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SECTION 19660-19668

19660.  Any person who, without first having procured a license
under Article 4 of this chapter, directly or indirectly holds or
conducts any meeting where there is horse racing and betting on its
results by the parimutuel method of wagering, or otherwise, is guilty
of a misdemeanor.

19661.  (a) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this
chapter for which a penalty is not herein expressly provided, is
guilty of a misdemeanor.
   (b) Unless otherwise expressly provided, the board may impose a
monetary penalty of not more than one hundred thousand dollars
($100,000) for a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter.

19662.  Any person who bets upon the results of a horse race except
by a parimutuel method of wagering conducted by a person licensed
under Article 4 of this chapter is punishable as provided in the
Penal Code.

19663.  It is unlawful for an individual performing services as a
jockey, or any person representing or purporting to represent such
individual, to compel or attempt to compel the State, while
conducting horse racing, either directly itself or through a state
agency or state instrumentality, to pay money into any fund to which
it has no legal obligation to contribute.

19664.  It is unlawful for any person, for the purpose of selling or
offering to sell predictions on horse races, to advertise that he
has predicted the outcome of any horse race which has been run in
this state, unless such person has notified in writing the California
Horse Racing Board, at any of its offices, of his predictions at
least three hours prior to the race involved on forms prescribed by
the board. No person shall advertise the fact that he has notified
the board or use the name of the board in any way whatsoever to
promote the activities described in this section.
   For the purposes of this section the term "advertise" includes the
use of a newspaper, magazine or other publication, book notice,
circular, pamphlet, letter, handbill, tip sheet, poster, bill, sign,
placard, card, label, tag, window display, store sign, radio or
television announcement, or any other means or methods now or
hereafter employed to bring to the attention of the public
information concerning the outcome of horse races.
   Nothing herein contained shall apply to any daily newspaper of
general circulation which is regularly entered in the United States
mail, or any other daily publication carrying complete past
performances of horses entered in races, or to any regularly
published magazine or periodical devoted to racing news, which
magazine or periodical has been published for at least two years.
   Violation of this section is a misdemeanor.

19665.  The board shall establish such rules and regulations for
horse sales or horse auction sales of racehorses or breeding stock
that is used in the production of racehorses which are held or
conducted on the premises of any racing association under the
jurisdiction of the board as are reasonably necessary to provide the
horses, owners, and general public with adequate protection. Such
rules and regulations shall provide for regulation of the medication
or drugging of racehorses sold at horse sales or horse auction sales
as provided in this section.

19666.  No person shall alter or counterfeit, or attempt to alter or
counterfeit, any parimutuel ticket.

19667.  No person shall knowingly have in his possession any
altered, forged, or counterfeit parimutuel ticket.

19668.  (a) On and after July 1, 1995, it shall be unlawful for any
person to enter or accept the entry of a horse in a race upon which
there is parimutuel wagering until two years after the horse's
foaling date.
   (b) Every person who violates this section is guilty of a
misdemeanor. The board may suspend the license of any person who
violates this section for a period of not more than one year.