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58 Pa. Code § 163.5. Conduct.

§ 163.5. Conduct.

 A person on his own behalf or in concert with another person may not expend less than his best effort to win a race in which he participates or give an instruction or undertake course of conduct for other than the purpose of winning.


   The provisions of this §  163.5 adopted February 4, 1977, effective February 5, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 390.

Notes of Decisions

   Sufficiency of Evidence

   Testimony that a videotape of the race in question demonstrated that the licensee performed several acts that were intended to cause, and resulted in, the horse’s last-place finish was sufficient to justify the Commission’s suspension. Pinero v. State Horse Racing Commission, 804 A.2d 131 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2002).

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