Arthur: New California Claiming Rule ‘Working Well’
A new claiming rule in California saw the claims of 19 horses voided for the period May 16 through June 16.
California’s equine medical director, Dr. Rick Arthur, testified before the California Horse Racing Board Thursday that “procedures are working well administratively” with the rule that requires claims to be rescinded for horses that die or are placed on the vet’s list after the race.
During the one-month period, 229 horses were claimed at three California racetracks, and of the 19 whose claims were voided, none has returned to race yet.
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