Racing Officials; Complaints
(1)All racing officials, except commission employees, shall be appointed by the race meet licensee, subject to confirmation by the commission. The commission may, for good cause, require the removal of any racing official.
(2)No racing official or assistant to a racing official shall wager on any race in the race meet or have any other interest in the outcome of any race or in any racing animal racing in the race meet. No racing official or assistant shall engage in any business transaction with, or accept anything of more than nominal value from, any licensee participating in the race meet.
(3)It is the duty of every racing official to report immediately to the stewards every violation of ORS chapter 462 or the rules of racing observed by the racing official.
(4)Complaints against a racing official other than a steward shall be made in writing to the stewards. Complaints against a steward shall be made in writing to the commission. All complaints shall be signed and dated by the complainant and show the complainant’s current address and a copy of the complaint shall be forwarded to the commission.
(5)No racing official shall express disagreement with a ruling or order of any other racing official, except in private to the racing official involved, to other racing officials, to the race meet licensee, to the board of stewards or to the commission.
(6)Racing officials may be licensed in more than one official category if in the opinion of the stewards or the commission the duties of the official positions can be performed properly by the person and do not cause a conflict of interest. Racing officials may also hold a license in another category if in the opinion of the stewards or the commission the dual license assists the person to better perform the duties of the official position and is not specifically prohibited.
Rule 462-140-0050 — Racing Officials; Complaints,