A horse racing at a licensed race meeting may be stabled within the confines of the racetrack, at another racetrack licensed by the commission or other racing jurisdiction, or at off-track facilities. The association conducting the meeting shall provide temporary stabling for horses eligible to race that are brought to a race from another racetrack or off-track facilities.
All workout, tattooing, freeze branding, microchips, approval from the starting gate, and eligibility requirements of the commission or stewards must be secured at a licensed racetrack at which racing is being conducted. However, workouts may be obtained at sites approved by the commission and which are staffed by a clocker or clockers licensed by the commission.
All horses shipped from another racetrack or off-track stabling facility to a racetrack for a race must be at the racetrack no later than 8:00 a.m. or later if approved by the stewards on the day on which the horse is scheduled to race. When any horse enters the grounds of a licensed racetrack, the horse's trainer of record must ensure that the commission veterinarian is immediately informed on a form prescribed by the commission of any known administration of a bisphosphonate drug to that horse within the last six months. The horse will be placed on the veterinarian's list for a minimum of six months following the most recent reported administration of any bisphosphonate drug.
Any horse arriving on the grounds of a licensed racetrack must be accompanied by an original certificate of veterinary inspection. The certificate must include the date of inspection and date of issuance, both of which must be dated no more than ten days prior to arrival. The certificate of veterinary inspection must be completed by an accredited veterinarian and must contain complete equine infectious anemia (EIA) test results, including the date, laboratory, and accession number of the most recent negative EIA test. The certificate must also contain rectal temperature and product name and date of most recent vaccination with a Food and Drug Administration-approved modified live or killed vaccine specific for EHV-1. The certificate of veterinary inspection must be surrendered to the stable gate personnel for immediate transmittal to the commission veterinarian. The certificate of veterinary inspection will remain valid for 30 days from the date of issue, with the date of issue counted as day one. Horses leaving the facility and returning during this 30-day period do not have to be accompanied by a new certificate of veterinary inspection. Horses leaving and returning after the 30-day period will need to be accompanied by a new original certificate of veterinary inspection. The certificate must include the date of inspection and date of issuance, both of which must be dated no more than ten days prior to arrival.
The certificate of veterinary inspection for horses leaving and returning on an ongoing basis throughout the meet must be renewed within the first five days of each month.
When a suspected case of equine piroplasmosis (EP) is reported by a government agency within North America, the commission, the executive director, or the deputy director, in consultation with the chief commission veterinarian, has the authority to require proof of an equine piroplasmosis (EP) test taken within 12 months of the date of entry upon the racetrack when a horse enters or is already on the grounds of the licensed racetrack. No horse shall be allowed to enter the grounds of a licensed racetrack unless the horse has had the required test. The test must indicate a negative C-ELISA result for Theileria equi. Record of the negative test shall be attached to the certificate of veterinarian inspection (CVI) and presented at the stable gate when the horse first enters the grounds.
If a horse arrives at a licensed racetrack without all documentation required under this part, the horse shall be denied entry to the grounds of the licensed racetrack or kept in an isolation area until the required documentation is submitted to the commission veterinarian.
9 SR 2527; 10 SR 2161; 14 SR 2008; 15 SR 2307; 33 SR 8; 34 SR 1135; 35 SR 627; 36 SR 1407; 39 SR 1739; 42 SR 1258; 44 SR 1047; 46 SR 6
July 16, 2021
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes