C-72.1, r. 1 - Rules respecting certification

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chapter C-72.1, r. 1
Rules respecting certification
RACING — CERTIFICATION — RULES
Act respecting racing
(chapter C-72.1, s. 103).
C-72.1
September 1 2012
CHAPTER I
INTERPRETATION
1. In these Rules,
“examination” means a questionnaire intended to measure the level of knowledge of a person who applies for a licence. The candidate shall answer in writing, or orally to an examiner if he is unable to write;
“examiner” means any person authorized by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (board) to administer an interview or to serve a test;
“interview” means a discussion between an examiner and a person applying for a licence in order to determine the person’s capacity to analyse situations;
“test” means verification served before an examiner and intended to measure the skills of a person applying for a licence.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 1; Decision 85-04-15, s. 1.
CHAPTER II
GENERAL
2. A person wishing to obtain a licence shall:
(1)  be 18 years of age, subject to sections 44, 46, 58 and 64;
(2)  furnish, in French or in English, with his first application pursuant to the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2), one of the following documents:
(a)  a copy of his act of birth;
(b)  a copy of an official document issued by a government, department or body thereof proving his identity and date of birth;
(c)  a copy of an official document issued by a racing commission or another organization established to control and supervise horse racing outside Québec proving his identity and date of birth;
(3)  furnish 2 identical color photographs 30 mm × 30 mm, taken in the previous 6 months and showing a full-face view of the shoulders and the head uncovered, or submit to the taking of a photograph:
(a)  with his first application pursuant to the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing;
(b)  afterwards every 5 years when applying for a licence.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 2; Decision 85-04-15, s. 2.
3. A licence application may be refused to a person where:
(1)  he was found guilty of or pleaded guilty within the last 5 years to an indictable offence pertaining to:
(a)  gaming or betting;
(b)  Part VIII, IX, X or XI of the Criminal Code (R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46);
(c)  the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (S.C. 1996, c. 19) or the Food and Drugs Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. F-27);
(2)  he was found guilty of or pleaded guilty within the last 3 years to an offence punishable on summary conviction pertaining to gaming or betting, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act or the Food and Drugs Act, for which he has not been granted a pardon;
(3)  proceedings pertaining to offences provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2 are pending;
(4)  he has not served a conviction for an offence provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2;
(5)  he made misrepresentations in the application.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 3.
4. A licence application may also be refused to a legal person when the reasons for refusal provided for in section 3 apply to directors, shareholders or, in the case of a partnership, to partners who shall hold a licence pursuant to the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2).
Decision 84-10-01, s. 4.
5. The documents furnished to the board related to an application for a licence and the licences issued by the latter remain the property of the board.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 5.
6. The holder of a licence issued outside Québec by a race commission in Canada or another organization established to control and supervise horse racing in Canada, may obtain from the board a licence of the same class except in the cases provided for in section 77 of the Act respecting racing (chapter C-72.1) or if the licence holder’s rights have been suspended by the commission or organization.
The licence holders are not required to undergo an examination, interview or test or to have acquired the schooling, experience, competence or qualification required under these Rules.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 6; Decision 85-04-15, s. 3; Decision 2012-04-18, s. 1.
7. A person wishing to obtain a licence from the board, in the case provided for in section 6, is authorized for a period of 10 days to carry out the activity covered by his licence as soon as the licence application form and the prescribed duties are received by the board, unless section 3 or 4 applies to that person.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 7; Decision 85-04-15, s. 4.
8. A natural person who held a licence issued by the board during the civil year of the application or during the civil year anterior may obtain from the board a licence of the same class without undergoing the examination, the interview or the test provided for in these Rules.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 8.
9. A person wishing to obtain a licence from the board in the case provided for in section 8, is authorized to carry out the activity covered by his licence as soon as the licence application form and the prescribed duties are received by the board, unless section 3 or 4 applies to that person.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 9; Decision 85-04-15, s. 5.
9.1. Where experience is required to obtain a licence, the board may recognize to the person making the application the equivalent of the experience required.
In such a case, the person must demonstrate that he has acquired a body of knowledge and skills related to Standardbred horse racing conferring on him the abilities and qualifications equivalent to the experience required.
Decision 85-04-15, s. 6.
10. The licence holder shall, for the duration of his licence, fulfill every condition he had to comply with to obtain it.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 10.
11. Subject to sections 53 and 55, a person who fails an examination or a test may not take a new examination or test before a period of 30 days has elapsed.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 11.
CHAPTER III
RACE TRACK AND RACING LICENCES
DIVISION I
RACE TRACK LICENCE
12. A person wishing to obtain a race track licence shall furnish the following information and documents in particular:
(1)  a copy of his title authorizing the enjoyment of the race track;
(2)  a plan of localization of the race track and a plan of the situation of all buildings erected or to be erected;
(3)  a copy of its constituting act in the case of a legal person;
(4)  a certificate from the municipal authorities that the destination of the immovable to be used as a race track complies with the applicable zoning by-laws;
(5)  (paragraph revoked).
Decision 84-10-01, s. 12; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 1.
13. A licence of a professional race track provided for in the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2) is issued if the race track is equipped with:
(1)  a racing strip:
(a)  with an approximate length, measured at 90 cm from the inside hub rail, and a minimal width, at its narrowest point, of 5,280 ft by 24.3 m, 4,620 ft by 21.6 m, 3,300 ft by 18.3 m or 2,640 ft by 14.6 m, as certified by a land-surveyor;
(b)  with, all around the inside part, flexible posts or a hub rail whose flat surface perpendicular to the ground shall have a minimum width of 30 cm and its bottom part shall be situated between 30 cm and 60 cm from the ground;
(c)  with a hard-packed surface or with another material approved by the board;
(d)  surrounded on the outside part with a fence of a minimum height of 150 cm and having gates to allow access;
(e)  with a starting line drawn on the inside of the hub rail at least 200 ft from the beginning of the first turn;
(2)  a paddock giving access directly to the racing strip. The paddock shall be surrounded by a fence built high enough to prevent a person from crossing over and having gates to allow and control the access. The paddock should have a building large enough to contain:
(a)  individual stalls in sufficient number to allow trainers to bring their horses in the paddock 2 hours before the start of their race;
(b)  a local for the paddock judge and the equipment judge;
(c)  a local for the veterinarian of the board;
(d)  stalls and a retention area to take an official sample of urine pursuant to the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations (SOR/91-365);
(3)  a covered racing judges’ stand. The stand shall be situated so that the finish line crosses its middle point. The stand shall have in the inside an area of at least 10 m2 and its frontage shall measure at least 4 m. It shall be equipped with adequate hygienic facilities. The stand shall be situated near the outside of the racing strip, placed and elevated as to allow a full and complete view on all points of the racing strip;
(4)  a lighting system producing an intensity not less than 325 lx over the full length of the professional race track, if races are held in the evening.
The same system or an additional system must produce an intensity not less than 2,700 lx across the complete width of the racing strip at the finish line.
All the measures of intensity must be taken at a point situated in the centre of the inside hub rail and 3.7 m from the inside hub rail except at the finish line where the intensity must be uniform on the full width of the racing strip;
(5)  a local for the animal health technician and locals for the racing office. Inside the racing office or nearby, a local of a surface not less than 45 m2 and of easy access shall be available for the offices of the board;
(6)  (paragraph revoked).
Decision 84-10-01, s. 13; Decision 84-11-09, s. 1; Decision 99-05-27, s. 1; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 2.
14. A licence of an amateur race track provided for in the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2) is issued if the race track is equipped with:
(1)  a racing strip:
(a)  with an approximate length, measured at 90 cm from the inside hub rail, of 5,280 ft, 3,300 ft or 2,640 ft and a width of 15 m at its narrowest point, as certified by a land-surveyor;
(b)  equipped all around the inside part with a hub rail whose flat surface perpendicular to the ground shall have a minimum width of 30 cm and its bottom part shall be situated between 30 cm and 60 cm from the ground, if races with pari-mutuel betting are held;
(2)  a paddock giving access directly to the racing strip if races with pari-mutuel betting are held. The paddock shall be large enough to accommodate horses for 2 races and access to vehicles shall be restricted;
(3)  a stand for the racing judges. The stand shall be situated so that the finish line crosses its middle point. The stand shall have a minimum interior surface of 5 m2, be elevated as to allow a full and complete view on all parts of the racing strip and, if races with pari-mutuel betting are held, be covered;
(4)  with a lighting system producing an intensity not less than 220 lx on all parts of the racing strip if races are held in the evening.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 14; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 3.
DIVISION II
RACING LICENCES
15. A person wishing to obtain a racing licence shall furnish the following information and documents in particular:
(1)  a copy of the title authorizing the enjoyment of the race track where the race calendar will be held;
(2)  a copy of its constituting act in the case of a legal person;
(3)  the name and address of the bank where the transactions respecting payment of purses will be made and the trust account number used for such purpose;
(4)  a copy of the agreement entered into between the applicant and the legal person representing groups involved in racing;
(5)  the name, address, birth date and social security number of every partner, director, officer and shareholder holding or controlling a certain number of shares giving him 10% or more of the voting rights in the legal person;
(6)  a technical description of the communications system referred to in paragraph 5 of section 16 or in paragraph 4 of section 17;
(7)  the list of all equipment and devices for which registration is required by the Act and the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2), indicating, for every one, the trade mark, the model number and the serial number;
(8)  the schedule provided for every race calendar held during the period of the licence, indicating:
(a)  the days and dates of every race program;
(b)  the number of races provided for every race program;
(c)  the post time of the first race of a race program with pari-mutuel betting;
(d)  the time and the day of every qualifying race;
(e)  the day off;
(9)  the list of every member of its staff, indicating for every one, the position held, the number and type of licence individually held;
(10)  a copy of the track rules;
(11)  a copy of all the forms or documents used for the organization of racing, in particular:
(a)  the declaration form for a regular or special race;
(b)  the stall application form;
(c)  a specimen of a pass for the holder of a licence.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 15; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 4.
16. A racing licence to hold a race calendar at a professional race track is issued if the person applying for it possesses:
(1)  a device registered by the board for selling, recording or automatically compiling of pari-mutuel bets;
(2)  a display board placed so that letters and figures appearing on it may be easily read from the grandstand;
(3)  a photo finish system. The system shall make it possible to photograph under the same angle, at the finish line, each horse participating in a race so that it is possible to determine its position in the race, the time it took to cover the distance of the race and the distance between it and the other horses;
(4)  a public address system installed so as to allow the public and participants to be informed of the progress and the result of the race as well as any other information required by the Rules respecting Standardbred horse races held at a professional race track (chapter C-72.1, r. 4);
(5)  a communications system planned so as to allow the racing judges to communicate with:
(a)  the paddock judge;
(b)  the starting judge;
(c)  the veterinarian of the board;
(d)  the officials of the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food of Canada;
(e)  the person in charge of the pari-mutuel system;
(f)  the display board operator;
(g)  the official at the photo finish service;
(h)  the chief test inspector;
(i)  the official announcer;
(j)  the officials responsible for the video recording of the races;
(6)  a video race recording device equipped with 3 separate points of recording, 1 at the finish line, and the 2 others facing respectively each straight section of the racing strip;
(7)  an electronic timing device;
(8)  a starting gate installed on a motor vehicle that shall be equipped with a 2-way communications system enabling communication with the racing judges’ stand, a loudspeaker system used solely to give instructions to drivers, a flashing light and a sounding device used only to notify the drivers that the start of a race must be recalled;
(9)  an emergency vehicle for persons and horses;
(10)  a local and qualified personnel to administer first aid.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 16; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 5.
17. A racing licence to hold a race calendar with pari-mutuel betting at an amateur race track is issued if the person applying for it possesses:
(1)  a system registered by the board for selling, recording and compiling of pari-mutuel bets, if races with pari-mutuel betting are to be held;
(2)  a display board placed so that letters and figures appearing on it may be easily read from the grandstand;
(3)  a public address system installed so as to allow the public and the participants to be informed of the progress and the result of the race as well as any other information required by the Rules respecting Standardbred horse races held at an amateur race track (chapter C-72.1, r. 5);
(4)  a communications system planned so as to allow the racing judges to communicate with:
(a)  the paddock judge;
(b)  the starting judge;
(c)  the supervisor of the pari-mutuel system;
(d)  the official announcer;
(e)  such other person as the board may determine.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 17; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 6.
18. In addition to the provisions of section 10, the holder of a racing licence shall, for the duration of its licence:
(1)  send to the board, at least 24 hours before a race program, 2 copies of the conditions for participation in each of the races of the race program, as established and posted by the race secretary;
(2)  send to the board 2 copies of the printed program of each race program and 5 copies of same to the president of the judges at least 24 hours before the race program;
(3)  inform the board in writing of every cancellation of a race program at least 7 days ahead and of every cancellation of a qualifying race at least 3 days ahead, except in the case of a superior force;
(4)  obtain the authorization of the board before making any modification to the schedule approved at the time of the issuance of the licence. Such request shall be furnished in writing to the board at least 7 days before the date provided for such modification, except in the case of a superior force;
(5)  obtain the authorization of the board before making any modification to the communications system. Such request shall be furnished in writing to the board at least 15 days before the date provided for such modification.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 18.
19. The board may require that a person wishing to obtain a racing licence or holding such a licence provide security where:
(1)  he applies for a licence for the first time;
(2)  he has no trust account in which shall be deposited the purses offered and the amount paid for a claim;
(3)  he has failed to pay the fees for the licence at the time provided for;
(4)  he has failed to pay an amount exigible under a notice of assessment at the date provided for;
(5)  he has previously held a licence and has ceased from exercising his activities during 12 consecutive months before his subsequent application.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 19.
CHAPTER IV
RACING OFFICIALS LICENCES
DIVISION I
RACING JUDGE’S LICENCE
20. A person wishing to obtain a racing judges’ licence shall:
(1)  furnish with his application a certificate of visual acuity;
(2)  demonstrate to 2 examiners, in an interview, that he has a thorough knowledge of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 3), these Rules and the Rules of procedure of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (chapter R-6.1, r. 2) and that he has the capacity to apply those Rules to concrete situations at a race calendar held at a race track of any class;
(3)  (paragraph revoked);
(4)  hold either a collegiate diploma (DEC) or a secondary school certificate with work experience of 5 full years;
(5)  have the experience required in accordance with the class of licence applied for, as provided for in the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2).
Decision 84-10-01, s. 20; Decision 85-06-27, s. 1; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 7.
21. The person wishing to obtain a Class A racing judge’s licence shall demonstrate that he has accumulated at least the following experience:
(1)  having held a Class B racing judge’s licence for 2 years and carried on the position for at least 100 race programs of which 30 with pari-mutuel betting; or
(2)  having held a Class B racing judge’s licence for 1 year and carried on the position for at least 50 race programs of which 15 with pari-mutuel betting, and having held a paddock judge’s, a starting judge’s or a patrol judge’s licence and carried on the position for at least 3 years with 100 race programs in either position generally or separately.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 21; Decision 84-11-09, s. 2.
22. The person wishing to obtain a Class B racing judge’s licence racing shall:
(1)  undergo successfully the specific examination for a racing judge;
(2)  undergo successfully the specific test for a racing judge;
(3)  demonstrate that he has accumulated at least the following experience:
(a)  having held a paddock judge’s, a starting judge’s, a patrol judge’s or a race secretary’s licence and carried on either position for at least 5 years with 150 race programs in either position generally or separately; or
(b)  having held a Class A, B or C driver’s licence or a Class A trainer’s licence and carried on either position for at least 10 years at full time.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 22.
23. (Revoked).
Decision 84-10-01, s. 23; Decision 85-04-15, s. 7.
24. The specific examination that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a Class B racing judge’s licence shall bear upon:
(1)  his knowledge of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 3), of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse races held at a professional race track (chapter C-72.1, r. 4) and of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse races held at an amateur race track (chapter C-72.1, r. 5) in whole;
(2)  his knowledge of the rules of law applicable to the carrying on of his position;
(3)  his technical knowledge on all matters respecting the preparation and conduct of races;
(4)  his knowledge of the racing world;
(5)  his capacity to write.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 24; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 8.
25. The specific test that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a Class B racing judge’s licence shall bear upon:
(1)  his technical knowledge of the equipment and the behaviour of horses;
(2)  his capacity to appreciate racing situations in terms of observation and reaction as to incidents that occur.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 25.
26. The interview that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a racing judge’s licence shall bear upon:
(1)  the solution of problems presented in the form of normalized cases;
(2)  his capacity for oral expression;
(3)  his capacity to synthesize situations;
(4)  his knowledge of the racing world, its customs and habits.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 26.
27. The racing judge’s licence for:
(1)  Class A: authorizes the holder to exercise, on a professional or amateur race track, the power delegated to him by the board in accordance with section 49 of the Act;
(2)  Class B: authorizes the holder to exercise the power delegated to him by the board in accordance with section 49 of the Act:
(a)  on an amateur race track;
(b)  on a professional race track if he officiates with 2 Class A racing judges.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 27; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 9.
DIVISION II
STARTING JUDGE’S LICENCE
28. A person wishing to obtain a starting judge’s licence shall:
(1)  furnish a certificate of visual acuity at the following periods:
(a)  with his first application pursuant to the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2);
(b)  every 5 years from his 25th birthday until his 50th birthday;
(c)  every 2 years from his 50th birthday;
(2)  be able to speak in French and have a good knowledge of English;
(3)  undergo successfully the specific examination for a starting judge provided for in section 33;
(4)  undergo successfully the specific test for a starting judge.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 28; Decision 85-05-15, s. 8.
29. The specific test that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a starting judge’s licence shall bear upon:
(1)  his capacity to evaluate the kind of start to make according to the classes of horses;
(2)  his capacity to make starts with a starting gate.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 29.
DIVISION III
PADDOCK JUDGE’S LICENCE
30. A person wishing to obtain a paddock judge’s licence shall:
(1)  be able to speak and write in French and in English;
(2)  undergo successfully the specific examination for a paddock judge provided for in section 33;
(3)  furnish a certificate of visual acuity at the following periods:
(a)  with his first application pursuant to the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2);
(b)  every 5 years from his 25th birthday until his 50th birthday;
(c)  every 2 years from his 50th birthday.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 30; Decision 85-04-15, s. 9.
DIVISION IV
PATROL JUDGE’S LICENCE
31. A person wishing to obtain a patrol judge’s licence shall:
(1)  furnish a certificate of visual acuity at the following periods:
(a)  with his first application pursuant to the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2);
(b)  every 5 years from his 25th birthday until his 50th birthday;
(c)  every 2 years from his 50th birthday;
(2)  undergo successfully the specific examination for a patrol judge provided for in section 33.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 31; Decision 85-04-15, s. 10.
DIVISION V
EQUIPMENT JUDGE’S LICENCE
32. A person wishing to obtain an equipment judge’s licence shall:
(1)  undergo successfully the specific examination for an equipment judge;
(2)  be able to speak in French and have a good knowledge of English.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 32.
33. The specific examination that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a starting judge’s, a paddock judge’s, a patrol judge’s and an equipment judge’s licence shall bear upon:
(1)  their knowledge of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 3), of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse races held at a professional race track (chapter C-72.1, r. 4) and of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse races held at an amateur race track (chapter C-72.1, r. 5) as to their respective obligations and as to the elements for the preparation and conduct of a race related to their position;
(2)  their technical knowledge of the equipment and behaviour of horses;
(3)  their knowledge of the vocabulary and symbols particular to the documents used for the preparation and conduct of races.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 33; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 10.
DIVISION VI
RACE SECRETARY’S LICENCE
34. A person wishing to obtain a race secretary’s licence shall:
(1)  be able to speak in French and have a good knowledge of English;
(2)  undergo successfully the specific examination for race secretary if he has not previously held an assistant race secretary’s licence;
(3)  undergo successfully the specific test for a race secretary;
(4)  demonstrate comprehensive experience, competence and qualification conferring a capacity compatible with the position of race secretary.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 34.
35. The specific examination that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a race secretary’s licence shall bear upon:
(1)  his knowledge of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 3), of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse races held at a professional race track (chapter C-72.1, r. 4) and of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse races held at an amateur race track (chapter C-72.1, r. 5) relating to the eligibility of horses, the preparation of races including the drawing of positions;
(2)  the vocabulary and symbols particular to the documents used for the preparation of races and the printed programs.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 35; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 11.
36. The specific test that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a race secretary’s licence shall bear upon his capacity to prepare and state the conditions respecting the declaration of horses in the different types of races.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 36.
DIVISION VII
ASSISTANT RACE SECRETARY’S LICENCE
37. A person wishing to obtain an assistant race secretary’s licence shall undergo successfully the specific examination for a race secretary.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 37.
DIVISION VIII
PROGRAM DIRECTOR’S LICENCE
38. A person wishing to obtain a program director’s licence shall undergo successfully the specific examination for a program director.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 38.
39. The specific examination that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a program director’s licence shall bear upon:
(1)  the knowledge of elements to be mentioned in the program;
(2)  the vocabulary and symbols particular to the documents used for the preparation of races and the programs.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 39.
CHAPTER V
VETERINARIAN, TRADE AND OCCUPATION LICENCES
DIVISION I
VETERINARIAN’S LICENCE
40. A person wishing to obtain a veterinarian’s licence shall furnish with his application a document certifying that he is legally authorized to exercise in Canada the profession of veterinarian.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 40; Decision 2012-04-18, s. 2.
DIVISION II
RACE OFFICER’S LICENCE
41. A person wishing to obtain a race officer’s licence shall:
(1)  undergo successfully the specific test for a race officer;
(2)  furnish with his application a certificate of visual acuity.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 41.
42. The specific test that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a race officer’s licence shall bear upon:
(1)  the Rules respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 3), the Rules respecting Standardbred horse races held at a professional race track (chapter C-72.1, r. 4) and the Rules respecting Standardbred horse races held at an amateur race track (chapter C-72.1, r. 5) related to the position of timer, announcer and chart maker;
(2)  the evaluation of the abilities required for the carrying on of positions mentioned in paragraph 1.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 42; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 12.
43. The race officer’s licence authorizes the holder to carry on the activities of timer, announcer and chart maker.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 43.
DIVISION III
RACE TRACK EMPLOYEE’S AND HORSE IDENTIFIER’S LICENCES
44. A person wishing to obtain a race track employee’s licence or a horse identifier’s licence shall:
(1)  be 16 years of age;
(2)  furnish with his application a document from an association stating that he is its employee.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 44; Decision 85-04-15, s. 11.
CHAPTER VI
PARTICIPANTS LICENCES
DIVISION I
OWNER’S LICENCE
45. A person wishing to obtain an owner’s licence shall furnish the name of legal persons or partnerships that own a horse in which he has an interest.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 45.
46. A minor may obtain an owner’s licence if a parent or a tutor 18 years of age or more agrees in writing to assume the responsibilities of owner for that person. The parent or tutor shall hold an authorized agent’s licence.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 46.
47. A legal person wishing to obtain an owner’s licence shall:
(1)  furnish a copy of its constituting act;
(2)  furnish the names and addresses of all the persons who shall hold individually an owner’s licence pursuant to section 6 of the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2).
Decision 84-10-01, s. 47.
DIVISION II
DRIVER’S LICENCE
48. A person wishing to obtain a driver’s licence shall:
(1)  furnish a certificate of medical examination and a certificate of visual acuity at the following periods:
(a)  with his first application pursuant to the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2);
(b)  every 5 years from his 25th birthday until his 50th birthday;
(c)  every 2 years from his 50th birthday;
(2)  undergo the specific test for a driver according to the class of licence provided for in the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 48.
49. The specific test that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a Class D driver’s licence shall bear upon his capacity to drive a horse on the racing strip.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 49.
50. A person wishing to obtain a Class C driver’s licence shall:
(1)  undergo successfully the specific examination for a driver;
(2)  demonstrate that he has accumulated at least the following experience:
(a)  having held a Class B trainer’s licence and carried on the position full time for 3 years or part time or intermittently for 4 years; or
(b)  having held a Class A trainer’s licence and carried on the position full time for 2 years or part time or intermittently for 3 years.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 50.
51. The test that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a Class C driver’s licence shall bear upon his driving of a horse in a simulated and timed race. The person shall demonstrate satisfactory driving in a maximum of 2 races by having his horse run 1 mile at a predetermined time for the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile, the 3/4 mile and the mile.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 51.
52. A person wishing to obtain a Class B driver’s licence shall have held a Class C driver’s licence.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 52.
53. The test that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a Class B driver’s licence shall bear upon his driving in qualifying or schooling races. The person shall demonstrate satisfactory driving in 10 races out of 25 in which he participates consecutively during a maximum period of 6 months.
The person who fails may not take a new test before a period of 6 months has elapsed.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 53.
54. A person wishing to obtain a Class A driver’s licence shall have held a Class B driver’s licence for 3 months.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 54.
55. The test that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a Class A driver’s licence shall bear upon his driving of horses in regular races held on professional race tracks. The person shall demonstrate that he may drive in a satisfactory manner at least 3 horses in 15 races out of 25 in which he participates during a maximum period of 6 months.
The person who fails may not take a new test before a period of 6 months has elapsed.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 55; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 13.
56. The specific examination that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a Class C driver’s licence shall bear upon:
(1)  his knowledge of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 3), of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse races held at a professional race track (chapter C-72.1, r. 4), of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse races held at an amateur race track (chapter C-72.1, r. 5) and of the Rules of procedure of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (chapter R-6.1, r. 2) involving:
(a)  driving in a race;
(b)  the obligations of a driver;
(c)  the offences and penalties related to driving in a race;
(d)  objections, protests and complaints;
(2)  his technical knowledge of the equipment and behaviour of horses.
The candidate succeeds in his driver’s examination if he obtains a mark of 60%.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 56; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 14.
57. The driver’s licence for:
(1)  Classes A and B: authorizes the holder to drive a racehorse in races held at a professional or amateur race track;
(2)  Class C: authorizes the holder to drive a racehorse:
(a)  in qualifying or schooling races held at a professional race track;
(b)  in races held at an amateur race track;
(3)  Class D: authorizes the holder to drive a racehorse:
(a)  at a special event approved by the Régie and held at a professional or amateur race track;
(b)  in races held at an amateur race track.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 57; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 15.
DIVISION III
TRAINER’S LICENCE
58. A person wishing to obtain a trainer’s licence shall:
(1)  be 16 years of age;
(2)  furnish a health certificate and a certificate of visual acuity at the following periods:
(a)  with his first application pursuant to the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2);
(b)  every 5 years from his 25th birthday until his 50th birthday;
(c)  every 2 years from his 50th birthday.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 58; Decision 85-04-15, s. 12.
59. A person wishing to obtain a Class B trainer’s licence, provided for in the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2) shall:
(1)  demonstrate that he has accumulated at least the following experience:
(a)  having held a groom’s licence and carried on the position for 2 years;
(b)  having been an owner and having held an owner’s licence for a full year; or
(c)  having held an owner’s licence and having held a groom’s licence and carried on the position for 1 year;
(2)  undergo successfully the specific test and examination for a trainer.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 59.
60. A person wishing to obtain a Class A trainer’s licence provided for in the Regulation respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 2) shall:
(1)  demonstrate that he has accumulated at least the following experience:
(a)  having held a groom’s licence and carried on the position for 3 years;
(b)  having held a Class B trainer’s licence and carried on the position for 2 years;
(2)  undergo successfully the specific test and examination for a trainer if he does not hold a Class B trainer’s licence.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 60.
61. The specific examination that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a trainer’s licence shall bear upon:
(1)  his technical knowledge of the Rules respecting Standardbred horse racing (chapter C-72.1, r. 3) involving:
(a)  a trainer’s responsibility;
(b)  the declaration of horses in the different types of races;
(2)  his knowledge of the Rules of procedure of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (chapter R-6.1, r. 2);
(3)  his technical knowledge of the equipment, the behaviour and the training of horses.
The candidate succeeds in his trainer’s examination if he obtains a mark of 60%.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 61.
62. The specific test that shall undergo a person wishing to obtain a trainer’s licence shall bear upon:
(1)  his knowledge of the equipment and its use;
(2)  his capacity to drive a horse on a racing strip.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 62.
63. The trainer’s licence for:
(1)  Class A: authorizes the holder to train a horse that participates in races held on race tracks of all classes;
(2)  Class B: authorizes the holder to train a horse that participates:
(a)  in races held on a professional race track if he is the owner of the horse;
(b)  in races held on an amateur race track;
(c)  in a special event approved by the board and held on race tracks of all classes.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 63; Decision 2012-02-15, s. 16.
DIVISION IV
GROOM’S LICENCE
64. A person wishing to obtain a groom’s licence shall be 10 years of age.
Decision 84-10-01, s. 64; Décision 85-04-15, s. 13.
CHAPTER VII
FINAL PROVISION
65. (Omitted).
Decision 84-10-01, s. 65.
REFERENCES
Decision 84-10-01, 1984 G.O. 2, 3568 and 3812
Decision 84-11-09, 1984 G.O. 2, 3843
Decision 85-04-15, 1985 G.O. 2, 1572
Decision 85-06-27, 1985 G.O. 2, 2378
Decision 99-05-27, 1999 G.O. 2, 1648
Decision 2012-02-15, 2012 G.O. 2, 1034
Decision 2012-04-18, 2012 G.O. 2, 1393