(230 ILCS 5/38)
(from Ch. 8, par. 37-38)
(a) It is unlawful for any person knowingly to enter
or cause to be entered any horse - mare, stallion, gelding, colt
or filly - for competition or knowingly to compete with any horse -
mare, stallion, gelding, colt or filly -- entered for competition under
any name other than its true name or out of its proper class for any
purse, prize, premium, stake or sweepstakes offered or given by any
agricultural or other society, association or persons in the State
where such prize, purse, premium, stake or sweepstakes is to be
decided by a contest of speed.
(b) Any person who violates
this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony. The Board shall
suspend or revoke the violator's license.
(c) The true name of any horse -- mare, stallion, gelding, colt
or filly -- for the purpose of entry for competition or performance
in any contest of speed shall be the name under which the horse has
publicly performed and shall not be changed after having once so
performed or contested for a prize, purse, premium, stake or
sweepstakes, except as provided by the code of printed rules of
the society or association under which the contest is advertised
to be conducted.
(d) It is further provided that the official records shall
be received in all courts as evidence upon the trial of any
person under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)