as determined by the commission under the following provisions:

a. An award may be paid to the owner or owners of a Virginia-bred Thoroughbred horse each time the horse earns purse money in a nonrestricted race at race meetings licensed by the commission or wins races at race meetings designated by the commission;

b. The maximum amount payable for breeder or stallion owner awards to a Virginia-bred Thoroughbred horse for any single race shall be $25,000;

c. The maximum amount payable for an owner award to a Virginia-bred Thoroughbred horse for any single race run in Virginia shall be $25,000, and the maximum amount payable for an owner award for any single race in any other jurisdiction shall be $5,000; and

d. Purses shall be paid for races restricted to Virginia-bred Thoroughbred horses.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-04-04 § 3.4, eff. January 27, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 7, eff. January 22, 1998; Volume 15, Issue 26, eff. August 25, 1999; Volume 17, Issue 4, eff. October 16, 2000; Volume 17, Issue 19, eff. May 7, 2001; Volume 18, Issue 20, eff. May 22, 2002; Volume 23, Issue 11, eff. January 10, 2007; Volume 24, Issue 16, eff. April 14, 2008.

11VAC10-130-70. Restricted races.

The racing secretary at each unlimited race meeting licensed by the commission may include in the condition book restricted races that equal not less than 5.0% of the total nonsubstitute races included in that book, and that those races shall be run if six separate wagering interests are entered. If there is not a sufficient number of registered Virginia-bred horses entered to fill the race, then the racing secretary may substitute another race.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-04-04 § 3.5, eff. January 27, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 7, eff. January 22, 1998; Volume 17, Issue 4, eff. October 16, 2000; Volume 17, Issue 19, eff. May 7, 2001.

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