Mid-Atlantic claiming activity rose versus the prior week, and the usual suspects populated the Midlantic Claiming 7 list of the trainers who have claimed the most horses in the last 30 days.
Patricia Farro led all trainers in both the number and value of horses claimed and their total value. She has nabbed 11 in the last 30 days ending September 16, two more than any other trainer, with a combined value of $127,500. Philip Aristone, whose five claims were worth a combined $90,000, led all trainers in the average value of his claims ($18,000).
Farro also led all trainers in losing horses through the claimbox. She’s had 11 claimed from her in the last 30 days. In terms of net loss, three trainers lost four more horses than they claimed: Keith Nations, Robert Mosco, and Jeff Runco.
On the flip side, Michael Pino and Michael Moore led all trainers in net gain of horses. Pino has claimed nine, while losing just two for a net gain of seven; Moore had a net gain of six.
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For the week…
Claiming activity in the region rose after the slowest week in months, though the week ending September 16 was not especially active.
Overall, 51 horses were claimed at the region’s tracks with a combined value of $492,250. That represented a nearly 50 percent jump from last week’s $330,750 in claims. The average value of those claims was $9,651, an increase from last week’s $8,939.
Parx Racing led the region’s tracks in total claims, the value of those claims, and the average claim value. Sixteen horses changed hands in Bensalem, three more than were claimed at Penn National. The Parx claims were worth a combined value of $203,500, an average of $12,719, both well clear of the region’s other tracks. Penn National saw 13 horses claimed with a combined value of $99,250, both second in the region. Charles Town, Laurel, Monmouth, and Delaware were all in the single digits in claims.
The claimbox report covers claiming activity at Parx Racing, Penn National, Charles Town, Laurel Park, Monmouth Park, and Delaware Park.
Weekly Dollar Value of Horses Changing Hands