Explanation of Optional Claiming Races, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-01

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Explanation of Optional Claiming Races An OPTIONAL CLAIMING race is one restricted to horses runnins or haying prtviously run for a stated claimlns price, and the term OPTIONAL CLAIMING means just What the name implies, the owner bavins the option of entering his horse tor a price eligible to-be claimed or not entering his horse for a price not eligible to be claimed. If an o«ner does not want to * enter his horse to be claimed his horse mast meet the "optional conditions" set down by the racing secretary in order, to be eligible to compete. These conditions appear in the past performances preceding each race. All horses who race In optional claimers. but are not entered to be claimed, "must have racrji-at some time for a .specified claiming price to obtain a classification, and they must again race for a claiming -price if the owner wishes to reclassify his r" ♦hoifs? In a lowet category. Also; winners of . optional claiming races when en- tered NOT eligible to be claimed, can not be. eligible, for the same class of race -UNLESS entered eligible to be claimed. - •

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