Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
1/19/2022

Part IV. Standardbreds

11VAC10-130-75. Commencement of registration.

The commission shall establish a date when owners of Standardbred stallions shall commence registering their stallions and breeders of Virginia-bred Standardbred horses shall commence registering their foals.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 7, eff. January 22, 1998.

11VAC10-130-76. 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 must 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;

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

3. A notarized copy of the stallion's Certificate of Registration, clearly showing the front and transfer side of the document, must accompany the application;

4. If the stallion is held under a lease or a syndicate agreement, a copy of the lease or agreement must accompany the application, and the lease or agreement must include a statement that the lessee or syndicate manager is authorized to sign the Service Certificate and receive stallion awards; and

5. The owner or authorized agent must submit to the commission a notarized copy of The United States Trotting Association's Report of Mares Bred at the conclusion of the breeding season and no later than December 31 of the breeding year.

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 shall accompany the initial application.

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 must 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 Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 7, eff. January 22, 1998; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 26, eff. August 25, 1999; Volume 17, Issue 4, eff. October 16, 2000.

11VAC10-130-77. 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 its foal with the commission or its designee by satisfying the following requirements:

1. The 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; sex; color; year 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 owner, lessee or his authorized agent;

3. If the dam is held under a lease, a statement to that effect and a copy of the lease, which must include a statement that the lessee is authorized to register the foal, must accompany the application; and

4. All Virginia-bred Standardbred horses must be registered with the commission or its designee prior to being entered in races.

B. Registration fees. A foal may be registered with the commission or its designee.

C. Embryo/ovum transplants. Effective with foals of 2003 and thereafter, foals other than the first foal each year produced by any method including but not limited to embryo/ovum transplant shall be ineligible for racing or breeding in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This regulation shall not apply in the case of same birth twins. In addition, any future offspring of foals not eligible for racing or breeding under this regulation shall also not be eligible for racing or breeding in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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 17, Issue 4, eff. October 16, 2000; Volume 20, Issue 4, eff. October 14, 2003.

11VAC10-130-80. Allocation and restriction of funds.

A. Allocation. The funds generated by harness racing through pari-mutuel wagering shall be allocated according to the following schedule:

1. 15% may be set aside for payment to the breeders of Virginia-bred Standardbred horses that win races at horse racing facilities licensed by the commission;

2. 10% may be set aside for payment to the owners or lessees of Virginia Standardbred stallions that sire Virginia-bred Standardbred horses that win races at horse racing facilities licensed by the commission; and

3. 75% may be paid to supplement purses according to the following provisions:

a. Not less than 75% may be set aside to develop a stakes program for Virginia-bred Standardbred horses; and

b. Any remaining amounts shall be set aside and may be paid to the owner or owners of a Virginia-bred Standardbred horse each time the horse wins or earns purse money in a nonrestricted race at a horse racing facility licensed by the commission.

B. Restriction. During the first five calendar years of live pari-mutuel harness racing in the Commonwealth, payment of stallion owner and breeder awards shall be limited to an amount not exceeding 20% of that horse's nonmaiden nonsupplemented first-place purse used in the calculation and 40% of that horse's maiden nonsupplemented first-place purse used in the calculation.

C. Restricted races. The racing secretary at each unlimited race meeting licensed by the commission shall include on the condition sheet at least one race each day restricted to Virginia-bred Standardbred horses and the race shall be run if six separate betting 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 § 4.1, eff. January 27, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 7, eff. January 22, 1998; Volume 17, Issue 4, eff. October 16, 2000; Volume 19, Issue 3, eff. September 27, 2002.

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