Date of Proposal: August 15, 2016
Proposal Number: PRN 2016-133
The Racing Commission has proposed new rules – as well as rule amendments and the repeal of certain existing rules – relative to claiming races within the sport of harness racing. In general, the Racing Commission proposes to change the subchapter on Claiming to reflect current industry practice, reduce the risk of death or serious injury to horses running in claiming races, to provide greater protection for claimants upon their entering of a claim, and to maintain the integrity of the sport. Among other things, the rule changes are designed to promote the health and welfare of harness horses who run in claiming races by incentivizing their owners to nurture a horse to full health before entering the horse in another race.
Summary of Proposal:
A complete summary of the proposed rule amendment is posted on the New Jersey Racing Commission Web site at: www.nj.gov/oag/racing/proposed.html
Public comment on the proposed rule will be accepted until October 14, 2016.
Please direct all comments to:
Frank Zanzuccki, Executive Director
Department of Law and Public Safety
New Jersey Racing Commission
P.O. Box 088
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0088