TITLE 11: ALCOHOL, HORSE RACING, LOTTERY, AND VIDEO GAMING
Section 720.10 Definitions
"Off-track stabling" means 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. The grounds of organization licensees in Illinois and recognized meetings in other jurisdictions shall not be considered off-track stabling.
Section 720.20 Filing for Permission to Operate
Permission to operate an off-track stabling facility shall be obtained by first filing at the Board's central office an application in a form prescribed by the Board.
Section 720.30 Time Limitation
Approval of off-track stabling shall be applicable for one calendar year and must be renewed each year.
Section 720.40 Jurisdiction of the Board
Any area approved by the Board as off-track stabling shall be considered an extension of on-track stabling and will come under the jurisdiction of the Board and the stewards.
Section 720.50 Registration With Racing Secretary Required
Any horse stabled at Board-approved off-track stabling must be registered with the Racing Secretary before that horse's entry will be accepted.
Section 720.60 Who May Apply
Application for approval of facilities for off-track stabling shall be made by the owner or lessee of the premises. "Lessee" shall be defined, for purposes of these rules, as the person or persons who lease the entire premises and shall not apply to the leasing of stalls only. A copy of the lease shall be provided with the application filed with the Board.
Section 720.70 Licensing of Facility and Personnel
Off-track stabling facilities shall be considered vendors and shall be subject to all relevant licensing rules. All stable personnel employed at off-track stabling facilities shall be licensed.
Section 720.80 Board Rules and Regulations Apply
Off-track stabling shall be subject to Board rules and regulations except that:
a) The Illinois Race Track Rules for Fire Safety (Chapter B3 of the combined Rule Book; Ill. Adm. Code Part 403) shall not be applicable; however, an off-track stabling facility shall be reasonably equipped for fire safety.
b) The sanitation rules for employee living quarters shall not be applicable.
Section 720.90 Criteria for Approval
Facilities for off-track stabling must be suitable for developing and bringing a horse to racing fitness, and this determination shall be made by an inspector of the facilities who shall be designated by the Board or the Board of Stewards. Criteria for determining suitability shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
a) An area for exercising or training;
b) An adequate water supply;
c) An adequate method of manure and rubbish removal;
d) A comfortable, well lighted and properly ventilated barn;
e) Accessibility to a veterinarian.
Section 720.100 Participation in Races
No horse shall be permitted to enter any pari-mutuel event unless stabled at a Board licensed facility.
(Source: Added at 15 Ill. Reg. 5755, effective April 4, 1991)