2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 60: Business Licenses
Article 1A: Horse Racing Act, 60-1A-1 through 60-1A-30
Section 60-1A-2: Definitions. (Repealed effective July 1, 2018.)


NM Stat § 60-1A-2 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

60-1A-2. Definitions. (Repealed effective July 1, 2018.)

As used in the Horse Racing Act:

A. "board" means the gaming control board;

B. "breakage" means the odd cents by which the amount payable on each dollar wagered exceeds a multiple of ten;

C. "commission" means the state racing commission;

D. "exotic wagering" means all wagering other than on win, place or show, through pari-mutuel wagering;

E. "export" means to send a live audiovisual broadcast of a horse race in the process of being run at a horse racetrack from the originating horse racetrack to another location;

F. "guest state" means a jurisdiction, other than the jurisdiction in which a horse race is run, in which a horse racetrack, off-track wagering facility or other facility that is a member of and subject to an interstate common pool is located;

G. "guest track" means a horse racetrack, off-track wagering facility or other licensed facility in a location other than the state in which a horse race is run that is a member of and subject to an interstate common pool;

H. "handle" means the total of all pari-mutuel wagering sales, excluding refunds and cancellations;

I. "horse race" means a competition among racehorses on a predetermined course in which the horse completing the course in the least amount of time generally wins;

J. "host state" means the jurisdiction within which a sending track is located, also known as a "sending state";

K. "host track" means the horse racetrack from which a horse race subject to an interstate common pool is transmitted to members of that interstate common pool, also known as a "sending track";

L. "import" means to receive a live audiovisual broadcast of a horse race;

M. "interstate common pool" means a pari-mutuel pool that combines comparable pari-mutuel pools from one or more locations that accept wagers on a horse race run at a sending track for purposes of establishing payoff prices at the pool members' locations, including pools in which pool members from more than one state simultaneously combine pari-mutuel pools to form an interstate common pool;

N. "jockey club" means an organization that administers thoroughbred registration records and registers thoroughbreds;

O. "licensed premises" means land, together with all buildings, other improvements and personal property located on the land, that is under the direct control of a racetrack licensee, including the restricted areas, grandstand and public parking areas;

P. "licensee" means a person licensed by the commission and includes a holder of an occupational, secondary or racetrack license;

Q. "occupational license" means a license issued by the commission to a vendor or to a person having access to a restricted area on the licensed premises, including a horse owner, trainer, jockey, agent, apprentice, groom, exercise person, veterinarian, valet, farrier, starter, clocker, racing secretary, pari-mutuel clerk and other personnel designated by the commission whose work, in whole or in part, is conducted around racehorses or pari-mutuel betting windows;

R. "pari-mutuel wagering" means a system of wagering in which bets on a live or simulcast horse race are pooled and held by the racetrack licensee for distribution of the total amount, less the deductions authorized by law, to holders of winning tickets; "pari-mutuel wagering" does not include bookmaking or pool selling;

S. "pari-mutuel wagering pool" means the money wagered on a specific horse race through pari-mutuel wagering;

T. "practical breeder" means a person who has practical experience in breeding horses, although the person may not be actively involved in breeding horses;

U. "primary residence" means the domicile where a person resides for most of the year, and, if the person is temporarily out of state, the address where a person will return when the person returns to New Mexico or the address that a person uses for purposes of a driver's license, passport or voting;

V. "quarter horse" means a racehorse that is registered with the American quarter horse association or any successor association;

W. "race meet" means a period of time within dates specified by the commission in which a racetrack licensee is authorized to conduct live racing on the racing grounds;

X. "racehorse" means a quarter horse or thoroughbred that is bred and trained to compete in horse races;

Y. "racetrack license" means a license to conduct horse races issued by the commission;

Z. "racetrack licensee" means a person who has been issued a racetrack license;

AA. "racing grounds" means the area of the restricted area of licensed premises used for the purpose of conducting horse races and all activities ancillary to the conduct of horse races, including the track, stable area, jockey's quarters and horse training areas;

BB. "retainage" means money that is retained from wagers on win, place and show and on exotic wagers by a racetrack licensee pursuant to the Horse Racing Act;

CC. "restricted areas" means the stable area, the area behind the pari-mutuel betting windows and anywhere on the racing grounds;

DD. "secondary licensee" means all officers, directors, shareholders, lenders or holders of evidence of indebtedness of a corporation or legal entity owning a horse racetrack, and all persons holding a direct or indirect interest of any nature whatsoever in the horse racetrack, including interests or positions that deal with the funds of the racetrack or that are administrative, policymaking or supervisory;

EE. "simulcast" means a transmission of a live audiovisual broadcast of a horse race being run at a horse racetrack other than the horse racetrack or other licensed facility at which the broadcast is being received for viewing pursuant to a simulcasting contract;

FF. "stakes race" means a horse race in which nominations or entry or starting fees contribute to the purse; an overnight race is not a stakes race;

GG. "steward" means an employee of the commission who supervises horse races and oversees a race meet while in progress, including holding hearings regarding licensees and enforcing the rules of the commission and the horse racetrack;

HH. "takeout" means amounts authorized by statute to be deducted from the pari-mutuel wagers;

II. "thoroughbred" means a racehorse that is registered with the jockey club;

JJ. "track" means the surfaced oval area on which horse races are conducted; and

KK. "vendor" means a person who provides goods or services to or in the racing grounds or restricted area of the licensed premises of a horse racetrack.

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