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Rules of Racing

The Rules of Racing as adopted and herein set forth are published and officially declared the rules and regulations of racing for the state of Louisiana.  They are compiled to promote racing on a high plane and encourage breeding and ownership of thoroughbred horses and quarter horses in the state.

You may download the Louisiana state rules and regulations in PDF format from the links below.

+ LA Rules Of Racing Book

+ Cumulative Supplement to 2012 LA Rules Of Racing Book (Updated 02/20/20)

 

2020 Summary of Rules

2019 Summary of Rules

2018 Summary of Rules

2017 Summary of Rules

2016 Summary of Rules

2015 Summary of Rules

2014 Summary of Rules

2013 Summary of Rules

 

Please reference Title 4: Amusement and Sports for Louisiana Revised Statutes regarding horse racing (RS 4:141 et. seq.) here:

LA Revised Statutes (Link Updated 2/25/19)

 


Petition for Adoption of Rules (LAC 35:I.304)
  1. All rules of the commission shall be adopted, amended or repealed in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq.
  2. The commission, on its own motion or on the petition of any interested person, may request the promulgation, amendment, or repeal of a rule.
    1. Such petition shall:
      1. be in writing;
      2. state the name and address of its author;
      3. contain a statement of either the terms or substance of the proposed rule, amendment, or repeal;
      4. state the reasons or grounds for the proposed rule, amendment, or repeal;
      5. include any data, views or arguments in support of the rules, amendment, or repeal.
    2. The commission shall forward such petition of any interested person or party to the Rules Committee who shall consider the petition, and make recommendations to the full commission on proceeding with rulemaking in accordance with this part and the Administrative Procedure Act.
    3. If the requested promulgation, amendment, or repeal of a rule is commenced by the commission on its own motion, the commission may initiate rulemaking in accordance with this part and the Administrative Procedure Act.
 
 
Proposed Regulations
Notice of Intent voted on and approved at 03.30.2021 Commission Meeting:
 
Notice of Intent voted on and approved at 06.17.2021 Commission Meeting:

§8501. Supplied and Registered [Amend]

§8509. Exceptions [Amend]

§8511. Responsibility for Wearing Correct Colors [Amend]

 
Newly Adopted Regulations
Rules published in the Louisiana Register and effective on 02.20.2020:
 
Rules published in the Louisiana Register and effective on 11.20.2019:

§11001. Pick Five [Repeal]

§11003. Pick Six [Repeal]

§11601. Description; Selection; Principle [Amend]

§11609. Procedure [Amend]

§11611. No Winning Ticket [Repeal]

§11613. Cancelled Races [Repeal]

§11621. Scratches and Non-Starters [Repeal]

§11625. Unforeseen Circumstances [Amend]

 
 
Rules published in the Louisiana Register and effective on 07.20.2019:
 
 
Rules published in the Louisiana Register and effective on 02.20.2019:
 
 
Rules published in the Louisiana Register and effective on 05.20.2018:
 

§5704. Public Address System [New]

§5706. Barns on Backside of Racetrack [New]

§5707. Fire Prevention Security [Amend]

§5709. Housing of Stable Employees [Amend]

§5710. Tack Room [New]

§5713. Ambulance [Amend]

§5714. Equine Ambulance [New]

§5723. Lighting [Amend]

§5724. Rails [New]

§5764. Surface of Race Course [New]

 
 
 
 
Rules published in the Louisiana Register and effective on 10.20.2017:
 
 
Rules published in the Louisiana Register and effective on 02.20.2017:
 
 
Rules published in the Louisiana Register and effective on 05.20.2016:
 
 
Rules published in the Louisiana Register and effective on 09.20.2015:
 
Uniform Medication Rules:
 

** Notice to Horsemen & Trainers:

 

 

 

The above Uniform Medication Rules are effectively changed as of September 20, 2015, however, there will be a transitional period where the new drug thresholds will NOT trigger a positive test call until November 15, 2015.  The Commission will notify trainers when they have a test that will cause a positive after November 15, 2015.

 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any test that would have been a positive prior to the rule change will still be positive during the transitional period.
 
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