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Section 1 HORSE RACING ALBERTA ACT RSA 2000 Chapter H-11.3


(e) “Minister” means the Minister determined under section 16 of the Government Organization Act as the Minister responsible for this Act;

(f) “off track wagering facility” means any facility not located at a race track at which a wager on the outcome of a horse race may be placed;

(g) “pari mutuel wagering” means a form of wagering on the outcome of a horse race under which all wagers for each race are pooled and held for distribution of the total amount, less the deductions authorized by law, to holders of tickets on the winning horses;

(h) “race horse” means an equine of any breed that

(i) is owned or otherwise maintained by a racing participant for the purposes of running in a horse race,
(ii) is located at or on a race track or is otherwise used or maintained for the purposes of or in connection with horse racing, or
(iii) is designated by the Corporation as a race horse;

(i) “race track” includes

(i) any location or grounds at which a horse race takes place or customarily takes place, and
(ii) any buildings and facilities located on that location or those grounds;

(j) “racing officials” means stewards, harness racing judges and other race track officials and employees whose duties relate to the actual running of horse races and includes

(i) veterinarians and analysts who are engaged in the inspection of, or the testing of samples taken from, race horses, and
(ii) any other persons designated by the rules as racing officials, but does not include racing participants;

(k) “racing participants” means owners, trainers, drivers and jockeys of race horses and includes

(i) apprentice jockeys, grooms, jockeys’ agents, jockeys’ valets and exercise riders, and