Commission Adopts New Claiming Rule
At its regular meeting on October 8, 2009 the Washington Horse Racing Commission adopted a new Claiming rule based on the California optional claiming provision. The new rule, WAC 260-60-405 permits an owner who has laid a horse off and not raced for a minimum of one hundred and eighty days to enter that horse as ineligible to be claimed. This new rule requires the following:
• The horse to
be laid off from racing for a minimum of 180 days;
The new rule will become effective on November 9, 2009 and will apply to live racing anticipated to begin again in April 2010.
For a copy of the new rule please click on the following link (260-60-405).