Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Racing Commission
Virginia Racing Commission
Regulations Pertaining to Horse Racing With Pari-Mutuel Wagering-Stewards [11 VAC 10 ‑ 70]
To make amendments to chapters 70 and 90 permanent
Action 1878
General Information
Action Summary The amendments to chapters 70 and 90 clarify the authority of the stewards appointed by the Virginia Racing Commission to enforce and interpret the Commission’s regulations. The word “participant” has been added which provides that certain individuals associated with a horse that is entered to run in Virginia shall be considered as participants and come under the jurisdiction of the Commission. Additionally, the amendments provide the authority of the Commission to take disciplinary actions through stewards or at a meeting at which a quorum is present. These amendments are being made in order to conform with the changes that were made to the Code of Virginia as of July 1, 2005 as provided for in SB 1270 Virginia Racing Commission. These amendments were made final on June 17, 2005 specifically for, and limited to the thoroughbred meeting held at Colonial Downs commencing on June 17, 2005 and ending on August 9, 2005. After expiring on August 9, 2005 at the end of the thoroughbred meet, the amendments were again made final by the Virginia Racing Commission specifically for and limited to the harness meet which began on September 16, 2005 and continues until November 14, 2005. These final amendments made by the Virginia Racing Commission were exempt from the Virginia Administrative Process Act pursuant to 2.2-4002 (A) (18). The Virginia Racing Commission now wishes to make the amendments to these chapters permanent for all future racing meets conducted in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 11 VAC 10-70 Regulations Pertaining to Horse Racing With Pari-Mutuel Wagering-Stewards Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  11 VAC 10 - 90 Regulations Pertaining to Horse Racing With Pari-Mutuel Wagering: Appeals to the Commission
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Associated Mandates clarifications, standard of proof, jurisdiction
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3399 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/04/2006.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kimberly Mackey  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Virginia Racing Commission
10700 Horsemens Road
New Kent, VA 23124
Email Address:
Phone: (804)966-7406    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.