It shall be the duty of the racing secretary to:
(A) Receive and to keep safe the registration certificates of all horses competing in claiming races at the track and to return same to the owner of a horse or their representative upon their departure from the grounds.
(B) Be familiar with the ages, class, and competitive ability of all horses racing at the track.
(C) Where the Ohio racing commission rules require, classify and re-classify horses.
(D) Keep a current list of horses in the classes for which they qualify and display it in the room where the declaration box is located for examination by horsemen and others.
(E) Write conditions and schedule the daily racing programs presented at the track.
(F) Provide for the listing of horses in such daily program; examine all entry blanks and declarations; verify all information set forth therein; select the horses to start and the also eligible horses from the declarations in accordance with the rules of the Ohio racing commission.
(G) Examine nominations and declarations in early closing and stake events; verify the eligibility of all declarations and nominations, and compile a list of eligible horses for publications.
(H) See that all declarations taken by telephone are signed by the person taking the declaration and make provisions for the safe keeping of all entries, or declarations received during the meeting, for a period of six months thereafter.
(I) To prescribe the standards for overnight events and to prepare and publish condition sheets in accordance with the rules of the Ohio racing commission.
(J) Check the electronic eligibility of each horse on the premises of the permit holder for a current coggins test report.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/10/2009 and 09/09/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/85