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Hanover Changes Claiming Policy

May 18, 2018:

Hanover Raceway would like to notify all horsepeople of a change in policy at its track for the 2018 race season and beyond....read on

Claiming, Head No. Changes In Ontario

July 12, 2017:

On Wednesday, July 12, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that it has revised one of its claiming provisions and that it has found favourable support in the Standardbred industry to remove the requirement for horses to wear head numbers in races....read on

'Claim Game’ Buzzing At Woodbine

March 17, 2017:

The claiming box has been a busy spot so far this season at Woodbine Racetrack, and Thursday night’s 10-race card at the Rexdale, Ont. oval was no exception....read on

Rules Amended In New York State

August 9, 2016:

On Tuesday, August 9, the New York State Gaming Commission announced the adoption of three amendments relating to the use of hopples, coupled entries, and claiming rules....read on

Pacer Claimed For 13th Straight Start

October 17, 2015:

On Saturday night, R Gauwitz Hanover -- perhaps the most popular claiming pacer of all-time -- changed hands after his 13th straight race....read on

Playing The Claim Game

March 8, 2014:

"It leaves me to wonder if we need to re-evaluate the claiming system....read on

Innisfil Cup Claiming Series Details

October 27, 2011:

Georgian Downs has announced the details for the 2011 edition of its Innisfil Cup Claiming Series...read on

Suit Filed Against Commission

July 14, 2011:

The Lexington Herald-Leader has reported that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has had a lawsuit brought up against it in regard to its current claiming rule....read on

Claiming Trial Underway On PEI

May 7, 2010:

According to a report, a trial period is currently taking place on Prince Edward Island where the parameters of claiming classes have been adjusted in attempt to...read on

Claiming Hot At Yonkers

October 8, 2009:

Fueled by higher purses -- driven by VLTs, increased simulcast exports, revenue through expanding outlets, and 244 days of racing -- the claiming business is booming at Yonkers Raceway....read on

Almost Doesn't Count: Bert Is Back

September 11, 2009:

Bert Smith hasn't owned a horse since Pierce Seelster raced his last North American start on November 9, 2006. But after having recently claimed Paradise Bayama and acquired another performer via private purchase, the sometimes outspoken and controversial Smith is coming back to the racing game for all the right reasons...read on

Gold Cup & Saucer Win Controversy

August 25, 2009:

The owners of 2009 Gold Cup & Saucer champ All The Weapons could be penalized a large portion of their winnings for violating an Ontario Racing Commission rule by racing a claimed horse out of the province within 60 days...read on

Changes To Claimers Coming?

February 17, 2009:

On Monday, February 16, the Lexington, Kentucky-based American Association of Equine Practitioners released its 'white paper' regarding problems in the thoroughbred industry....read on


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