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It is such a pity that more owners and trainers don't see claiming races in this way.
We are sick of the fact that the system of selling and claiming races fails to produce competitive contests and genuine sales or claims.
Whereas handicaps are our bread and butter, claiming races are arguably a more egalitarian system in the US.
The ability to read class-droppers will pretty much determine your success or failure as a punter in claiming races.
Also in line for a bonus will be the highest annual earners in claiming races at Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Turfway Park and Ellis Park, and the top three annual claiming earners at all of Kentucky's tracks.
HENRY DALY yesterday extolled the virtues of 'premier' claiming races as he looked forward to training Vaughan, the horse he acquired for pounds 50,000 out of one such race at Newmarket on Friday, writes Lee Mottershead.
TWO rotten apples will not spoil the barrel load of benefits that have emerged from the facility to make telephone bids for horses in claiming races, which was introduced on July 1.
The debt is more than the pounds 42,000 the BHB, as stakeholder, paid when accepting the claims on Dewsnap's behalf to maintain public confidence in claiming races, because of the buyer's premium and VAT on the deals.
CLAIMING races are catching on as a means of trading horses, and last week's radical addition of the facility to bid by telephone away from the racecourse through Weatherbys had an instant benefit.
TELEPHONE bids are to be introduced for claiming races from July 1, when Weatherbys will take responsibility for the process of determining successful claims.
Has a fine record in claiming races and has come on for reappearance.
Lukas says he misjudged Charismatic, a son of Summer Squall, getting away with running him in a claiming race in February.