|(a) The primary business of a training facility must be the
training of race horses. The training facility must be available to provide
official workouts on a schedule approved by the executive secretary, but at
least three days per week.
(b) A training facility licensee shall prohibit any wagering
at the facility and shall promptly eject any person who is found to be wagering.
(c) A training facility licensee shall ensure that veterinary
services and facilities are available to the training facility in close enough
proximity to permit a response time of one hour or less. The veterinary services
and facilities are subject to the approval of the executive secretary.
(d) A training facility licensee shall maintain records regarding
the management and operation of the training facility and the records are
subject to inspection by the executive secretary. A training facility licensee
shall cooperate fully with the Commission, the executive secretary, and the
Department of Public Safety in the regulation of training facilities and shall
promptly provide any information requested by the Commission, the executive
secretary, or the Department of Public Safety.
(e) A training facility licensee shall post in a prominent
place a list of the dates and times that official workouts may be obtained.
(f) A training facility licensee shall comply with all the
requirements of this subchapter. Failure to continuously comply with those
requirements is grounds for disciplinary action by the Commission, including
suspension or revocation of the training facility license.
(g) The facilities and operations of a licensed training facility
are subject to inspection and verification by the executive secretary at any
time. If the executive secretary determines that inappropriate or unsafe conditions
exist at the training facility or that the integrity of workouts obtained
at the facility are in question, the executive secretary may immediately notify
the pari-mutuel racetracks in this state that workouts obtained at the facility
may not be accepted as official workouts. The executive secretary shall notify
the general manager or chief executive officer of the licensed training facility
of the executive secretary's findings and specifically describe the corrective
action necessary to make the facility's workouts official, to rectify the
inappropriate condition, or to make the conditions safe. The training facility
may take the necessary corrective action or request a hearing on the executive
(h) A training facility licensee may not:
(1) conduct a race at its facility; or
(2) allow its facility to be used for a race.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §313.504 adopted to be effective January 1, 1994, 18 TexReg 9102; amended to be effective January 3, 1996, 20 TexReg 11011; amended to be effective September 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 8674; amended to be effective October 30, 2000, 25 TexReg 10737