|Rule No.||Rule Title|
|1735||Drivers Minimum Fee.|
|Rule Text||(a) Driver's fees in the absence of a contract or special agreement are $20.00 or 5% of the purse earned, whichever is greater.
(b) The purpose of this rule is not to set a minimum or maximum fee. It provides a fee if the parties have not made a written agreement to the contrary.
(c) A driver's fee is considered earned when the horse he has been engaged to drive leaves the paddock for the post. If there is a substitution of drivers after the fee is earned, no additional driver fee or double driver fee need be paid except when ordered by the stewards.
(d) In this rule "Purse Earned" means the amount paid the winning horse less the fees paid by the owner to enter the horse in the race.
(e) If the parties agree on the fee to be paid the driver, a contract or agreement in writing signed by the driver or his agent and the owner or his authorized agent specifying the agreed upon fee shall be delivered to the paymaster of purses before the running of the race in question. The paymaster of purses shall debit the owner's purse account under the contract or written agreement. If no contract or written agreement is submitted before the running of the race in question, the paymaster of purses shall debit the owner's purse account under the fee scale set forth in this rule.
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 19440 and 19562, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 19440 and 19562, Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment filed 8-15-74; effective 9-14-74.
2. Amendment filed 12-6-99; effective 12-6-99.