DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund
The State of Delaware, Department of Agriculture’s Standardbred Breeders’ Fund (“the Fund”) hereby gives notice of its intention to adopt amended regulations pursuant to the General Assembly’s delegation of authority to adopt such measures found at 29 Del.C. §4815(b)(3)b.2.D and in compliance with Delaware’s Administrative Procedures Act, 29 Del.C. §10115. The proposed amended regulations constitute a modification of three existing regulations. The first two proposed amendments of regulations 4.0 and 9.0 drop the caps on bonus money paid to Breeders which will allow the program to maintain its competition level with neighboring programs. The third proposed amendment to regulation 14.0 allows a reasonable period of time for a sustaining payment to be received, thus avoiding the disqualification of a horse from a race due to the slow delivery of mail. This would also comply with the national standard.
The Fund solicits, and will consider, timely filed written comments from interested individuals and groups concerning these proposed amended regulations. The deadline for the filing of such written comments will be thirty days (30) after these proposed amended regulations are promulgated in the Delaware Register of Regulations.
Any such submissions should be mailed or delivered to Ms. Judy Davis-Wilson, Administrator, Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund whose address is State of Delaware, Department of Agriculture, 2320 South duPont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901 by June 1, 2009.
Thoroughbred Racing Commission
The Thoroughbred Racing Commission, in accordance with 3 Del.C. §10103(c) proposes changes to its rules and regulations. The proposal amends Section 15 of the rules and regulations by amending existing Rule 15.14 to allow conditional use of shock wave therapy, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or radial pulse wave therapy treatments. A public hearing will be held on May 12, 2009 at 10:00 AM, in the Horsemen’s Office at Delaware Park, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilm., DE, where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed regulations may obtain a copy from the Thoroughbred Racing Commission, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilm., DE. Copies are also published online at the Register of Regulations website: http://regulations.delaware.gov/services/current_issue.shtml. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the attention of Mr. John F. Wayne, Executive Director, at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at 10:00 AM on May 12, 2009.