Change Made in Claiming Rule at Detroit Course: Officials Announce Decision on Matter Following Conference, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-08


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Change Made in Claiming Rule at Detroit Course CourseOfficials Officials Announce Decision on Matter Following Conference ConferenceDETROIT DETROIT Mich June 7 At a confer ¬ ence held today at the Fair Grounds by racing commissioner William J Dowling state steward Joseph A Murphy track stewards Jack S Young Charles Bray and James Gallagher and racing secretary Charles F Henry it was decided at the request of a number of horsemen to make a change in the claiming rule ruleIt It has been the rule when horses were claimed out of races that such horses could not be entered for 30 days for less than 25 per cent more than the price for which they were claimed irrespective of whether the horse could not be sold for 60 days ex ¬ cept through the claiming channel in another race The new rule will read as follows followsWhen When a horse has been claimed should it prove to be the winner of the race from which it was claimed it should not be en ¬ tered in a race for less than 25 per cent above the price for which it was claimed for a period of 30 days daysThe The rule was made retroactive to the start of the meeting The time limit for the sal 2 of claimed horses also was reduced to 30 days The rule in steeplechases where only owners of horses running in the race may claim was not disturbed disturbedThe The conferees agreed that the claiming rule is fundamentally a horsemens rule as they are the ones most vitally interested i and the officials interest was largely based on seeingthat no abuses crept into it and that it waa rigidly enforced

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