California: New Claiming Rule Gets Put to Use at Betfair Hollywood
California’s new claiming rule was utilized for the first time Sunday when a claim that was submitted for a gelding in the first race at Betfair Hollywood Park was voided after he came back unsound in the test barn.
According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the 4-year-old gelding Plenny of Henny won the first race on the card Sunday, and was claimed for $10,000 from trainer Bill Spawr for owners Phil Bongiovanni and Mary Ellen West. Plenny of Henny was observed to be unsound in the test barn after the race, and was placed on the vet’s list by veterinarian Tim Grande. As a result, the claim was voided.