Horse races that are conducted by a county agricultural society or independent agricultural society in accordance with section 3769.082 of the Revised Code shall be conducted at the fairgrounds of the sponsoring agricultural society or, with the approval of the director of agriculture, at a track designated by the agricultural society in the applicable county. If the horse races cannot be contested due to unfavorable weather or another cause, the races may be transferred to a suitable track with the approval of the director.
If a county agricultural society or independent agricultural society is unable to conduct races in accordance with section 3769.082 of the Revised Code because of unfavorable weather or another cause or if the number of horse races and stake races that are conducted by an agricultural society is fewer than the number that was scheduled to be conducted, the pro rata remainder of the money distributed from the Ohio fairs fund created in section 3769.082 of the Revised Code for each horse race and stake race not conducted shall be returned to the director to be credited to the fund.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.42, HB 229, §1, eff. 10/17/2011.