TITLE 11: ALCOHOL, HORSE RACING, LOTTERY, AND VIDEO GAMING
SUBTITLE B: HORSE RACING
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS RACING BOARD
SUBCHAPTER f: RULES AND REGULATIONS OF HARNESS RACING
PART 1312 ENTRIES AND DECLARATIONS
SECTION 1312.250 QUALIFYING RACES
Section 1312.250 Qualifying Races
At all extended pari-mutuel meetings, declarations for overnight events shall be governed by the following:
a) A horse that has not raced previously at the gait chosen must go a qualifying race under the supervision of a presiding judge or associate judge and acquire at least one charted line by a licensed charter. To provide complete and accurate chart information on time and beaten lengths, a standard photo-finish shall be in use.
b) A horse that does not show a charted line for the previous season, or a charted line within its last six starts, must go a qualifying race as set forth in Subparagraph a. Uncharted races contested in heats or more than one dash and consolidated according to Subparagraph d will be considered one start.
c) A horse that has not started at a charted meeting by August 1st of a season must go a qualifying race as set forth above in Subparagraph a.
d) When a horse has raced at a charted meeting during the current season, then gone to meetings where uncharted races may be summarized, including each start and consolidated in favor of charted lines, the requirements of Subparagraph b do not apply.
e) A horse's finish in a qualifying race for which no purse is offered shall not be used in determination of eligibility for other races.