1. Scott Lake — 4 claims for $51,000
  2. 3 with two each — Hugh McMahon, Edward Auwarter, and Kieron Magee

Priciest claim: $25,000 (five claims made at that amount)

* 43 trainers claimed at least one horse[/half][half]HORSES CLAIMED AWAY FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 28

  1. Scott Lake — 5 claimed away for $35,000
  2. Tim Kreiser — 3 claimed away for $21,250



* 41 trainers lost at least one horse[/half]



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  • HIGHEST NET GAIN: Wayne Potts — 5 horses (8 claimed, 3 lost)
  • HIGHEST NET LOSS: McLean Robertson — (-3) 


For the week…

Claiming activity in the mid-Atlantic region picked up during the week ending November 4, 2014, though it remained lower than in recent months.

Overall, 49 horses changed hands via the claimbox during the week, six more than had the previous week. The value of those claims also rose, by nine percent to $502,250.  The average and median both dipped, however, to $10,250 and $7,500, respectively.  The average declined about four percent.

It was the region’s most weekly claims, and the highest gross value, in three weeks.

Parx Racing, Penn National, and Laurel Park all saw similar levels of claiming activity.  At both Parx and Penn, 16 horses were claimed, while at Laurel 15 were.  Parx had the highest gross ($197,000) and average values ($12,312).  Just two horses were claimed at Charles Town, and none was claimed at the Meadowlands; the latter track concluded its weekends-only, all-grass meet with just one horse claimed.

The claimbox report covers claiming activity at the Meadowlands, Parx Racing, Penn National, Laurel Park, and Charles Town Races.

Weekly Dollar Value of Horses Changing Hands

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