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RULE §313.302Claim Procedure

(a) A steward or a designee of the stewards shall supervise the making of claims and ensure the accuracy of all claims made in a race.

(b) A claim must be made in writing on forms and in envelopes approved by the executive secretary. The form and envelope must be filled out completely and must be accurate in every detail. For purposes of this section, the name of the horse as it appears in the official program governs.

(c) The person making a claim is responsible for determining the sex of the horse.

(d) A claim must be time stamped with the official track time shown on the tote board and deposited in a locked box provided by the racing secretary not later than 15 minutes before post time of the race in which the horse being claimed is to start. A person may not place money or its equivalent in the claim box.

(e) Before the deadline for filing claims for a race, a person may not:

  (1) open the box in which claims are deposited; or

  (2) reveal information regarding the filing of a claim.

(f) After the deadline for filing claims for a race, a steward or a designee of the stewards shall open the box, examine the claims, and notify the stewards of all accurate claims. The steward or designee will then notify the horsemen's bookkeeper of the claims to determine whether the appropriate amount is on deposit with the bookkeeper in accordance with this subchapter and to debit the claimant's account for the amount of the claim, plus all applicable fees. If more than one person enters a claim for a horse, a steward or a designee of the stewards shall determine the disposition of the horse by lot.

Source Note: The provisions of this §313.302 adopted to be effective August 30, 1989, 14 TexReg 4124; amended to be effective October 11, 1990, 15 TexReg 5702; amended to be effective January 2, 1992, 16 TexReg 7484; amended to be effective October 30, 2000, 25 TexReg 10735

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