(A) In the event any violation of the rules should be determined after a race has been completed and the purse has been distributed, the following shall apply:
(1) If such violation would disqualify a horse or horses, the owner or owners of said horse or horses shall forfeit the purse and any trophy or awards and the remaining horses placed accordingly;
(2) The purse shall be redistributed according to the final placings;
(3) In event the purse has been paid, the owner or owners and the disqualified horse or horses shall stand suspended until all money, trophies, and/or awards have been returned to the permit holder who shall assume the responsibility of redistributing the purse;
(4) If there are not enough non-offending horses, the remaining part of the purse shall go to the declared winner.
(B) In the event a purse is paid in error or is ordered redistributed due to an order of the commission, the owner(s) refusing to return the purse(s) and the horse(s) involved shall stand suspended until all purse monies, trophies, and/or awards have been returned to the permit holder who shall assume the responsibility for redistributing the purse.
(C) Nothing herein shall be construed to require the permit holder to pay the purses or distribute the trophies and/or awards until they have been returned.
(D) Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the commission, in its discretion, from continuing any suspension or penalty made pursuant to this rule for such period of time the commission may determine.
(E) In the event any violation of the rules should be determined after a race has been completed and the purse has not been distributed, and an appeal has been filed staying the decision of the judges, the judges shall notify the permit holder who shall distribute the portions of the purse money which were not affected by the decision or the appeal thereof.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 3769-17-43