N.Y. Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law Section 251
Definitions


As used in sections two hundred fifty-two through two hundred fifty-six of this article, the following terms shall mean and include:

1.

“Fund.” The New York state thoroughbred breeding and development fund corporation established by § 252 (New York state thoroughbred breeding and development fund)section two hundred fifty-two of this article.

2.

“Board.” The board of directors of the corporation as such board is constituted pursuant to § 252 (New York state thoroughbred breeding and development fund)section two hundred fifty-two of this article. * 3. “New York-bred.” A thoroughbred which is registered in the registry designated and administered by such fund in accordance with such rules concerning domicile and registration requirements as may be established by the fund and: was on or before December thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty, foaled in this state; or is on or after January first, nineteen hundred eighty-one, either:

(i)

sired by a New York stallion and foaled from a mare domiciled in this state;

(ii)

foaled from a mare domiciled in this state which mare has been serviced back exclusively by a New York stallion in the year of such foaling; or

(iii)

on or after January first, nineteen hundred ninety-five foaled from a mare domiciled in New York. The fund shall report to the governor and the legislature on or before December fifteenth, nineteen hundred ninety-nine effects of paragraph (iii) of this subdivision on the New York state breeding industry. * NB Effective until January 1, 2022 * 3. “New York-bred.” A thoroughbred which is registered in the registry designated and administered by such fund in accordance with such rules concerning domicile and registration requirements as may be established by the fund, including that each mare, stallion, and foal be microchipped and registered pursuant to § 225 (Registration of race horses)section two hundred twenty-five of this article, and: was on or before December thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty, foaled in this state; or is on or after January first, nineteen hundred eighty-one, either:

(i)

sired by a New York stallion and foaled from a mare domiciled in this state;

(ii)

foaled from a mare domiciled in this state which mare has been serviced back exclusively by a New York stallion in the year of such foaling; or

(iii)

on or after January first, nineteen hundred ninety-five foaled from a mare domiciled in New York. * NB Effective January 1, 2022 4. “Breeder.” The owner of the mare at the time the mare foals a New York-bred.

5.

“New York stallion.” A stallion standing in New York at the time he was bred to the dam of a New York-bred; a stallion must be registered with the fund or its designated agent and must be (i) owned by a resident of this state and standing the entire stud season in this state; or

(ii)

owned by a resident of another state but standing the entire stud season in this state and leased by a resident of this state for a term of not less than one year; or

(iii)

owned jointly by a resident of this state together with a resident of another state and standing the entire stud season in this state and leased by a resident of this state for a term of not less than one year. Leases shall be filed with the fund or its designated agent.

6.

“Stallion owner.” The owner of a stallion standing in New York at the time he was bred to the dam of a New York-bred.

7.

“Races.” Races upon which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted at thoroughbred race meetings of racing corporations as authorized by the commission.

Source: Section 251 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PML/251 (updated Dec. 3, 2021; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

201
Incorporation
202
Restriction upon commencement of business
202‑A
Liability of the directors of a franchised corporation
202‑B
No debt of the state
203
Right to hold race meetings and races
204
Certificate of payment of stock
205
License for running races and steeplechase meetings
206
Franchise for running races and steeplechase meetings
207
Board of directors of a franchised corporation
208
Conditions of franchise award
209
Examination of the books and accounts by the state comptroller
210
Franchise termination
210‑A
Relinquishment of franchise
211
Fair association, when entitled to privileges
212
Franchise oversight board
213
Project labor agreements
214
Acquisition of racing facilities
216
Disposition of racing facilities or certain assets
217
Revocation of licenses
218
Stewards at race meetings
219
Advertising or promotional material
220
Licenses for participants and employees at race meetings
220‑A
Corporations continued
221
New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund, Inc
221‑A
Health insurance for jockeys
221‑B
Health insurance for trainers
222
Notice to be posted upon grounds
223
Special police officers
224
Penalty for unlawful racing and betting
225
Registration of race horses
226
Increased or additional entrance fees
228
Pension plans for backstretch employees
229
Backstretch employees drug and alcohol rehabilitation eligibility
230
Membership in a national thoroughbred racing association
231
Pari-mutuel betting on horse races legalized
232
License to conduct pari-mutuel betting at race meetings for running races or steeplechases
233
Bond required of corporation conducting pari-mutuel betting
234
Place and manner of conducting pari-mutuel betting
235
Rules for the conduct of pari-mutuel betting
236
Disposition of pari-mutuel pools
237
Capital improvements
238
Disposition of pari-mutuel pools of the franchised corporation
239
Books and records of pari-mutuel betting
240
Yearly audit
241
Disposition of unpaid money due on account of pari-mutuel tickets not presented
242
Races for horses bred in the state
243
Free or reduced fee passes, cards or badges
244
Revocation of license or franchise
245
Hearing on refusal or revocation of license or franchise
246
Approval of plans of corporation
247
Racing zones
248
Racing season
249
Pari-mutuel employees to be citizens and residents
250
Power of commission to impose penalties
251
Definitions
252
New York state thoroughbred breeding and development fund
253
Powers of the fund
254
Resources of fund
255
Annual audit
256
Annual report
257
Actions against fund

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Dec. 3, 2021

§ 251’s source at nysenate​.gov

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