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09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules

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

Notice of Proposed Action

The Maryland Racing Commission proposes to amend Regulation .49 under COMAR 09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules. This action was considered by the Maryland Racing Commission at a public meeting held on February 18, 2014, notice of which was given by publication in 41:2 Md. R. 177 (January 24, 2014), pursuant to State Government Article, §10-506(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to bring the regulation into compliance with a recent written agreement between the thoroughbred breeders and horsemen regarding the distribution of owner awards.

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, or fax to 410-296-9687. Comments will be accepted through May 16, 2014. 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 May 20, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., at Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD.

.49 Rewards to Breeders — Maryland-Bred Rules.
  A. — G. (text unchanged)
  H. After the application of §G of this regulation, the remaining portion of the monies allocated to this Fund, and all earnings on these monies, shall be distributed in the form of breeder and stallion owner awards as follows:
    (1) To a breeder of a registered Maryland-bred horse which won a race, or finished second[,] or third[, or fourth in a stakes race]; and
    (2) To the owner of a stallion, as defined by §A(4) of this regulation, if a registered Maryland-bred sired by the stallion won a race, or finished second[,] or third[, or fourth in a stakes race]
   I. On a semiannual basis, the Commission, with the advice of the Maryland-Bred Race Fund Advisory Committee, shall determine the amount to be distributed in the form of purses and owner, breeder, and stallion owner awards using the following formulas:
     [(1) Under §G(2) of this regulation, an owner award percentage is to be based on a relationship between the total amount of the purses on which these awards are to be paid and the total amount of money available to be distributed for owner awards;]
     [(2)] (1) (text unchanged) 
     [(3)] (2) The [owner,] breeder[,] and stallion owner award percentages established under §I(1) [and (2)] of this regulation shall apply to all Maryland-Bred Fund races except the races conducted on Maryland Million Day; and
     [(4)] (3) (text unchanged)
J. (text unchanged)

K. On Maryland Million Day, all monies allocated this day to the Maryland-Bred Race Fund under Business Regulation Article, §11-515, Annotated Code of Maryland, shall be distributed as breeder and stallion owner awards for the horses racing on Maryland Million Day in the manner specified by §I[(4)] (3) of this regulation.

L. — N. (text unchanged)

Executive Director