The Illinois Racing Board has modified the rule for common owner uncoupled entries to apply to all races starting Opening Day at Hawthorne, February 20, 2015, as follows:
Section 1413.114 Uncoupled Entries
All entries, either same owner or different owner, shall be uncoupled wagering interests in any race.
Same owner entries will have least preference in overfilled races. The date system will take preference in determining first and second parts of entries.
Section 1413.114 Coupled as Entry
Entry shall mean:
a) A horse made eligible to run in a race; or
b) When starters in a race include two or more horses owned by the same person, or by the same management, they shall be coupled as an "entry", except as provided in 11 Ill. Adm. Code Section 1413.114(c). A wager on one horse in the "entry" shall be a wager on all horses in the "entry," If a race is split in two or more divisions, horses in an "entry" shall be seeded in separate divisions, but the divisions in which they compete and their post positions shall be drawn by lot.
c) The uncoupling of entries, with common owners, shall be permitted in stakes races with purses of $100,000 or more with permission of the owner or trainer