Proposed Claiming Rule: Submitted to Stewards of Jockey Club by Joseph E. Davis.; Eliminates Objectionable Features of Present Rule and Makes All Horses Liable to Claim for Their Entered Price., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-20


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PROPOSED CLAIMING RULE Submitted to Stewards of Jockey Club by Joseph E Davis Eliminates Objectionable Features of Present PresentJlnle Jlnle and Makes AH Horses Liable to toClaim Claim for Their Entered Price NEW YORK N T February IS The amendment to the claiming race rule of fered by Joseph E Davis at the recent meet ¬ ing of the stewards of the Jockey Club ap ¬ pears to meet the requirements that have for so long been advocated in these columns The essential part of the amendment is the elimination of the auction clause The amendment also provides for claiming before the race raceOne One paragraph to the amendment that could well be eliminated or revised is a pro ¬ hibition against a horse that is claimed being started in a claiming race until thirty days have elapsed There is no reason for this penalty being imposed for the claiming of a horse and it is probable that before the amendment is finally passed upon this will be eliminated or amended in some fashion fashionTEXT TEXT OF NEW RULE RULEFollowing Following is the proposed amendment amendmentNo No sweepstake nor selling pursa other than claiming shall be given givenIn In claiming races all horses are sub ¬ ject to claim by anyone or their au ¬ thorized agents but for their own account only A horse claimed shall not be delivered by the original owner until authorization be given by the secretary and the secretary may require the proper amount to be deposited with the claim unless the claimant shall have such amount to his credit with the associa ¬ tion All horses may be claimed for the selling price Each horse shall run for the account of the person in whose name it starts but title to the claimed horse shall be vested in the claimant from the time it leaves the paddock for the post postEvery Every claim must be in writing sealed and filed with the secretary or clerk of the scales at least fifteen minutes before post time and if more than one person should enter claim for the same horse they shall draw for priority in the pres ¬ ence of one of the stewards and the one determined by such lots to have the right of claim shall become the owner of the horse whether it be alive or dead sound or unsound or injured during the race or after it The secretary shall not open a bid nor inform an owner that a claim has been made until after the race is run runNo No person shall claim his own horse nor more than one horse If the stew ¬ ards should be of the opinion that any person is not claiming for his own ac ¬ count they shall require him to make an affidavit he is doing so and if upon proof it is ascertained that he made a false affidavit he shall be ruled off offNo No horse claimed out of a claiming race shall be allowed to start in a claim ¬ ing race until thirty days have elapsed

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