Vol. 35 Iss. 22 - June 24, 2019

Chapter 140
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The Virginia Racing Commission is claiming an exemption from the Administrative Process Act pursuant to § 2.2-4002 A 17 of the Code of Virginia regarding the promulgation of technical regulations governing actual live horse racing at race meetings licensed by the commission.

Title of Regulation: 11VAC10-140. Flat Racing (amending 11VAC10-140-210).

Statutory Authority: § 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: July 8, 2019.

Agency Contact: Kimberly Mackey, Regulatory Coordinator, Virginia Racing Commission, 5707 Huntsman Road, Suite 201-B, Richmond, VA 23250, telephone (804) 966-7406, or email


The amendment clarifies that a rider in a steeplechase race can be charged with interference for something that occurs while the horses are under the starters orders.

11VAC10-140-210. Interference.

During a race, or while under the starters orders for a steeplechase race, no jockey shall (i) strike, strike at, or touch another jockey or another jockey's horse or equipment, or (ii) jostle another horse to interfere with that jockey or horse.

VA.R. Doc. No. R19-5995; Filed May 28, 2019, 12:10 p.m.