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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 120. Claiming Races

11VAC10-120-80. Restrictions on a claimed horse.

When a horse is claimed out of a claiming race other than steeplechase races, the following restrictions shall apply to the horse for 30 calendar days after the day that the horse was claimed:

1. The horse may only start in claiming races for a designated price of 25% more than the amount for which the horse was claimed, except in harness racing a horse may start in claiming races for any price;

2. The horse may not be sold or transferred wholly or in part to another person, except in another claiming race;

3. The horse may not remain in the same stable or under the control or supervision of its former owner or trainer, unless reclaimed;

4. Notwithstanding the 30-day restriction above, the horse may not race elsewhere until after the close of the meeting at which it was claimed, except with the permission of the stewards; and

5. All horses claimed in other jurisdictions and racing in Virginia shall be subject to the conditions of the claiming regulation in the jurisdiction where the claim was made.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-04-03 § 8, eff. August 14, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 26, eff. August 14, 2000; Volume 18, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2002; Volume 23, Issue 18, eff. May 31, 2007; Volume 25, Issue 17, eff. May 27, 2009.

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