|(a) To be entered in a race, a horse must:
(1) be properly registered with the appropriate national
(2) be eligible to enter the race under the conditions
of the race; and
(3) if the horse is to start for the first time:
(A) be approved by a licensed starter for proficiency
in the starting gate within 90 days of the race entered; and
(B) have two published workouts, one within 90 days
and one within 60 days of the race entered.
(b) A horse that has been barred in any racing jurisdiction
is ineligible to start or be entered in a race without the approval
of the stewards.
(c) To be eligible to enter a Texas-bred race, the
horse must be an accredited Texas-bred horse and be registered with
the appropriate breed registry.
(d) A horse may not be entered in more than one race
scheduled for one race day, unless at least one of the races is a
(e) A horse may not start in a stakes race unless:
(1) the nominating, sustaining, entry, and starting
fees have been paid in full by cash, cashier's check, certified check,
or money order on or before the time specified in the conditions of
the race; or
(2) the amount of the applicable fees are on account
with the horsemen's bookkeeper at the time the fees are due as specified
by the conditions of the race.
(f) Except as otherwise provided by this section for
first-time starters, to be eligible to start in a race, a horse must
have either started in a race or had a published workout in the 60-day
period preceding a race.
(g) To be entered in a race around a turn for the first
time, a quarter horse, paint horse, or appaloosa must:
(1) have a published workout around a turn at a minimum
distance of 660 yards in the 60-day period preceding the race; and
(2) be approved by the clocker, the outrider and, if
the horse is worked from the gate, the starter.
(h) To be eligible to start in a race, a horse must
be properly tattooed and/or microchipped and the horse's registration
certificate, or certificates if dually registered, showing the tattoo
number and/or microchip number of the horse must be on file with the
racing secretary before scratch time for the race, unless the stewards
authorize the certificate or certificates to be filed at a later time.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §313.103 adopted to be effective August 30, 1989, 14 TexReg 4123; amended to be effective January 10, 1990, 15 TexReg 28; amended to be effective October 11, 1990, 15 TexReg 5700; amended to be effective August 3, 1992, 17 TexReg 5083; amended to be effective September 1, 1993, 18 TexReg 5397; amended to be effective November 1, 1993, 18 TexReg 7158; amended to be effective November 1, 1994, 19 TexReg 8110; amended to be effective June 1, 1995, 20 TexReg 3661; amended to be effective February 4, 1997, 22 TexReg 953; amended to be effective October 30, 2000, 25 TexReg 10733; amended to be effectiveJuly 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5131; amended to be effective March 6, 2014, 39 TexReg 1359; amended to be effective April 8, 2019, 44 TexReg 1717