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09.10.01.49 - Racing Commission - Pending Regulations

 

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 40, ISSUE 26,
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013

Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Subtitle 10 RACING COMMISSION

09.10.01 Thoroughbred Rules

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

Notice of Proposed Action
[13-436-P]

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 November 12, 2013, notice of which was given by publication in 40:22 Md. R. 1898 (November 1, 2013), pursuant to State Government Article, §10-506(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to provide the opportunity for an individual who owns a Maryland-bred horse which participates in a Maryland race to receive an owner award if the horse finishes first, second, or third in an allowance race, maiden race, or a claiming race for not less than $10,000.

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 March 14, 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 March 18, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., at Laurel Park, Laurel, MD 20725.

.49 Rewards to Breeders — Maryland-Bred Rules.
  A. — F. (text unchanged)
  G. With the exception of the monies allocated to this Fund which were generated by the handle on Maryland Million Day, subject to the approval of the Commission, a portion of all the remaining money allocated to this Fund [from each race meeting that generates revenue for the Fund], and all earnings on these monies, shall be distributed in the form of purse money and owner awards [on a semi-annual basis] as follows:
    (1) (text unchanged)
    (2) A percentage to owner’s awards, to be paid to the owner of a [winning] horse[, including the winner of a maiden claiming race,] which won a race or finished second or third, and which has been registered with the Maryland Horse Breeders Association as being a Maryland-bred horse, [unless the horse was the winner of a:] only for the following:
        (a) [Stakes] Maiden race;
       
(b) [Stakes] Allowance race; and 
       
(c) Claiming race when the winner competes for a claiming price of [less than $20,000] $10,000 or more[; or
        (d) Race restricted to Maryland-breds].
 
H. — N. (text unchanged)

J. MICHAEL HOPKINS
Executive Director