TITLE 11: ALCOHOL, HORSE RACING, LOTTERY, AND VIDEO GAMING
SUBTITLE B: HORSE RACING
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS RACING BOARD
SUBCHAPTER g: RULES AND REGULATIONS OF HORSE RACING (THOROUGHBRED)
PART 1415 STARTING
SECTION 1415.190 FAILURE OF STARTING GATE
Section 1415.190 Failure of Starting Gate
If for any reason the doors in front of any stall in a mechanically or electrically operated gate should fail to open, thereby preventing a horse from starting when the starter dispatches the field, these rules shall apply.
a) If the conditions for a race include a starting fee, such fee shall be repaid to the owner of the horse prevented from starting in the race through failure of the gates to open.
b) Where the film patrol is not used, the starter shall make the sole decision on the question of what horse or horses are prevented from starting in a race through failure of the gates to open.
c) No recall or recall flag shall be used because of the failure of the gates to open.
d) If in any race less than two horses leave the stalls, the operator shall not be obliged to make payment of purse money to the one horse which finishes, but shall endeavor to re-card the race at the earliest time possible.