Bleeder―any horse known to have bled from its nostrils during a workout or race. Breeder―rules as set forth by the Jockey Club of New York, American Quarter Horse Association or Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc. Claiming Race―any race in which every horse running therein may be transferred in conformity with these rules. Closing―time published by the association after which entries or nominations for a race will not be accepted. Commission―the Louisiana State Racing Commission.commissioner is a member of the commission. Day―any 24 hour period beginning at 12:01 a.m.
And ending at midnight.
Racing day is a day on which races are conducted.
Calendar days are those consecutive days counted irrespective of number of racing days.
Any delay for taking action pursuant to the Rules of Racing shall include the counting of holidays, Saturdays and Sundays as any other day of the week. Declaration―withdrawal of a horse entered in a race prior to time of closing of entries therefor in conformance with these rules. Disciplinary Action―action taken by the stewards or the commission for a rule violation which can include suspension, revocation, voidance of a license or ejection or exclusion from association grounds, or assessment of a forfeiture, or reprimand, or any combination thereof. Disqualification―an order of the stewards or commission revising the order of finish of a race. Entry―the act of nominating a horse for a race in conformance with these rules.
See mutuel entry. Equipment―accouterments other than ordinary saddle, girth, pad, saddle cloth and bridle carried by a horse, and includes whip, blinkers, tongue strap, muzzle, hood, nose band, bit, shadow roll, martingale, breast plate, bandages, boots and racing plates or shoes. Exhibition Race―a race between horses of diverse ownership for which a purse is offered by the association, but on which no pari-mutuel wagering is permitted. Field or Mutuel Field―a single betting interest involving more than one horse formed when the number of horses starting in a race exceeds the numbering capacity of the totalizator.
The highest numbered horse within the numbering capacity of the totalizator and all horses of a higher number are grouped in the mutuel field. Forfeit―money due by a licensee or permittee because of an error, fault, neglect of duty, breach of contract or alternative order of the stewards or commission. Handbook or Foreign Book―bets taken illegally outside the pari-mutuel system. Handicap Race―a race in which the weights to be carried by the horses therein are assigned by the association handicapper with the intent of equalizing the chances of winning for all horses entered.
A free handicap is a handicap for which no nominating fee is required to be weighted, but an entrance or starting fee may be required for starting therein. Horse―any thoroughbred, quarter horse or Appaloosa horse registered as such and when used in these rules to designate any thoroughbred, quarter horse or Appaloosa irrespective of age or sex designation. Ineligible―a horse or person not qualified under these rules or conditions of a race to participate in a specified racing activity. Jockey―a rider currently licensed to ride in races as a jockey, or apprentice jockey, or a provisional jockey permitted by the stewards to ride in two races prior to being issued a license. Lessee―a licensed owner whose interest in a horse is by virtue of a written lease. Lessor―owner of a horse that is leased. Licensee―any person, partnership, corporation or business entity receiving a license, permit or privilege from the commission to conduct a race meeting or meetings. Maiden―a horse which has never won a race on the flat at a recognized meeting in any country.
A maiden which was disqualified after finishing first remains a maiden.
Race conditions referring to maidens shall be interpreted as meaning maidens at the time of starting. Match Race―a race between two horses, for which no other horses are eligible. Meeting (Race Meeting)―the entire period of consecutive days granted by the commission to a licensed association for the conduct of racing. Month―a calendar month. — AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 4:141 and R.S. 4:211-227. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Commerce, Racing Commission, LR 14:289 (May 1988). §12328.
Notification of Change XE “Notification of Change” A.
Notification of any race date changes or changes in format for wagering including, but not limited to, addition of exactas, pick six, daily doubles and/or other exotic wagering must be provided by the host track to both the host track tote company, guest track tote companies, guest track mutuel department and off-track wagering facility tote companies at the time such changes are approved by the commission. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 4:141 and R.S. 4:211-227. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Economic Development, Racing Commission, LR 17:170 (February 1991). §12329.
Simulcast Video Transmission XE “Video Transmission, Simulcast” A.
Every simulcast shall be encrypted using a time displacement decoding algorithm encryption system. B.
Not less than 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the transmission of each racing program, the host association shall initiate a test program of its transmitter, encryption, decoding and data communication to assure proper operation of the system. C.
Every simulcast shall contain a digital display of the actual time of day, the name of the race track from where it emanates, the number of the race being displayed, and the sequential fractional time of the race as the race is being run. D.
The host association shall retain a video record of all simulcasts, in decoded form, and shall provide a copy of such record on girth a 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch video cassette when requested by the commission. E.
Each host association is responsible for the contents of its simulcast and shall use all responsible efforts to present a simulcast which offers viewers an exemplary depiction of its racing program, a periodic display of wagering information and continuity programming between horse racing events. F.
The transmission of data between the totalizator system at the host association and the remote terminals at the off-track wagering facility shall be independent of the simulcast transmission.
A separate point-to-point leased data communications line, using either analog or digital transmission methods, shall be required between the host association and each off-track wagering facility. G.
There shall be sufficient television monitors in each tote room to provide key tote employees a view of all horses starting from the starting gate at any track. H.
In the event of a data or wagering communication failure, and communication is not restored by three minutes to post for the current race at the host track, betting shall cease at the guest track and/or off-track wagering facilities where such communication has been lost, and wagers to that point shall be manually merged.
No further wagering data shall be accepted at the failed facilities until communications can be restored and authorization is given by both the host and guest mutuel departments. I.
In the event of a data communication failure which requires the manual merging of pools, betting for the next race cannot proceed at guest tracks or off-track wagering facilities which have suffered such loss until data communication has been re-established and all payoffs for any prior race have been posted.
Races shall not be delayed at the host track past post time as normally reflected on the infield tote board while awaiting the re-establishment of failed data communications between the host track and guest or off-track wagering facility. J.
Any loss in communications causing a delay in races or payoffs between host tracks, guest tracks and/or off-track wagering parlors shall be considered an “incident” and will require incident reports to be filed with the commission by all tote managers and mutuel managers involved within 48 hours of the incident. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 4:141 and R.S. 4:211-227. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Commerce, Racing Commission, LR 14:289 (May 1988), amended by the Department of Economic Development, Racing Commission, LR 17:171 (February 1991). §12330.
Fax Transmission XE “FAX Transmission” A.
Fax machines shall be located in each tote room as the priority back-up method of communication of wagering data.
Verbal transmissions of wagering data will be accepted only in the event of a fax failure and confirmed in writing as soon as possible.
Proof of successful fax transmission shall be maintained for a minimum of 60 days by the association. B.
Scratched horses and other betting format changes must be communicated from host mutuel department head to all tote department managers at both live and guest associations via fax transmission immediately upon receipt of that information from the host track stewards or if the urgency of communication requires otherwise and confirmed in writing as soon as possible. AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 4:141 and R.S. 4:211-227. HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Economic Development, Racing Commission, LR 17:170 (February 1991). §12331.
Simulcast Audio Transmission XE “Audio Transmission, Simulcast” A.
Each off-track wagering facility shall have the capability to deliver the simultaneous audio transmission of a race to the facility in the event that the simulcast of the racing program is interrupted.
The transmission of only the audio description of the racing program to the off-track wagering facility must be approved by the commission or its designee, except when prior approval is not possible.
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