Factors to Consider When Claiming a Horse
Reprinted with the permission of the Thoroughbred Owners of California
Even though most of the news in horse racing is about the high-profile horses, most of the races are for claiming stock. I have been claiming horses for more than fifteen years and find it to be a preferred strategy for many owners and trainers.
While claiming is sometimes called a lessor way to participate, it helps owners because the value of the horse has been more clearly established. Additionally, the majority of these horses are ready to race within three weeks after they are claimed.
Following is a partial list of factors to consider when claiming a horse:
As you can readily conclude, it is very important to have a professional point of view to help make these decisions. Hence, the quality of the owner-trainer relationship will insure long-term involvement and success.