Minimum Claiming Prices: ,500 at Latonia and Louisville and ,000 at Dade Park and Lexington Tracks, Daily Racing Form, 1932-03-22


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MINIMUM CLAIMING PRICES ,500 at Latonia and Louisville and ,000 at Dade Park and Lexington Tracks. LEXINGTON, Ky., March 21. The minimum claiming price, . which may be stipulated in races at Latonia and Louisville, was reduced by the Racing Commission from ,000 to ,500; for Lexington and Dade Park the minimum was reduced to ,000. The revision of the claiming scale was necessary, it was explained, because of the reduction in the value of horses. The previous scale of minimum claiming prices made it very difficult for the owners of the cheaper horses to place their horses where they had a chance to win. A rule was passed making it compulsory for all jockeys to wear skull caps in races. The rule requiring quarterly meetings of the commission was amended, the new rule providing that meetings may be called by the chairman or by two members of the effective commission if the chairman is absent or incapacitated. By a suspension of the rule requiring thirty days time to lie over the new rules were made effective immediately. Thomas R. Underwood, general manager of the Lexington Herald, was elected secretary to the commission, succeeding Charles N. Lewis; Miss M. Louise Wilson was again made assistant secretary.

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