3769-4-55 Patrol judges.

(A) With the prior approval of the commission one or more patrol judges may be assigned to approved posts of vantage about the course and, when so assigned shall observe each race and, shall be in direct voice contact with the stewards. They shall immediately report to the stewards any violations of the rules of racing observed by them immediately after the finish, and no posting of the order of finish shall be official until all patrol judges have verbally reported to the stewards.

(B) Each patrol judge shall write a report of their observations of every race, documenting all violations of the rules of racing they observe during the running of a race. These reports shall be delivered to the state steward at the conclusion of each racing program and a copy of these reports shall be included with the daily report sent to the commission. When requested by the state steward, the patrol judges will make themselves available to testify at any hearing concerning violations they have observed.

(C) The requirements of paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule may be waived by the commission upon application of a permit holder who demonstrates satisfactorily to the commission that adequate electronic and television equipment have been installed by the permit holder for purposes of officiating the running of the races.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/29/2013 and 09/11/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3669.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 3/15/66, 1/1/85, 8/1/91