In this subsection, “3-year-old horse" means a horse which was foaled during the 3rd year immediately before the year in which the horse participates in a race.
Every person licensed to sponsor and manage horse races under s. 562.05 (1) (b)
shall hold at least one race, on every race day, which is limited to 3-year-old horses, which did not race during the prior 2 years. If the licensee is unable, with reasonable effort, to attract sufficient competition for such a race, another race may be substituted.
Every licensee under s. 562.05 (1) (a)
shall collect 50 cents per person entering a racetrack as a spectator on each race day on which an admission fee is charged, including any person entering the racetrack as a spectator on a free pass or complimentary ticket.
Quarterly, of the amount collected during the quarter under sub. (1)
, a licensee under s. 562.05 (1) (a)
shall pay 50 percent to the county where the amount was collected and 50 percent to the city, village or town where the amount was collected.
Each county, city, village and town receiving moneys under sub. (2)
shall use at least part of the moneys to defray the costs of law enforcement, traffic control and other municipal expenditures incidental to the conduct of racing in that county, city, village or town and shall submit annually a report to the department showing how it has expended those moneys.
Medication of or tampering with race animals. 562.09(1)(a)(a)
The department shall promulgate and enforce rules governing the administration of medication and foreign substances to animals at racetracks where there is racing and medical testing of those animals. The rules shall provide that no medication or foreign substance, as defined by the department, may be administered to an animal within 48 hours prior to its entry in a race and that no animal participating in a race may carry any medication or foreign substance in its body, except as provided in this paragraph. The rules may permit specified levels of the following medications or foreign substances to be present in the body of an animal participating in a race if it is determined by the department that the medication or foreign substance entered the body of the animal through the food chain: procaine and its metabolites; sulfa drugs and their metabolites; polyethylene glycol; and any other medication or foreign substance that may enter the body of an animal through the food chain and that the department determines will not affect the integrity of the race or will not be relevant to the wagering public if the medication or foreign substance is present in an animal participating in a race. The rules shall specify the permissible levels of those medications or foreign substances consistent with levels resulting from food ingestion and in a manner that enables the levels to be detected in a urine sample of the animal.
The department shall establish, by rule, the qualifications for any laboratory which the department uses for testing under this section.
The owner or the agent or employee of the owner of any animal on a racetrack shall permit any member, steward, employee or other agent of the department to make any test which the department determines to be proper to determine if a medication or foreign substance has been administered to that animal in violation of sub. (1)
The department shall require, by rule, that every horse entered in a race be tested before the race to determine if a medication or foreign substance has been administered to the horse in violation of sub. (1)
. The rule shall require that every horse entered in a race shall be detained from the time the prerace test is administered until the horse leaves the detention area to proceed to the start of the race. The rules shall limit the persons who may be present when samples are taken for the tests and who may be present in the detention area and shall identify who those persons may be.
The department shall require, by rule, that immediately after every race at least one animal, as identified by the department rule, be tested to determine if a medication or foreign substance has been administered to the animal in violation of sub. (1)
. A steward or veterinarian employed by, under contract with or approved by the department may designate additional animals to be tested to determine whether a violation of sub. (1)
The rules which the department applies at racetracks at fairs under pars. (a)
and sub. (1)
may differ from the rules which the department applies under pars. (a)
and sub. (1)
at other racetracks.
Any finding by the department that a medication or foreign substance has been administered to an animal in violation of sub. (1)
is prima facie evidence of a violation of sub. (1)
The results of any test under this subsection shall be kept on file by the department for at least one year following the test.
The department shall establish, by rule, and charge fees for testing under this subsection. Fees received under this paragraph shall be credited to the appropriation accounts under ss. 20.455 (2) (g)
and 20.505 (8) (g)
No person may do any of the following:
Enter an animal in a race if the person knows or should know that a medication or foreign substance has been administered to that animal in violation of sub. (1)
Administer a medication or foreign substance to an animal in violation of sub. (1)
Willfully fail to disqualify an animal from competing in a race if the person has notice of any of the following:
That a medication or foreign substance has been administered to the animal in violation of sub. (1)
That the animal was not properly made available for any test or inspection required by the department.
That the animal has been suspended from a race under this chapter or under any rule promulgated under this chapter or under the laws of any other state.
Use, attempt to use or conspire to use a battery, buzzer, electrical, mechanical or other appliance for the purpose of stimulating or depressing an animal or affecting its performance in a race or workout.
Sponge the nostrils or windpipe of an animal.
Unless the person is a veterinarian, have in his or her possession on a racetrack or track located at a fair where there is racing any equipment for the hypodermic injection of an animal or any substance for hypodermic injection of an animal. The department may, by rule, permit the possession of an injectable substance or hypodermic equipment for the person's personal use.
Have in his or her possession on a racetrack any appliance which can be used to stimulate or affect the speed of an animal except a whip authorized by the department by rule or a spur authorized by the department by rule.
Use any method to affect the condition of an animal on a racetrack or to affect the performance of an animal in a race or workout in violation of this chapter or any rule promulgated under this chapter.
Prohibition on race dogs trained by live lures or bait.
No person may:
Knowingly use any live lure or bait in a dog race or in training a dog for entry in any race.
Enter or permit a dog to be entered in a race if that person knows or can reasonably be expected to know that the dog was trained with any live lure or bait.
Enter or permit a dog to be entered in a race if that person knows or can reasonably be expected to know that the dog was trained in a state that does not prohibit the knowing use of live lures or bait in a dog race or in training a dog for entry in any race.
History: 1987 a. 354
Humane killing of dogs.
No person may kill or cause to be killed any dog which races in this state or was bred, whelped or trained in this state for racing, except by a humane chemical method, specified by the department by rule, which normally causes dogs to be rendered insensible to pain, is rapid and effective and is administered by a veterinarian.
Prohibited wagering activities.
No person may:
Place any wager on a race at any location except at a racetrack.
Facilitate off-track wagers or conduct an operation through which off-track wagers are transmitted to a racetrack. The acceptance of an intertrack wager at a racetrack that does not meet the criteria specified under s. 562.05 (6m) (b) 2.
is considered to be the acceptance of an off-track wager and the facilitation of an off-track wager.
Possess a counterfeit, altered or fraudulent wagering ticket on a race with intent to defraud.
Counterfeit, alter or forge a wagering ticket on any race or pass such a ticket with intent to defraud.
Prohibited race activities.
No person may:
Race an animal under a name other than its registered name or out of the animal's proper class, as determined by the department by rule.
Accept anything of value to alter or attempt to alter the outcome of a race.
Bribe or extort, or attempt to bribe or extort, any member, employee or agent of the department or any other person having charge of or access to an animal on a racetrack.
In this section, “pari-mutuel" means a wagering system in which all persons who wager on any snowmobile that finishes in any position for which wagers are taken in a race share the total amount wagered on the race minus any deductions from the wagers on that race required under rules promulgated under sub. (2)
The department may authorize on-track pari-mutuel wagering on snowmobile racing at times and places, as determined by the department, that do not conflict with animal racing authorized by this chapter.
If the department authorizes on-track pari-mutuel wagering on snowmobile racing under sub. (1m)
, the department shall regulate the pari-mutuel wagering and shall promulgate all rules necessary to administer this section. The department may promulgate rules that require persons who conduct snowmobile racing to be licensed by the department and the department may charge a fee to any person licensed under this subsection to cover the costs of the department in regulating on-track pari-mutuel wagering on snowmobile racing. Through its rules, the department shall do everything necessary to ensure the public interest and protect the integrity of the sport of snowmobile racing. If the department charges a fee to a person licensed under this subsection, the department shall deposit the moneys received into the appropriation accounts under ss. 20.455 (2) (g)
and 20.505 (8) (g)
The department shall confer with representatives of the United States snowmobile association in developing rules to protect the integrity of the sport of snowmobile racing.
If the department authorizes on-track pari-mutuel wagering on snowmobile racing, the department shall prepare and submit to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
a report on whether any additional civil or criminal penalties are necessary to enforce its rules.
Department of justice enforcement authority. 562.125(1)(1)
The department of justice may investigate any activities by the department and the department's employees and contractors, or by the licensees and their employees and contractors, which affect the operation or administration of racing and on-track pari-mutuel wagering, and shall report suspected violations of state or federal law to the appropriate prosecuting authority.
For the purpose of an investigation under sub. (1)
, the attorney general may issue a subpoena to compel the production of any books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, agreements or other documents or records which the attorney general deems relevant or material to the investigation. Section 885.12
shall apply to any failure to obey a subpoena under this subsection.
The attorney general and district attorneys have concurrent jurisdiction to commence prosecutions for alleged violations of this chapter.
Except as provided in subs. (2)
, whoever violates this chapter or any rules promulgated under this chapter shall forfeit not more than $10,000.
Whoever does any of the following may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both:
Makes a false statement in any application for a license.
Intentionally makes a false statement or material omission in an application for employment with the department.