claiming race


Definition of claiming race

: a horse race in which each entry is offered for sale for a specified price that must be deposited before the race

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Seventeen were during claiming races, in which the horses are up for sale for a certain price. John Cherwa,, "Horse deaths at Santa Anita may have implications for entire racing industry," 22 June 2019 With assistant Dan Ward training King Jack for the next race while Hollendorfer was initially banned from training at Del Mar, the colt won an allowance optional claiming race here on opening day, July 17. Tod Leonard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Catalina Cruiser has to hustle for close win in O’Brien Stakes," 24 Aug. 2019 Leucothia, who won a maiden-claiming race by 14½ lengths under jockey Abel Cedillo, runs in the Del Mar Debutante. Larry Stumes,, "This week at Golden Gate Fields, Aug. 29-Sept. 2," 28 Aug. 2019 Baker picked up a 1-2 finish with Cool Hunter and The Public Halo in Race 5, a $5,000 claiming race, and Specht campaigned the top two finishers in Race 7, an allowance event won by Miss Super Saint. Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Remembering Arrogate’s stellar Travers," 22 Aug. 2019 Basically, every race is either a maiden or claiming race. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Welcome back Colonial Downs," 8 Aug. 2019 He was scheduled to run last Sunday in a $12,500 claiming race, among the lowest-quality races run at Santa Anita. John Cherwa,, "After another horse death at Santa Anita, Hall of Fame trainer Hollendorfer is banned," 22 June 2019 Kochees, a 9-year-old gelding, died after suffering an injury in a $10,000 claiming race. John Cherwa,, "After another horse death at Santa Anita, Hall of Fame trainer Hollendorfer is banned," 22 June 2019 The formula is not complicated: more races for bettors, including more claiming races for lower-level horses, and aggressive lobbying of trainers to get their horses out of the barn and into the entry box. Corina Knoll, New York Times, "Why So Many Horses Have Died at Santa Anita," 26 June 2019

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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