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(a) No person shall influence or attempt to influence the result of a race conducted by a licensee of the Delaware Harness Racing Commission or of the Delaware Racing Commission by:
(1) Influencing or having any understanding or connivance with any owner, jockey, groom or other person associated with or interested in any stable, horse or race in which any horse participated or is to participate in order to prearrange or predetermine the result of any such race;
(2) Interfering or attempting to interfere with, tampering with, injuring or destroying by the use of any narcotic, drug, stimulant, appliance or by any other means any horse that is to participate in a running race or a harness race in this State, whether such horse is the property of such person or another;
(3) Allowing or permitting a horse over which such person has control to participate in a race with the knowledge of any interference with, tampering with or any injury to such horse by any narcotic, drug, stimulant, appliance or by any other means;
(4) Causing, instigating, counseling or in any way aiding or abetting in any interference with, tampering with, injury to or destruction of any horse that is to participate in a running or harness race in this State by the use of any narcotic, drug, stimulant, appliance or by any other means.
(b) The owner of any horse affected in any manner as provided in subsection (a) of this section shall permit any member of the commission which issued the license for the meet at which or during which any horse was affected as above outlined, or any person appointed by such commission for that purpose, to make such test as the commission deems proper in order to determine whether any such horse has been interfered with, tampered with, injured or destroyed by the use of any narcotic, drug, stimulant, appliance or by any other means.
(c) Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000 or imprisoned for not less than 1 year nor more than 5 years or both.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Delaware Code Title 28. Sports and Amusements § 705. Influencing result of horse race or harness horse race; penalty - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/de/title-28-sports-and-amusements/de-code-sect-28-705/
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