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Claimers: The Rules Governing The Game

This is the second in a four-part series on claiming racing. For part one, click here. Like anything else in horse racing, the rules of the claiming game can be difficult to follow for an outsider. As with drug regulation, the rules governing claiming can be different depending upon which state you’re running in. In […]

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District Court Rules Indiana Claiming Jail Rule Unconstitutional

Owner Jerry Jamgotchian won a victory in his battle against “claiming jail” rules with a ruling earlier this week by U.S. District Court Judge William T. Lawrence finding Indiana’s rule unconstitutional. Claiming jail rules place restrictions on newly-claimed horses, preventing them from running out of state or different in-state tracks for a set period — […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge To ‘Claiming Jail’ Rule

California Thoroughbred owner Jerry Jamgotchian’s petition to the United States Supreme Court to hear his challenge of Kentucky’s “claiming jail” rule has been denied. The court issued the denial – a decision not to hear the case – on Monday. Jamgotchian lost lower court rulings in Kentucky’s Franklin County Circuit Court, the Court of Appeals […]

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Court Of Appeals Upholds Foreign Arbitration Ruling Against Jamgotchian On Unpaid Stud Fees

The United States Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling that California owner and breeder Jerry Jamgotchian owes affiliates of Ireland’s Coolmore Stud more than $500,000 for unpaid stud fees. The memorandum, filed on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, affirms the 2014 U.S. District Court ruling to […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Eating Chrome, Next Stop Supreme Court?

Some bold predictions were made on last week’s Friday Show concerning the biggest races of the week. First order of business on this week’s show, revisit those and see who might need to eat some crow (or Chrome in this case). Not to be deterred by past results, Scott and Ray also tackle this weekend’s […]

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Jamgotchian Takes Challenge Of ‘Claiming Jail’ Rules To U.S. Supreme Court

Jerry Jamgotchian is nothing if not persistent. The California-based Thoroughbred owner has fought a five-year battle over Kentucky regulations that prohibit a claimed horse from racing out of state until the meet during which the horse was claimed comes to an end. Jamgotchian challenged the so-called “claiming jail” or “jail time” rule in Franklin Circuit […]

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Supreme Court Of Kentucky Upholds ‘Claiming Jail’ Rule

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has upheld the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s “claiming jail” regulation that prohibits a horse claimed in a race from competing at another track until after the meeting during which it was purchased has taken its final day’s entries. The unanimous decision, written by Justice Lisabeth T. Hughes, stems from a […]

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Claiming Rule Case Goes Before Kentucky Supreme Court

A case against one of Kentucky’s rules regarding claiming races was brought before the state’s Supreme Court Thursday, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Owner Jerry Jamgotchian is against Kentucky’s claiming “jail” rule, which states that horses bought out of claiming races cannot race in another state until the meet is over. The aim is to […]

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Kentucky Supreme Court to Review ‘Claiming Jail’ Lawsuit

The case brought by Jerry Jamgotchian against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission challenging claiming rules that put restrictions on when a claimed horse can race out of state will be heard by the Supreme Court of Kentucky. The court recently issued an order granting discretionary review of a February 2014 Court of Appeals decision upholding […]

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Judgment: Jamgotchian Owes Pegram $885,036 in Defamation Lawsuit

From Mike Pegram: Prominent Nevada businessman and Thoroughbred Owners of California board chairman Mike Pegram announced today that his defamation lawsuit against California horse owner Jerry Jamgotchian has been successfully resolved by the court’s entry of judgment against Mr. Jamgotchian and Mr. Jamgotchian’s payment to Mr. Pegram of $879,536. In addition, the Court ordered Mr. Jamgotchian […]

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