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Impeding Horse
Allowing a horse to swerve towards another horse when the swerve is severe enough to cause it to break stride, constitutes impeding the progress of a horse. Decision: 1 N.J.A.R. 078
Inaccurate Entry Form
Even if there is no deliberate attempt to conceal information, the failure to include the required notation of a horse's prior race in a racing program is detrimental to racing and a dereliction of duty on the part of the track's program director. Decision: 1 N.J.A.R. 042
Jurisdiction
Where no written protest has been lodged before a race, as required by N.J.A.C 13:71-4.1, the State Steward should not consider the protest. Decision: 3 N.J.A.R. 148
Licensure
The driving records of others are irrelevant in determining whether an individual is suitable for licensure as a harness driver since licensing decisions are based upon an individual's record and are not a comparative test. Decision: 8 N.J.A.R. 509
To demonstrate for licensure as a harness driver, an applicant must show he is qualified in every respect. Decision: 8 N.J.A.R. 509
Rehabilitated Offender
ALJ determines that rehabilitated convicted offender's act applies to licensing function of State Racing Commission. Agency rejects holding, reasoning that mere fact of a drug conviction, irrespective of circumstances, implicates too great a risk to integrity of racing to permit licensure. Decision: 7 N.J.A.R. 010
Unsatisfactory Drive-- Penalty
Appropriate penalty for an unsatisfactory drive by a harness driver is a 10-day suspension, the maximum penalty under USTA rules. The USTA rules are incorporated by New Jersey racing law and control in this case. Decision: 13 N.J.A.R. 746
Written Notice
Where on the day of a race, no New Jersey domicilary ownership on control requirements were in existence, a horse may not be disqualified for not being New Jersey owned or bred. Decision: 3 N.J.A.R. 357