Here and There on the Turf: Rule to Abolish Selling Races in Maryland.; Nothing but Claiming Races Provided., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-16


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Here and There on the Turf Rule to Abolish Selling Races Racesin in Maryland Nothing but Claiming Races RacesProvided Provided Maryland promised to beat New York to change in the selling and claiming rule The commission of that state has outlined a new rule that will be submitted to the associations for their indorsement and if it meets their sanction it will be put into force with the opening of the spring racing season at Bowie BowieWhat What is of interest is that the rule as framed eliminates altogether the auction clause so there will be no selling races in Maryland It also eliminates the adding of the purse to the claiming price This makes the rule just about as simple as could be well imaging imagingStripped Stripped of all its other provisions the rule is that th claiming price of each horse in a claiming race shall be printed on the program and all claims shall be for the amount so designated The claiming is also made open to all except the owner himself or some one acting in his interests interestsThe The other provisions of the new Maryland racing rule further safeguard the race in much tha manner it has been safeguarded before Another clause is that all the claims be de ¬ posited in the claiming box fifteen minutes before the running of ths race This lends an additional risk to the claimant for he must take the horse irrespective of what should happen to him during the running of the race Many of those who have been doing business in claiming races would only MaTm a horse that had shown something in the race to warrant a purchase Under the new rule the claimant must use his judgment as to the value of the horse before the race raceUnder Under this new rule claims are not to be made public until after the running of the race and all horses that are claimed race for the previous owner going to the claimant after the race raceThe The rule is well devissd in various other clauses One prohibits the entering of a horse in a claiming race against which a lien of any kind is held unless there be the written con ¬ sent of the person holding the bill of sale lien mortgage or other claim It also pro ¬ vides that not more than one horse from the came interest shall start This even applies to horses trained by the same trainer This is going back to the old selling race rule which only permitted of one starter from a stable stableWhile While there is the usual prohibition against friendly claims thsre is abo a prohibition against the sale of a claimed horse for a period of sixty days This docs not prohibit the starting of the horse in another claiming racs within that period of time but is just another bar to friendly claims claimsWhen When the Jefferson Park meeting was opened last Thanksgiving TJay Gadscn D Bryan was asked if there would be a second meeting t follow the meeting at the Fair Grounds At that time he jotj no such meeting had been decided upon but it was possible there would be such a meeting Now it is assured and the plans for the meeting give promise that it will have a greater importance than the earlier meeting What makes the meeting of par ¬ ticular importance is the fact that there wfll be a revival of the Louisiana Derby which was last run in 1920 when it was won by Damask This same Damask has since be ¬ come a jumper and won the 10000 Manly Memorial at PimHco for the Greentree Stable last October This Derby win be at a mile and an eighth and with 10000 in sdded money it becomes a worthwhile race for the best winter horses The meeting will begin February 14 and as the Fair Grounds meet ¬ ing comes to an end February 13 it means there wfll be no lapse in the racing there The Derby is to be run March 17 which will be the last day of the Jefferson Park meeting meetingEach Each year winter racing grows in impor ¬ tance and now it would seem that Jefferson Park is setting out to take its place as the best of the winter racing points In the meantime the continuation of the New Orleans racing season until March 17 will carry the horsemen much closer to the Mary ¬ land opening Racing begins there April 1 and while Mobile has been planning its meet I ing and other small tracks have made an ¬ nouncements it is better that the stables find their employment over the track of Jefferson Park This win send many seasoned horses to Maryland for the opening there

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