3769-4-12 Stable area security.

(A) The secured area of a race track premises shall include any area to which access is only granted to persons licensed by the Ohio state racing commission for access to said area or to which written permission must be obtained from the state steward or a representative of track security in order for an unlicensed person to enter for any reason. If the permission is granted by track security a copy of the written permission shall immediately be delivered to the state steward.

(1) Secured areas of race tracks shall include, but not be limited to, barn or stable areas, paddocks, stewards stands, state testing barn, jockey rooms, and behind the counter of any race secretary's office.

(2) This rule shall not apply to members or employees of the Ohio state racing commission, track security personnel or to track management personnel approved for access by the general manager of the race track.

(B) The stable area of the premises of every permit holder shall be enclosed with anti-personnel chain fencing and shall have a twenty-four-hour guard at any opening during a horse racing meeting. Around-the-clock patrol of such area shall be maintained by security officers who shall pay special attention to the presence of unauthorized personnel to the enforcement of fire prevention measures and to the inspection of tack rooms and living quarters for fire hazards. No horses shall be quartered in any shelter, structure or building except barns of permanent-type construction, nor shall any barn used for the stabling of horses in such area contain temporary open-slat stalls. If conversions or temporary stalls are used, they shall have solid partitions between them and the stalls shall be a minimum of one hundred square feet in area and aisles between stalls shall have a minimum width of eight feet.

(C) When security officers find any unauthorized personnel, or any other violations of the rules, they shall make an immediate report in writing to the permit holder and there shall be a copy delivered to the chief of security, the state steward and to the Ohio state racing commission.

(D) The permit holder is responsible for providing the necessary security personnel to enforce this rule and their failure to do so shall subject them to the penalties provided in rule 3769-4-99 of the Administrative Code.

(E) Any licensed security officer who fails to carry out the duties called for in this rule shall be subject to the penalties provided in rule 3769-4-99 of the Administrative Code.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/24/2015 and 07/24/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1985, 8/1/1991, 12/4/2009