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SECTION 180.51
Tampering with a sports contest in the first degree
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE K, ARTICLE 180
§ 180.51 Tampering with a sports contest in the first degree.

A person is guilty of tampering with a sports contest in the first
degree when, with intent to influence the outcome of a pari-mutuel horse
race:

1. He affects any equine animal involved in the conduct or operation
of a pari-mutuel horse race by administering to the animal in any manner
whatsoever any controlled substance listed in section thirty-three
hundred six of the public health law; or

2. He knowingly enters or furnishes to another person for entry or
brings into this state for entry into a pari-mutuel horse race, or rides
or drives in any pari-mutuel horse race any running, trotting or pacing
horse, mare, gelding, colt or filly under an assumed name, or
deceptively out of its proper class, or that has been painted or
disguised or represented to be any other or different horse, mare,
gelding, colt or filly from that which it actually is; or

3. He knowingly and falsely registers with the jockey club, United
States trotting association, American quarter horse association or
national steeplechase and hunt association a horse, mare, gelding, colt
or filly previously registered under a different name; or

4. He agrees with one or more persons to enter such misrepresented or
drugged animal in a pari-mutuel horse race. A person shall not be
convicted of a violation of this subdivision unless an overt act is
alleged and proved to have been committed by one of said persons in
furtherance of said agreement.

Tampering with a sports contest in the first degree is a class E
felony.