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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-1006



Timed Workouts; Thoroughbred Horse Racing

[49 Pa.B. 3457]
[Saturday, June 29, 2019]

 The State Horse Racing Commission (Commission) provides notice that on May 28, 2019, at its regularly scheduled public meeting, it issued an Order adopting, as a temporary regulation, an amendment to its existing thoroughbred regulation at 58 Pa. Code § 163.132 (relating to timed workouts) by increasing the existing 30-day time period to a 45-day time period. By regulation, a horse which has not started in a race for the regulatory period, is ineligible to race until it has completed a timed workout satisfactory to the Board of Stewards. This amendment was requested by the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. The Commission's Order was adopted under the authority of 3 Pa.C.S. §§ 9311(h) and 9312(6)(i) (relating to State Horse Racing Commission; and additional powers of commission) and listed under Administrative Doc. No. 2019-19.

 The general purpose of the Order is: (1) to provide an extended opportunity for horsemen whose horses have not been competing to have their horses officially timed; (2) to provide accurate assessment of the horse's physical condition and readiness to race after a period of not competing; and (3) to provide accurate information to the betting public about the horse's racing readiness for handicapping purposes.

 This Order and the Annex A will take effective upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. In addition, the Order and specific provisions have been posted and published on the Commission's web site and a copy may be accessed by the public at The Commission will also provide copies of the Order upon request directed to (717) 787-5539.

Bureau of Thoroughbred Horse Racing

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1006. Filed for public inspection June 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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