61D-2.025.  


Effective on Thursday, September 29, 2016
  • 1(1) Each race must have at least five entrants with a minimum of  two contestants.

    16(2) Each race, with the exception of a harness race, must start by use of a box or gate.

    35(3) Each greyhound race:

    39(a) Must be conducted on a track that is at least 17 feet in width; and,

    55(b) Must not be shorter than 990 feet in length.

    65(4) Each quarter horse or any statutorily authorized substitute breed race other than thoroughbred conducted under a quarter horse permit:

    85(a) Must be conducted on a track that is at least 50 feet in width; and,

    101(b) Must not be shorter than 330 feet in length.

    111(5) Each thoroughbred race:

    115(a) Must be conducted on a track that is at least 50 feet in width; and,

    131(b) Must not be shorter than 1,320 feet in length for races of 2 year old horses and 3,200 feet in length for all other races.

    159(6) Each harness race:

    163(a) Must start by use of a rolling gate;

    172(b) Must be conducted on a track that is at least 80 feet in width; and,

    188(c) Must not be shorter than 3,300 feet in length.

    199(7) For each race, all racing contestants must compete simultaneously on a common track with a common start and finish line.

    220(8) Horse r223aces must be recorded by at least three video cameras if the race includes turns or two video cameras if the race is on a straight track.

    250(a) Cameras must be located to provide clear panoramic and head-on views of each race. Separate monitors, which simultaneously display the images received from each camera and are capable of simultaneously displaying a synchronized view of the recordings of each race for review, shall be provided in the stewards’ stand.

    300(b) Recordings of each race shall be maintained by the permitholder for at least six months from the last day of live racing as indicated by the annual operating license.

    330(c) Copies of race recording must be provided to the division upon request.

    343Rulemaking Authority 345550.0251(3) FS. 347Law Implemented 349550.0251 FS. 351History–New 9-29-16.

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