(A) At all commercial race tracks, the time of every race shall be accurately taken by an electrical timing device approved by the commission, in addition, and by at least one person with a stopwatch. In the event of a temporary failure of the electrical timing device at a commercial race track, it will be permissible for said track to have the official time of each race taken by three individual timers with stopwatches. In addition, under unusual circumstances, the official time can be determined by using the appropriate scientific equipment to determine an accurate time from the official film of the race. The recorded time will be entered in the record, in minutes, seconds, and fifths of seconds. The time of the race shall be publicly announced or posted.
(B) For county fair racing it is permissible for the time of the race to be taken by three individual timers with stopwatches.
(C) In the event an accurate official time cannot be determined for a race no unofficial time shall be announced or entered in the record.
Prior History: (Effective:
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/16/2009 and 09/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/1966, 1/1/1985, 3/24/1986, 12/5/1994 )