Rulemaking Hearings - Racing

Scheduled Rule-Making Hearing – This public hearing is a continuance from the February 13, 2018 rulemaking hearing In the matter of consideration of proposed new, amended and repealed horse racing rules --

Colorado Racing Commission Rules

Dept. of Revenue Enforcement Division – Division of Racing Events Announcement


Notice of Public Hearing

The Colorado Racing Commission will hold a formal, public hearing regarding the consideration and permanent adoption of proposed rules 2017-2018 rule making session.  This public hearing is a continuance from the February 13, 2018 rulemaking hearing where the following actions were taken:


  • Discussion and designation to the Adoption Group of the following rules as noticed in the Colorado Register Volume 41 Number 1, January 10, 2018, unless otherwise indicated:

    • 3.602: Jockey Licensing Requirements

    • 5.248: Administration of Medication

    • 5.402: Animal Testing Specimens

    • 5.441: Penalty Schedule (with proposed modifications)

    • 5.510: Trainer Treatment Records

    • 6.401: Disqualification or Placement of a Horse During the Running of a Race

    • 7.604: Riding Crops

    • 7.724: Jockey Film Review

    • 7.740: Misuse of Riding Crop Prohibited

    • 7.742: No Riding Crop Used

    • 7.744: Misuse Standards

    • 12.210: Pari-mutuel Pool – Starters Required


  • Continuance of discussion and consideration of the following rules:

    • Rule 5.403 – Hair Testing in Equine Athletes

    • Rule 5.412 – Out of competition Testing


      No further discussion or consideration will occur for those rules designated to the Adoption Group.  The Commission will convene this rulemaking hearing only for the purposes of considering and discussing those rules continued to the hearing date listed below and formally adopting all rules designated to the Adoption Group. 

      Any member of the public may testify at the hearing and all testimony will be considered part of the formal record.

    • This public rulemaking hearing may be held in conjunction with a scheduled meeting of the Colorado Racing Commission.

      Hearing Schedule:     Arapahoe Park Racetrack

                                         26000 East Quincy Avenue

                                         Aurora, CO 80016

                                         Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 10:00 AM

Dan Hartman


Colorado Division of Racing Events

1707 Cole Blvd, Suite 350

Lakewood, CO 80401

(303) 866-6597


The Racing Commission drafted proposed changes to the Colorado Racing Commission rules.


Scheduled Rulemaking Workshop for the Racing Division Rules