Pennsylvania makes adjustments to Thoroughbred claiming rule

By: Tom LaMarra

Posted: March 14, 2019

The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has modified the state’s Thoroughbred claiming rule to shorten the length of time a horse can race without a mandatory increase in claiming price.

The previous rule stated that for a period of 30 days after a claim, a horse couldn’t run for a tag less than 25% of the price for which it was claimed. The new rule changes the period to 20 days. The horse can run back for any claiming price after that period.

The restriction doesn’t apply to starter allowance or starter handicap races.

The rule is available here.