Change of Ownership; Change of Trainer
(1)Any horse being registered into the race office must have the current ownership recorded on the foal certificate prior to being accepted by the race office.
(2)After a horse has been registered with the racing secretary, it may not be transferred (unless claimed during the race meet) without permission of the stewards. A notarized bill of sale from the registered owner may be required before the stewards will give permission for the change of ownership, unless a commission official witnesses the signing of the bill of sale. The share of a part owner of any horse may not be sold or assigned without the consent of the other owners. The commission and/or stewards may declare a horse ineligible to race if the ownership or control of the horse is in question. Ownership changes may be made after entry at the discretion of the Board of Stewards, however, no horse may start in a race without the proper and current owner(s) listed on the foal certificate.
(3)An owner who wishes to change a trainer must notify the racing secretary, obtain a change of trainer form, fill out the form completely and have it signed by the stewards. Upon receipt of the completed and signed form by the racing secretary, the former trainer shall not be given any further access to the horse’s papers. No trainer change shall be made after the horse is entered into a race.
(4)If an owner has horses with more than one trainer at a race meet the owner must notify the race office and the stewards prior to the horses being entered into a race.
Rule 462-150-0020 — Change of Ownership; Change of Trainer,