§19-23-25. Application to enjoin violations.

Whenever it appears to the Racing Commission that any person has been or is violating or is about to violate any provision of this article, any reasonable rule and regulation promulgated hereunder or any order or final decision of the Racing Commission, the Racing Commission may apply in the name of the state to the circuit court of the county in which the violation or violations or any part thereof has occurred, is occurring or is about to occur, or the judge thereof in vacation, for an injunction against such person and any other persons who have been, are or are about to be, involved in any practices, acts or omissions, so in violation, enjoining such person or persons from any such violation or violations. Such application may be made and prosecuted to conclusion whether or not any such violation or violations have resulted or shall result in prosecution or conviction under the provisions of section twenty-six of this article.

Upon application by the Racing Commission, the circuit courts of this state may by mandatory or prohibitory injunction compel compliance with the provisions of this article, the reasonable rules and regulations promulgated hereunder and all orders and final decisions of the Racing Commission. The court may issue a temporary injunction in any case pending a decision on the merits of any application filed.

The judgment of the circuit court upon any application permitted by the provisions of this section shall be final unless reversed, vacated or modified on appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeals. Any such appeal shall be sought in the manner and within the time provided by law for appeals from circuit courts in other civil actions.

The Racing Commission shall be represented in all such proceedings by the Attorney General or his assistants and in such proceedings in the circuit court by the prosecuting attorneys of the several counties as well, all without additional compensation. The Racing Commission, with the written approval of the Attorney General, may employ special counsel to represent the Racing Commission in any such proceedings.