Beginning on July 1, a claim on a horse in the state of California can be voided if the horse is determined to be bleeding from the nostrils, according to the Daily Racing Form.
The determination of bleeding will be made by an official veterinarian. Prior to the new rule, a claim in California could be voided for unsoundness, death on the racetrack, or euthanization before leaving the racetrack.
California Horse Racing Board executive director Rick Baedecker announced at the monthly meeting that the rule had been granted approval by the state's office of administrative law.
Read more at the Daily Racing Form.
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