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58 Pa. Code § 163.95. Coupled entries.

§ 163.95. Coupled entries.

 (a)  The term ‘‘entry’’ means a horse made eligible to run in a race. When starters in a race include two or more horses owned by the same person, they shall be coupled as an entry, with no exceptions. A wager on one horse in the entry shall be a wager on all horses in the entry. If a race is split in two or more divisions, horses in an entry shall be seeded in separate divisions, but the divisions in which they compete and their post positions shall be drawn by lot.

 (b)  Horses owned wholly or in part by the same trainer, person or the spouse of the person shall be coupled and run as an entry.

 (c)  If one horse is scratched after the betting is under way, the remaining horse shall run as a betting entry.

 (d)  Starters in a race which include two horses of different ownership trained by the same person, trained in the same stable or trained by the same management may not be coupled as an entry and shall constitute separate wagering interests. In no case may more than two horses having common trainer ties as defined in this section start in a race.


   The provisions of this §  163.95 amended through August 28, 1981, effective August 29, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2953; amended October 1, 1999, effective October 2, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 5094. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (236644).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  165.112 (relating to sale of pari-mutuel tickets); and 58 Pa. Code §  165.118 (relating to trifecta).

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