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58 Pa. Code § 163.127. Closing.

§ 163.127. Closing.

 (a)  Except in overnight races, if the hour for closing of entries or for declarations is not stated, it is understood to be midnight at the close of the day specified.

 (b)  Nomination for stake races received and postmarked before midnight of the day of closing are valid if received 24 hours in advance of the publication of weights, if a handicap; or 24 hours in advance of the closing of overnight entries, if another type of race.

 (c)  Nominations for stake races may not close nor may an eligibility payment be due on a day on which the United States Post Office is not open for business. If an association or entity accepting stakes engagements or eligibility payments closes a stake or schedules an eligibility payment on a day when the United States Postal Service nearest the nominator’s home of record is not open, a postmark on or before midnight of the next day immediately following on which the United States Post Office nearest the residence of the nominator is open will be acceptable under this chapter.


   The provisions of this §  163.127 amended December 23, 1977, effective December 24, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 3930.

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