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09.10.02 - Maryland Racing Commission - Final Regulations

FINAL ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 42, ISSUE 11,
FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.02 Harness Racing

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

Notice of Final Action
[15-004-F]

On March 17, 2015, the Maryland Racing Commission adopted amendments to Regulations .43 and .53 under COMAR 09.10.02 Harness Racing. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 42:1 Md. R. 24—25 (January 9, 2015), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: June 8, 2015.

J. MICHAEL HOPKINS
Executive Director

.43 Foaled Stakes Program.
  A.—J. (text unchanged)
  K. Eligibility to Start.
    (1) (text unchanged)
    (2) A satisfactory charted performance line is a performance line:
      (a) (text unchanged)
      (b) Which shows that the horse has completed the race without a break, other than a break caused by interference or broken equipment, at, or within, the following times according to the horse’s age and gait:
        [(i) For events conducted on a 5/8 mile track:

Age and Gait Time
2-year-old pace 2:07
2-year-old trot 2:09
3-year-old pace 2:06
3-year-old trot 2:08, and

        (ii) For events conducted on a 1/2 mile track:]

Age and Gait Time
2-year-old pace 2:08
2-year-old trot 2:10
3-year-old pace 2:07
3-year-old trot 2:09.

    (3) (text unchanged)
  L.—T. (text unchanged)
  U. Purse Distribution.
    (1) The purse in each race shall be divided in the following manner:
      (a)—(b) (text unchanged)
      (c) [60] 55 percent, 30 percent, and [10] 15 percent to the first three finishers, respectively, if only three horses finish;
      (d)—(e) (text unchanged)
    (2)—(3) (text unchanged)
  V. (text unchanged)

.53 Sires Stakes Program.
  A.—N. (text unchanged)
  O. Eligibility to Start.
    (1) (text unchanged)
    (2) A satisfactory charted performance line is a performance line:
      (a) (text unchanged)
      (b) Which shows that the horse has completed the race without a break, other than a break caused by interference or broken equipment, at, or within, the following times according to the horse’s age and gait:
        [(i) For events conducted on a 5/8 mile track:

Age and Gait Time
2-year-old pace 2:07
2-year-old trot 2:09
3-year-old pace 2:06
3-year-old trot 2:08, and

        (ii) For events conducted on a 1/2 mile track:]

Age and Gait Time
2-year-old pace 2:08
2-year-old trot 2:10
3-year-old pace 2:07
3-year-old trot 2:09.

    (3) (text unchanged)
  P.— Z. (text unchanged)
  AA. Purse Distribution.
    (1) The purse in each race shall be divided in the following manner:
      (a)—(b) text unchanged
      (c) [60] 55 percent, 30 percent, and [10] 15 percent to the first three finishers, respectively, if only three horses finish;
      (d)—(e) (text unchanged)
    (2)—(3) (text unchanged)
  BB. (text unchanged)