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FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013



09.10.01 Thoroughbred Racing

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §11-210, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action

The Maryland Racing Commission proposes to amend Regulation .07 under COMAR 09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules. This action was considered by the Maryland Racing Commission at a public meeting held on February 19, 2013, notice of which was given by publication in 40:2 Md. R. 180 (January 25, 2013), pursuant to State Government Article, §10-506(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to restrict a horse from participating in a claiming race for a price less than the price for which the horse was claimed, to allow the owner of a horse to declare a horse ineligible to be claimed if the horse has not run for a period of time and certain conditions are satisfied, and to prohibit a person from claiming more than one horse in a race.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to J. Michael Hopkins, Executive Director, Maryland Racing Commission, 300 East Towsontown Boulevard, Towson, MD 21286, or call 410-296-9682, or email to mhopkins@dllr.state.md.us, or fax to 410-296-9687. Comments will be accepted through June 3, 2013. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Maryland Racing Commission during a public meeting to be held on June 18, 2013, at 12:30 p.m., at Laurel Park, Laurel, MD 20725.

.07 Claiming.
  A. [In] Except as provided in §A-1 of this regulation, in claiming races a horse is subject to claim for its entered price by:
    (1) — (3) (text unchanged)
  A-1. In claiming races a horse is not subject to claim if:
    (1) The horse has not started for a minimum of 180 days;
    (2) The horse is entered for a claiming price at least equal to the claiming price for which the horse last started;
    (3) For the first race following the period specified in §A-1(1) of this regulation, the horse is declared ineligible to be claimed at the time of entry; and
    (4)The program clearly designates that the horse is ineligible to be claimed.

  B. (text unchanged)
  C. [For the purposes of claiming, a person may not be named as the trainer of more than one horse in a race] A person shall not be eligible to claim more than one horse in a race, either directly or through another.
  D. — L. (text unchanged)
  M. If a horse is claimed:
    (1) [The] For a period of 30 days from the day of the claim, the horse may [immediately] start in [any] a claiming race [regardless of the] only for a claiming price at least 25% more than the claiming price for which it was claimed;
    (2) — (4) (text unchanged)
  N. — R. (text unchanged)

Executive Director