ILLINOIS REGISTER 6038
ILLINOIS RACING BOARD
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
a) All horses must be in the paddock, in their assigned stalls, between 4 hours and 6
hours before scheduled post time of the race in which the horse is entered, as
determined by the Board. Horses racing in stakes races with a purse of $20,000
or greater, and elimination races for stakes races with a purse of $40,000 or
greater, shall be in their assigned stalls in the paddock at 12:00 noon the day of
the race. Failure to have a horse in the assigned stall at the designated deadline
shall result in the horse being scratched, and the trainer of record shall be subject
to a fine not less than $200 and not more than $500. The fine may be waived if
the Stewardsstewards determine that a verifiable emergency (for example,
inclement weather, medical emergency or trainer vehicle breakdown or accident)
prevented the trainer from getting the horse to the racetrack at the designated
deadline. The trainer shall submit appropriate written documentation of the
emergency as determined by the Stewardsstewards (for example, emergency room
report, towing or repair bill or police report). Except for warm-up scores, no
horse shall leave the paddock until called to post.
b) Persons entitled to admission to the paddock are:
1) Owners of horses competing on the date of the race.
2) Trainers of horses competing on the date of the race.
3) Drivers of horses competing on the date of the race.
4) Grooms and caretakers of horses competing on the date of the race.
5) Officials whose duties require their presence in the paddock or receiving
c) No driver, trainer, groom, or caretaker, once admitted to the paddock or receiving
barn, shall leave the same other than to warm up said horse until such race or
races for which he was admitted is contested.
d) No person except an owner, who has another horse racing in a later race, or an
official shall return to the paddock until all races of that program shall have been
ce) No more than 2two members of a registered stable, other than the driver, shall be
entitled to admission to the paddock on any racing day.
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