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CHANGES IN KENTUCKY RULES Apprentices Allowed Five Pounds in All Overnight Races Except Handicaps An Innovation. LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 26. Changes in the claiming rule and concessions or allowances to apprentice riders, effective Saturday, are as follows: Claiming rule: "Horses subject to claim only by owners of horses running in the race. - "No horses shall be entered in a claiming race for less than twice the value of the purse to the winner. "No claimed horse shall start for thirty days thereafter for less than twenty-five per cent more than the amount for which he was claimed. No horses shall be entered in a claiming race for more than ,000." Apprentice allowances: "Apprentices allowed five pounds in all overnight races except handicaps. This includes condition races or purses as well as claiming races. Also allowed such five pounds until a year after riding first winner and thereafter also until he has ridden forty winners." The change in the apprentice rule allowing such riders a five-pound allowance in purse or condition races is an innovation or change long advocated by many horsemen.