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New Claiming Rules for Parx & Penn National

Effective August 29, 2015

Voiding of Claims

1. In the event a horse dies during a claiming race or is euthanized on the racetrack during a claiming race, any claim made on that horse will be declared void;

2. In the event that a horse is vanned off the racetrack after a claiming race, that horse will be taken to the test barn for no longer than one (1) hour from post-time of the race. The successful claimant for such horse may declare the claim void at his/her election within one (1) hour of post-time of the race, except that the claim may not be declared void if the horse is vanned off the track due solely to heat stroke or bleeding from the nostrils, as determined by the track veterinarian. In the event the successful claimant exercises his/her discretion to declare the claim void, the horse will be returned to the custody of the original owner who entered the horse in the claiming race.

Waiver Claiming

At the time of entry into a claiming race, the trainer must declare a horse ineligible to be claimed provided:

1. The horse has been laid off and has not started for a minimum of 120 calendar days since its last race; and

2. The horse is entered for a claiming price equal to or greater than the price at which it last started.

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