Chapter 260-80 WAC

Last Update: 2/15/08

PROHIBITED PRACTICES

WAC Sections

260-80-010Offering or accepting a bribe.
260-80-030Entering ineligible horse.
260-80-040Offer or receipt of benefit for scratching an entry.
260-80-050Corrupt or fraudulent practice and conspiracy.
260-80-060Betting for account of jockey.
260-80-070Offers, gifts, to jockey.
260-80-100Appliance to alter speed of horse.
260-80-110Tampering with horse.
260-80-130Improper language.
260-80-140Disturbing the peace.
260-80-145Safe practices while on horseback.
260-80-150Mistreatment of horses.
260-80-160Engaging in criminal activity.
260-80-170Bookmaking is prohibited.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
260-80-020Accepting bribe. [Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 06-07-059, § 260-80-020, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06. Rules of racing, § 66, filed 4/21/61.] Repealed by WSR 07-07-013, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040.
260-80-080Horseshoes. [Rules of racing, § 72, filed 4/21/61.] Repealed by WSR 06-07-059, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040.
260-80-090Bar plates. [Rules of racing, § 73, filed 4/21/61.] Repealed by WSR 06-07-059, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040.
260-80-120Paying fine of jockey. [Rules of racing, § 76, filed 4/21/61.] Repealed by WSR 06-07-059, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040.


260-80-010
Offering or accepting a bribe.

No person may give, offer, promise, or accept, directly or indirectly, either in his/her own behalf or in behalf of another, any bribe, gift or gratuity in any form, for the purpose of improperly influencing the result of a race, or which would tend to influence the result of a race.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-010, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; Rules of racing, § 65, filed 4/21/61.]



260-80-030
Entering ineligible horse.

No person may willfully enter, or cause to be entered, or start a horse that he/she knows or believes to be ineligible or disqualified.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-030, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; Rules of racing, § 67, filed 4/21/61.]



260-80-040
Offer or receipt of benefit for scratching an entry.

No person may offer or receive money or any other benefit for withdrawing or scratching an entry from a race.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-040, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; Rules of racing, § 68, filed 4/21/61.]



260-80-050
Corrupt or fraudulent practice and conspiracy.

No person may commit any corrupt or fraudulent practice in relation to racing, nor may any person conspire with any other person for the commission of any corrupt or fraudulent practice in relation to racing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-050, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; WSR 06-07-059, § 260-80-050, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06. Rules of racing, § 69, filed 4/21/61.]



260-80-060
Betting for account of jockey.

No person may make a bet for the account of any jockey except the owner or trainer of the horse the jockey is riding, and then the bet may only be placed on the horse being ridden by that jockey to win or finish first in combinations with other horses in multiple wagers. Records of such wagers must be kept and made available upon request of the stewards.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-060, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; Rules of racing, § 70, filed 4/21/61.]



260-80-070
Offers, gifts, to jockey.

No person may offer or give a jockey any money or other benefit in relation to a race except the owner or trainer of the horse ridden in that race by the jockey.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-070, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; Rules of racing, § 71, filed 4/21/61.]



260-80-100
Appliance to alter speed of horse.

(1) No electrical or mechanical device or other appliance designed or intended to increase or decrease the speed of a horse, or that would tend to increase or decrease the speed of a horse, other than the ordinary whip may be possessed by anyone or applied by anyone to a horse, at any time on the grounds of an association, during a meeting whether in a race or otherwise.
(2) Any person aiding or abetting in the use or possession of, or soliciting or inducing the use or possession of such a device or appliance will be subject to the same penalties as the penalty for possession or use.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-100, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; WSR 06-07-059, § 260-80-100, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06; Order 6, § 260-80-100, filed 12/3/70. Rules of racing, § 74, filed 4/21/61.]



260-80-110
Tampering with horse.

No person may tamper or attempt to tamper with any horse in such a way as to affect the horse's speed in a race, or in such a way as is intended to affect the horse's speed in a race, nor may any person counsel or in any way aid or abet any such tampering.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-110, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; WSR 06-07-059, § 260-80-110, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06. Rules of racing, § 75, filed 4/21/61.]



260-80-130
Improper language.

No person may use improper, profane or indecent language to a commissioner, racing official, or any employee of the commission.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-130, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; Rules of racing, § 16, filed 4/21/61.]



260-80-140
Disturbing the peace.

A person may not unreasonably disturb the peace while on association grounds.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-140, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; WSR 06-15-092, § 260-80-140, filed 7/14/06, effective 8/14/06; Rules of racing, § 17, filed 4/21/61.]



260-80-145
Safe practices while on horseback.

All persons while on horseback must ride in a safe and prudent manner on the grounds of a racing association.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-145, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07.]



260-80-150
Mistreatment of horses.

No person may subject any horse to any form of cruelty, mistreatment, neglect, abuse, abandonment, injury, maiming or killing or administer any noxious substance to or deprive any horse of necessary care or sustenance, shelter or veterinary care. This section does not apply to treatment or euthanasia of a horse by a licensed veterinarian consistent with standard veterinary practices.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-150, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07; WSR 06-07-059, § 260-80-150, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06.]



260-80-160
Engaging in criminal activity.

While on association grounds no person may engage in any activity that would constitute a criminal act in the state of Washington.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-013, § 260-80-160, filed 3/8/07, effective 4/8/07.]



260-80-170
Bookmaking is prohibited.

No person may make, solicit for, or bet with a handbook or a foreign book on the grounds of any licensed race track or satellite location. No person who is or reputed to be a bookmaker, may enter or remain on the grounds of any racing association or satellite location in this state.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 08-05-088, § 260-80-170, filed 2/15/08, effective 3/17/08.]