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  ( Division 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 44. )

CHAPTER 4.5. Mule Racing [19700 - 19705]
  ( Chapter 4.5 added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 366. )


“Board” as used in this chapter means the California Horse Racing Board.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 366.)


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a mule racing meeting or mule races may be conducted by any fair.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 872, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2003.)


The board shall administer this chapter and shall issue a license for the conducting of a mule racing meeting or mule races.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 317, Sec. 1. Effective August 22, 1994.)


The board, in cooperation with American Mule Association representatives, shall adopt rules governing, permitting, and regulating mule racing and wagering on the races under the parimutuel system. Such wagering shall be conducted only by a person licensed under this chapter to conduct a mule racing meeting, and only within the inclosure, and on the dates for which mule racing has been authorized.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 1133, Sec. 2.)


The board shall issue a license for owners, trainers, jockeys, and other participants in mule racing. The license shall be limited to mule races only.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 1133, Sec. 3.)


Associations licensed pursuant to this chapter shall deduct the applicable license fees, commissions, and purses in the same percentages as provided for in Article 9.5 (commencing with Section 19610) of Chapter 4. Associations may also deduct an additional amount of up to 3 percent on multiple wagering pools in the same manner as provided for by Section 19614.2.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 317, Sec. 2. Effective August 22, 1994.)

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