Per the State Racing Commission, a new rule impacting claiming races will go into effect at Pennsylvania's three thoroughbred tracks as of Saturday, March 16th, 2019.
Current rules state that any horse entered in 30 days or less after a claim must be entered for a claiming price at least 25% higher than that for which s/he was claimed.  For example, a horse claimed for $10,000 - if entered within 30 days from the date of the claim - must, at minimum, compete for a claiming price of $12,500.
This new Commission rule reduces this from 30 days to 20.
The Pennsylvania HBPA supports this rule change, as it will likely lead to a greater number of entries.  Fuller fields, of course, benefit everyone.
For further information, please call the PA HBPA, at (717) 469-2970
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