Racing Board and Racecourses Act, 1945

Regulations in relation to executives of authorised racecourses.

40.—(1) The Board, after consultation with the Governing Bodies, may by regulations provide for regulating the manner in which authorised racecourses are to be managed and controlled by the executives thereof.

(2) The Board may by regulations provide—

(a) for requiring executives of authorised racecourses to keep such books, accounts, and records as may be prescribed,

(b) for requiring executives of authorised racecourses to furnish to the Board such returns and information as may be prescribed,

(c) for the production of books, accounts, and records relating to authorised racecourses by the executives thereof,

(d) for the inspection of and taking extracts from books, accounts and records kept by executives of authorised racecourses.

(3) Regulations under this section may be so made as to apply either to the executives of authorised racecourses generally or to the executive of any particular authorised racecourse or racecourses, and different regulations may be made in relation to the executives of different authorised racecourses.

(4) If the Board is of opinion that the executive of an authorised racecourse to which any regulation made under this section is applicable has contravened (by act or omission) that regulation, the Board may report such contravention to the appropriate Governing Body, and thereupon the said Governing Body shall in respect of the executive of such authorised racecourse take such disciplinary action and impose such disabilities and penalties as they consider proper under the Rules of Racing in Ireland and the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Rules.