4 years ago

What is a race to "Claim"?

These races are special and the horses can be purchased by a licensed owner for the claiming price listed for that specific race. One must have a sufficient sum of money in the bookkeeper's account to make a claim, alongside, a trainer to pick up the horse. Steps to claim a horse
1. Pick your horse and make a claim
To make the claim on 'your preferred horse', one must fill out a "claim slip" with the relevant information and deposit the slip in the claim box.
2. Time Period
Generally, there is a deadline of 15 minutes before the start of the race to put your slip and claim your horse. 3. In the event of more than one claim on a horse T
he clerk will conduct a "shake", naming the claim in numbered pills and hand-picking the "claim". Claiming races are a great equalizer because it's basically the race owners who are setting up the market value of the horse.