Game 7.03(2)(g) (g) No greyhound kenneled in the compound or registered with the racing secretary shall be permitted to be schooled at a facility other than a racetrack licensed by the division.
Game 7.03(2)(h) (h) No charge shall be imposed for conducting schooling races upon any kennel under contract with the association.
Game 7.03(2)(i) (i) Each association shall provide unofficial schooling at least 2 times per week, weather permitting, for a minimum of 2 hours per session.
Game 7.03 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; CR 03-070: am. (2) (a), cr. (2) (g) to (i) Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 12-1-03.
Game 7.04 Game 7.04 Qualifying time.
Game 7.04(1)(1) Each association shall establish a qualifying time for its 5/16 mile distance and inform the stewards in writing of this time prior to the first day of the race meet.
Game 7.04(2) (2) Any change in the qualifying time established during the course of the race meeting shall be reported in writing to the stewards.
Game 7.04(3) (3) Any greyhound that fails to meet the qualifying time as established shall not be permitted to enter.
Game 7.04 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90.
Game 7.05 Game 7.05 Grading system.
Game 7.05(1)(1) Grade classifications.
Game 7.05(1)(a)(a) The racing secretary shall be responsible for the proper grading of greyhounds under provisions of this section. Before the first day of a race meet the racing secretary, after sufficiently schooling all greyhounds and considering their past performances, shall classify and assign greyhounds to proper grades.
Game 7.05(1)(b) (b) The racing secretary shall use the following 6 grades; A, B, C, D, E and M.
Game 7.05(1)(c) (c) Grade M refers to maiden classification which indicates a greyhound has not won an official race at a pari-mutuel racetrack supervised by a regulatory agency and is under the age of 24 months. On the last race day of the month in which a greyhound reaches the age of 24 months, maidens shall be graded to grade E.
Game 7.05(1)(d) (d) A greyhound that falls in a race shall be considered a starter. However, a greyhound shall not be considered a starter if the start would result in the greyhound being graded off, but in this event the greyhound shall be considered a starter for purposes of pari-mutuel wagering.
Game 7.05(1)(e) (e) For a greyhound that transfers to the racetrack from another racetrack during a race meeting, the racing secretary shall assign the grade held by the greyhound at the time of the transfer or the equivalent grade of such track, depending on the previous track's grading system, or the next 2 grades higher or lower.
Game 7.05(1)(f) (f) The racing secretary may re-grade a greyhound at anytime within its first 3 starts, but not more than one grade higher or lower.
Game 7.05(1)(g) (g) A greyhound that has advanced from grade M and has been dropped from further racing without winning another official start may be re-qualified after a period of 30 days. Upon requalification the greyhound shall be placed in grade E by the racing secretary.
Game 7.05(1)(h) (h) Greyhounds not racing because of illness or injury for 30 days or more may be re-graded.
Game 7.05(1)(i) (i) All stakes races shall be indicated by the letter "S" and the grade.
Game 7.05(1)(j) (j) The racing secretary may form races of a distance of 3/8 of a mile or greater from 2 consecutive grades, not to include maiden. The races shall be designated by the letter "T" and the grade designation of the highest of the 2 grades and shall pay a purse consistent with the higher grade.
Game 7.05(2) (2)Advance in grade.
Game 7.05(2)(a)(a) The racing secretary shall advance a greyhound that wins a maiden race to grade E. A greyhound that wins a maiden race may be entered in grade D at the request of the trainer and with the approval of the racing secretary.
Game 7.05(2)(b) (b) The racing secretary shall advance a greyhound that wins a race one grade until reaching grade A.
Game 7.05(2)(c) (c) On request by a kennel owner or trainer, the racing secretary may advance a greyhound that finishes second, third or fourth in a maiden race to grade E and then must advance as provided in this section. For a greyhound re-graded on request under this subsection, the association shall place the letter "M" after the greyhound's name in the racing program.
Game 7.05(3) (3)Decline in grade.
Game 7.05(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the racing secretary shall lower a greyhound to the next lower grade if:
Game 7.05(3)(a)1. 1. The greyhound fails to finish in the top 3 positions in 3 consecutive starts; or
Game 7.05(3)(a)2. 2. The greyhound fails to finish third or better at least once in 4 consecutive starts.
Game 7.05(3)(b) (b) The racing secretary shall lower a greyhound in grade D to the next lower grade if it fails to finish in the top 4 positions in 4 consecutive starts.
Game 7.05(4) (4)Drop in eligibility.
Game 7.05(4)(a)(a) A greyhound which fails to finish in the top 4 finishing positions in 6 consecutive grade E starts shall be dropped from further racing at that race meet.
Game 7.05(4)(b) (b) A greyhound which fails to finish in the top 4 positions in 6 consecutive maiden starts shall be dropped from further racing at the race meet, except that if it re-qualifies in official schooling, the greyhound shall be given 2 additional starts. If the greyhound fails to finish in the top 4 positions in those 2 starts, the greyhound shall be dropped from further racing at the race meet.
Game 7.05 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; am. (1) (d), r. and recr. (3), Register, July, 1990, No. 415, eff. 8-1-90; CR 03-070: am. (1) (c), (h), (2) (a), (b) and (4), cr. (1) (j) Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 12-1-03.
Game 7.06 Game 7.06 Entries.
Game 7.06(1)(1) Procedures for entry.
Game 7.06(1)(a)(a) All entries shall be made to the racing secretary. Every entry in a race shall be in the name of the registered owner, lessee, or kennel name and shall be made in person or in writing.
Game 7.06(1)(b) (b) Joint subscriptions and entries may be made by any one or more of the owners. However, all owners shall be jointly and severally liable for all fees and forfeits.
Game 7.06(1)(c) (c) Entries which have closed shall be compiled without delay by the racing secretary and conspicuously posted.
Game 7.06(1)(d) (d) Entrance money shall not be refunded on the death of a greyhound or failure to start.
Game 7.06(1)(e) (e) Entry into a race shall be free, unless otherwise stipulated in the conditions of the race. If the conditions require an entrance fee, it shall accompany the entry.
Game 7.06(2) (2)Eligibility for entry.
Game 7.06(2)(a)(a) A greyhound shall not be qualified to be entered or to start in any race if owned in whole or in part or is under the control, directly or indirectly, of a person not eligible to hold a license. Any purse money won during the period the greyhound was owned or controlled by a person not eligible to hold a license shall be returned to the association and redistributed as purse money.
Game 7.06(2)(b) (b) No greyhound shall be permitted to enter or to start unless conditioned by a licensed trainer as registered with the division.
Game 7.06(2)(c) (c) No greyhound on the schooling list or the veterinarian's list shall be allowed to enter any official race without being properly removed from such lists.
Game 7.06(2)(d) (d) Female greyhounds coming in season during the race meet shall not be accepted for entry within 30 days following the date the greyhound came in season. Before being accepted for entry the greyhound shall be examined by the division's veterinarian and schooled to the satisfaction of the stewards.
Game 7.06(2)(e) (e) Lactating females shall not be eligible to enter, school or race.
Game 7.06(2)(f) (f) No greyhound under the age of 14 months may enter any official race.
Game 7.06(2)(g) (g) No greyhound shall be permitted to enter schooling or official races unless all persons holding any ownership interest in the greyhound are licensed by the division.
Game 7.06(2)(h) (h) In the event a greyhound starts a race from a post position other than the assigned post position identified in the daily race program, the stewards shall declare a "no race" and all monies wagered shall be refunded. In the event a greyhound starts a race from a post position other than the assigned post position identified in the daily race program, and the stewards fail to declare the race a "no race", then all winning tickets reflecting the posted official order of finish shall be honored as winning tickets and all remaining tickets shall be subject to refund.
Game 7.06(2)(i) (i) After the start of a race no refunds shall be provided in the event a greyhound's blanket comes loose or falls off, or if the greyhound's muzzle falls off, is hanging, or is in the mouth.
Game 7.06(3) (3)Stakes.
Game 7.06(3)(a)(a) Entries for stakes races, the conditions of which have previously been published, shall close at the time advertised in such publication and no entry shall be received after that time. If the race fails to fill, additional time may be granted. The time for closing is as follows:
Game 7.06(3)(a)1. 1. When an hour for closing is designated entries and declarations for stakes shall not be received afterwards;
Game 7.06(3)(a)2. 2. If an hour is not designated entries and declarations shall be mailed up to midnight of the day entries close, provided they are received in time for compliance with every other condition of the race.
Game 7.06(3)(b) (b) In the event the number of entries to any stake race is in excess of the number of greyhounds that may be permitted to start, the starters for the race shall be determined by the racing secretary according to the published conditions of the race.
Game 7.06(3)(c) (c) An entry in a stakes race shall not be withdrawn. However, in a multiple race series an entry may be scratched if the division veterinarian determines that it is unable to compete. A greyhound scratched from a stakes race shall not start officially before the stakes race is final.
Game 7.06(3)(d) (d) In the absence of notice to the contrary, entrance and declarations for stakes races which close during or on the eve of a race meet shall close at the office of the racing secretary. Closing at all other times for stakes races shall be at the office of the association.
Game 7.06(3)(e) (e) All stakes races shall be indicated by the letter "S" and the grade. The letter "S" shall appear at the top of each page of the daily race program for this type of race. After racing in a grade S race, the greyhound's grade shall include the S followed by the greyhound's current grade.
Game 7.06(3)(f) (f) A person entering a greyhound shall be liable for the entrance money or stake. Should the subscriber transfer the entry, the subscriber shall be liable.
Game 7.06(3)(g) (g) If a stakes race is not run all stakes or entrance money shall be refunded.
Game 7.06(3)(h) (h) If the racing secretary allows a greyhound to start in a race without its entrance money or stake having been paid, the racing secretary shall be liable for the money due.
Game 7.06(3)(i) (i) Subscription of entry or right of entry shall survive the death of nominator or subscriber of the greyhound.
Game 7.06(3)(j) (j) An error pertaining to any entry or declaration in a stakes race must be presented to the stewards prior to any qualifying races or the draw.
Game 7.06(4) (4)Drawing.
Game 7.06(4)(a)(a) The post positions of greyhounds starting shall be assigned by random lot or drawing, including computerized drawing.
Game 7.06(4)(b) (b) Entries shall not be drawn and assigned a post position unless a steward or designee representing the division and the racing secretary, assistant racing secretary or director of racing are present. The kennel owner, trainer or assistant trainer may be present, but their absence at the time of drawing shall constitute a waiver of their right to be present.
Game 7.06(4)(c) (c) The racing secretary shall post, in an area previously designated for this purpose, the date, time and place for the drawing of entries and assignment of post positions at least one day prior to the running of the race.
Game 7.06(4)(d) (d) The following provisions apply to the listing of greyhounds not drawn:
Game 7.06(4)(d)1. 1. Immediately after the drawing of entries for a performance the racing secretary shall publish a list of greyhounds not drawn;
Game 7.06(4)(d)2. 2. The list shall be posted in an area available for viewing by kennel owners and trainers;
Game 7.06(4)(d)3. 3. In drawing the entries for the next performance the racing secretary shall give priority to the greyhounds on the list;
Game 7.06(4)(d)4. 4. The racing secretary shall maintain on the list a balance of greyhounds in different grades and distances.
Game 7.06(4)(e) (e) In purse races, there shall be at least 6 greyhounds of completely different ownership. No trainer or greyhound owner shall have more than 2 greyhounds in any race except in stakes or sweepstakes. In all other purse races, the following conditions shall apply:
Game 7.06(4)(e)1. 1. No double entries shall be allowed until all single interests are used and double entries shall be uncoupled for wagering purposes.
Game 7.06(4)(e)2. 2. When no other single entry is available, the racing secretary may use a double entry without the permission of the trainer.
Game 7.06(4)(f) (f) Each greyhound shall have 4 past performance lines, except maidens shall have at least 3 past performance lines.
Game 7.06 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; cr. (4) (f), Register, July, 1990, No. 415, eff. 8-1-90; CR 03-070: cr. (1) (e) and (3) (j), am. (2) (a), (c), (d), (g) to (i), (3) (d), (e), (4) (b) and (e) (intro.), r. (4) (e) 2. and 4., renum. (4) (e) 3. to be (4) (e) 2. and am. Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 12-1-03.
Game 7.07 Game 7.07 Declarations and scratches.
Game 7.07(1) (1) The declaration of a greyhound out of an engagement is irrevocable and shall only be made by the trainer.
Game 7.07(2) (2) Declarations shall be made to the racing secretary or the assistant to the racing secretary at least 1/2 hour before the time designated for the drawing of post positions.
Game 7.07(3) (3) Greyhounds declared or scratched shall lose all preference accrued up to that date unless excused by the stewards.
Game 7.07(4) (4) If 3 or more greyhounds are declared out or scratched in any one race, the stewards may cancel the race.
Game 7.07(5) (5) At any time a greyhound is scratched, it may be required to perform to the satisfaction of the stewards in an official schooling race prior to being reentered for an official race.
Game 7.07 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; CR 03-070: cr. (5) Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 12-1-03.
Game 7.08 Game 7.08 Weights and weighing.
Game 7.08(1) (1) Establishing of racing weight.
Game 7.08(1)(a)(a) Before any greyhound is allowed to school or race, the trainer shall establish its racing weight with the clerk of scales.
Game 7.08(1)(b) (b) The established racing weight may be changed on written request of the trainer and by written consent of the stewards. The new racing weight shall become effective at the next draw following submission and consent of the request.
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Published under authority of s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is alwaycurrent. The date shown on each chapter is the date the chapter was last published.