Kentucky Rules Revised: Racing Commission Adopts Report of Rules Committee.; Amendments and Changes Suggested Cover Nearly Every Phase of the Sport., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-29


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KENTUCKY RULES REVISED I . — Racing Commission Adopts Report of Rules Committee. Amendments and Changes Suggested CoTer Nearly Every Phase of the Sport. LEXINGTON, Ky.. April 28.— The Kentucky State Racing Commission has adopted I the following: report of the committee on [-revision and modification of the rules of rac-ing: Lexington, Ky.. April 25, 1924. To the Kentucky State Racing Commission — I Gentlemen : The former Kentucky State Racing Commission, at its last meeting, appointed a committee to revise and modify the rules of racing. After such appointment the commis-I sion held no other meeting. The committee J therefore submits its report to the present commission. Rule* suspended or revoked by former commissions and omitted in present compilation. In its revision the committee has omitted former rule 75, which required that at least | one race each day of one and one quarter miles should be given. This rule was, in 1921, found impracticable and its application .suspended by the commission. Rule 94 — regarding the employment of an ; official "Clockcr," has been omitted, the of-I flee having been abolished by the commission I In 1922. I Itule 154 — Requiring that the top weight in all handicaps shall be 126 pounds, has been omitted, it having been suspended by a commission because of its impracticability. The following rules were adopted or amended by former commissions, subsequent to the ;1920 publication. They are a part of the [present turf law, and have been incorporated An the present compilation by the committee: Rule 96 A — All handicap weights and jprogram books must be submitted by the rhandicapper and racing secretary to the man-eager of the racing associations, who in turn niust submit them to the stewards and no weights or raco conditions may be announced until approved by the track managers and Stewards. WI1UTER8 AT FAIRS. Rule 105 A— Horses winning races at county and state fairs in Kentucky shall not be penalized for such winning In races run thereafter under the Jurisdiction of the Kentucky State Racing Commission. The Maiden Allowance, however, shall be lost by the winning of a race at any fair. Rule 1C9 amended. Kvery jockey who Is to ride In a race shall report to the scale room and weigh out at the appointed time, unless excused by the stewards or his horse be declared out. He shall not leave the Jockey room until all of his engagements for the day shall have been filled. None but Jockeys, their attendants and the racing officials shall be admitted to the weighing room or Jockey room. Rule 17G A. Any jockeys attendant who shall make a bot for himself or place for another a bet upon any race, shall be ruled off. Rule 254 amended. So as to permit suspended jockeys to gallop horses in the mornings the rule as amended being as follows : During the term of suspension of any jockey, owner, trainer or other person on any race track in Kentucky under the jurisdiction of this commission, his badge shall be taken up and he be refused admission to any part of the Morse. Provided, that a suspended JiMkey may be permitted to gallop or exercise horses during the morning hours and to lodge on the course at night. Rule 25! A. During the running of a race, one of the stewards shall station himself on some part of the course where he may nfea *rve the running of the race, or other Htttfen relating thereto, and immediately thereafter report to the other stewards any wrongful or Mispicious conduct coming to his notice. Stewards shall alternate in performing this duty. Rule 259 B. The stewards shall not later than seven days after the end of each meeting, make report in writing to the chairman of the State Racing Commission of all infractions of the rules and of all rulings upon i matters coming before them during such meeting. Copies thereof shall be mailed to each member of the commission. RK; AIUUNG PURSE VALUES. Committees recommendation of revisions or amendments : Rule : : inserting the words "an average of" before amounts specified as minimum purses. Also provision that under no circumstances shall a purse of less than 00 be given. The rule as amended reads as follows, as interpreted by the former commission : At a track located in a city in Kentucky, having a population of .j50.000, or within ten miles of the corporate limits of any city of such population, situated in Kentucky, or in an adjoining state, there shall be no race given to which is added less than an average of ,500 in cash, and no stakes to which is added less than .oo0 in cash. At a track lecated in a city in Kentucky of less than :S." 0.KHi and more than 200,000, or within ten miles of the corporate limits of any city of ; such population, situated in Kentucky, or in an adjoining state, there shall be no race given to which is added less than an average of .2 0 in cash, and no stakes to which is added less than .oon in cash. At a track ! looted in S city iii Kentucky of less than 1. ".0,010 population, or within ten miles of the corporate limits of any city of such popu- latum, situated in Kentucky, or in an adjoining state, then- shall lie no race given to ; Which is add.-d less than an average of U la cash ami irrespective of the aanraaje amount per purse there shall be no purse of : l.-ss ralue than |7tt, and no stakes to which is aihl.,1 ], ss than ..",00 in cash. The spe- cased amounts shall be exclusive of any en- trance or starting fee that may be charged. Any violation of this rule shall be punished by rvvacatlaa of ■eaaaa, Rale 54— Amended to conform to Rule 53, which lixos amount of minimum parses : Any race given instead ,f a race declared j Off. shall have added to it the amount re- | quired by Rule U. but the character of the substituted race and the conditions thereof shall be determined by the racing secretary. Rule 58 amended so as to read : Betting shall cease and the pari-mutuel ; ! ; : j | machines be locked when the barrier is raised and the horses leave the post. Rule 74 amended by addition shown in black type: Not more than two overnight events of less distance than a mile shall be given on any day for horses three years old or upward unless conditions make it impossible to obtain sufficient entries to races of a mile or greater distance. Rule SO amended so as to change the number of entries required to fill races from four to five as follows: In purse races five horses in entirely different interests must enter and start or the race be declared off. Ncte — The Knglish racing rules require five to enter and the Kentucky Racing Commission prior to 1920 had a similar requirement. New rule. No horse shall be permitted to start that has not been fully identified. Responsibility in the matter of establishing either the identity of a horse or his complete and actual ownership shah be as binding on the persons so identifying or undertaking to establish as it is on the person having the horse requiring identification, and the same penalty shall apply to them in case of fraud or attempt at fraud. Note — The committee in the foregoing report has merely given a digest of the revisions or changes suggested. It will njlve verbally to the commission its reasons why such changes, in ts opinion should le made. The following BOW rules, amended to meet certain conditions which have arisen during the past year, are submitted by the committee for the consideration of the commission : Rule. Not more than two horses of the same ownership or Interest shall be entered in any purse or overnight ereat. Xo entry shall be received of any horse not stabled upon the grounds where the race is run, or whose stabling elsewhere has not been approved by the association. Respectfully submitted. CHARLES F. PRICE, SAM C. NUCKOLS, POLK LAFPOpN, Committee oa Bales bt Racing.

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