TITLE 11: ALCOHOL, HORSE RACING, AND LOTTERY
SUBTITLE B: HORSE RACING
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS RACING BOARD
SUBCHAPTER a: GENERAL RULES
PART 210 DEFINITIONS
SECTION 210.10 DEFINITIONS
Section 210.10 Definitions
"Act" The Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.
"Added Money" The money added by a racing association to the various fees paid by the owners of the horses nominated to, entered in and/or starting in a race.
"Added Money Early Closing Event" A harness race closing in the same year in which it is to be contested in which all entrance and declaration fees received are added to the purse.
"Advanced Wagering" Any wagering on a race or races to be conducted during a racing program before the next scheduled race.
"Age" The age of a horse shall be reckoned from the first day of January of the year of foaling.
"Allowance" Weights and other conditions of a race.
"Allowance Race" A race, other than a claiming race, for which certain conditions of eligibility are established.
"Also Eligible" A horse that has been entered in a race but is not permitted to start unless the number of entrants is reduced by scratches.
"Appeal" A request for the Board to investigate, consider or review any decisions or rulings of the officials of a meeting or the decision of the Board itself.
"Applicant" A person who applies for an organization or occupation license in a specified category or categories.
"Approximate odds" The probable ratio of the pay-out price to a $1 wager in the win pool in a pari-mutuel system.
"Arrears" All monies owed by a licensee, including subscriptions, jockey fees, forfeitures, and any default incident to these rules.
"Association" A person or business entity holding a license from the Board to conduct racing with pari-mutuel wagering.
"Association Grounds" All areas used by a racing association in conducting a race meeting.
"Authorized Agent" A person appointed by an owner or trainer in accordance with Board rules, the appointment to be designated in a document signed by the owner or trainer, approved by the stewards, executed annually and filed with the Illinois Racing Board.
"Battery" Any battery, buzzer, electrical, or mechanical device or other appliance, except for the ordinary whip, that can be used to stimulate or depress a horse or affect its speed in a race or workout.
"Beneficial Interest" Profit, benefit or advantage resulting from a contract or an ownership interest in an estate as distinct from legal title or ownership, i.e., an interest as a devisee, legatee or donee solely for his own use or benefit and not as holder of title for use and benefit of another.
"Betting interest" Horse, entry or field.
"Bleeder" A horse that is examined by an official veterinarian following a race or workout and sheds blood from one or both nostrils or upon endoscopic examination shows observable amounts of free blood in the respiratory tract.
"Board" Illinois Racing Board.
"Bookmaker" A person who accepts wagers on races other than through a pari-mutuel machine.
"Breakage" The odd cents by which the amount payable on each dollar wagered exceeds a multiple of 10’.
"Breeder" (Harness) The owner of a horse's dam at the time of breeding. (Thoroughbred) The owner of the horse's dam at the time of foaling.
"Canceled Ticket" A ticket that represents a wager that has been canceled and withdrawn from the pari-mutuel pools.
"Carryover" The total amount of non-distributed pool money in a pool that is retained and added to a corresponding pool in accordance with this Part.
"Cashed Ticket" Any pari-mutuel ticket that is refunded or that is presented for payment of a winning wager and is paid.
"Cashier Accounting" The record of teller activity by transaction and time of transaction.
"Central Processing Unit" The main computer that controls and stores both programs and data.
"Civil Penalty" A penalty imposed on a licensee for a violation of Board rules or the Act.
"Claim" The act of an eligible owner requesting the stewards to order the sale of a horse in a claiming race to him/her for a predetermined amount; to request a weight allowance; to file a claim in a claiming race; to acquire a horse by claiming.
"Claimant" A person or racing interest meeting one of the three criteria for claiming eligibility.
"Claim Form" The form upon which an eligible owner agrees to purchase a horse from a claiming race.
"Claiming Price" The predetermined price at which a horse in a claiming race must be sold if it is claimed.
"Claiming Race" A race in which any horse starting may be purchased for a predetermined amount in conformance with Board rules.
"Colt" An uncastrated male horse under five years of age.
"Computer Log Library" A record of all operator initiated actions of the transaction processor.
"Concessionaire" An individual, firm, partnership, corporation, trustee or legal representative licensed to operate as a concessionaire to sell or provide food, beverages, programs, tip sheets or parking to the public at a race track in Illinois.
"Condition Book" A booklet published by a thoroughbred racing association that sets out the conditions, purses and descriptions of future races. (Synonym: Condition Sheet)
"Conditioned Race" An overnight event in which entry eligibility is governed by previously specified qualifications.
"Condition Sheet" A listing, written by the Racing Secretary, with the conditions a horse must meet in order to enter a particular race.
"Conditions" Qualifications that determine a horse's eligibility to be entered in a particular race.
"Confirmed Test" A second analytical procedure used to identify the presence of a specific drug or metabolite in a urine specimen.
"Console" The totalizator status monitor that displays current race pool status information.
"Contest" A competitive racing event on which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted.
"Contestant" An individual participant in a contest.
"Controlled Substance" Any substance listed in 21 USC 812.
"Coupled Entry" Two or more contestants in a contest that are treated as a single betting interest for pari-mutuel wagering purposes. (Also see "Entry")
"Dam" The female parent.
"Day" A 24 hour period beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 12:00 midnight.
"Dead Heat" A race in which two or more horses cross the finish line in a tie.
"Declaration" (Harness) The process of entering a horse in a particular race. (Thoroughbred) The withdrawal of a horse entered for a race after the closing of entries. (Synonym: scratch)
"Decoder" A device and/or means to convert encrypted audio-visual signals and/or data into a form recognizable as the original content of the signals.
"Disqualification" The act of barring a person from acting as an official or from starting or driving a horse in a race. In the case of a horse, the act of barring it from starting or altering its finishing position for betting and purse purposes.
"Disqualify" To place a horse in a lower position, in the official order of finish in a race, than it actually finished due to an infraction of the rules.
"Downlink" A receiving antenna coupled with an audio-visual signal receiver compatible with and capable of receiving simultaneous audio-visual signals and/or data emanating from an organization licensee or track outside Illinois, and includes the electronic transfer of received signals from the receiving antenna to TV monitors within the inter-track wagering facility.
"Early Closing Race" A harness race in which entries close at least six weeks preceding the race.
"Eligible to Race" Refers to a horse whose trainer has been granted stall space on association grounds or has been approved to stable elsewhere and to ship in to race at a specific race meeting.
"Encryption" The scrambling or other manipulations of the audio-visual signals to mask the original video content of the signal and so cause those signals to be indecipherable and unrecognizable to any person receiving that signal without a decoder.
"Entry" A horse made eligible to participate in a race or two or more horses entered in the same race when owned or trained by the same person or trained in the same stable or by the same management. For thoroughbred racing, entries of separate ownership shall be uncoupled.
"Equipment" The items worn by or attached to a horse in a race.
"Exclusion" The act of barring from all or part of association grounds or the grounds under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Racing Board. Unless specified in the ruling, an exclusion is unconditional and encompasses all of the association grounds.
"Exhibition Race" A race on which no wagering is permitted.
"Expired Ticket" An outstanding ticket that was not presented for redemption within the required time period for which it was issued.
"Extended Pari-Mutuel Meeting" A meeting at which no agricultural fair is in progress, of more than 10 days annually, with pari-mutuel wagering.
"Field" All the horses that compete in a race; a number of horses grouped together as an entry for the purpose of pari-mutuel betting.
"Filly" (Thoroughbred) A female horse under five years of age. (Harness) A female horse under four years of age.
"Financial Interest" An interest that could result in directly or indirectly receiving a pecuniary gain or sustaining a pecuniary loss as a result of ownership or interest in a horse or business entity, or as a result of salary, gratuity or other compensation or remuneration from any person. The lessee and lessor of a horse have financial interests.
"Finish Line" A real or imaginary line, perpendicular to the race course, that marks the end of a race. (Synonyms: finish wire, wire)
"Flat Race" A race in which horses mounted by jockeys run over a course on which no obstacles are placed.
"Foreign Substance" All substances except those that exist naturally in the untreated horse of normal physiological concentrations or substances, or metabolites thereof that are contained in equine feeds or feed supplements but do not contain any pharmacodynamic and/or chemotherapeutic agents or pharmaceutical aids.
"Forfeit" Money due from a licensee because of error, fault, neglect of duty, breach of contract or a penalty imposed by the stewards or the Board.
"Foul" An improper act committed by a jockey or a horse in the running of a race.
"Foul Claim" or "Claim of Foul" An objection, alleging a foul, made to the stewards or their designee by a driver, jockey, owner or trainer of a horse involved in a race.
"Furosemide List" A tabulation maintained by the Board of all horses approved to race with furosemide.
"Futurity" (Harness) A stakes race in which the dam of the competing animal is nominated either when in foal or during the year of foaling. (Thoroughbred) A stakes race, for horses not older than three years of age, in which nominations are made before the horse becomes a three-year old.
"Gelding" A castrated horse.
"Gender and Number" Pronouns of one gender include the other and singular words include the plural and vice versa, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
"Gimmick Race" A race on which a form of multiple wagering is conducted, such as Daily Double, Quinella, Exacta, Perfecta, Trifecta, etc.
"Guaranteed Stakes" A stakes race with a guarantee by the party offering it that the sum paid shall not be less than the amount named (see Stakes Race).
"Guest Association" An association that offers licensed pari-mutuel wagering on contests conducted by another association (the host) in either the same or another state.
"Handicap" (Harness) A race in which starting positions are assigned on the basis of past performance so as to equalize the chance of all horses entered. (Thoroughbred) A race in which the weights carried by the entered horses are assigned by the Racing Secretary for the purpose of equalizing each horse's respective chance of winning.
"Handle" The aggregate dollar amount of all pari-mutuel pools, excluding refundable wagers.
"Heat" One of two or more installments of a race.
"Horse" An all encompassing term for any equine of any age, including colt, filly, gelding, ridgeling, mare or stallion.
"Host Association" The association conducting a licensed pari-mutuel meeting from which authorized contests or entire programs are simulcast.
"Hypodermic Injection" Any injection into or under the skin or mucosa, including but not limited to intradermal injection, subcutaneous injection, submucosal injection, intramuscular injection, intravenous injection, intra-arterial injection, intra-articular injection, intrabursal injection, intraocular (intraconjunctival) injection.
"Ineligible Horse" A horse not qualified to participate in a specific race under the rules or conditions of that race.
"Ineligible Person" A person not qualified to participate in a specific racing activity under the rules of that activity.
"Illinois-Bred Colt" or " Illinois-Bred Filly" A horse sired by a stallion owned by an Illinois resident and standing in the State of Illinois for the season in which the mare was bred.
"Illinois Foaled" A horse dropped in Illinois.
"Illinois Owned" A horse owned by a resident of Illinois at the time the horse is declared in to start and at the time of the race.
"Illinois Racing Board" Whenever the word "Board" is used, it means the Illinois Racing Board.
"Initial Screening" A sensitive screening that determines the presence of drugs and their corresponding families.
"Interference" Any act, which by design or otherwise, and regardless of actual contact, hampers or obstructs any competing horse or horses.
"Intertrack Wagering Facility" The physical premises, structure and equipment utilized by an intertrack wagering location or intertrack wagering location licensee for the conduct of intertrack wagering or simulcast wagering.
"Inquiry" An investigation or examination, conducted by the Board or Stewards, into a possible rule violation.
"Issued Ticket" A wager for which the ticket issuing machine produces a hard copy.
"Jockey" A rider of a thoroughbred race horse.
"Laboratory" The Illinois Racing Board Laboratory or an independent testing laboratory contracted by the Board.
"Late Closing Race" A race for a fixed amount to which entries close less than six weeks and more than three days before the race is to be contested.
"Lessee" A licensed owner whose interest in a horse is by lease agreement.
"Licensee" A person or legal entity that has been issued an occupation license to participate in racing under the jurisdiction of the Board. (Synonym: Occupation Licensee)
"Maiden" (Harness) A horse that has never won a heat or race, at the gait it is entered to start, for which a purse was offered. (Thoroughbred) A horse that has never earned a winner's purse in a flat race at a recognized meeting in any country.
"Maiden Race" A contest restricted to nonwinners.
"Mare" (Harness) A female horse four years of age or older. (Thoroughbred) A female horse five years of age or older.
"Match Race" A race between two horses under conditions agreed to by their owners.
"Matinee Race" A race with no entrance fee and where the prizes, if any, are other than money.
"Meeting" The specified period and inclusive dates each year during which an association is authorized to conduct racing by approval of the Board.
"Minor" Any person under the age of 18.
"Minus Pool" A minus pool occurs when the amount of money to be distributed on winning wagers is in excess of the amount of money comprising the net pool.
"Month" A calendar month.
"Mutuel Field" Two or more horses in a contest that are treated as a single betting interest for pari-mutuel wagering purposes when the total number of betting interests exceeds the number that can be handled individually by the pari-mutuel system.
"Mutuel Manager" The racing official designated by the organization licensee to supervise its pari-mutuel department.
"Net Pool" The amount of gross ticket sales less refundable wagers and statutory commissions.
"Nominator" The person or entity in whose name a horse is nominated for a race or series of races.
"Nominee" A horse nominated to a stakes and/or handicap race.
"Nomination" The naming of a horse to a stakes and/or handicap race. In a futurity, the naming of a foal in utero to a certain race or series of races, eligibility to which is conditioned on the payment of a fee at the time of naming and the payment of subsequent sustaining fees and/or starting fees.
"Objection" A claim of foul lodged with the stewards or their designee by a jockey of a horse in a race immediately after a race and before the race is made official, or a claim of foul lodged with the patrol judge in a starting car, by a driver of a horse in a race, immediately after the race and before the driver dismounts.
"Odds Board" A large sign-board structure, located in the infield of a race track, upon which the approximate odds are prominently displayed. (Synonym: Tote Board)
"Off Bell" The bell, operated by the stewards, that signals the locking of ticket-issuing machines. The bell that rings as a race starts.
"Official Order of Finish" The order of finish of the horses in a contest as declared official by the stewards.
"Official Starter" The official responsible for dispatching horses to begin a race.
"Official Time" The elapsed time from the moment the first horse crosses the starting point until the first horse crosses the finish line.
"Official Veterinarian" A veterinarian employed by the Board or employed by an organization licensee and approved by the Board.
"Off Time" The moment at which, on the signal of the official starter, the doors of the starting gate are opened, officially dispatching the horses in each contest.
"Off-Track Stabling" Any farm, any Illinois race track not licensed by the Board in the current calendar year, or any other location designated and approved for the purpose of stabling horses to be raced at a race track under the jurisdiction of the Board.
"Organization Licensee" Any person or entity receiving an organization license from the Board to conduct a race meeting or meetings.
"Outstanding Ticket" An uncashed winning or refundable pari-mutuel ticket that was not redeemed during the performance for which it was issued and that must be cashed within the statutory time limit.
"Overnight Event" A contest for which entries close at a time set by the racing secretary. (Synonym: Overnight Race, Overnight)
"Owner" A person or stable that has property rights in a horse or horses, by ownership or lease of a horse or horses.
"Paddock" An enclosed area in which harness horses scheduled to compete in a contest are confined and thoroughbred horses are saddled prior to racing.
"Pari-Mutuel Auditor" An employee of the Board's Pari-Mutuel Audit Unit.
"Pari-Mutuel Audit Unit" The State Director of Mutuels and the Pari-Mutuel Auditors.
"Pari-Mutuel System" The manual, electro-mechanical, or computerized system and all software (including the totalizator, account betting system and off-site betting equipment) that is used to record wagers and transmit wagering data.
"Patron" A member of the public present on the grounds of a pari-mutuel association during a meeting for the purpose of wagering or to observe racing.
"Payoff" The amount of money payable on winning wagers.
"Person" Any individual, partnership, corporation or other association or entity.
"Pharmaceutical Aids" Polyethylene glycol, polyoxyethylene glycol, polyalkylene glycol, polyoxyalkylene glycol, polysorborates, sorbitans and their analogues and derivatives.
"Pool" Total amount of money wagered on all horses in a race to finish in a specific position or positions.
"Post" The place on a race course from which the horses start in a race.
"Post Position" The pre-assigned positions from which the horses leave the starting gate.
"Post Time" The scheduled starting time of a contest.
"Prescription Drugs" Any chemical substance that is prohibited from being dispensed by any federal or Illinois law without a valid prescription.
"Prima Facie Evidence" Evidence that, until its effect is overcome by other evidence, will suffice as proof of fact in issue.
"Profit" The net pool after deduction of the amount wagered on the winners.
"Profit Split" A division of profit among separate winning betting interests or winning betting combinations resulting in two or more payoff prices.
"Program" The published listing of all contests and contestants for a specific day's racing. The races of a particular day, considered together.
"Protest" An objection lodged with the stewards of any infringement of the rules of racing.
"Purse" The amount of money won by the owner of any competitor in a race.
"Purse Race" A race for money to which the owners of the competing horses do not contribute.
"Qualifying Race" A race for the purpose of viewing horses for speed, racing manners and competitiveness in which no purse money is offered and on which no pari-mutuel wagering is conducted.
"Quarter Horse" A horse registered with the American Quarter Horse Association of Amarillo, Texas.
"Race" A contest between horses at a licensed meeting for purse, stakes, prize or reward.
"Race Course" The actual racing surface.
"Race on the Flat" (see Flat Race)
"Race Track Enclosure" Association grounds, owned, leased or controlled by the racing association, whether or not enclosed by a fence and including, but not limited to, track parking lots.
"Race Track Operator" Any person, association or corporation licensed by the Illinois Racing Board to conduct horse racing within Illinois for any stake, purse or reward.
"Race Meeting" The period of time, whether for consecutive or nonconsecutive dates, for which an organization license has been issued.
"Racing Association" Any person, partnership, corporation, or other entity licensed by the Board to conduct a race meeting. (Synonyms: Organization Licensee or Race Track Operator)
"Racing Interest" Any individual owner, partnership of owners, or corporation that participates as an owning entity or nominator of a race horse.
"Racing Jurisdiction" A governmental regulatory body that, by statute or ordinance, regulates pari-mutuel racing.
"Racing Soundness Exam" The physical examination for racing soundness and health of each horse by an official veterinarian.
"Recognized Meeting" Any race meeting with regularly scheduled races licensed by and conducted under rules promulgated by a governmental regulatory body, including meetings in foreign countries.
"Record" The fastest time made by a horse in a race that horse won or in a performance against time.
"Refunded Ticket" A ticket that has been refunded for the value of a wager that is no longer valid (e.g., when a horse has been scratched or the wagering canceled).
"Restricted Area" An area on the grounds of a race track where admission can be obtained only upon presentation of valid credentials. Such areas shall include the stable areas, detention barn, jockey or driver room, paddock, race course and pari-mutuel department.
"Result" That part of the official order of finish used to determine the pari-mutuel payoff pools for each individual contest.
"Ruled Off" Synonymous with suspended or excluded.
"Rules" Regulations promulgated by the Board pursuant to the Horse Racing Act.
"Ruling" A written decision, determination, and/or order of the stewards.
"Satellite Transponder" A leased space segment of time of an earth-orbit communication satellite.
"Scoring" Preliminary warm-ups by horses.
"Scratch" The withdrawal of a horse from a race after the closing of entries.
"Scratch Time" The time designated by the racing association as a deadline for an owner or trainer to file a request for a scratch.
"Simulcast" The live audio and visual transmission of a contest to another location for pari-mutuel wagering purposes.
"Single Price Pool" An equal distribution of profit to winning betting interests or winning betting combinations through a single payoff price.
"Stable Name" The assumed name or nom de course under which a person or stable races horses.
"Stakes" All the fees paid by subscribers to a stakes race, which may include the nomination, eligibility, supplemental, entry or starting fees or any fee that is required by the conditions of a race.
"Stakes Race" A race that is closed to nominees more than 72 hours before it is run, with a purse that includes all stakes payments in addition to the money added by the racing association.
"Starter" The racing official whose duty it is to get the horses away to a fair start in a race. Any horse that participates, i.e., starts, in a race.
"Starter Race" An overnight event, under allowance or handicap conditions, restricted to horses who have previously started for the designated claiming price or less, as stated in the conditions of the race.
"State Director of Mutuels" The individual representing the Board in the supervision and verification of the pari-mutuel wagering pool totals for each racing day.
"State Veterinarian" A veterinarian employed by the Board.
"Steeplechase Race" A contest in which horses mounted by jockeys run over a course on which jumps or other obstacles are placed.
"Steward" Duly appointed top official at a race track with the power to fine, suspend, and rule off persons licensed in racing.
"Stewards' Stand" The room, generally located on the roof of a race track grandstand or clubhouse, from which the State stewards and association stewards observe the running of races.
"Subscription" The nomination or entry of a horse in a stakes race.
"Sulky" A dual-shaft, dual wheel racing vehicle.
"Suspension" A penalty in which the rights and privileges of a licensee are withdrawn for a specified period of time. An occupation licensee whose license is suspended is prohibited from engaging in any licensed occupation and is excluded from all grounds under the jurisdiction of the Board, unless otherwise specified in the ruling or order (example: suspended from riding or driving).
"Sweepstakes" A race where the owners of horses entered or engaged for the race contribute to a purse to which money or any other prize may be added, and nominations to which close 72 hours or more before starting.
"Takeout" The total amount of money, excluding breakage, withheld from each pari-mutuel pool, as authorized by statute or rule.
"Test Level" The concentration of a foreign substance found in a test sample.
"Test Sample" Any substance, including but not limited to, blood or urine taken from a horse or licensee for the purpose of testing for foreign or controlled substances.
"Threshold Level" The concentration of a foreign substance found in a test sample.
"Ticket Issuing Machine" A machine that prints hard copies of wagers.
"Totalizator" An electronic device that automatically registers the wagers made on each horse or pool and prints or issues a ticket representing each wager or wagers.
"Totalizator System Licensee" Any person, corporation, company, association or any other entity that sells, leases, or operates totalizator equipment and is licensed by the Board.
"Tote Room" The room at a race track in which the totalizator system's computer is housed.
"Tout" Someone who furnishes information concerning selection of a horse for wagering purposes, or predicts the outcome of a race for wagering purposes, in exchange for a consideration.
"Trial Race" Part of a series of contests in which horses participate for the purpose of determining eligibility for a subsequent contest.
"Uplink" An earth station broadcasting facility, whether mobile or fixed, that is used to transmit audio-visual signals and/or data on FCC-controlled frequencies, and includes any electronic transfer of audio-visual signals from within a racing enclosure to the location of the transmitter at the uplink.
"Utilities" Programs that are provided by computer vendors to perform tasks such as duplication of program tapes, modification of master files, and access to passwords.
"Validation" The act or process by which the Board's licensing office at a race meeting stamps or otherwise marks the licensee's identification card, thereby allowing the licensee access to restricted areas during a specific race meeting.
"Vendor" A seller of feed, medication, stable supplies, or other merchandise in restricted areas.
"Veterinarian" A veterinary practitioner licensed as such by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
"Veterinarian's List" A tabulation maintained by the State Veterinarian of horses that are not permitted to enter a race until their names are removed from the list.
"Walkover" An event in which all horses but one in a race are withdrawn, leaving that horse to walk the prescribed course at the distance of the race. A walkover may be between two or more horses if they belong to a single interest.
"Week" A calendar week.
"Weigh-In" The presentation of a jockey to the Clerk of Scales for weighing after a race.
"Weigh-Out" The presentation of a jockey to the Clerk of Scales for weighing prior to a race.
"Weight for Age" A race in which a fixed scale is used to assign the weight to be carried by individual horses according to age, sex, distance of the race, and season of the year.
"Winner" The horse whose nose reaches the finish line first. If there is a dead heat for first, those horses shall be considered winners.
"Wire" See Finish line.
"Year" A calendar year.
(Source: Amended at 29 Ill. Reg. 8388, effective June 1, 2005)