[half]CLAIMING LEADERS FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 7
- Scott Lake — 4 claims for $60,500
- Henry Worcester IV — 4 for $21,125
- Patricia Farro — 3 for $48,000
- Kathleen DeMasi — 3 for $36,000
Priciest claim: Three claims for $25,000
* 54 trainers claimed at least one horse[/half][half]HORSES CLAIMED AWAY FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 7
- Jamie Ness — 6 claimed away for $70,000
- Four — Hugh McMahon, Dane Kobiskie, John Locke, Rodolfo Romero — lost three each
Ness was tops by value of horses claimed away, $70,000.
* 50 trainers lost at least one horse[/half]
CLAIMING TRAINERS FOR THE MONTH
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- HIGHEST NET GAIN: HENRY WORCESTER AND SCOTT LAKE — 6 each
- HIGHEST NET LOSS: MICHAEL TROMBETTA — 4 (0 claims, 4 claimed away)
For the week…
Though essentially flat versus the prior week, claiming activity in the mid-Atlantic remained solid during the week ending October 7, 2014.
Overall, 68 horses changed hands via the claimbox in the mid-Atlantic — just one fewer than a week ago and substantially higher than the three weeks prior. The value of those horses rose by nearly five percent, to $703,625; and the average value of a claimed horse rose more than six percent to $10,347. Median claim value also climbed, to $8,000.
Parx Racing saw the busiest week of claiming activity, with 22 horses changing hands with a combined value of $293,000 (average: $13,318). All three of those numbers were the highest in the region. Laurel Park was next in all three categories, with 16 horses claimed for $178,625 (average: $11,164). There were 12 claims each at Delaware and Penn National and six at Charles Town. With Monmouth Park now closed for the season and the Meadowlands running short, all-turf cards just twice a week, there were no claims in New Jersey.
The claimbox report covers claiming activity at Parx Racing, Penn National, Charles Town, Laurel Park, Monmouth Park, the Meadowlands, and Delaware Park.
Weekly Dollar Value of Horses Changing Hands