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The entering and drawing of horses at Class D licensed facilities shall be governed by the following:


Each Class D licensee must provide a locked entry box with an aperture through which all entries shall be deposited.


At the time specified by the licensee, the chief steward, or an official designated by the chief steward, shall unlock the entry box, sort the entries contained in it, and immediately draw the post positions in the presence of owners or an owner's representative as may be present.


At all Class D race meets the entry box shall be opened by the chief steward, or an official designated by the chief steward, at the advertised time. The chief steward or official conducting the draw will be responsible to assure that at least one owner or an official representative of the owner is present. No owner or agent for a horse with an entry in the entry box shall be denied the privilege of being present. Under the supervision of the chief steward, or an official designated by the chief steward, all entries shall be listed, the eligibility verified, preference ascertained, starters selected, and post positions drawn. If it is necessary to reopen any race as determined by the chief steward, a public announcement indicating such shall be made no fewer than two times and the entry box reopened at a specific time.


Drawing of post positions for the second heat in races of more than one dash or heat at pari-mutuel meetings, may be conducted by the stewards from the stand for succeeding dashes or heats.


Entries by mail, telephone, or facsimile actually received and evidence of which is deposited in the entry box before the time specified to enter, shall be drawn in the same manner as the others. Such drawings shall be final. Mail, telephone, or facsimile entries must state the name, age, color, sex, sire, and dam of the horse; the name of the driver and driver's colors; the date and place of last start; a current summary, including the number of starts, firsts, seconds, thirds, earnings, and best winning time for current year; and the event in which the horse is to be entered. It shall state any relevant medication information. It shall be the responsibility of the racing secretary to assure that such entries are signed by the person receiving same.


When a Class D licensee requires a horse to be entered at a stated time, failure to enter as required shall be considered a withdrawal from the event.


After entries have been made, no horse shall be withdrawn from the race except by permission of the stewards. A fine and/or a suspension shall be imposed for drawing a horse without permission and the penalty shall apply to both the horse and the party who violated this item.


Drawings shall be final unless there is conclusive evidence that a horse properly entered was omitted from the race through the error of a track or its agent or employee in which event the horse shall be added to the race but given the last post position, provided the error is discovered prior to either scratch time or the printing of the program; however, in the case of early closers of more than $10,000 and stake and futurity races, the race shall be redrawn. This shall not apply at commercial pari-mutuel meetings in overnight events.


Entries shall state who shall drive the horse and give the driver's colors. Drivers may be changed until the time prescribed by the stewards, of the day preceding the race, after which no driver may be changed without permission of the stewards and for good cause. When a nominator starts two or more horses, the stewards shall approve or disapprove the second or third driver.


Entries shall state when a horse is to be raced with furosemide and, if it is the first time the horse is to race with furosemide, that information is to be included on the entry.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 240.13; 240.15; 240.19; 240.23; 240.24


19 SR 2307; 25 SR 1609; 31 SR 1277

Published Electronically:

August 1, 2008

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