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RULE §313.504Operational Requirements

(a) The primary business of a training facility must be the training of racehorses. The training facility must be available to provide official workouts on a schedule approved by the executive director, 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. All training facilities located at licensed racetracks shall have an e-wagering plan approved by the Executive Director, as set out in Sec. 321.603, before the first date of an approved official work schedule.

(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 director.

(d) A training facility licensee shall comply with the requirements of Sec. 309.117, First Aid and Sec. 309.254, Equine Ambulance, during the period where the racetrack association allows occupational licensees to conduct official works or exercise horses on the racetrack.

(e) 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 director. A training facility licensee shall cooperate fully with and promptly provide any information requested by the Executive Director in the regulation of training facilities.

(f) A training facility licensee shall post a condition book approved by the executive director with any conditions imposed by the racetrack association along with a list of the dates and times that official workouts may be obtained.

(g) 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 executive director, including suspension or revocation of the training facility license.

(h) The facilities and operations of a licensed training facility are subject to inspection and verification by the executive director at any time. If the executive director 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 director 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 director shall notify the general manager or chief executive officer of the licensed training facility of the executive director'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 with the Commission on the executive director's findings.

(i) A training facility licensee may not, unless otherwise approved by the executive director,

  (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; amended to be effective March 27, 2024, 49 TexReg 1912

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